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Joe Medley's In My Opinion: Numbers say Woodstock transcendent

The Woodstock 5K is passing the test.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Charter finalizing deal to carry SEC Network
Posted: July 30, 2014

College football fans in much of the state of Alabama will not miss out on any of the upcoming SEC football season as Charter Communications, a major telecommunications provider in the state, is finalizing a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network in time for its launch.

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Leaders of the Woodstock 5K: Tom Downing
Posted: July 30, 2014

Whether it comes from a volunteer cheering on the course or that inner voice, runners need an extra push sometimes. Tom Downing has been that extra-push guy for the Woodstock 5K.

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Auburn set to play Clemson in 2016, '17
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 2:06 pm

AUBURN — Auburn is set to lock horns against a familiar non-conference foe beginning in 2016.

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A month from kickoff, Arkansas motivated by ‘winnable’ game with Auburn in 2013
Posted: July 30, 2014

AUBURN — Arkansas was so close to beating Auburn last year.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Leaders of the Woodstock 5K: Tom Nelson
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Let’s play word association.

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Outdoors: Fishing becomes an expensive pastime
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Not that long ago fishing was a relatively cheap sport. A couple of poles, a few hooks and some bait and you were set. Nothing extravagant, just some simple gear to catch a mess of fish for supper. There wasn’t a lot of cash involved to experience the fun of fishing.

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Tide offensive line is a group in transition
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:43 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Questions about quarterback, the secondary and everything else take a back seat to the offensive line for Alabama.

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Alabama notebook: Tide lands Florida prep safety
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:33 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s landed its 20th commitment for the 2015 recruiting cycle when defensive back Ronnie Harrison pledged to the Tide on Tuesday, according to multiple online reports.

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Tide will feature perhaps highest profile QB battle in nation
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 7:34 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Arguably the most high-profile quarterback battle this offseason will take place in Tuscaloosa. With three-year starter AJ McCarron moving on to the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, Alabama must replace the two-time national championship quarterback.

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Auburn line returns 80 percent of its starting lineup
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 5:00 pm

AUBURN — Auburn returns four starters on the offensive line for the second straight season, but the departure, Greg Robinson, was a premier talent.

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AU QB mystery? It all concerns who will start opener
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 4:49 pm

AUBURN — For the first time in Gus Malzahn’s college head coaching career, he'll have a returning starting quarterback.

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Monday 07/28/2014
The question at AU: When do Tigers roll out Roc Thomas?
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 7:10 pm

AUBURN -- It’s good to be number one.

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Wigington's birdie streak leads to Pine Hill crown
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 11:37 pm

It was a round for the ages Sunday for Gary Wigington as he shook off a first-hole bogey to reel off 10 birdies in 14 holes and capture a six-shot victory over Jaylon Ellison in the Pine Hill Country Club Invitational.

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No clear pecking order for Tigers
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 11:40 pm

AUBURN — There isn’t a clear pecking order among Auburn’s stable of running backs, and that’s exactly how Tim Horton likes it.

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Tide’s top trio ready to terrorize
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 8:43 pm

TUSCALOOSA — Running back and wide receiver are the two positions in which Alabama has no question marks. The Crimson Tide returns three talented tailbacks — T.J. Yeldon, Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry — with each possessing a different set of skills.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Auburn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense confuses opposing defenders
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:35 am

AUBURN — In a game of inches, where fractions of a second can mean the difference between success and failure, Auburn’s Hurry-Up, No-Huddle offense creates confusion and hesitation in opposing defenders.

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Position breakdown: Auburn secondary
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:35 am

AUBURN — There is a mix of experience and newcomers in the Auburn secondary, which lost Chris Davis Jr., Ryan Smith and Ryan White to the NFL, but returns starters Robenson Therezie, Jonathon Mincy and Jermaine Whitehead.

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Position breakdown: Alabama secondary
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:36 am

TUSCALOOSA — After an abysmal season in 2013, Alabama’s secondary remains a question mark heading into 2014.

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New QB doesn’t alter lofty expectations at Alabama
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:37 am

TUSCALOOSA — The expectation for Alabama in 2014 is to plug-and-play a new quarterback and continue to compete for an SEC and national championship.

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Joe Medley: Time for Kiffin talk to make Lane change
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 12:38 am

Ah, it’s the last weekend without football of some kind through the Super Bowl, and the best part? It’s also the end of the football silly season.

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