Wednesday, February 5 2014 5:29 PM EST2014-02-05 22:29:10 GMT
(RNN) - Alabama and coach Nick Saban failed in their quest to win a third BCS National Championship last year, but the Crimson Tide did land the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for the third straightMore >
The Southeastern Conference had seven of the top 10-ranked college football recruiting classes after 2014 Signing Day. More >
Friday, January 3 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-01-03 21:18:26 GMT
(RNN) - Oklahoma beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and one Crimson Tide fan tried to beat up an Oklahoma fan in a wild altercation that was caught on video. The tension builds Thursday night at the New OrleansMore >
An unidentified, irate Alabama fan threw herself over a row of Oklahoma fans to get at a young man she had been arguing with in a moment captured on video. More >
Friday, December 20 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-20 22:22:39 GMT
(RNN) - Three Southeastern Conference schools will have to pay fines for having fans rush the field after big wins, and another must pay up for a longtime, loud tradition that violates a noise rule. AuburnMore >
Auburn has to cough up $5,000 for fans storming the field after its Iron Bowl win; Mizzou, Ole Miss and Mississippi State were also fined for excessive fan celebration and noise, the Southeastern Conference announced Friday.More >
Friday, December 13 2013 11:17 PM EST2013-12-14 04:17:57 GMT
NICK SABAN MACK BROWN BONES DO NOT ASSIGN(RNN) - Nick Saban has been mentioned as Texas' top target to replace the embattled Brown, and the speculation reached a fever pitch the past week when reportsMore >
Nick Saban has agreed to a multiyear contract with the University of Alabama. More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:33 PM EST2013-12-13 01:33:43 GMT
SAN ANTONIO, TX (RNN) - Texas football coach Mack Brown briefly addressed his status on Thursday at the press conference for the Alamo Bowl, where the 8-5 Longhorns will play Oregon on Dec. 30. The coach,More >
The future of embattled Texas coach Mack Brown could be decided as early as tonight, according to a report in the Austin, TX, Statesman. That would heat up speculation that Alabama's Nick Saban may replace him. More >
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-11 22:59:37 GMT
(RNN) - I would start with something like, "Guess what day it is…" but that's probably getting old, and it's not original. It sounds better coming from a camel, anyway. No, my friends, there is no needMore >
Spin the crystal balls, and break out the low-cut dresses. It's time for an awards show fit for the king of all college football conferences.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >
Press release from Alabama Athletics Communications:
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama right guard Anthony Steen announced on Wednesday that he would return for his senior season to play for the Crimson Tide in 2013.
"After sitting down with my family and Coach Saban, I have decided it is in my best interest to return for my senior season," Steen said. "Getting my degree was one of my goals when I came to the University of Alabama, and I am on schedule to graduate this spring.
"I also think returning in 2013 will give me a chance to improve my draft status while also providing the opportunity to enjoy another season with my teammates, coaches and our fans. I enjoy Tuscaloosa and our fans way too much to leave early. We are also losing two great seniors this year and this will give me the chance to help get players ready for their new roles in 2013."
Steen, a native of Lambert, Miss., and graduate of Lee Academy, has started 25 games at the Capstone while playing in 40 contests. He is a two-year starter that helped Alabama rank 16th nationally and second in the SEC in rushing in 2012 at 227.5 yards per game. Steen helped block for two 1,000-yard rushers in 2012 (Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon).
"We are glad that Anthony has decided to return and he'll be one of the senior leaders of our offense," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "He's done an outstanding job for us as a starter at guard on the last two championships teams and I think he can become an even better player and improve his status for next year's draft with another season here.
"We always want to help our players make an informed decision when it comes to what is best for their future. One of our goals at Alabama is to help our guys develop a career off the field by graduating, which Anthony is on track to do this spring. We also want them to become the best football players they can be during their time here while working to win a championship and preparing them for the possibility of playing in the NFL. I think Anthony has made a very good decision in deciding to return and he has done it in the right way in terms of talking to all of the appropriate people, most importantly his family."
The addition of Steen gives Alabama three veteran starters that will return for their senior season in 2012. He joins quarterback A.J. McCarron and linebacker C.J. Mosley who announced they would return in December.
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Sunday, March 9 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-03-10 01:32:37 GMT
Three men were killed after a small airplane crash-landed in a Hartsville neighborhood Saturday. Authorities received the call that the plane had crashed around 7 p.m. between two houses about one mileMore >
Three men were killed after a small airplane crash-landed in a Hartsville neighborhood Saturday. More >