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 >>
Tuesday, December 17 2013 4:52 PM EST2013-12-17 21:52:06 GMT
The Heisman Trophy will be awarded in New York on Saturday night to a player in one of the deepest classes of finalists in the history of the award.More >>
Jameis Winston won the award with 668 first-place votes, ahead of second-place winner AJ McCarron of Alabama.More >>
By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -So much has changed since the last time Alabama welcomed Auburn into Bryant-Denny stadium.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide were victims of the largest comeback in Iron Bowl history two years ago. Alabama is the team with flourishing Southeastern Conference and national title aspirations going into Saturday's game.
The Tigers bear little resemblance to the team that Cam Newton rallied from 24 points down two years ago on their way to a national title.
With everything left to play for, Alabama is a 31.5-point favorite in what shapes up to be one of the biggest mismatches the Iron Bowl rivalry has seen.
The Tide's Damion Square says he expects Auburn "to come play some bigtime football."
Embattled Auburn coach Gene Chizik says it will take a "near-flawless" performance to win.
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