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January 26, 2015


Joe Medley: Hoop dreams fill stands, come true

Did you notice? Basketball mattered in Footballistan on Saturday.

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Saturday 01/24/2015
Pearl blames bad defensive rotation for allowing Tide's Cooper to put home game winner
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 11:56 pm

TUSCALOOSA — What the latest installment of Iron Bowl of the hardwood lacked in beauty it made up for in intensity Saturday night.

Cooper's putback lifts Tide over Auburn in basketball Iron Bowl
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 12:02 am

TUSCALOOSA — After losing its last game to Arkansas on a tip-in, Alabama basketball did the same to Auburn on Saturday night.

Auburn football: Alexander, Walker leaving the Tigers (UPDATED)
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 9:12 pm

AUBURN -- Two more Auburn players have decided to transfer.

Friday 01/23/2015
Senior Bowl: AU's Uzomah hopes to show blocking skills
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:59 pm

MOBILE — A late addition to the Senior Bowl roster, C.J. Uzomah is hoping a solid week of practice and a good performance in today’s game will move him up some draft boards and earn him an invitation to the NFL Combine.

Alabama basketball: Coleman shows his stuff as Tide looks ahead to basketball Iron Bowl
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 8:18 pm

It came in a defeat, but Alabama point guard Justin Coleman showed some of the shooting brilliance many had heard about or seen during his days at Birmingham's Wenonah High School.

Bruce Pearl: There’s no team I want to beat more than Alabama in the SEC
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm

AUBURN -- Bruce Pearl has seen his fair share of rivalries, but none as intense as Auburn and Alabama.

Basketball breakdown: Auburn (10-8, 2-3 SEC) vs. Alabama (12-6, 2-3)
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Pregame analysis of the Alabama-Auburn basketball game.

Senior Bowl: Auburn's Artis-Payne tired of being considered ‘second’
Posted: January 23, 2015

MOBILE — Cameron Artis-Payne has been thought of as second-best for a long time and he’s tired of it.

Auburn notebook: Malzahn still believes Marshall could be NFL quarterback
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm

MOBILE — After lobbying for Nick Marshall to play quarterback at the Senior Bowl, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was “surprised” when his former signal caller rebuffed him and changed positions to cornerback before the first practice on Tuesday.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Auburn basketball: Tigers' home win streak ends at seven straight
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 11:32 pm

AUBURN — Moments before the buzzer signifying the end of halftime Wednesday night, Auburn coach Bruce Pearl's face appeared on the video board.

Senior Bowl: Nick Marshall making 'rapid progress' as cornerback
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 10:05 pm

MOBILE -- Nick Marshall's  move to defense could prove quite lucrative.

Joe Medley: Farewell, Ed, and enjoy Heaven’s cornbread and slaw
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Can I borrow your space today to tell you about someone you’d love to have known?

Auburn football: Harding transfers to Tulsa
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Auburn linebacker Khari Harding is leaving the Tigers to be closer to home. The sophomore, who hails from Edmond, Okla., will transfer to Tulsa.

Auburn recruiting: Harrell works to get others to join him in Tigers' signing class
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 4:12 pm

AUBURN — With fewer than two weeks until National Signing Day, Auburn commit Marquel Harrell doesn't have much on his docket. Instead, he's playing the waiting game, ready for Feb. 4 to arrive so he can "fax my letter (of intent) over" to Auburn's football offices.

Basketball breakdown: Auburn (10-7, 2-2 SEC) vs. Mississippi State (8-9, 1-3)
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 6:03 am

Pregame analysis of Auburn's basketball game against Mississippi State.

Life without parole for killer of 3 at Auburn off-campus party in 2012
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 1:18 am

Lee County Judge Jacob Walker on Tuesday upheld the jury's recommendation of life in prison without parole for 25-year-old Desmonte Leonard, according to published reports. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Senior Bowl: Marshall chooses to make his switch to DB immediately
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 11:06 pm

The former Auburn star has decided to move to cornerback, where he played as a freshman at Georgia in 2011, as he prepares for the NFL draft and, after initially accepting an invitation to the this week's Senior Bowl as a quarterback, opted to make the move to defense before the first practice of the week Tuesday afternoon.

Mark Edwards: Marshall switches positions, but he wasn’t bad at QB
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 9:19 pm

Hoping for more opportunities to make an NFL roster, former Auburn star Nick Marshall is switching from quarterback, the position he appears to love, to defensive back, the position that could make him money.

Nick Marshall switching to cornerback in NFL
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 2:56 pm

MOBILE -- Nick Marshall's last snaps as a quarterback will come at the Senior Bowl.

Monday 01/19/2015
Senior Bowl: Coates wants NFL teams to say he’s ‘one freak of nature’
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 8:48 pm

MOBILE — With the biggest job interview of his life this week, Sammie Coates wants to make a great first impression and leave 32 NFL teams with no questions as to his abilities.

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