1. NFL Draft 2011: Why All the Love for Alabama's Marcell Dareus?

    In the April 24 edition of The Birmingham News , Alabama beat writer Don Kausler wrote a glowing review on Marcell Dareus and why he might be the overall No...

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  2. Auburn Football 2011: Reading the Tea Leaves as Spring Practice Comes to an End

    The defending BCS National Champion Auburn Tigers have concluded their spring practice. Coaches are giving exit interviews to the players as they prepare for summer workouts and defend their title next fall...

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  3. Auburn Football: What to Watch for in Saturday's "A Day" Game

    If you watched the 2010 Auburn A Day Game, here is what you would have expected from the 2010 version of the Auburn Tigers: Not a very good running team; the blue team had 27 net yards rushing and the white team had 23 net yards rushing...

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  4. Auburn Football: 10 Players They Could Least Afford To Get Injured This Spring

    With the Auburn Tigers just past the halfway point in spring practice, there have been relatively few reports of any major injuries with the exception of tailback Anthony Morgan, who has been reported to be seen on crutches...

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  5. Auburn Football: Viewed by the Nation Through the Eyes of the Birmingham Media

    The HBO Real Sports piece was the latest in the national smear campaign against the BCS National Champion Auburn Tigers...

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  6. Auburn Football: The 10 Best Running Backs in Tigers History

    Auburn is referred to as "Running Back U" and Michael Dyer broke Bo Jackson's freshman record this year and is the latest in a long list of great running backs...

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  7. Auburn Football Spring Practice Report: Highlights After First Three Practices

    The 2011 edition of the defending BCS National Champions completed their third practice of the spring inside Jordan Hare Stadium on Saturday, and the coaches and players both seem pleased with the early results...

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  8. Alabama Football: 5 Burning Questions That Must Be Answered This Spring

    Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide squad opened up spring practice on Monday in preparation for the 2011 season...

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  9. Auburn Football Dream Matchup: Who Would Win 2010 Versus 2004 Tigers?

    The one thing that separates college football from all other sports is the way the champion is determined. In the BCS, two teams are chosen from a combination of polls and computer rankings to determine who is the best...

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  10. Auburn Football Spring Practice: Comparing Expectations in 2011 to Those in 2010

    Heading into the 2010 season, there were a lot of returning players and few position battles. The biggest question was who would quarterback the 2010 Auburn Tigers—Cam Newton, ...

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  11. Auburn Football: To Go to the Game or Not Go to the Game? That is the Question!

    In my earlier years, any time I received a phone call and the voice on the other end of line said, “You want to go to the Auburn game this weekend?” my quick response, ...

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  12. Barett Trotter or A.J. McCarron: Who Will Be the Better SEC Quarterback?

    I keep seeing Alabama picked in the top five in the 2011 Preseason polls asking whether or not Auburn will make a bowl game in 2011. Both teams will have brand new quarterbacks next season, making their first starts as SEC quarterbacks...

    Dan Grucza Written by Dan Grucza about over 3 years ago 5,759 reads 63 comments

  13. Prognosticating the Odds of the Auburn Winning the SEC Basketball Tournament

    Auburn Head Basketball Coach Tony Barbee keeps comparing his first season with the Tigers to the movie "Groundhog Day...

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  14. Auburn Pro Day: Intangibles for the Tiger's Top NFL Prospects

    At the NFL combine and pro day evaluations, they have stop watches, tape measures, scales and wonderlick tests to evaluate athletes...

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  15. College Basketball: Even Winning the SEC West, Does Alabama Deserve a Bid?

    I must confess, I do not have a PhD in bracketology. However, looking at Alabama's NCAA tournament resume, they do not look deserving to me...

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  16. Auburn Football: 10 BCS Teams That Auburn Should Schedule

    Auburn is scheduled to play Clemson in the next two years. If last year's thriller and the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl are any indication, fans of both schools are in for a treat...

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  17. Auburn Fans on the Honor System: What Are Their Top 10 Concerns for 2011?

    Unlike their cross state rivals who can brag or see the bright side in just about anything, Auburn football fans historically have been worry warts and can't even seem to enjoy the good times...

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  18. Auburn Defeats Ole Miss: Rebels Say Bye to Possible SEC Tournament Bye

    Ole Miss was playing for a possible first-round bye in the SEC Basketball Tournament next week in Atlanta and Auburn was playing for, well, its third win in conference play this season...

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  19. Alabama Basketball: NCAA Tournament Hopes Turn to March Sadness

    Alabama entered tonight's game against Florida with a chance to clinch at least a tie for the SEC regular season title, and got swamped by the Gators...

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  20. NFL Scouting Combine 2011: Alabama's Heisman Trophy Winner Mark Ingram Exposed

    When Auburn defensive lineman Antonio Carter chased down Alabama Crimson Tide Heisman Trophy running back Mark Ingram from behind and punched out the ball for a turnover in the ...

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  21. Atlanta Braves 2011: Let's Go for a Sky Copter Sky Plane Season Report

    For a sky copter sky plane traffic report on the outlook for the 2011 Bravos, let's go to Captain Herb Emory. How's the season looking Captain Herb? Captain Herb - Well, it looks like the Braves will be in contention for a NL Pennant in 2011...

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  22. Paul Finebaum: I Hope You Donated to Tide for Toomers

    Tide for Toomers was started by Alabama fans in response to the poisoning of the landmark 130-year-old oak trees at Toomer's Corner at Auburn University...

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  23. Oscar Weekend: Top 10 Sports Acting Jobs In 2010

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  24. Auburn vs Alabama Rivalry: Hey Bama, Got 13? Got Class?

    When you move to the state of Alabama and meet someone, the first question you get is "Who ya fer?" It didn't take long to realize that you must immediately declare your allegiance to either Auburn or Alabama and you will be judged on your choice...

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  25. MLB: Ahhhhh, the Boys of Summer!

    I was driving through my neighborhood this weekend. It was a balmy 70 degrees and I saw dads and sons playing catch and kids playing wiffle ball. Could it be that time of year? Ahhhhh, the Boys of Summer! I love baseball...

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