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Samford coach Pat Sullivan will not travel with team to TCU Video included

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Samford football coach Pat Sullivan will miss Saturday's season opener against TCU. The school announced that Sullivan has been advised against traveling by doctors while he recovers from offseason surgery."Unfortunately I will not be able to make the trip with my Samford team this weekend for our game against TCU," Sullivan said in a statement released through the school. "My doctors have advised me not to travel at this time due to a complication from a surgery earlier this year. We have an... More>>

No. 8 Michigan State readies defense for opener against JSU Video included

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Mark Dantonio cares more about how Michigan State plays than how many plays Jacksonville State can run with its fast-tempo offense in Friday's season opener for both teams.
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TCU to play both QBs in opener against Samford Video included

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Trevone Boykin is in the same position he was last year with TCU, again part of the unanswered question of who will be the starting quarterback only days before the season opener against Samford.
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Troy football: 5 things to watch for in 2014

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The Troy Trojans' attempt to end their postseason drought will have to continue without one of the most prolific passing combinations in program history.
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Troy baseball coach Bobby Pierce to retire at 2014 season

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Troy baseball coach Bobby Pierce is retiring after the 2015 season. More>>

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  • Samford replacing biggest stars on offense in 2014

    Samford replacing biggest stars on offense in 2014

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:47:40 GMT
    Samford's season should have extra meaning to coach Pat Sullivan, even beyond trying to defend the Bulldogs' first Southern Conference championship.More >>
    Samford's season should have extra meaning to coach Pat Sullivan, even beyond trying to defend the Bulldogs' first Southern Conference championship.
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  • JSU head coach John Grass facing huge expectations in first year

    JSU head coach John Grass facing huge expectations in first year

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:42:51 GMT
    Jacksonville State's John Grass isn't dwelling on history. He'd rather repeat it. The first-year head coach inherits a team that went to the FCS quarterfinals and is predicted to win the Ohio Valley Conference.More >>
    Jacksonville State's John Grass isn't dwelling on history. He'd rather repeat it. The first-year head coach inherits a team that went to the FCS quarterfinals and is predicted to win the Ohio Valley Conference.
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  • JSU ranked No. 6 in Sports Network preseason poll

    JSU ranked No. 6 in Sports Network preseason poll

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:17:01 GMT
    The Gamecocks will begin the season ranked No. 6 in the Sports Network Poll, the highest preseason ranking in the program's Division I history in regards to the FCS Top 25.More >>
    The Gamecocks will begin the season ranked No. 6 in the Sports Network Poll, the highest preseason ranking in the program's Division I history in regards to the FCS Top 25.
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  • Former NBA, Alabama player Leon Douglas hired as new basketball coach at Miles College

    Former NBA, Alabama player Leon Douglas hired as new basketball coach at Miles College

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:38:15 GMT
    Former Alabama and NBA player Leon Douglas has been named head coach at Miles College.More >>
    Former Alabama and NBA player Leon Douglas has been named head coach at Miles College.More >>
  • Samford picked to finish third in Southern Conference

    Samford picked to finish third in Southern Conference

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:38:39 GMT
    Coming off it's first trip to the FCS Playoffs, Samford was picked to finish third in the Southern Conference, the highest the program has even been picked in the preseason since it joined the league in 2008.More >>
    Coming off it's first trip to the FCS Playoffs, Samford was picked to finish third in the Southern Conference, the highest the program has even been picked in the preseason since it joined the league in 2008.More >>
  • Alabama State, Southern favorites in SWAC

    Alabama State, Southern favorites in SWAC

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:11:55 GMT
    Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions.More >>
    Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions.
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  • JSU football picked by media to win OVC championship

    JSU football picked by media to win OVC championship

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:08:13 GMT
    Jacksonville State is picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship by media covering the league.More >>
    Jacksonville State is picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship by media covering the league.
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  • JSU running back Troymaine Pope wounded by gunfire outside AJ's Sunset Grill in Anniston

    JSU running back Troymaine Pope wounded by gunfire outside AJ's Sunset Grill in Anniston

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-09 00:57:24 GMT
    ANNISTON, Alabama -- Anniston police are investigating a shooting outside a local bar that wounded Jacksonville State running back Troymaine Pope. Pope, 20, suffered a gunshot wound to his right bicep while trying to run for safety after gunfire erupted in the parking lot of AJ's Sunset Grill around 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The injury was non-life threatening, police said. Pope, an Anniston High School product, is preparing for his sophomore season with the Gamecocks. He played in seven games in 201...More >>
    ANNISTON, Alabama -- Anniston police are investigating a shooting outside a local bar that wounded Jacksonville State running back Troymaine Pope. Pope, 20, suffered a gunshot wound to his right bicep while trying to run for safety after gunfire erupted in the parking lot of AJ's Sunset Grill around 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The injury was non-life threatening, police said. Pope, an Anniston High School product, is preparing for his sophomore season with the Gamecocks. He played in seven games in 201...More >>
  • Alabama, Auburn, UAB, JSU represented on college football watch lists

    Alabama, Auburn, UAB, JSU represented on college football watch lists

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:15:11 GMT
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will carry star power into the 2014 season.The top college football awards will release their preseason watch-lists this week and many of the names will be familiar to fans.Alabama defensive back and return man Christion Jones and UAB receiver and return man J.J. Nelson are on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, presented to the most versatile player in major college football.Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, running backs Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon, and receiver Amar...More >>
    Alabama, Auburn and UAB will carry star power into the 2014 season.The top college football awards will release their preseason watch-lists this week and many of the names will be familiar to fans.Alabama defensive back and return man Christion Jones and UAB receiver and return man J.J. Nelson are on the Paul Hornung Award watch list, presented to the most versatile player in major college football.Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker, running backs Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon, and receiver Amar...More >>
  • JSU's DaMarcus James on preseason watch list for Payton Award

    JSU's DaMarcus James on preseason watch list for Payton Award

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:28:26 GMT
    Jacksonville State's DaMarcus James is one of the top football players at the FCS level. That sentiment was reinforced when the Gamecocks junior running back was named to the Walter Payton Award watch list. The Sports Network released the list of 20 FCS players who are the frontrunners to earn the honor awarded to the FCS's outstanding player.James set a JSU single season record with 1,477 yards rushing last season. His 29 rushing touchdowns were the most in a single season in the history of ...More >>
    Jacksonville State's DaMarcus James is one of the top football players at the FCS level. That sentiment was reinforced when the Gamecocks junior running back was named to the Walter Payton Award watch list. The Sports Network released the list of 20 FCS players who are the frontrunners to earn the honor awarded to the FCS's outstanding player.James set a JSU single season record with 1,477 yards rushing last season. His 29 rushing touchdowns were the most in a single season in the history of ...More >>
  • Samford's Isaiah Williams to transfer to Georgia State

    Samford's Isaiah Williams to transfer to Georgia State

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-06-13 02:37:28 GMT
    Samford guard Isaiah Williams will transfer to Georgia State and play the final three years of college career closer to home.The native of Buford, Ga. must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and then will have three years of eligibility remaining. Georgia State won the Sunbelt Conference championship last season.Williams was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year last season with 11.9 points and 3.4 assists a game.He's one of 14 players to transfer out of the Samford basketba...More >>
    Samford guard Isaiah Williams will transfer to Georgia State and play the final three years of college career closer to home.The native of Buford, Ga. must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and then will have three years of eligibility remaining. Georgia State won the Sunbelt Conference championship last season.Williams was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year last season with 11.9 points and 3.4 assists a game.He's one of 14 players to transfer out of the Samford basketba...More >>
  • Alabama's Burrows, Samford's Quinn named NCBWA Freshman All-American

    Alabama's Burrows, Samford's Quinn named NCBWA Freshman All-American

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-06-10 02:46:41 GMT
    Alabama pitcher Thomas Burrows and Samford outfielder Heath Quinn were named to the Freshman All-America Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).Both players were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month.Burrows served as Alabama's closer this season and converted 11-of-11 save opportunities. The total is tied for fourth in program history in a single season, and are the second most in a season for an...More >>
    Alabama pitcher Thomas Burrows and Samford outfielder Heath Quinn were named to the Freshman All-America Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).Both players were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month.Burrows served as Alabama's closer this season and converted 11-of-11 save opportunities. The total is tied for fourth in program history in a single season, and are the second most in a season for an...More >>
  • Scott Padgett 'only looking forward' as head basketball coach at Samford

    Scott Padgett 'only looking forward' as head basketball coach at Samford

    Monday, June 9 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-06-09 23:34:21 GMT
    Scott Padgett met the media for the first time as Samford basketball's head coach on Monday and made it clear that the program's focus is forward."I have had contact with Bennie (Seltzer) and I'm grateful for him giving me a chance to coach with him. But, we're focused on the future," Padgett said.Padgett replaces Seltzer, who was let go last week after Samford struggled through two seasons and a 24-41 record. The Bulldogs have also struggled to keep players in the program. Fourteen players h...More >>
    Scott Padgett met the media for the first time as Samford basketball's head coach on Monday and made it clear that the program's focus is forward."I have had contact with Bennie (Seltzer) and I'm grateful for him giving me a chance to coach with him. But, we're focused on the future," Padgett said.Padgett replaces Seltzer, who was let go last week after Samford struggled through two seasons and a 24-41 record. The Bulldogs have also struggled to keep players in the program. Fourteen players h...More >>
  • Scott Padgett named new men's basketball coach at Samford

    Scott Padgett named new men's basketball coach at Samford

    Friday, June 6 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-06-07 00:22:33 GMT
    Scott Padgett is the new head basketball coach at Samford. Padgett replaces Bennie Seltzer, who was 24-41 in two seasons with the Bulldogs.More >>
    Scott Padgett is the new head basketball coach at Samford. Padgett replaces Bennie Seltzer, who was 24-41 in two seasons with the Bulldogs.More >>
  • Former WMU lineman Roosevelt Donaldson transfers to Samford

    Former WMU lineman Roosevelt Donaldson transfers to Samford

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-03 20:53:38 GMT
    Defensive lineman Roosevelt Donaldson has transferred to Samford and expects to be an impact player for the Bulldogs next season. He started classes at Samford on Monday."I really like the coaching staff, the environment and the players here," Donaldson said in a press release. "I feel like I can make an impact on the team. I feel like I can come in and make something happen."Donaldson spent last season at Western Michigan and has three years of eligibility remaining.He was a three-star prosp...More >>
    Defensive lineman Roosevelt Donaldson has transferred to Samford and expects to be an impact player for the Bulldogs next season. He started classes at Samford on Monday."I really like the coaching staff, the environment and the players here," Donaldson said in a press release. "I feel like I can make an impact on the team. I feel like I can come in and make something happen."Donaldson spent last season at Western Michigan and has three years of eligibility remaining.He was a three-star prosp...More >>
  • Carbon Hill's Gerald Smith signs to play basketball at Samford

    Carbon Hill's Gerald Smith signs to play basketball at Samford

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-05-15 02:20:00 GMT
    Gerald Smith isn't ready to give up the 'Bulldog' mascot.Samford basketball announced that the Carbon Hill High School star is part of it's four player signing class.Smith commitment to the school last month. The 6-foot-5, 190 pound guard averaged 18.7 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3.4 assists a game last season."Gerald carried his team last year," Samford head coach Bennie Seltzer said in a press release. "He did everything that was asked of him by his high school. He rebounded the bal...More >>
    Gerald Smith isn't ready to give up the 'Bulldog' mascot.Samford basketball announced that the Carbon Hill High School star is part of it's four player signing class.Smith commitment to the school last month. The 6-foot-5, 190 pound guard averaged 18.7 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3.4 assists a game last season."Gerald carried his team last year," Samford head coach Bennie Seltzer said in a press release. "He did everything that was asked of him by his high school. He rebounded the bal...More >>
  • Kodi Burns joins Samford football as new running backs coach

    Kodi Burns joins Samford football as new running backs coach

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:40:08 GMT
    Kodi Burns is Samford football's new running backs coach.The former Auburn player worked as one of the Tigers graduate assistant coach's last season. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn says Samford is getting an outstanding coach and calls the move a "home run hire" for the Bulldogs."He understands the game," Malzahn told reporters in Mobile on Monday. "He can work under pressure. There's probably more pressure on Saturday's than anybody else when he's beside me - all the signaling and making thin...More >>
    Kodi Burns is Samford football's new running backs coach.The former Auburn player worked as one of the Tigers graduate assistant coach's last season. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn says Samford is getting an outstanding coach and calls the move a "home run hire" for the Bulldogs."He understands the game," Malzahn told reporters in Mobile on Monday. "He can work under pressure. There's probably more pressure on Saturday's than anybody else when he's beside me - all the signaling and making thin...More >>
  • Former NFL kicker, WJOX radio host Al Del Greco named new golf coach at Samford

    Former NFL kicker, WJOX radio host Al Del Greco named new golf coach at Samford

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-05-02 22:43:59 GMT
    Former Auburn kicker and co-host of WJOX's Opening Drive Al Del Greco has been hired as the new golf coach at Samford University. (abc3340.com)Former Auburn kicker and co-host of WJOX's Opening Drive Al Del Greco has been hired as the new golf coach at Samford University. (abc3340.com)
    Samford has hired former NFL placekicker Al DelGreco as men's golf coach. DelGreco, whose hiring was announced on Friday, spent 17 seasons in the NFL before retiring in 2001.More >>
    Samford has hired former NFL placekicker Al DelGreco as men's golf coach. DelGreco, whose hiring was announced on Friday, spent 17 seasons in the NFL before retiring in 2001.
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  • Jacksonville State football will open at Michigan State in 2014

    Jacksonville State football will open at Michigan State in 2014

    Friday, March 21 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-03-22 00:46:38 GMT
    Jacksonville State is ready to challenge the Rose Bowl champs.The school announced that it will open the 2014 football season against Michigan State in East Lansing.The Spartans celebrated a Rose BowlMore >>
    Jacksonville State is ready to challenge the Rose Bowl champs.The school announced that it will open the 2014 football season against Michigan State in East Lansing.The Spartans celebrated a Rose BowlMore >>
  • Samford's season ends after 77-54 loss to Davidson in SoCon tournament

    Samford's season ends after 77-54 loss to Davidson in SoCon tournament

    Saturday, March 8 2014 4:25 PM EST2014-03-08 21:25:41 GMT
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — De'Mon Brooks scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as top-seeded Davidson cruised by No. 8 seed Samford 77-54 in the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference tournamentMore >>
    Top-seeded Davidson cruised by No. 8 seed Samford 77-54 in the quarterfinal round of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday.More >>
  • Williams scores 21, leads Samford past App. State in opening rounad of SoCon tournament

    Williams scores 21, leads Samford past App. State in opening rounad of SoCon tournament

    Friday, March 7 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-03-07 19:32:14 GMT
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tim Williams scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 8 seed Samford bounced ninth-seeded Appalachian State 70-56 Friday in the opening round of the Southern ConferenceMore >>
    face top-seeded and two-time defending tournament champion Davidson (19-11) in a Saturday quarterfinal.More >>
  • Last second shot helps Miles advance at SIAC tournament

    Last second shot helps Miles advance at SIAC tournament

    Monday, March 3 2014 10:13 PM EST2014-03-04 03:13:55 GMT
    Ty Lollar hit a driving lay-up with 1.9 seconds to go to lift Miles to a 76-74 win over Clark-Atlanta in the opening round of the SIAC tournament.Lollar, who attended Shelby County High School, got theMore >>
    Ty Lollar hit a driving lay-up with 1.9 seconds to go to lift Miles to a 76-74 win over Clark-Atlanta in the opening round of the SIAC tournament.Lollar, who attended Shelby County High School, got theMore >>
  • Samford baseball hands UAB its first loss of season

    Samford baseball delivers UAB it's first loss of the season

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-02-27 04:11:00 GMT
    Samford baseball flexed it's muscle and pounded the UAB Blazers.Tripp Martin, Heath Quinn and Drew McWhorter hit homeruns in the Bulldogs 13-5 win. The loss is the Blazers first of the season.Samford scoredMore >>
    Samford baseball flexed it's muscle and pounded the UAB Blazers.Tripp Martin, Heath Quinn and Drew McWhorter hit homeruns in the Bulldogs 13-5 win. The loss is the Blazers first of the season.Samford scoredMore >>
  • Samford basketball falls to last place The Citadel

    Samford basketball falls to last place The Citadel

    Monday, February 24 2014 10:03 PM EST2014-02-25 03:03:35 GMT
    Samford basketball is happy to be done with it's road schedule.The Bulldogs lost to Southern Conference cellar dweller The Citadel, 81-71 in it's final regular season road game.It's the Bulldogs firstMore >>
    Samford basketball is happy to be done with it's road schedule.The Bulldogs lost to Southern Conference cellar dweller The Citadel, 81-71 in it's final regular season road game.It's the Bulldogs firstMore >>
  • Samford's Heath Quinn earns conference player of the week honors

    Samford's Heath Quinn earns conference player of the week honors

    Monday, February 17 2014 4:12 PM EST2014-02-17 21:12:50 GMT
    Samford's Heath Quinn made an immediate impact on the college baseball diamond.The Bulldogs freshman outfielder, who attended Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, is the Southern Conference Player ofMore >>
    Samford's Heath Quinn made an immediate impact on the college baseball diamond.The Bulldogs freshman outfielder, who attended Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham, is the Southern Conference Player ofMore >>
  • Former Spain Park star gets opening day start for Samford baseball

    Former Spain Park star gets opening day start for Samford baseball

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:06 PM EST2014-02-13 22:06:28 GMT
    Former Spain Park pitcher Chase Traffica has earned Opening Day honors for the Samford Bulldogs.The Bulldogs host Valparaiso Friday night, which will also mark Traffica's debut with the team. He transferredMore >>
    Former Spain Park pitcher Chase Traffica has earned Opening Day honors for the Samford Bulldogs.The Bulldogs host Valparaiso Friday night, which will also mark Traffica's debut with the team. He transferredMore >>
  • Auburn analyst Brandon Hall to join Jacksonville State staff

    Auburn analyst Brandon Hall to join Jacksonville State staff

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 4:40 PM EST2014-02-12 21:40:06 GMT
    Auburn analyst Brandon Hall will reportedly be the new co-defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State.The Anniston Star was the first to report the story.Hall spent last season as a defensive analyst withMore >>
    Auburn analyst Brandon Hall will reportedly be the new co-defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State.The Anniston Star was the first to report the story.Hall spent last season as a defensive analyst withMore >>
  • Williams' double-double helps Samford edge Elon 62-59

    Williams' double-double helps Samford edge Elon 62-59

    Saturday, January 25 2014 10:36 PM EST2014-01-26 03:36:41 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tim Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Samford edged Elon 62-59 on Saturday. Samford (9-13, 3-4 Southern Conference) never trailed the entire game and led byMore >>
    Tim Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Samford edged Elon 62-59 on Saturday.More >>
  • Former Birmingham prep stars named college All-American honors

    Former Birmingham prep stars named college All-American honors

    Friday, January 24 2014 5:57 PM EST2014-01-24 22:57:08 GMT
    A big honor for two of the biggest members of the Tuskegee football team.Golden Lions offensive lineman Matthew Reese and Christopher Tolbert earned All-American honors.Reese, who attended Wenonah highMore >>
    A big honor for two of the biggest members of the Tuskegee football team.Golden Lions offensive lineman Matthew Reese and Christopher Tolbert earned All-American honors.Reese, who attended Wenonah highMore >>
  • Jacksonville State promotes John Grass to head coach

    Jacksonville State promotes John Grass to head coach

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:29 PM EST2014-01-22 22:29:25 GMT
    Jacksonville State appreciates a quick strike approach as much as it's new head football coach.The Gamecocks named John Grass to the position Tuesday night, just hours after Bill Clark left to become headMore >>
    Jacksonville State appreciates a quick strike approach as much as it's new head football coach.The Gamecocks named John Grass to the position Tuesday night, just hours after Bill Clark left to become headMore >>
  • Late comeback bid falls short as Samford loses on the road to Western Carolina, 67-64

    Late comeback bid falls short as Samford loses on the road to Western Carolina, 67-64

    Saturday, January 18 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-01-18 23:56:51 GMT
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - James Sinclair scored 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Trey Sumler added 13 as Western Carolina defeated Samford 67-64 Saturday. The Catamounts (11-8, 4-0 Southern) pushed aheadMore >>
    James Sinclair scored 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Trey Sumler added 13 as Western Carolina defeated Samford 67-64 Saturday.More >>
  • UAB head coach Garrick McGee leaving to join Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville

    Garrick McGee leaving UAB for Louisville

    Thursday, January 9 2014 4:08 PM EST2014-01-09 21:08:53 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that UAB coach Garrick McGee is stepping down and has agreed to become Bobby Petrino's offensive coordinator at Louisville. The personMore >>
    A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that UAB coach Garrick McGee is stepping down and has agreed to become Bobby Petrino's offensive coordinator at Louisville. The personMore >>
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