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Long after his last courtside scowl, Wimp Sanderson remains one of the best things to happen to basketball in the state of Alabama. He brought as much positive attention to the sport as anyone during his long and distinguished career, and not just for winning more games than any other University of Alabama coach while capturing SEC Tournament titles and reaching the Sweet 16 on a regular basis. His passion for the game never took a day off. The force of his personality, coupled with the volume o..

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Long after his last courtside scowl, Wimp Sanderson remains one of the best things to happen to basketball in the state of Alabama. He brought as much positive attention to the spo..
He lost his associate head coach on the eve of preseason practice to a federal indictment. He lost two of his best players to potential NCAA violations. He and the new university p..
By David Ching, special to AL.com Roughly a month into college basketball season, one trend is becoming abundantly clear around the SEC: This is the season of the newcomer. It's no..
By David Ching, special to AL.com Auburn has played nine games this season and out-rebounded its opponent in all nine despite missing its top big man. The Tigers have yet to play a..
One of the biggest college football stories in 2017 was Auburn's return to national prominence. It's worth noting that Gus Malzahn did it the right way. In the SEC, there are alway..
Auburn's second-leading scorer returned to the court on Thursday. Mustapha Heron will practice Thursday for the first time since back spasms cut his outing against Gardner-Webb las..
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mustapha Heron returned from a one-game absence and scored a team-high 16 points to help lead Auburn to a 76-70 victory over Middle Tenne..
Now that the SEC coaching carousel has stopped spinning, after a dizzying and record pace, one question has to be asked: Who won? The outside-the-box answer: Auburn. It's easy to c..
The headline the next day read, “The Night It Rained Tears.” It was a cold, rainy night on Dec. 13, 1977, a night in Evansville, Indiana, history that everybody remembers. What the..
We have some bad news. It happened months ago, but there is a chance you were not paying attention when the Poinsettia Bowl passed away back in January. If you need to sit down or ..
We have some bad news. It happened months ago, but there is a chance you were not paying attention when the Poinsettia Bowl passed away back in January. If you need to sit down or ..
That's the night of a concert by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, performing "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" at the arena, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North.  The new policy -..
Auburn softball will play 32 teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season. The Tigers announced their 56-game regular season slate on Wednesday, which includes 33 games at Jane ..
Texas president Greg Fenves, left, and Chris Del Conte, right, pose for a photo following a news conference where DelConte was introduced at the new vice president and athletics di..
The 2017-18 college football bowl season begins Saturday, and that means the same debates that have tugged at the college football postseason for the last several years are going t..
You can call it the power of the brand, but to be more specific, it's the power of consistency. Alabama gets the benefit of the doubt - like earning the fourth and final playoff sp..
Georgia coach Kirby Smart had an unexpected visitor before the SEC championship game against Auburn on Dec. 2. "I thought it was hilarious Bo Jackson came up to me before the game,..
Two SEC players are members of the 2017 NCAA FBS consensus All-American team. The NCAA currently compiles a definitive All-American squad for its annual record book from the choice..
While the final results in Tuesday's upset victory for Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's U.S. Senate special election won't be known for a few weeks, the unofficial results from the..
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at the Walker Springs Road Baptist Church on November 14, 2017 in Jackson, Alabama. This from th..
On Saturday night, one of three finalists will be named this year's Heisman Trophy winner. But before anyone brings home the hardware, let’s answer a few questions about John Heism..
Though it feels like we just got going a short while ago, the 2017-18 college basketball season is already a month old. In five weeks we’ve seen stunning falls from grace, surprise..
A University of Alabama hockey player has dedicated each game of the 2017 season to a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre, which happened five years ago this week. Jon Lovorn went to..
Steve Campbell's coaching record speaks for itself but don't blame those who know him well for wanting to gush about the new South Alabama head coach.  Kevin Helms was a tight..
Two days before Clint Myers announced his "retirement" as Auburn's head softball coach, his son, former assistant coach Corey Myers, was banned from the campus due to the univ..
The Canadian Football League could be the future home of former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who hasn't played pro ball since the Cleveland B..
"Source: Mike Leach next head coach at Maryland," the OrangeBloods headline blared. Leach, the pirate-loving Air Raid disciple, was headed to Maryland a year after Texas Tech fired..
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State President John Thrasher believes his football facilities compare favorably to any in the country, and there is still some bad blood between h..
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield received the 2017 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York. The balloting showed two SEC players in the top 10, with Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson placin..
Kerryon Johnson didn't earn an invite to New York as a finalist for the Heisman ceremony, but the Auburn running back did manage to finish in the top 10 of voting for college ..
For as long as I live, I’ll never forget the call. It was a Friday night, around 8:00, when my phone rang. It was Mike Francesa. Sports broadcasting pioneer. Radio icon. New York l..
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban isn't happy about one major new distraction, and it has nothing to do with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's hiring at Tennessee. The..
A 28-team bracket has been whittled down to its final pair, and from there, a national champion will emerge. The Division II title game takes place Saturday night, where two quasi-..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year — his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title. "This..
For the fifth time in as many seasons under Gus Malzahn, Auburn is going bowling. The Tigers earned a berth in a New Year's Six bowl for the second consecutive year and will face u..