Wilson leading No. 23 Kentucky into opener at No. 8 Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson has waited for football's return even longer than most of his Southeastern Conference brethren. The signal-caller for the No. 23...

New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts

Lane Kiffin’s Mississippi home debut was supposed to come against Southeast Missouri State. Mike Leach expected to start his first season at Mississippi State versus New Mexico. Inst...

Kiffin not promising instant turnaround at Mississippi

New Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin isn't promising a repeat of his near-instant turnaround at Florida Atlantic. This time he inherits a Rebels team coming off a 4-8 season and playing...

Roll redemption: No. 3 Alabama aims to restore dominance

Alabama coach Nick Saban stressed the importance of humility to his players in a preseason talk, urging them to avoid the pitfalls of entitlement and self-satisfaction. Chances are, ...

SEC remains loaded in season when little else is normal

The Southeastern Conference is trying to carry its football season on amid the COVID-19 pandemic while Georgia, Alabama and LSU forge ahead without their star quarterbacks. In a prec...

No. 11 Auburn banking on Nix, successful overhaul on lines

The Auburn Tigers have played for a Southeastern Conference championship, knocked rival Alabama from playoff contention and had a losing league mark. The Tigers' last three seasons h...

College football kicks off COVID-19 style in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With masks, social distancing and mostly empty stands, the college football season kicked off COVID-19 style. Austin Peay and Central Arkansas, two teams fres...

COVID Kickoff: Central Arkansas-Austin Peay begin the season

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Central Arkansas and Austin Peay signed up to play in the first game of the college football season, little did they know how notable it would become. Wi...

COVID-19, not championships, hot topic at SEC practices

Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday with the precarious status of the season largely overshadowing even the annual ambitions of Alabama and Georgia. Questions ...

SEC contenders must navigate 10 games versus league foes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has long touted itself as the nation’s toughest football league from top to bottom. That begs the question: How...

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

The Big Ten Conference announced Thurday it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medi...

NASCAR race begins after show of support for Bubba Wallace

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — In an extraordinary act of solidarity with NASCAR’s only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed the car belonging to Bubba Wallace to the front of the field before Monday’s race...

NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace garage at Alabama race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series who just two weeks ago successfu...

Confederate flags fly outside NASCAR speedway in Alabama

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It cost $40 to get into Talladega Superspeedway if you were one of 5,000 people to purchase a ticket and live within 150 miles of the NASCAR staple. But to ge...

NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway postponed by rain

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track. The race, ...