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Aug 27, 2014

RT @ByCasagrande: Alabama LB Trey DePriest suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction' s.al.com/0y4xekV via @aldotcom

Aug 27, 2014

From @ByCasagrande: Alabama LB Trey DePriest suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction' s.al.com/0y4xekV via @aldotcom

Alabama starting linebacker suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction'

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The Alabama football team almost at full strength health-wise, but it will be without a starter for another reason Saturday. Senior middle linebacker Trey DePriest was suspended "for a minor NCAA infraction," coach Nick Saban said Wednesday. He had been injured for part of the preseason camp.
Aug 27, 2014

UPDATED: See how Alabama will replace suspended linebacker Trey DePriest against WVU ow.ly/ANFWY

Aug 27, 2014

RT @ByCasagrande: Alabama starting linebacker suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction'. ow.ly/ANzjT

Aug 27, 2014

Alabama starting linebacker suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction'. ow.ly/ANzjT

Aug 27, 2014

RT @TheMikeHerndon: USC safety Josh Shaw admits story of saving nephew was a lie s.al.com/AoaiFUP via @aldotcom

Aug 27, 2014

USC safety Josh Shaw admits story of saving nephew was a lie s.al.com/AoaiFUP via @aldotcom

Testimony continues Thursday in capital murder trial of man charged with stabbing woman in front of her sons

al.com — BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A woman who was attacked in front of her sons in 2011 died from a stab wound to the chest after surgeons tried in vain to resuscitate her, a forensic pathologist testified Wednesday. Gregory Smith, 36, is on trial for capital murder in the death of Gerronda Hill, 30, who was attacked at her Ensley home May 4, 2011.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @kelseymstein: Testimony continues Thursday in capital murder trial of man charged with stabbing woman in front of her sons: ow.ly/ANxjc

Aug 27, 2014

Testimony continues Thursday in capital murder trial of man charged with stabbing woman in front of her sons: ow.ly/ANxjc

Live updates from Nick Saban's final press conference before Tide faces West Virginia

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- There's no telling what news will come out of Nick Saban's final press conference before Saturday's season opener against West Virginia. Perhaps some clarity at quarterback? We'll just have to wait and see if the Alabama coach provides that sort of detail or if he plans to acknowledge the tidbit Clint Trickett dropped Tuesday.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @Andrew_Gribble: LB Trey DePriest not available Saturday because of a minor NCAA infraction, Saban said. One-game deal ow.ly/ANwWY

Aug 27, 2014

LB Trey DePriest not available Saturday because of a minor NCAA infraction, Saban said. One-game deal ow.ly/ANwWY

Aug 27, 2014

We'll have live updates from Nick Saban's final press conference before the season opener right here --> ow.ly/ANwWY

Colleges are doing wacky things to stand out in the competitive recruiting world, but at what cost?

al.com — Tennessee recently drew attention to its recruiting efforts by sending five-star defensive lineman Shy Tuttle a photoshopped Rolling Stone cover showing him with music superstar Beyonce. Mississippi State has sent recruits wacky letters under titles like: "You're a Baller" and "Can of Swag."
Aug 27, 2014

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen explains part of the rationale behind creative recruiting letters: ow.ly/ANw6A

Aug 27, 2014

Colleges will do anything to get an edge in recruiting, including sending wacky letters. Here's why: ow.ly/AMRrJ

Aug 27, 2014

What kind of wacky & zany things are college recruiters doing to lure teens to their program? @JTalty has a look: ow.ly/AMR2q

Hueytown man killed when car crashes into tree in Pleasant Grove

al.com — PLEASANT GROVE, Alabama -- A Hueytown man was killed in a single-car wreck in Pleasant Grove Wednesday evening. William Clemons, 68, was killed when the Corvette he was driving left the road and hit a tree in the 1400 block of Fourth Street Wednesday evening, Pleasant Grove police Sgt.
Aug 28, 2014

Hueytown man killed when car crashes into tree in Pleasant Grove ow.ly/ANSSk

Aug 27, 2014

RT @TheMikeHerndon: Former West Virginia QB Pat White clarifies comment about being offered a Corvette to play at Alabama s.al.com/MGanVSa via @aldotcom

Aug 27, 2014

Former West Virginia QB Pat White clarifies comment about being offered a Corvette to play at Alabama s.al.com/MGanVSa via @aldotcom

Cam Newton says he'll be ready to start NFL season despite rib injury

al.com — Carolina quarterback Cam Newton said he will be under center when the Panthers start the NFL regular season on Sept. 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton suffered a hairline rib fracture during a preseason game against the New England Patriots on Friday night.

Aug 27, 2014

RT @TheMikeHerndon: LSU's Les Miles has plan for quarterbacks against Wisconsin, but won't reveal it s.al.com/WTIGAFU via @aldotcom

Aug 27, 2014

LSU's Les Miles has plan for quarterbacks against Wisconsin, but won't reveal it s.al.com/WTIGAFU via @aldotcom

'America's Got Talent' voters like the music, but don't want to dance

al.com — Reading between the lines of Wednesday night's results on "America's Got Talent," was the news good or bad for Alabama's Jaycob Curlee? Three of the six acts chosen to advance to finals were solo singers, and a fourth was a band. That suggests the teenage vocalist from Daphne faces a music-loving audience.
Aug 27, 2014

Voters on America's Got Talent like the music, but don't want to dance. @nbcagt recap, al.com/entertainment/…

Nick Saban explains why he wanted Lane Kiffin to coach from sidelines

al.com — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Nick Saban did to Lane Kiffin what Bill Belichick did to him more than 20 years ago. Saban said Wednesday that Kiffin would be his first offensive coordinator at Alabama to coach from the field. Major Applewhite, Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier all coached from the press box during their respective tenures.
Aug 27, 2014

Nick Saban explains why he wanted Lane Kiffin to coach from sidelines ow.ly/ANNxi

Samford coach Pat Sullivan won't travel with team to TCU

al.com — HOMEWOOD, Alabama -- Samford coach Pat Sullivan has announced that his doctors have advised him not to travel to his team's season opener against TCU this Saturday in Fort Worth, Tex. Sullivan made the announcement in a released statement: "Unfortunately I will not be able to make the trip with my Samford team this weekend for our game against TCU.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @aldotcom: #Samford coach Pat Sullivan won't travel with team to TCU for medical reasons ow.ly/AN1Wv

Aug 27, 2014

From @cwray_sports | Samford coach Pat Sullivan remains sidelined for season opener: ow.ly/AN0Ru

Aug 27, 2014

RT @JoelAEricksonAU: Watch Auburn's Gus Malzahn talk about preparing for all contingencies in season opener s.al.com/seQKg1O

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