— University of North Alabama Athletic Director Mark Linder speaks with Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks after an Athens Rotary luncheon Friday at the Athens State ballroom. Linder spoke about UNA’s potential move to Division-I for its athletic programs. Linder said the university’s goal is to make the move in 2014.
Mason, No. 3 Auburn beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42
If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship.
- COMEBACK CHAMPS: No. 1 Tanner takes 2nd title in rematch with No. 3 Washington Co.
- COLUMN: This time, it wasn’t easy for Tanner
- COLUMN: Two state champions have common traits, trophies
RATTLER REDUX: No. 1 Tanner outlasts No. 3 Washington Co. for 2nd state title
By the numbers in Tanner's 21-13 win against Washington County in Class 2A championship:
30 — Total touchdowns by Tanner running back Hayden Stephens this season;
13 — Points scored by Washington County, which is a season-low for the Bulldogs;
7 — Interceptions by Tanner defensive back Deshun Freeman this season, including three in the playoffs.
Tanner vs. Washington County: Tale of the tape
Predicting the outcome of high school football games during the regular season and in the first few rounds of the playoffs is sometimes a guessing a game, but can often be determined by just comparing common opponents.
Once a team reaches the state championship game, all bets are off. There are no common opponents and it’s difficult to know how the teams will fare.
Today’s kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Bryant-Denny. Visit http://www.fox54.com for television coverage listings or tune to My8 WAMY-TV if carried by your cable system.
No charges for Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston
Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Pinkel, No. 5 Tigers thrive in SEC Year 2
Gary Pinkel was in no mood for holiday cheer a year ago.
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