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UAB's DeWayne McBride works his way into being one of the elite running backs in college football

Picking a signature UAB moment for DeWayne McBride Jr. is not a simple task, partly because there’s that feeling that the signature moment is still out there. Or, perhaps, because signature moments come with different definitions.

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QB Zion Webb leads Jacksonville State to season opening win over Stephen F. Austin

Jacksonville State quarterback Zion Webb, playing in a game for the first time, looked rusty at the beginning of the Gamecocks weather-shortened 42-17 victory over 10th ranked Stephen F. Austin in the FCS Kickoff at the Cramton Bowl.

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High school football highlights from the first full week of action

High school football got in full swing on Friday night. Each week we’ll take a quick look around the state at what happened under the Friday night lights.

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Jacksonville State and Alabama State get the football season underway on Saturday in neutral site games

Jacksonville State is in Montgomery and Alabama State travels to Atlanta to begin the football season.

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Auburn AD Allen Greene out at Auburn

Auburn University on Friday announced its athletics director, Allen Greene, was stepping down after over four years of leading the Athletics Department.

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Former QB Iverson Hooks finds way into WR rotation at UAB

Iverson Hooks wanted to find his way onto the field in his first college football season.

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Seniors lead the way for Jacksonville State in the Gamecocks' final FCS season

The Football Championship Subdivision playoff carrot disappeared. The excitement over moving up a college football level and settling into some new facilities is reserved from someone else. That’s just part of reality for a group of 14 Jacksonville State senior football players.

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Looking ahead to the second week of high school football in Alabama

High school football teams gear up another week of early season games. Some teams opened last week while others delayed their season opener to this week. Each week, we’ll take a quick look at notable games.

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Dylan Hopkins wins battle for starting quarterback job at UAB

Dylan Hopkins will start at quarterback for the UAB Blazers in the Sept. 1 season opener against Alabama A&M at Protective Stadium.

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Rich Rodriguez ready to see his first Jacksonville State football play in Saturday's opener

He’s considering on making a fashion statement by wearing shorts, will keep his starting quarterback a secret, at least to the public, until kickoff and had to adjust some things because he believes a couple staff members from the opening day opponent were at his team’s spring game. That covers some of the highlights of the first game week press conference for first-year Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez.

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Basketball is just part of special trip to the Dominican Republic for the Samford men's basketball team

On the surface, it looked like the Samford men’s basketball team’s trip to the Dominican Republic was about the game of basketball. Dig past the surface, though, and it was about much more. And you really don’t have to dig far.

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Healing is his priority but football remains Bill Clark's passion

Former UAB football coach Bill Clark missing football is not exactly unexpected news. For nearly 35 years, he’s coached football. For a lot longer than that, as the son of a high school coach, he’s been around the game. It’s toward the end of August, which means fall camp for college teams has ended and the first game quickly approaching.

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Back on top -- University of Alabama extends Nick Saban, making him highest paid coach in college football again

Although University of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart got the best of Nick Saban in January, the legendary University of Alabama head coach again has bragging rights over his former defensive coordinator.

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Bryce Damous making an impact at tight end for UAB

Bryce Damous and his fellow UAB tight end teammates know very well that their position comes complete with a question mark heading into the season.

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Transfer QB Jarret Doege gets into his first scrimmage at Troy

Easing into his new situation wasn’t an option for freshly minted Troy University quarterback Jarret Doege. The much-traveled quarterback left Western Kentucky on Wednesday night, traveled with his new teammates at Troy on Thursday and participate in the Trojans fall camp scrimmage on Saturday.

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UAB football transitions from fall camp into preparing for season opener

Fall camp officially closed on Saturday night at Protective Stadium with UAB’s second and final scrimmage.

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Versatility leads to big plays for Alabama's Jahmyr Gibbs

Jahmyr Gibbs, who has flashed his way into the spotlight during the University of Alabama football fall camp, was asked on Friday what his goals were in his first season in Tuscaloosa.

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Alabama transfer Jackson Bratton fits in nicely in UAB linebacker corps

Jackson Bratton, who was fresh off two years in the University of Alabama football program, didn’t know what to expect when he arrived at UAB.

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Well-traveled QB Jarret Doege joins Troy football program

His latest transfer portal appearance ended with Jarret Doege joining the Troy University football program.

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Basketball dreams turn into football success for UAB's Dexter Boykin

Dexter Boykin had specific future athletic plans when he first arrived at Fairfield High. “I thought I was going to be about 6-8 and go to Duke,” Boykin said.

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Beer in the bleachers – Tuscaloosa City Council approves alcohol sales at Bryant-Denny

The Tuscaloosa City Council approved a concession application to sell alcohol inside football games at the University of Alabama (UA) Tuesday.

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UAB's Colby Dempsey plays his way into the cornerback rotation

Talking his way through a cornerback position filled with experience and talent to get into the playing rotation wasn’t an option. Colby Dempsey found an infallible option.

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces open registration for hunting workshops

Registration for Hunting 101 Workshops are now open.

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UA receiver Jermaine Burton goes from foe to teammate in Tuscaloosa

His bond with quarterback Bryce Young is getting stronger by the day. His crowning moment in college football is solidly in the rearview mirror. His focus on working toward a new crowning moment is solidified.

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Wide receiver Ryan Davis finds his way back into the UAB football lineup

Ryan Davis was a full participant in UAB football practice on Monday morning.

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Lee Witherspoon back in the UAB running mix after missing last season with a leg injury

Lee Witherspoon made an impact at running back during UAB’s first full-scale scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday.

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Michael Hiers and Nik Scalzo look to become the next successful Samford quarterbacks

The point is, with Chris Hatcher running the show, chances are pretty good that Samford is going to be good at quarterback.

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