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Alabama football: Saban won't reveal starting QB, but he hints at Sims

TUSCALOOSA — During his first radio show of the season, Alabama coach Nick Saban declined say who will be the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback in the season opener Saturday against West Virginia.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Prep volleyball: Sacred heart, Oxford, Jacksonville, Saks, Pleasant Valley open with wins
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Sacred Heart opened the volleyball season with a pair of wins at Spring Garden.

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Alabama football: Sims wins support from team as he tries to win QB job
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 8:28 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Whether or not Blake Sims wins the Alabama starting quarterback job this season, the fifth-year senior has already earned a special place in the hearts and minds of his teammates and the coaching staff.

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Auburn football: After beating leukemia, Shon Coleman ready to take on Arkansas
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 6:59 pm

AUBURN — The time finally has arrived for Shon Coleman.

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JSU football: Grass still the man calling the Gamecocks' plays
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 5:27 pm

JACKSONVILLE – Now the Jacksonville State head coach, John Grass doesn’t spend as much time mapping out the offensive plan of attack as he did last season as a coordinator.

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Brandon Miller: USC player learns lesson about truthfulness
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 5:40 pm

A lot has changed in Josh Shaw’s life, and it all started with not telling the truth.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
JSU football: Gamecock assistant Williams heading back to East Lansing to face Spartans
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:12 am

JACKSONVILLE — New Jacksonville State wide receivers coach Nick Williams has been incredibly busy as Friday’s season-opener approaches. After all, this is Williams’ first full-time coaching job, No. 8 Michigan State finished second in the nation in total defense last year and, maybe toughest of all, he needs to round up a LOT of tickets for the game.

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Auburn football: Can Roc Thomas challenge seniors for playing time?
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:11 am

AUBURN — One of the most coveted running backs in the country last year, Roc Thomas will make his highly anticipated Auburn debut when the No. 6/5 Tigers host Arkansas on Saturday.

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Marq Burnett's In My Opinion: Welcome back SEC football, we missed you
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:11 am

SEC football is finally back.

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Alabama notebook: Tide OL Brown, Jackson ready for West Virginia
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:10 am

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s offensive line should have two of its more physical players ready for the season opener against West Virginia on Saturday in the Georgia Dome.

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Joe Medley: Movin’ on up not scary for Grass
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:13 am

JACKSONVILLE — It seems a long way from Oxford to East Lansing, Mich., from Lamar Field to Spartan Stadium, from Class 6A high school football to high-class college football.

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Auburn notebook: 8-man officiating crew won't be in Auburn
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:08 am

AUBURN — The SEC’s eight-man officiating crew will not work the game between No. 5 Auburn and Arkansas on Saturday, according to Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema.

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Auburn football: Only one man has worked for both Malzahn, Bielema
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:09 am

AUBURN — Before they were the faces of college football’s most heated philosophical feud, Gus Malzahn and Bret Bielema went by the same title to Mark Markuson: boss.

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Brandon Miller's Prep Notebook: Alexandria's Shurbutt rolls with Wolfpack
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:07 am

Alexandria standout Timberlyn Shurbutt said this seems like the year to commit, and last week the Class of 2017 third baseman pulled the trigger and decided North Carolina State is where she wants to play at the next level.

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One on one with... Donoho's Jordan Ray
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:06 am

Jordan Ray knows what it takes to win.

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Prep football: Five storylines to watch Friday night
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:05 am

How does Piedmont respond?

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Alabama football: DePriest to miss Tide's season opener
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:16 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest will miss the Crimson Tide’s season opener due to a “minor NCAA infraction,” Tide coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday.

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Alabama practice report: Tide holds final full workout of game week
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 6:02 pm

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama held its final full practice of game week on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide worked inside in shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts). The Tide will have a walk through Thursday.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Alabama Sports Writers Association prep football rankings
Posted: August 26, 2014

Class 7A

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Prep preview: Strain faces big challenge at White Plains
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Editor's note: The 20th and final story in a series previewing area high school football programs.

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Auburn football: Cameron Artis-Payne, Corey Grant are ‘1 and 1A’ in backfield
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm

AUBURN — Cameron Artis-Payne doesn’t lack confidence.

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