Stories by John Zenor

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Auburn hires Pearl as coach

Auburn turned to former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl on Tuesday to revive a struggling basketball program that hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament in more than a decade.
By John Zenor

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Malzahn, Bowden agree on slow-down rule

Bobby Bowden is against the rule until it's shown that the fast pace leads to more players getting hurt, as proponents like Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Alabama's Nick Saban have argued.
By John Zenor

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Tigers roll over Gamecocks

AUBURN, Ala. - Chris Denson scored 22 points on 8 of 11 shooting to help Auburn beat South Carolina 83-67 on Wednesday night.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

SEC men’s hoops upgrade stalling

The SEC took steps to make teams upgrade nonconference schedules starting this season. The goal is to boost power ratings and land more than last year’s three teams in the NCAA Tourna­ment.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Auburn tops Georgia for second consecutive SEC win

AUBURN, Ala. - Chris Denson scored 18 points and Auburn made six consecutive free throws over the final 34 seconds in a 74-67 victory over Georgia on Saturday.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Senior Bowl MVP lets play speak for itself

MOBILE, Ala. - Dee Ford prefers to keep things simple: Play hard and fast, and let others worry about his NFL Draft stock.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Auburn's Davis, Louis reflect on enduring plays

Auburn's season just wasn't the same after the Immaculate Deflection and the Kick Six.
By John Zenor

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Alabama loses some of its luster

Alabama lost its final two games and that aura of invincibility in a season when a national title sendoff seemed likely for quarterback AJ McCarron and C.J. Mosley.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Malzahn named AP coach of year

Auburn's Gus Malzahn has been named the Associated Press coach of year after leading the Tigers on a historic turnaround that has the team playing for the national title against Florida State.
By John Zenor

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Auburn's Malzahn named AP coach of year

AUBURN, Ala. - Gus Malzahn led the second-ranked Tigers' transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State.
By John Zenor

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Auburn edges Clemson

AUBURN, Ala. - Chris Denson scored 19 points and Auburn hit 4 of 6 free throws over the final 43 seconds to preserve a 66-64 win over Clemson Thursday night.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Auburn's ready for the biggest stage

Auburn began preparations this week to face Florida State after pulling out an escalating series of big games with a couple of fantastic finishes and an overpowering 59-42 victory over Missouri to ...
By John Zenor

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Saban will remain at Alabama

Alabama coach Nick Saban is staying put. The university announced Friday night that the football coach has reached “a long-term agreement” to remain with the Crimson Tide.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Alabama's McCarron finally gets New York visit

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron has helped Alabama reach several prime destinations, from New Orleans to Miami and Southern California.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Auburn's Mason headed for Heisman

Auburn's once-overshadowed Tre Mason riding his marathon performance to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
By John Zenor

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Auburn QB clutch for Tigers

The Auburn Tigers believe their quarterback merits some Heisman Trophy consideration.
By John Zenor

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Auburn players dismiss luck

Auburn's players are dismissing the notion that this team is lucky after back-to-back wacky wins.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Auburn stuns No. 1 Alabama on final play

AUBURN, Ala. - Chris Davis raced 100-plus yards with a missed field-goal attempt for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.
By John Zenor

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Iron Bowl has huge importance

There's much more than bragging rights on the line in Saturday's Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Rivals try to quell Iron Bowl hype

Business-as-usual denials aside, No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Auburn are preparing for perhaps the biggest game ever in this rabid in-state rivalry on Saturday.
By John Zenor