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***The latest on last minute official visitor Jarran Reed *** Updates on Tide DB targets Eddie Jackson and Vonn Bell who took official visits elsewhere over the weekend ***The latest on top 100 RB Alvin Kamara following his official visit to Georgia *** The inside scoop on Michigan commit Henry Poggi's official visit to Alabama *** How UA's junior day went over with a number of top out-of-state prospects, and much more.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said on Tuesday that while he was aware of the situation involving star linebacker Manti Te'o and the revelation that his longtime girlfriend Lennay Kekua never actually existed, he did not see it affecting the Heisman Trophy finalist in the days leading up to the game against Alabama.
We're just a week from National Signing Day and, as usual, there is plenty of drama with schools fighting for recruits. This week's Top 10 list: the biggest battles for top uncommitted recruits. NOTE: These are the top-ranked recruits from the 247 Top 100, and the list does not include players who are "committed" but still appear to be up for grabs, such as the nation's No. 2 recruit, DE Chris Jones, who has been committed to Mississippi State for months but just took a visit to Ole Miss last weekend.
We hear all the time how important running the ball is in the SEC, especially if youíre going to compete for championships. Alabama was second in the SEC this past season and 16th nationally in rushing offense. The Crimson Tide averaged 227.5 yards per game. In fact, theyíre the sixth straight national champion to average at least 214 rushing yards per game. During the SECís....
The players are not directly implicated in receiving or using any of the products, although according to SI's story, Watkins recorded a YouTube testimonial six months after the game endorsing the chips and deer antler spray. "We've sent them two cease and desist letters, and we are constantly educating our guys on performance-enhancing substances," an Alabama spokesperson told Sports Illustrated.
Before we put the 2012 season to rest for good and start looking ahead to 2013, itís always worthwhile to go back and see why some teams were successful and others werenít. A good place to start is the fourth quarter. Not surprisingly, Alabama was the SECís best team in the fourth quarter last season, outscoring opponents 76-28 in league games.
Off the field, Mizzou's SEC-driven success has been far more noticeable. On Tuesday, school officials announced an $8.3 million gift from Don and Audrey Walsworth of Marceline to be used to improve and expand Memorial Stadium and also build a new clubhouse for the men's and women's golf teams at a private course in Columbia. The donation follows a $30 million gift from the Kansas City Sports Trust in June ó