hat Are you a journalist at this publication? Get listed

Most Followed

Most Active Today

Jon Reed

Night Reporter, AL.com

Most Talked About Birmingham News Stories

Auburn University increasing police presence due to threatening message scrawled in campus restroom

blog.al.com — AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn University officials say no threat has been substantiated, but they are increasing police presence on and around campus due to a threatening message scrawled on the wall of a campus restroom.
RT @evanbelanger: Auburn University increasing police presence due to threatening message scrawled in campus restroom blog.al.com/wire/2014/04/a…
RT @aldotcom: Auburn University increasing police presence due to threatening message scrawled in campus restroom bit.ly/1hTI0ww

Madison Academy 4-star running back Kerryon Johnson commits to Auburn

al.com — Auburn landed a commitment from one of the top football prospects in the nation when Madison Academy running back Kerryon Johnson announced his pledge to the Tigers on Tuesday at a ceremony at his school. Johnson, a 6-foot, 200-pound star rated the nation's No.
Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO), one of the state's top 2015 prospects, commits to Auburn: ow.ly/vPcKO #alpreps
The story -> RT @aldotcomTigers: Madison Academy 4-star running back Kerryon Johnson commits to Auburn ow.ly/vPcdv

Watch Kerryon Johnson announce his college decision live

al.com — Madison Academy junior Kerryon Johnson will announce his college decision in a press conference this afternoon. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. CT, will be shown live in the player above. Johnson is expected to pick between his three co-leaders: Alabama, Auburn and Florida State.
RT @aldotcom: Watch live: Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) set to announce his decision between Alabama, Auburn, Florida State http://t.co/l0Qe…
Kerryon Johnson set to announce a commitment in about 15 minutes. Watch live here: al.com/sports/index.s…

The Bowden Triangle (Tuscaloosa to Auburn to Tallahassee) owns college football

al.com — Kerryon Johnson didn't know it, but when the Madison Academy running back narrowed his college choices to Alabama, Auburn and Florida State - before committing Tuesday to the Tigers - he was drawing an outline of the center of the college football universe. Tuscaloosa to the west. Auburn to the east.
RT @KevinScarbinsky: The Bowden Triangle (Tuscaloosa to Auburn to Tallahassee) owns college football. ow.ly/vPzjl
The Bowden Triangle (Tuscaloosa to Auburn to Tallahassee) owns college football. ow.ly/vPzjl

NCAA approves unlimited meals and snacks for athletes

al.com — College athletes will be allowed to receive unlimited meals and snacks from their university under a rule passed today by the NCAA Legislative Council. Until now, scholarship athletes have received three meals a day or a food stipend, according to the NCAA.
ICYMI, from @jonsol: NCAA approves unlimited meals and snacks for athletes bit.ly/1inSloR
What does #NCAA rule allowing unlimited meals/snacks for athletes mean? Some answers. bit.ly/Qo0ajY

College football reaches 40 bowls in 2015, more than doubling postseason in 20 years

al.com — College football reaches 40 bowls in 2015. The Orlando Sentinel and ESPN.com reported the American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt will participate in a new bowl game in Orlando beginning in 2015. The Cure Bowl will be the third bowl in Orlando, joining the Capital One and Russell Athletic.
RT @jonsol: FBA director Wright Waters: No more concerned about filling bowls than when there were 35 bowls for 120 teams. http://t.co/b4ff…
FBA director Wright Waters: No more concerned about filling bowls than when there were 35 bowls for 120 teams. bit.ly/1m5mdcR
College football reaches 40 bowls, more than doubling the postseason in 20 years. bit.ly/1m5mdcR

South Alabama's Ryals takes individual lead, Troy has team lead in Sun Belt women's golf

al.com — MOBILE, Alabama -- South Alabama's Ashleigh Ryals turned in a round of 3-over 75 Tuesday to move to 148 and in first place in individual play of the Sun Belt Conference Women's Golf Championship at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley.
South Alabama's Ryals takes individual lead, Troy has team lead in Sun Belt women's golf al.com/sports/index.s…

Samford jumps out to early lead, sweeps season series over struggling Auburn

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Auburn came bearing gifts in the third inning of its game Tuesday at Samford, and the Bulldogs were happy to oblige. A key drop in center field by the Tigers' Ryan Tella opened the floodgates for four unearned runs, which helped Samford jump out to a big lead and the Bulldogs held on for a 7-6 win.
Baseball: Auburn, which lost tonight to Samford, left 4 upperclassmen at home. More from @DrewChamplin: ow.ly/vPPuZ

Off-duty Morgan Co. deputy shoots man inside Huntsville Walmart

blog.al.com — HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Police said a Morgan County sheriff's deputy who was shopping while off duty shot a man in the buttock at a Huntsville Walmart this afternoon. The deputy told police he recognized a suspect with active felony warrants, and confronted him, according to officers on the scene.
This may not have been an accident, but it's a #GunFAIL either way. Plus, it was in a WalMart. blog.al.com/breaking/2014/…

SE Louisiana lefty Cedotal has right stuff in Lions' shutout victory over South Alabama

al.com — MOBILE, Alabama - Southeastern Louisiana left-hander Kyle Cedotal combined with Gage Pickett to shut out University of South Alabama baseball 5-0 Tuesday at Stanky Field. Cedotal (2-1) tossed a career-high 7 1/3 innings, and allowed just three hits while striking out four and issuing three walks.
SE Louisiana lefty Cedotal has right stuff in Lions' shutout win over South Alabama al.com/sports/index.s…

Former Alabama LB Rolando McClain reportedly labors through workout with Baltimore Ravens

al.com — Rolando McClain's journey back to the NFL reportedly hit a stumbling block Tuesday when he worked out for the Baltimore Ravens. According to reports from the NFL Network and Baltimore Sun, McClain's workout with the Ravens was "shaky" and "not a roaring success."
Former Alabama LB Rolando McClain reportedly labors through workout with Baltimore Ravens ow.ly/vPNc6

Auburn will be 'smart' with injured, veterans' playing time at A-Day

al.com — AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn will be cautious with its rotation during its spring-ending A-Day game Saturday inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. Injuries have depleted the defense, and Auburn will not want to chance fate with many of its healthy starters.
From @bmarcello | Auburn will be 'smart' with injured players, veterans' playing time at A-Day ow.ly/vP5xy
Auburn will be 'smart' with injured players, veterans' playing time at A-Day ow.ly/vP4o3

Alabama Franchise Alliance hosting 2014 kickoff at Birmingham's The Club

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Alabama Franchise Alliance will hold its 2014 kickoff event at The Club Thursday, April 17, seeking to educate and even match franchisors and franchisees. Transworld Business Advisors of Alabama is the lead sponsor of the event.
Alabama Franchise Alliance hosting 2014 kickoff at Birmingham's The Club al.com/business/index…

Alabama's offense erupts in 7th inning to down Jackson State

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Alabama wiped away any thoughts of another low-scoring game at Sewell-Thomas Stadium with a big seventh inning Tuesday in its win over Jackson State. Locked at 1-1, the Crimson Tide batted around, hit a grand slam and ultimately plated seven runs in the seventh en route to a 8-1 victory, its third in a row.

Alabama softball heads to Montgomery for 'civil rivalry' with Auburn

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- It doesn't matter who they play. Alabama just wants to get back on the softball field. Losing two straight at Mississippi State made this group hungry, centerfielder Haylie McCleney said. The fact that No. 23 Auburn's up next is just a bonus.
No. 6 Alabama softball heads to Montgomery for 'civil rivalry' with Auburn ow.ly/vPKMj