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Saturday, May 5, 2012
OCEANSIDE, California - Junior Seau's apparent suicide stunned an entire city and saddened former teammates who recalled the former NFL star's ferocious tackles and habit of calling everybody around him "Buddy."
It also left everyone wondering what led to Seau's death Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43.
"I'm sorry to say, Superman is dead," said Shawn Mitchell, a chaplain for the San Diego Chargers. "All of us can appear to be super, but all of us need to reach out and find support when we're hurting."
Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau's girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn't immediately know who the gun was registered to.
Neither Mitchell nor Seau's ex-wife knew what might have led to the former fist-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers to kill himself.
"We have no clues whatsoever," Gina Seau said. "We're as stunned and shocked as anyone else. We're horribly saddened. We miss him and we'll always love him."
Seau's death in Oceanside, in northern San Diego County, stunned the region he represented with almost reckless abandon. The same intensity that got the star linebacker ejected for fighting in his first exhibition game helped carry the Chargers to their only Super Bowl, following the 1994 season. A ferocious tackler, he'd leap up, pump a fist and kick out a leg after dropping a ball carrier or quarterback.
"It's a sad thing. It's hard to understand," said Bobby Beathard, who as Chargers general manager took Seau out of Southern California with the fifth pick overall in the 1990 draft. "He was really just a great guy. If you drew up a player you'd love to have the opportunity to draft and have on the team and as a teammate, Junior and Rodney (Harrison), they'd be the kind of guys you'd like to have."
Quarterback Stan Humphries recalled that Seau did everything at the same speed, whether it was practicing, lifting weights or harassing Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway.
"The intensity, the smile, the infectious attitude, it carried over to all the other guys," said Humphries, who was shocked that Seau is now the eighth player from the '94 Super Bowl team to die.
Seau's mother appeared before reporters outside the former player's house, weeping uncontrollably.
"I don't understand ... I'm shocked," Luisa Seau cried out.
Her son gave no indication of a problem when she spoke to him by phone earlier this week, she said.
"He's joking to me, he called me a 'homegirl,'" she said.
Seau's death follows the suicide last year of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson, who also shot himself in the chest.
In October 2010, Seau survived a 100-foot (30-meter) plunge down a seaside cliff in his SUV, hours after he was arrested for investigation of domestic violence at the Oceanside home he shared with his girlfriend. The woman had told authorities that Seau assaulted her during an argument.
There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the crash and Seau told authorities he fell asleep while driving. He sustained minor injuries.
"I just can't imagine this, because I've never seen Junior in a down frame of mind," Beathard said. "He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up. He practiced the way he played. He made practice fun. He was a coach's dream. He was an amazing guy as well as a player and a person. This is hard to believe."
Seau's ex-wife told the Union-Tribune San Diego that he texted her and each of their three children separate messages: "I love you."
Seau, who played in the NFL for parts of 20 seasons, is the eighth member of San Diego's lone Super Bowl team who has died, all before the age of 45. Lew Bush, Shawn Lee, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Doug Miller, Curtis Whitley and Chris Mims are the others. Causes of death ranged from heart attacks to a plane crash to a lightning strike.
Seau's death also is among a few recent, unexpected deaths of NFL veterans.
Duerson's family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent or treat concussions that severely damaged Duerson's brain before he killed himself in February 2011.
Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who had joined in a concussion-related lawsuit against the league - one of dozens filed in the last year - died last month at age 62. His wife has said he suffered from depression and dementia after taking years of hits.
Seau is not known to have been a plaintiff in the concussion litigation.
However, his ex-wife told The Associated Press that Seau sustained concussions during his career.
"Of course he had. He always bounced back and kept on playing," she said. "He's a warrior. That didn't stop him. I don't know what football player hasn't. It's not ballet. It's part of the game."
Gina Seau said she didn't know if the effects of concussions contributed to Seau's death.
When Humphries joined the Chargers in a 1992 trade, he said it was obvious Seau was "the person who had the most energy, the most excited, the guy who tried to rally everybody." Humphries said Seau "brought out a lot of youngness" in older players.
He also helped younger players.
"So sad to hear about Jr Seau," tweeted New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was with San Diego from 2001-05. "Junebug. Buddy. The greatest teammate a young guy could ask for. This is a sad day. He will be missed greatly."
Seau called many of those around him "Buddy." He often referred to teammates as "my players."
Seau was voted to a Chargers-record 12 straight Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times.
"We all lost a friend today," Chargers President Dean Spanos said in a statement. "This is just such a tragic loss. One of the worst things I could ever imagine."
Seau's greatest game may have been in the 17-13 victory at Pittsburgh in the AFC championship game in January 1995 that sent the Chargers to the Super Bowl. Playing through the pain of a pinched nerve in his neck, he spread out his 16 tackles from the first play to the second-to-last. San Diego was routed 49-26 in the Super Bowl by San Francisco.
Seau left the Chargers after the 2002 season when the team unceremoniously told him he was free to pursue a trade. He held a farewell news conference at the restaurant he owned in Mission Valley, and later was traded to Miami.
Seau retired a few times, the first in August 2006, when he said, "I'm not retiring. I am graduating."
Four days later, he signed with the New England Patriots. He was with the Patriots when they lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl following the 2007 season, which ended New England's quest for a perfect season.
Last fall, finally retired for good, Seau was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame.
His last season was 2009.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft recalled the tight hugs he got from Seau in the locker room following games.
"He may have been one of the most charismatic Patriots players in franchise history," Kraft said. "Today, the fans of the teams for which Junior played - San Diego, Miami and New England - lost more than a legendary football player. We lost our 'Buddy.' "
More than 100 people gathered outside of Seau's home, only hours after he was found dead. Families showed up with flowers and fans wearing Chargers jerseys waited to get news.
Several hours after Seau was found, his body was loaded into a medical examiner's van and taken away as fans snapped pictures and raised their hands in the air as if in prayer.
Family friend Priscilla Sanga said about 50 friends and family members gathered in the garage where Seau's body lay on a gurney and they had the opportunity to say goodbye.
"Everybody got to see Junior before they took him away," Sanga said. "He looked so peaceful and cold. It was disbelief. We all touched him and kissed him."
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Friday, October 4, 2013 - Bama aiming for improvement against Georgia State
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Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Walker football team banned from post-season play for post-game fight with Cullman; coaches suspended for season
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Coaches suspended, schools sanctioned after Walker-Cullman football fight
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Tide wide receiver Kenny Bell tweets he's 'back with the team'
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Walker head football coach resigns after fight with rival coach
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Malzahn: AU must improve to beat Arkansas State
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Three touchdowns from Jones, Manziel highlight SEC's opening week
Friday, August 30, 2013 - Alabama ready for Virginia Tech
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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - Nick Saban hosts 7th Annual Nick's Kids Luncheon
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Saturday, June 1, 2013 - SEC to take hands on approach to bowl game match ups
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Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Alabama to square off with Illinois in final of NCAA men's golf championships
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Nick Saban inducted into Ala. Sports Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Auburn AD Jay Jacobs: Football, athletic program will rebound
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Carl Edwards gets pole at Talladega after rain washes out qualifying
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - Talladega continues to be unpredictable
Friday, May 3, 2013 - Race fans ready for Talladega weekend
Friday, May 3, 2013 - Patrick aiming for different type of goal at Talladega
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - Malzahn releases Auburn's post-spring depth chart
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Alabama starting guard Trevor Lacey transferring
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Fans optimistic after attending Alabama's A-Day game
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Alabama gets back to spring practice; Smart gets 3-year, $3.85 million deal
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Braves win eighth straight with 3-1 victory over Nationals
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - WR Cooper shines in Alabama's second spring scrimmage
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Running back Corey Grant turns heads during Auburn scrimmage
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Rolando McClain agrees to sign with Baltimore Ravens
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Florida Gators football assistant Bryant Young resigns
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Bo Jackson: Auburn allegations not worth time of day
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - IndyCar to continue in Birmingham through 2016
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - Gus Malzahn talks about Auburn's first scrimmage
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - Malzahn happy with how Auburn handled reports, allegations
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Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Alabama baseball honors Mal Moore in 2-0 win over Auburn
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Coach Saban remembers Mal Moore
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs reacts to the passing of Mal Moore
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Governor Robert Bentley reacts to the death of Mal Moore
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Mal Moore has Passed Away
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Alabama Football announces hiring of Kerry Stevenson
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Thursday, February 7, 2013 - JSU Coach Bill Clark on signing day 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Alabama's AJ McCarron awarded CFPA Quarterback Trophy
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - Ex-UA football player arrested for carrying gun at airport
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Auburn's home game against Kentucky sold out; Malzahn to speak at halftime
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Nick Saban welcomes nine early enrollees to Tuscaloosa
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - President Obama congratulates Nick Saban on BCS title, again
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - Saban closes door on NFL (again)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - Auburn Univ. wants public's opinion on future of Toomer's Corner
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - BCS Coaches' Trophy going on tour this weekend
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - Nick Saban quotes following BCS championship win
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - Alabama claims back-to-back BCS titles with 42-14 rout of Notre Dame
Monday, January 7, 2013 - Oxford to begin search for new football coach
Saturday, January 5, 2013 - Crimson Tide wraps up final preparations for Notre Dame
Saturday, January 5, 2013 - Nick Saban talks about decision to send two players home
Friday, January 4, 2013 - Auburn hires Tim Horton as tight ends coach
Friday, January 4, 2013 - Kirby Smart discusses Auburn interview, Nick Saban and coaching future
Friday, January 4, 2013 - Two Alabama freshmen sent home for curfew violations
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier meets the media in Miami
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - Alabama's AJ McCarron talks Notre Dame, Barrett Jones and shoe fetish
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - Alabama holds first BCS practice in Miami
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 2 Auburn seniors to play in Raycom College All-Star Classic
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Quotes from Alabama's Nick Saban at airport in Miami
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Tide rolls into Miami
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - Alabama holds New Year's Day BCS practice; Jones back from injury
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Alabama holds final BCS practice for 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Auburn's Sullivan scores 21 in 81-79 loss to No. 12 Illinois in Chicago
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Virginia Tech squeaks by Rutgers in OT to win Russell Athletic Bowl
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Alabama continues to install game plan for No. 1 Notre Dame
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Time changed for Auburn basketball's Jan. 2 meeting with FSU
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Boxer recovering from broken neck won't give up
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Malzahn hires J.B. Grimes as offensive line coach at Auburn
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Auburn signs top JUCO running back
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Saban: 'Good to get started again' ahead of BCS Championship game
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - NASCAR NOTES: Good and bad of 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - Alabama's Barrett Jones named college football's best center, wins Rimington Trophy
Friday, December 7, 2012 - Vols hire Cincinnati's Jones as new football coach
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - Arkansas St. issues statement on Malzahn
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - Malzahn: 'We will get this thing turned around'
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Alabama, Notre Dame BCS Championship ticket prices getting expensive
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Alabama gets a tough win in SEC Championship
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - JSU: Football coach Jack Crowe released from contract
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Auburn working with short list of candidates that includes Gus Malzahn, Jimbo Fisher
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Birmingham subscribers of Charter Cable will be able to watch Saturday’s SEC Championship
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - Three Alabama players selected as All-Americans
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Auburn's rapid fall result of issues on, off field
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Bama-UGA gearing up for latest huge SEC title game
Monday, November 26, 2012 - SEC Championship tickets spiking for Ala. vs. Ga.
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Alabama receiver Kenny Bell out for the season with broken leg
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Potential candidates to be the next football coach at Auburn
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Gene Chizik dismissed after four seasons at Auburn
Monday, November 26, 2012 - No. 2 Alabama blanks Auburn 49-0 in Iron Bowl
Monday, November 26, 2012 - UAB loses season finale to Central Florida 49-24
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - Mason, McCalebb lead Auburn to easy 51-7 win over Alabama A&M on Senior Day
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - No. 4 Alabama shuts out Western Carolina 49-0; Stats
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - Memphis stymies Darrin Reaves, blasts UAB 46-9 at Legion Field
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Iron Bowl kick off time is set.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Fans react to Alabama loss
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Saban: There’s still a lot to play for
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Chizik: “We’re going to keep swinging away”
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - Auburn shut out by Georgia, 38-0
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - Alabama falls to Texas A&M, 29-24
Monday, November 5, 2012 - McCarron has Heisman-like moment for No. 1 Alabama
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - Saban will 'never forget' last drive against LSU
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - Chizik 'proud' of his team, quarterback Wallace
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - Top-ranked Alabama a unanimous No. 1 in AP poll after thrilling victory over No. 5 LSU
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - No. 1 Alabama wins with comeback 21-17 win over No. 5 LSU
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - Auburn snaps losing skid, beats New Mexico St. 42-7
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - LSU fans tape a tiger tail to Nick Saban's statue
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Freshmen Cooper, Yeldon shine in Alabama's 44-13 victory over Tennessee
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Alabama's AJ McCarron generating Heisman Trophy buzz
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Auburn faces many problems in game against Vanderbilt
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - First BCS standings released with Alabama and Florida on top
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - No. 1 Alabama took down Missouri 42-10 in Columbia on Saturday despite the weather
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - Quotes from Gene Chizik after Auburn's loss to Ole Miss
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - Auburn loses third straight game to Ole Miss, 41-20
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - No. 25 Samford suffers first loss of the season to Georgia Southern
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Despite adversity, Earnhardt still optimistic
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace will play against Alabama
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Samford starts tough run at No. 9 Georgia Southern
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Five-star running back Derrick Henry commits to Alabama over Tennessee
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Alabama football player arrested for second time
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Braves clinch playoff berth; Tigers tie White Sox
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Belichick fined 50K, Kyle Shanahan 25K by NFL
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Nick Saban talks Ole Miss, Hugh Freeze and injury reports in SEC teleconference
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Chizik disappointed over close loss to LSU
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Gene Chizik talks about Auburn's loss to LSU, student assistant that passed away before the game
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Alabama cruises past Florida Atlantic
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Inspired Auburn team comes up short against No. 2 LSU
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - UAB loses on the road to Ohio State 29-15
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Alabama defeats Arkansas, 52-0
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Auburn beats Louisiana-Monroe in overtime, 31-28
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Alabama defeats Western Kentucky, 35-0
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Auburn falls to Mississippi State, 28-10
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Former Olympian helping local athletes
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Penn State was callous
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - Auburn Sending 28 Representatives To London Olympic Games
Monday, July 9, 2012 - Federer and Williams are Wimbledon champions once again
Friday, June 22, 2012 - Heat are Champions!!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Heat one win away
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Innocence in Roger Clemens
Monday, June 18, 2012 - Heat rises
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - OKC wins game 1 of finals!
Monday, June 11, 2012 - Thunder vs. Heat in finals
Saturday, June 9, 2012 - Bill Glasson continues to lead after 2nd round of Regions Tradition
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Friday, June 8, 2012 - Heat pushes it to game 7!!
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - The unstoppable Tide wins title
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - OKC one game away from finals
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - Bama forces game 3!!!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - Alabama suffers first loss in champioship
Monday, June 4, 2012 - The Tide Slides into Championship Series
Friday, June 1, 2012 - The Tide Wins in World Series Opener
Sunday, May 27, 2012 - Gamecocks end OVC tourney run with 7-6 loss to Austin Peay
Sunday, May 27, 2012 - UAB shocks #16 Central Florida at CUSA baseball tournament
Sunday, May 27, 2012 - Alabama Softball one win away from college world series
Friday, May 25, 2012 - Gamecocks thrive in win over Morehead State 12-5
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Alabama Special Olympics-Troy University
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Saks’ Collins headed to Florida
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Barons top Biscuits, 5-3
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Alabama baseball loses to Georgia, 8-4
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Samford Baseball gets big win over Oklahoma
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - UAB Baseball gets big 1-0 win over Southern Miss
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Auburn Baseball loses to #3 Florida, 6-0
Friday, May 11, 2012 - Top-seed Alabama opens SEC Tourney with a win
Friday, May 11, 2012 - Auburn Softball loses SEC Tourney opener
Friday, May 11, 2012 - UAB Softball win C-USA Tourney opener
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Mississippi St. coach suspended 1 game
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - Eric McClure released from Alabama hospital
Monday, May 7, 2012 - Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega
Monday, May 7, 2012 - Patton, Wilson nab state titles for Anniston
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Smith's walk-off wouble in the ninth lifts Alabama to win over Bulldogs
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Auburn plays Tennessee In first round Of SEC softball tournament
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - NASCAR's McClure stable, alert after accident
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Logano beats Busch at finish of nationwide race
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - McReynolds rides last-lap pass to ARCA win
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Ryan makes NASCAR a family affair for Truexs at Talladega
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Bowyer to drive Alabama National Championship Toyota
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Dega Driver To Honor Victims of April 27th Tornadoes
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Jones' HR in 11th lifts Braves past Phils 15-13
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Alabama Softball Opens Series with Convincing 13-6 Win
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Seven-Run Eighth Sends Auburn To 12-5 Win Over Tennessee
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Alabama Baseball Drops Heartbearker to No. 4 Gamecocks
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Ravens select LB Upshaw with 35th overall pick
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Auburn's Barbee dismisses 2 players, suspends 3rd
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Alabama Quarterback Phillip Sims to Transfer
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Alabama dominates from national signing day to NFL draft day
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Browns select RB Trent Richardson
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Nick Saban to attend Alabama's Gymnastics Championship Celebration
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Patriots trade up to get Alabama LB Hightower
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Bengals take CB Dre Kirkpatrick with 17th pick
Friday, April 27, 2012 - Bucs trade down, select S Mark Barron in NFL draft
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - Alabama repeats as NCAA gymnastics champ, captures sixth title overall
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - Bama's Jackie Traina sees her 28-game win streak come to an end
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Samford Baseball beat UAB, 11-0
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Auburn Baseball Alabama A&M, 7-1
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Alabama Baseball splits with Miss Valley
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - Summitt steps aside, Warlick new Tennessee coach
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - JSU trustees approve tennis, softball venue upgrades
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - Fans gather for Alabama A-Day game
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 'It's great to be home at Auburn!': Cam Newton, Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan unveil Heisman statues
Friday, April 13, 2012 - Tide's Sunseri adapting without coach/dad, Barron
Friday, April 13, 2012 - AD says Petrino's affair was 'several months' long
Friday, April 13, 2012 - Ex-Auburn player convicted of first-degree robbery
Friday, April 13, 2012 - Auburn Holds Last Practice Before A-Day
Friday, April 13, 2012 - President to honor Alabama Crimson Tide national championship team
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Barons score three in eighth, top Stars 4-2
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Bobby Petrino releases statement
Friday, April 6, 2012 - Hankerson and Mitchell to Leave UA Basketball Program
Friday, April 6, 2012 - Ark coach Petrino won't be cited for crash
Friday, April 6, 2012 - Auburn's Jawara White no longer playing football
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - UAB football wraps up fourth spring practice
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Alabama football players return to practice
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Samford football players prepare for scrimmage
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Monday's Auburn Football Practice Report
Monday, April 2, 2012 - Alabama Baseball loses at Tennessee
Monday, April 2, 2012 - Sunday sweep makes Alabama Softball 35-1
Monday, April 2, 2012 - Auburn Softball loses to Ole Miss, 6-2
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - Honda Indy Grand Prix draws 90,000 to Birmingham
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - Race Weekend At Barber Motorsports Park
Friday, March 30, 2012 - A new Earnhardt at Barber
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Alabama football team completes 7th practice
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Blazers begin Garrick McGee era as spring practice begins
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Samford Bulldogs continue spring football practice
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Paralyzed wrestler returns to school
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - UA: Former Tide players take part in NFL pro day in Tuscaloosa
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - UAB Baseball beats Alabama 1-0 in 12 innings
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Alabama Softball sweeps Auburn
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Troy Baseball beats JSU, 9-1
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9th inning Samford slam stuns #24 Auburn, 8-5
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - Birmingham-Southern Baseball loses at Emory
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Bama nabs #1 seed in NCAA gymnastics regionals
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Auburn nabs #3 seed as Tigers host NCAA gymnastics regional
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Alabama extends Saban's deal, boosts pay
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Saban won't get a high school named after him
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Alabama Continues Spring Work
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Auburn Spring Practice Report: Day 2
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Alabama Gymnastics Takes Second at the 2012 SEC Championships
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Western Washington beats Montevallo 72-65 for Division II title
Friday, March 23, 2012 - Montevallo beats Bellarmine 79-72 in Div-II semi
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Oxford edges Pell City 2-1 in 10 innings
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Samford Bulldogs continue spring football practice
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Former Auburn QB Jason Campbell signs with Chicago Bears
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Athletic director speaks after firing UAB coach Mike Davis
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - Mike Davis fired from UAB basketball coach position
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - Alabama Baseball wins over Samford, 6-5
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - Samford fires head basketball coach Jimmy Tillette
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - UAB women move into Conference USA tournament semi-finals
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - Auburn beats Alabama in Capital City Classic
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - Auburn will unveil Heisman statues April 14
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Auburn baseball loses to Purdue 9-8
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Alabama baseball loses at Tulane 9-7
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - UAB women lose to UTEP, grab #4 seed in conference tournament
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - JSU men bow out in the OVC basketball tournament
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Jacksonville heads to state championship after win over Midfield
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Jacksonville takes winning mentality into state semifinals
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Auburn’s “Mr. Penny” suffering from gunshot wound
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Anniston falls in regional tourney for 3rd straight year
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Strong 2nd half sends Jacksonville to final after defeating Springville
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Nine-win Munford Lions getting their shot in postseason
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Bart Starr to serve as Grand Marshall for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Piedmont comes up just short against Madison Academy
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - OVC 2012-13 schedule has Murray, Peay visiting Jacksonville State
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Bama's Mitchell suspended for rest of the season
Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn Swimming Wins 16th Consecutive SEC Championship
Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn Drops Game Two Of Doubleheader, 4-3
Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn Softball No-Hits Virginia Tech In 1-0 Win And Beats No. 23 Georgia Tech
Monday, February 20, 2012 - Auburn women's hoops falls to LSU, 57-41
Monday, February 20, 2012 - UA baseball falls to Florida Atlantic, 9-4
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - End of Vols winning streak energizes Crimson Tide
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Piedmont’s Dent wins third state title; Wellborn’s Carroll falls short
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Golden Eagles finish season with last-second loss to Munford
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Ranburne's Smith preps for finals
Friday, February 17, 2012 - Anniston routs Munford to reach regional, Bullock wants improvement
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Montevallo downs Columbus State 64-60
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Jacksonville trying to break trend after reaching goal
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Junior Jordan Simpson looks primed to claim third prep wrestling title as No. 5 Oxford heads to finals
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - No. 14 Florida beats Alabama 61-52
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Tennessee State beats Jacksonville State 69-64, OT
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - Donoho rattles Lady Cardinals early, wins area title
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Green, Steele, and Releford suspended from UA men’s basketball team
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - UAB softball wins opener
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Samford softball wins opener
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Alabama softball wins season opener 8-0 over Memphis
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Piedmont senior Strott leads Bulldogs to area title game
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Toughness Auburn's theme headed into rematch with Ole Miss
Friday, February 10, 2012 - Alabama women grab first SEC win of the season
Friday, February 10, 2012 - Auburn women lose to Florida, 70-56
Friday, February 10, 2012 - Saks earns 64-40 victory in semifinals
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Daniel, Strain headed toward promising rematch
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Wellborn graduate makes big leagues
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Tide does fine without Mitchell
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Two sport athlete signed by JSU
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - Alabama Gets Late Surge To Slip By Ole Miss In OT
Friday, February 3, 2012 - Top Ranked Illinois Player Signs With Auburn
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - Oxford's Alexander signs with LSU
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Tide Surges In Second Half To Down Hogs, End Slump
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Auburn On Recruiting Trail
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - Jacksonville Wins,Moves Up In OVC