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Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead's status for remainder of season not clear

al.com — AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead's status for the remainder of the season is up in the air. The senior is expected to miss his third game of the season when No. 5 Auburn (4-0, 1-0 SEC) hosts No. 15 LSU (4-1, 0-1) Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @bmarcello: Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead's status for remainder of season not clear ow.ly/C7xol

Sep 30, 2014

Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead's status for remainder of season not clear ow.ly/C7xol

Where are the top in-state recruits visiting this weekend?

al.com — A huge weekend for SEC football has top in-state prospects headed to games at Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. It could be another big recruiting weekend on the Plains when Auburn hosts LSU for an ESPN primetime game.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @JTalty: A big group of Alabama recruits are headed to Mississippi State this weekend: ow.ly/C7iom

Sep 30, 2014

A big group of Alabama recruits are headed to Mississippi State this weekend: ow.ly/C7iom

Does Alabama K Adam Griffith have mindset for tough road test? Nick Saban explains why

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- It's what Adam Griffith isn't doing that encourages Nick Saban the most. Griffith, Alabama's sophomore kicker, is 7-for-8 on field goals through four games. His only miss came on his last kick attempt, a wayward 45-yarder in the first quarter against Florida.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @Andrew_Gribble: Does Alabama K Adam Griffith have mindset for tough road test? Nick Saban explains why ow.ly/C7dpo

Sep 30, 2014

Does Alabama K Adam Griffith have mindset for tough road test? Nick Saban explains why ow.ly/C7dpo

Live at 9 with Creg Stephenson: Is Blake Sims the next D.J. Shockley?

al.com — I've tried to avoid making the comparison, thinking it was too easy, too obvious. But the more I think about it, the more Alabama quarterback Blake Sims reminds me of former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley. And not just because both are somewhat undersized for SEC quarterbacks and share the same skin color.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @CregStephenson: Live at 9 with Creg Stephenson: Is Blake Sims the next D.J. Shockley? | ow.ly/C6WqQ

Sep 30, 2014

Live at 9 with Creg Stephenson: Is Blake Sims the next D.J. Shockley? | ow.ly/C6WqQ

Bell Biv DeVoe will be ambassador for 2014 Magic City Classic

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Bell Biv DeVoe, the R&B/ hip hop music group that branched off from New Edition, will serve as ambassadors of the 2014 State Farm Magic City Classic. Event organizers made the announcement via Twitter this morning. IT'S OFFICIAL! Meet your @StateFarm Magic City Classic Ambassadors, Bell Biv DeVoe!

Alabama fullback Jalston Fowler has been known for his receiving skills since childhood

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The numbers stand out. On a stat sheet with Amari Cooper's career average of 16.3 yards a catch, Jalston Fowler can't quite compete. At 4.3 yards per reception, he's going to have a hard time catching the nation's leading receiver.
Sep 30, 2014

Alabama fullback Jalston Fowler has been known for his receiving skills since childhood. ow.ly/C7zfg

Sep 30, 2014

RIP Bob Pannone, longtime SW district director for AHSAA officials, and one of the all-time good guys: s.al.com/6tAll9k via @aldotcom

Sep 30, 2014

REV Birmingham's Urban Food Project receives $100,000 grant to aid food deserts s.al.com/qdQEFQY via @aldotcom

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested, charged with DUI

al.com — Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested and charged driving under the influence early Tuesday in his home state of Maryland. According to TMZ, the 29-year-old Phelps was pulled over for speeding in his white Land Rover -- going 84 in a 45 mph zone -- at around 1:40 a.m.
Sep 30, 2014

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested, charged with DUI | ow.ly/C7wvn

Vote for Birmingham Metro volleyball Player of the Week

highschoolsports.al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham Metro volleyball Player of the Week will be chosen by fan voting so choose from the list below. Voting will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday with the winner revealed on Friday. Kathryn Boyd, Kingwood: Helped the Lions stay undefeated with four wins to capture the Success Unlimited Tournament in Montgomery.
Sep 30, 2014

Vote for the B'ham volleyball player of the week: ow.ly/C7wh1

Using education to stop the prison revolving door: guest opinion

al.com — By Lois Davis According to the Department of Justice, in 2012, Alabama had the third highest imprisonment rate in the United States, trailing only Louisiana and Mississippi. A fierce debate has erupted over what to do to reduce overcrowding in Alabama prisons at a time when the state's budget is tighter than ever.
Sep 30, 2014

RAND: Every dollar spent on correctional education programs saves taxpayers, on average, five dollars. al.com/opinion/index.…

Does simply calling for Judge Fuller to resign send the right message about domestic violence and the Federal bench?: opinion

al.com — In August, U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested for assaulting his wife and charged with misdemeanor battery. The Atlanta Police report noted that Fuller's wife "explained that she accused Fuller of having an affair with his law clerk." Fuller allegedly responded by pulling her hair, throwing her to the ground, and striking her repeatedly.
Sep 30, 2014

Alabama columnist says Congress should impeach the federal judge accused of striking his wife: al.com/opinion/index.…

Watch David Letterman's shout-out to Alabama's Dreamland Bar-B-Que on his 'Top 10' list

al.com — Alabama's legendary Dreamland Bar-B-Que got a shout-out from David Letterman during his popular "Top 10" segment on Monday night's "Late Show." Monday's theme was "Things Overheard at George Clooney's Wedding," and No. 6 on the list was, "Next Stop: Alabama Dreamland Bar-B-Que."
Sep 30, 2014

Alabama's @dreamlandbbq gets a shout-out on Letterman's Top 10 list; watch it here: goo.gl/8W7rHj

NFL's television 'blackout rule' overturned by FCC

al.com — The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to do away with the so-called NFL "blackout" rule, which limits local television broadcasts of games that do not sell out. The ban, in place since 1975, was intended to force local fans to attend games in person rather than watch from home.
Sep 30, 2014

NFL's television 'blackout rule' overturned by FCC | ow.ly/C7sng

Sep 30, 2014

Major growth equals success for #Huntsville's @ImageinaBox, @WBCNA's 2014 Startup of the Year s.al.com/CFwOpzL via @aldotcom

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