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Monday
Mar302015

Alabama Dismisses DT Taylor

American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(TUSCALOOSA, Al.) -- The Alabama Crimson Tide have dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor from the football team after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge, the team announced.

The 21-year-old was taken into custody after a 24-year-old woman called police and said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. When police arrived there were visible marks on her neck.

Taylor, transferred to the program after being dismissed from the Georgia Bulldogs program last year after being arrested for allegedly striking his girlfriend with a closed fist and then choking her. The case is still pending.


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Saturday
Jan242015

Lane Kiffin To Remain At Alabama

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA,Al.) -- After revolutionizing the Crimson Tide passing attack in 2014, Lane Kiffin will return as Alabama's offensive coordinator in 2015.

The University announced Saturday that Kiffin would return after leading the Crimson Tide to the 9th ranked offense in the country. Kiffin had been a top candidate for the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator position, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"We're very pleased and happy that Lane is going to be staying here at the University of Alabama with us," coach Nick Saban said via Twitter. "He's done a fabulous job and is one of the finest offensive coaches in the country. He is going to have plenty of opportunities in the future and we want to continue to help him develop as a coach so when he leaves here, he'll be in a very good situation. Our offense was extremely productive last season and we look forward to building on some of the good things we did on that side of the ball with this year's team."

Alabama's offensive skill players exploded under Kiffin's guidance. Wide receiver Amari Cooper was a Heisman Trophy finalist after catching 124 passes for 1,727 and 16 touchdowns. 

“After being here for a year, I can see why this is such a special place in terms of the history, tradition, and how much football means to everyone at Alabama," Kiffin said. "I also have learned so much in the time I’ve spent with Coach Saban and really have a better understanding of what makes him the great coach that he is. I think the more time I can spend learning from him, the better coach I will be in the future.”


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Friday
Jan022015

Elliott Runs Ohio State Past Alabama and into the National Title Game

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a Sugar Bowl-Record 230 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 4 Ohio State upset top-ranked Alabama 42-35 Thursday, to advance to the National Title game.

"He's probably the most underrated back in the United States," Coach Urban Meyer said of Elliott.

Alabama (12-2) took an 21-6 lead early in the second quarter when T.J. Yeldon ran for a two-yard touchdown. But Ohio State never lost its composure, scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the quarter and headed into halftime down one.

The Buckeyes started off the second half the way they ended the first with Cardale Jones connecting with Devin Smith on a 47-yard touchdown bomb to take the lead.

Ohio State looked like it finished off the game when Elliott dashed for an 85-yard touchdown run with 3:24 to play. But Alabama answered right back when Blake Sims connected with Amari Cooper on a six-yard touchdown making the score 42-35 with 1:59 to go. The Crimson Tide defense then proceeded to force the Buckeyes into a three-and-out to get the ball back with 1:33 remaining. But their hope for victory was dashed when Tyvis Powell intercepted Sims' pass with time expiring to seal the game.

"I'm proud of this team," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "They excelled all year long and kept Alabama at the forefront of college football."

Ohio State (13-1) will now take on No. 2 Oregon (13-1) on Jan. 12 for the National Championship.

 


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Sunday
Dec072014

College Football Playoff Set

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- The inaugural College Football Playoff is set after the committee announced their final four on Sunday.

The Alabama Crimson Tide got the top seed and will take on the fourth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes.  In the other bracket, second-seeded Oregon will take on third-seeded Florida State.  Both games are on New Year's Day.

The latest rankings knocked the TCU Horned Frogs out of playoff contention even after their 55-3 win over Iowa State on Saturday.

Alabama will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.  The Ducks get Florida State in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

The final playoff rankings had Baylor at number five, ahead of TCU.


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Saturday
Dec062014

No. 1 Alabama Rocks No. 16 Missouri, Wins SEC Title

American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(ATLANTA, Ga) -- The Crimson Tide rolled over the Missouri Tigers to clinch another SEC Title.

Saturday, No. 1 Alabama (12-1) was led by their ground game as T.J. Yeldon and Derick Henry pounded the Crimson Tide to a 42-13 victory over the Tigers (10-3).

Henry did the heavy lifting as he carried the rock 20 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Yeldon also cashed in a pair of touchdowns.

Quarterback Blake Sims capitalized on the strong running effort as he took advantage of the Tigers defense trying to stop Alabama’s running game.  Sims was 23-27 for 262 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns. 

Alabama will likely seal up their number one spot in the college football playoff selection committee's rankings as they compete for another National Championship. 


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Wednesday
Dec032014

TCU Joins the Top 4 in New CFP Rankings

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- TCU moved into the top four of the new College Football Playoff rankings that were announced Tuesday night.

TCU, which routed Texas 48-10 on Thursday, was vaulted into the three spot while undefeated Florida State dropped to No. 4.

Alabama and Oregon remained No. 1 and 2 respectively.

Baylor, which beat TCU earlier in the season, came in sixth while Ohio State finished fifth.

All of the top-six teams will play either Friday or Saturday before the final CFP rankings are revealed. Alabama and No. 16 Missouri play in the SEC championship game. Oregon and No. 7 Arizona square off in the Pac-12 championship Friday. TCU will take on Iowa State (2-9). Florida State gets No. 11 Georgia Tech in the ACC championship. Ohio State plays No. 13 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship and Baylor hosts No. 9 Kansas State (9-2).


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Sunday
Nov302014

Alabama Wins Highest-Scoring Iron Bowl

iStockphoto(TUSCALOOSA, Al.) -- Alabama survived a barnburner against hated rival Auburn with a 55-44 victory in the Iron Bowl.

Amari Cooper stole the show as he caught three touchdown passes Saturday night to a comeback win for No. 1-ranked Alabama. Cooper also tied his own school record by racking up 224 yards receiving on 13 catches.

"He's done a great job all year," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said about his star wide receiver. "He's made a lot of big plays when we needed them."

Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims struggled early, throwing three interceptions, but Saban maintained his faith in the senior signal caller, who finished the night passing for 312 yards and four touchdowns. 

"The guy's been a great competitor for us all year," Saban said. "Blake did a fantastic job."

Alabama (11-1) will face Missouri (10-2) on December 6 in the Georgia Dome for the SEC title. 


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Saturday
Nov292014

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Football: (1) Alabama 55 (11-1) - (15) Auburn 44 (8-4)

(2) Oregon 47 (11-1) - Oregon State 19 (5-7)

(3) Florida State 24 (12-0) - Florida 19 (6-5) 

(19) Ole Miss 31 (9-3) - (4) Mississippi State 17 (10-2)

(6) Ohio State 42 (11-1) - Michigan 28 (5-7)

(7) Baylor 48 (10-1) - Texas Tech 46 (4-8)

(10) Michigan State 34 (10-2) - Penn State 10 (6-6)

(12) Kansas State 51 (9-2) - Kansas 13 (3-9)

(14) Wisconsin 34 (10-2) - (18) Minnesota 24 (8-4)

(16) Georgia Tech 30 (10-2) - (9) Georgia 24 (9-3)

(21) Clemson 35 (9-3) - South Carolina 17 (6-6)

(22) Louisville 44 (9-3) - Kentucky 40 (5-7)

(25) Utah 38 (8-4) - Colorado 34 (2-10)

NHL: New York Rangers 5 (11-8-4, 26pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 2 (8-12-3, 19pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (16-5-2, 34pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 2 (7-13-3, 17pts)

New York Islanders 3 (17-7-0, 34pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (9-11-4, 22pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (16-6-2, 34pts) - Ottawa Senators 1 (10-9-4, 24pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 6 (12-8-3, 27pts) - Washington Capitals 2 (10-9-4, 24pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (8-14-2, 18pts) - Montreal Canadiens 3 (16-7-2, 34pts) - SO

Nashville Predators 2 (16-5-2, 34pts) - Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (6-15-2, 14pts)

St. Louis Blues 3 (16-6-2, 34pts) - Minnesota Wild 2 (13-9-1, 27pts)

Colorado Avalanche 5 (9-10-5, 23pts) - Dallas Stars 2 (9-10-5, 23pts)

San Jose Sharks 6 (11-10-4, 26 pts) - Anaheim Ducks 4 (14-6-5, 33 pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 4 (15-8-1, 31 pts) - Los Angeles Kings 1 (12-7-5, 29 pts)

Top 25 College Basketball: (8) Virginia 45 (7-0) - Rutgers 26 (3-3) 

(9) Wichita State 75 (4-0) - Tulsa 55 (3-3)

Old Dominion 73 (5-1) - (14) VCU 67 (4-2)

(19) Michigan 91 (5-1) - Nicholls State 62 (0-4)

(21) West Virginia 86 (7-0) - Charleston 57 (2-4)

(23) Creighton 57 (6-1) - Middle Tennessee 47 (3-3)

NBA: Washington Wizards 83 (10-5) - New Orleans Pelicans 80 (7-8)

Dallas Mavericks 110 (13-5) - Philadelphia 76ers 103 (0-16)

Cleveland Cavaliers 109 (8-7) - Indiana Pacers 97 (7-10)

Atlanta Hawks 105 (9-7) - Charlotte Hornets 75 (4-14)

Houston Rockets 117 (13-4) - Milwaukee Bucks 103 (10-8)

Los Angeles Clippers 112 (11-5)- Utah Jazz 96 (5-12)

 

 


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Saturday
Nov222014

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Football: (1) Alabama 48 (10-1) - Western Carolina 14 (7-5)

(2) Oregon 44 (10-1) - Colorado 10 (2-9)

(3) Florida State 20 (11-0) - Boston College 17 (6-5)

(4) Mississippi State 51 (10-1) - Vanderbilt 0 (3-8)

(6) Ohio State 42 (10-1) - Indiana 27 (3-8)

(7) Baylor 49 (9-1) - Oklahoma State 28 (5-6)

Arkansas 30 (6-5) - (8) Ole Miss 0 (8-3)

(9) UCLA 38 (9-2) - (19) USC 20 (7-4)

(10) Georgia 55 (9-2) - Charleston Southern 9 (8-4)

(11) Michigan State 45 (9-2) - Rutgers 3 (6-5)

(13) Arizona State 52 (9-2) - Washington State 31 (3-8)

(14) Auburn 31 (8-3) - Samford 7 (7-4)

(15) Arizona 42 (9-2) - (17) Utah 10 (7-4)

(16) Wisconsin 26 (9-2) - Iowa 24 (7-4)

(20) Missouri 29 (9-2) - Tennessee 21 (5-6)

(21) Oklahoma 44 (7-3) - Kansas 7 (3-7)

(22) Clemson 28 (8-3) - Georgia State 0 (1-10)

(24) Louisville 31 (8-3) - Notre Dame 28 (7-4)

(25) Minnesota 28 (8-3) - (23) Nebraska 24 (8-3)

Top 25 College Basketball: (6) North Carolina 90 (3-6) - Davidson 72 (2-1)

NHL: St. Louis Blues 3 (13-6-1 27pts) - Ottawa Senators 2 (9-6-4, 22pts)

Montreal Canadiens 2 (16-5-1, 33pts) - Boston Bruins 0 (13-9-0, 26pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (11-8-2, 24pts) - Detroit Red Wings 1 (10-5-5, 25pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (14-6-2, 30pts) - Minnesota Wild 1 (11-8-0, 22pts)

New York Islanders 4 (14-6-0, 28pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (13-4-2, 28pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 4 (8-9-2, 18pts) - Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (6-12-2, 14pts)

Buffalo Sabres 2 (6-13-2, 14pts) - Washington Capitals 1 (9-8-3, 21pts)

Nashville Predators 3 (13-5-2, 28pts) - Florida Panthers 2 (7-5-6, 20pts) - SO

Dallas Stars 5 (8-9-4, 20pts) - Los Angeles Kings 4 (11-6-4, 26pts)

Colorado Avalanche 4 (6-9-5, 17pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 3 (6-10-3, 15pts)

Calgary Flames 5 (13-7-2, 28 pts) - New Jersey Devils 4 (9-9-3, 21 pts) - SO

Chicago Blackhawks 7 (12-7-1, 25 pts) - Edmonton Oilers 1 (6-13-2, 14 pts)

Arizona Coyotes 4 (9-10-2, 20 pts) - San Jose Sharks 3 (10-9-4, 24 pts) - SO

NBA: Miami Heat 99 (7-6) - Orlando Magic 92 (6-9)

Toronto Raptors 110 (11-2) - Cleveland Cavaliers 93 (5-7)

New York Knicks 91 (4-10) - Philadelphia 76ers 83 (0-13)

Phoenix Suns 106 (9-5) - Indiana Pacers 83 (5-8)

Sacramento Kings 113 (8-5) - Minnesota Timberwolves 101 (3-9)

San Antonio Spurs 99 (9-4) - Brooklyn Nets 87 (5-8)

Houston Rockets 95 (10-3) - Dallas Mavericks 92 (10-4)

Washington Wizards 111 (9-3) - Milwaukee Bucks 100 (7-7)

New Orleans Pelicans 106 (7-5) - Utah Jazz 94 (5-9)

 


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Alabama Moves to No.1 In College Football Playoff Rankings

iStockphoto(TUSCALOOSA, Al.) -- After a convincing victory over previous number one Mississippi State, Alabama has assumed the number one spot in college football's playoff rankings.

The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 25-20 Saturday, handing Mississippi State their first loss of the season.

"We feel like Alabama, really, is the most complete team right now," said Jeff Long, College Football's Playoff selection committee chairman in an interview with ESPN.

Oregon and Florida State remained at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively, with Mississippi State sliding to fourth.  

Florida State is the only team in a Big Five conference that is currently undefeated.

"They've had a number of come-from-behind victories," Long explained when asked by Florida State wasn't number one. "Again, we looked at that body of work, that resume and compared it to those around them."

TCU holds firm at 5 after a late rally to defeat Kansas. The Horned Frogs remain on the outside looking in as only the top four teams will earn a right to compete for college football's championship. 

 


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