Stories by John Zenor

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Auburn assistant now on other side of rivalry

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn linebackers coach Lance Thompson is still chummy with some of his former colleagues at rival Alabama. He also speaks highly of his old boss, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, he ...
By John Zenor

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

SEC teams spare no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

Head coaches aren't the only ones making huge bucks in the Southeastern Conference, considering the seven-figure salaries of new defensive coordinators Will Muschamp (Auburn) and John Chavis ...
By John Zenor

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SEC contenders eager to get injured stars back on field

The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries.
By John Zenor

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SEC is going it alone on transfer rule

HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters.
By John Zenor

Monday, June 1, 2015

UAB to bring football back

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama Birmingham President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back as early as 2016, reversing a decision to shut it down because it was too expensive.
By John Zenor

Friday, May 22, 2015

SEC agenda to focus on keeping level playing field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference agenda for spring meetings leans heavily toward ensuring other leagues don't have any competitive advantage, either from satellite camps or graduate ...
By John Zenor

Monday, April 20, 2015

Recuperating SEC boss won't turn over reins early

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mike Slive made it clear he's still the boss of the Southeastern Conference, even with his successor seated next to him.
By John Zenor

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hits just keep on coming for Alabama backfield

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The biggest concern for Alabama's backfield figured to be finding enough carries to go around after four top running back prospects signed with the Crimson Tide two years ago.
By John Zenor

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saban doesn't regret giving Taylor second chance

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama coach Nick Saban was unapologetic about choosing to sign defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has been kicked off the team. 
By John Zenor

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UAB basketball team brings school much-needed boost

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB fans finally have something to celebrate.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Late basket lifts Bulldogs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Cameron Forte hit a jump shot from the baseline with 7 seconds left in overtime to lift Georgia to a 66-65 victory over Alabama on Saturday night.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Alabama coaches Saban and Seawell develop strong bond

Alabama football coach Nick Saban and Crimson Tide's men's golf coach Jay Seawell have built a strong and mutually beneficial friendship.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Big plays propel Gators

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East ...
By John Zenor

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Southeastern Conference suffers through poor season

The Southeastern Conference's run of playing in the national championship game had to end eventually.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Close games have test Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama hasn't steamrolled opponents with quite the same relentless regularity as some of its recent national championship teams.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Muschamp eager to get back to work

AUBURN, Ala. - Will Muschamp didn't last two weeks out of coaching. Muschamp accepted the job as Auburn's defensive coordinator 13 days after coaching his last game at Florida and following a ...
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Cooper changes Alabama's focus

Alabama's Amari Cooper has become easily the biggest, most dangerous weapon in a program normally defined by tailbacks and defense,
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Alabama, Missouri coaches have a history

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Four decades ago, Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban captured a conference championship with Kent State.
By John Zenor

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Alabama in a shootout? No problem

Alabama's opponents have to prepare for some no-huddle offense, a heavy dose of receiver Amari Cooper and maybe even a shootout.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Alabama, Missouri last teams standing in SEC

The chaotic SEC season comes down to Alabama vs. Missouri with no guarantees beyond that.
By John Zenor
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