Stories by John Zenor

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

SEC loaded with top pass rushers

Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it.
By John Zenor

Saturday, July 16, 2016

SEC East's new blood could restore balance in league

HOOVER, Ala. -The SEC East is relying heavily on three former Nick Saban assistants to restore balance to the league.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Several SEC teams facing QB questions - again

HOOVER, Ala. -Quarterback questions once again linger around the Southeastern Conference heading into preseason camps. For a league that seems to mass produce NFL-caliber talent, the QB position ...
By John Zenor

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Alabama looks to fill voids on offense

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama is once again in search of a new quarterback. This time, the Crimson Tide also lacks an established running back.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Gamecock women flex muscle in rout

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and Alaina Coates added 13 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in No. 3 South Carolina's 66-46 victory over the Crimson Tide on Monday night.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Quarterback from North Dakota State is on big stage

MOBILE, Ala. - Those NFL executives who couldn't make the trek to North Dakota to check out Carson Wentz in college are now getting a close-up view of the player in the mix to be the first ...
By John Zenor

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Tide knock Gamecocks from ranks of unbeaten

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Riley Norris hit his first seven 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 27 points to lead Alabama to a 73-50 upset of previously unbeaten No. 19 South Carolina on Wednesday ...
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Alabama's latest title came the hard way

The fourth title in seven seasons was the toughest for Saban and the Crimson Tide. Yet they endured in a 45-40 shootout win over Clemson at University of Phoenix Stadium.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Alabama's defensive front is deep, diverse

The most impressive part of the second-ranked Alabama's formidable defense has been a front line that is both deep and diverse, even by 'Bama standards.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Gamecocks open SEC play with victory

AUBURN, Ala. - Sindarius Thornwell scored a season-high 22 points and No. 22 South Carolina fought off a second-half challenge to beat Auburn 81-69.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Alabama coach has groomed numerous head coaches

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban's coaching legacy extends well beyond the Southeastern Conference and national championships and NFL draft picks. It sometimes stretches all the way to the opposing ...
By John Zenor

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

QB Coker is getting job done for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jake Coker won the team over even when Alabama lost the game.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Alabama tries to shift focus away from awards, coaching changes

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Derrick Henry, Kirby Smart and Alabama returned to the practice field after making the rounds on the awards circuit – or starting a new job.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Alabama defense to face tougher offenses in the college football playoffs

Alabama's defense has plowed through Southeastern Conference competition, preying on suspect quarterback play and corralling talented running backs.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Alabama's Henry quickly impressed team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Derrick Henry made a quick impression on his Alabama teammates upon arriving on campus as a coveted prospect with everything from his hardcore weight room workouts to those ...
By John Zenor

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Alabama is SEC's last hope for playoff representative

The once-unstoppable Southeastern Conference is down to one national title contender.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Alabama claims SEC West

Adam Griffith kicked five field goals to help propel the Crimson Tide to the SEC West title with a 29-13 victory over rival Auburn on Saturday.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Georgia-Auburn game loses luster this year

AUBURN, Ala. - Georgia-Auburn was supposed to be a potential prelude to the Southeastern Conference championship game between teams on their ways to division titles.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Crimson Tide too much for Tigers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Derrick Henry ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns and No. 7 Alabama's defense smothered Leonard Fournette in a 30-16 victory over No. 4 Louisiana State on Saturday night.
By John Zenor

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Alabama-LSU games live up to billing

Louisiana State visits Alabama Saturday in a Southeastern Conference showdown that has mostly lived up to its billing in recent years.
By John Zenor
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