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Auburn has extended its program-record streak of consecutive weeks ranked in the AP poll, but Bruce Pearl’s team is hanging on by a thread. The Tigers dropped 10 spots in the Week 13 AP poll released Monday, falling to No. 25 in the latest rankings following back-to-back losses last week. Auburn lost at home to Texas A&M, 79-63, last Wednesday as it saw its 28-game home winning streak snapped. That was followed by an 80-77 loss at West Virginia in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday, as the Tigers fell short of a second-half rally from a 16-point halftime deficit.
Alabama met Monday with Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb as a candidate for the Tide’s play-caller vacancy, according to multiple reports, including 247 Sports. Grubb, 47, spent last season leading the Huskies’ offense while also serving as its quarterbacks coach. The Iowa native has coached at the FBS level since 2014 but never in the SEC and has no direct ties to Saban or his coaching tree.
Alabama’s 24-point loss Saturday at Oklahoma was the program’s most lopsided since a 26-point defeat to Kentucky in the 2016 SEC tournament, and halted what had been a nine-game winning streak. The damage to the Tide’s NCAA tournament résumé, however, was minimal. Alabama fell only...
Derrian Gobourne uses her hands to mimic placing a crown on her head and waving to greet fans while “God Save The Queen” blasts through the speakers is an electric moment that leads her floor routine. Gobourne scored a 9.975, with one of the judges giving her a 10 during Friday’s victory against North Carolina State at home.
Gatorade today announced Auburn’s Maxwell Hardin as the 2022-2023 boys state cross country Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound Hardin raced to victory at the Class 7A state championships with a personal-best time of 14:46.63 this past season, pacing the Tigers to a third-place team finish. The senior also crossed the line fifth at the Champs Sports South Regionals, qualifying for Champs nationals, where he finished 20th. He was the state’s top runner in the Gold Race at the prestigious Jesse Owens Classic, where he clocked one of his three sub-15 times on the year.
Sophie Burzynski, a student at Auburn University, is the new Miss Alabama USA. Burzynski, who competed as Miss Auburn-Opelika USA, was crowned Saturday night during a ceremony at the Gogue Performing Arts Center in Auburn. She’ll move on to compete in the Miss USA pageant later this year. Burzynski,...
Victoryland Casino in Macon County had to lay off several hundred employees when it shut down electronic bingo games this month because of a court order, said Dr. Lewis Benefield, a Montgomery veterinarian who is president of the casino. Benefield said the casino is hoping to replace the lost business...
A Montgomery teen was killed in a Sunday predawn shooting that also wounded another person. Montgomery police identified the victim as Jaedan Davis. He was 18. Police and fire medics responded at 1:40 a.m. to the 2900 block of Canterbury Drive on a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found Davis dead.