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College football obviously isn't a popularity contest. The only 13 people who really matter are on the playoff committee. A few Alabama players answered questions on Saturday about the Crimson Tide's standing among the general public. "Some people just don't like us," said defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, "which is true." That was in relation to Alabama getting into the four-team playoff after much debate with Ohio State. That doubt is fuel, the All-American said, when they prepare for the Jan..

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College football obviously isn't a popularity contest. The only 13 people who really matter are on the playoff committee. A few Alabama players answered questions on Saturday about..
The Iron Bowl obviously didn't play out like anyone expected in the Alabama football complex. With the 26-14 loss to Auburn came a fair share of criticism. A decent share of that f..
Day 2 of Alabama's Sugar Bowl preparation came on a busy Saturday on the Alabama campus. The second of two graduation ceremonies was finishing up next door in Coleman Coliseum as t..
The news conference abruptly ended and Nick Saban darted away from the raised platform from which he spoke, not wasting a second before leaving the room.  Moments before, an A..
It's not like Colorado State never played in a big stadium. Two weeks before coming to Tuscaloosa, the Rams played in the NFL home of the Broncos in the annual rivalry game with Co..
Add another unanimous All-American to Alabama's list. Minkah Fitzpatrick completed the set Wednesday when he made the fifth official All-American team to gain unanimous status. The..
Noticeably absent was defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who coaches the middle linebackers. The new early signing period that starts Dec. 20 changed the dynamic for new head coa..
Nick Saban was no fan in theory of the early signing period. The reality drew even more criticism from Alabama's head coach Friday evening. Asked about the impact he's seen in adva..
As finals wind down, graduation day is Saturday at the University of Alabama. A group of 13 current Crimson Tide football players and five former team members will receive diplomas..
It was this time last year that Alabama resorted to using some made up or exaggerated quotes as an additional means to motivating its players. There were four signs hanging on..
 Another former Alabama assistant is returning to Bryant-Denny Stadium as an opponent in 2018. Billy Napier, the Crimson Tide receivers coach from 2013-16, will be the next co..
We're still several weeks away from the College Football Playoff semifinals, but the early influential money is on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks reported..
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..
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..
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..
Of the 27 NFL tight ends who have caught at least five touchdown passes in their rookie seasons, O.J. Howard of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the only one who's played in the pa..
Nick Saban addressed the media Friday as Alabama begins preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal matchup with Clemson. Here is a summary of what he said: -- Saban sa..
Which championship game would you like to see the most? The College Football Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1 between Oklahoma (12-1) and Georgia (12-1) in the Rose Bowl Game and ..
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..
Considering that 69 SEC teams have played in the Sugar Bowl, it's not surprising that the inaugural class of the Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame is loaded with football greats from the con..
After missing Alabama's two practices last week while tending to Tennessee responsibilities, Jeremy Pruitt is back with the Crimson Tide, as expected. Coach Nick Saban had said on ..
Alabama will have two more players practicing on Saturday. With the fall semester ending on Friday, defensive end Jarez Parks and junior college cornerback Saivion Smith will be&nb..
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 ..
Alabama returned to the field Friday for the first time since the end of the regular season. On the last day of the fall semester, the Crimson Tide practiced in shells and shorts i..
Minkah Fitzpatrick is closing in on being a unanimous first-team All-American. Alabama's star junior defensive back was named a first-team All-American by the Sporting News on Tues..
Last year’s college football final was a true heavyweight bout. The Alabama defense had been utterly dominant all season and even reconfigured from the previous year to make a toug..
Alabama has hired Texas-San Antonio defensive coordinator Pete Golding as an assistant coach, coach Nick Saban announced Friday night. Golding will fill the 10th assistant spot tha..
In an attempt to capitalize on college-football-crazed Alabamians, a liberal super PAC is urging voters in the state to write in the names of the head coaches of the University of ..
Members of the UTSA football team gather for a photo during media day on Aug. 15, 2016 at the Alamodome. The Roadrunners open the season at 6 p.m. Saturday at the dome against Alab..
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons led NFC wide receivers in fan voting for the Pro Bowl this year. The fan voting for the NFL's all-star game ended on Thursday, and the league rel..
Natrez Patrick appears to be one step closer to playing in the College Football Playoff when Georgia plays Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. The linebacker's marijuana possession cha..
HARRISONBURG — The sports world is rife with disrespect, and as James Madison Coach Mike Houston gathered his team in a circle after practice Tuesday afternoon, he suspected h..
They were on the plane when they heard what Trump said. On a late Friday night in September, the Seattle Seahawks were en route to Nashville, where they would face the Tennessee Ti..
JK Scott's punting average dropped nearly four yards in his senior season. Not good, right? A phenom since arriving as a freshman in 2014, the Colorado product was blasting them an..