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Past articles by Chris:

Nick’s Kids Foundation donates to United Way Community Crisis

TUSCALOOSA, Ala (WIAT)– One day after urging fans to follow social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, Nick Saban and his wife Terry are making a significant donation to the State of Alabama’s United Way Community Crisis Fund. In his latest public service announcement, coach Saban urges the public to donate money to […] → Read More

SEC cancels all 2020 spring sports competitions and practice

BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (WIAT) — The Southeastern Conference today announced that all regular-season conference and non-conference competitions are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic year, including all remaining SEC championship events, due to continuing developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, all spring football games are canceled and there will be no pro […] → Read More

Doug Kennedy to make history with Alabama Sports Hall of Fame induction

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Doug Kennedy has had the kind of career that just about every athlete would love to have. On May 2, when he gets inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, history will be made. Kennedy will be the first of his kind. Check out the above video for the full […] → Read More

Pickens County holds off Francis Marion to reach 1A state finals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Pickens County scored the final 11 points of the first half Monday to turn a 21-18 deficit with 2:03 left in the second period into a 29-21 lead at intermission and the Tornadoes went on to beat Francis Marion 63-57 in the Class 1A semifinals at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball […] → Read More

Auburn holds off Alabama’s record 3-point night in OT win

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) – Auburn never trailed Wednesday night. When Alabama tied the game in the final minute to force overtime, the Tigers didn’t panic. They scored the first eight points in the extra period and made enough plays down the stretch to pull out a 95-91 victory. It was almost like this Auburn team has […] → Read More

Alabama gets first true road win on the season at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Alabama men’s basketball team earned its first road win against a Southeastern Conference foe, as it captured a 77-62 victory at Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. The 15-point margin of victory was the largest inside Memorial Gymnasium since 1985 and the second-largest win margin at Vanderbilt in series history. Junior guard John […] → Read More

Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele signs 3-year extension

AUBURN, Ala– Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has agreed to a new three-year contract that will take him through the 2022 season, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced Wednesday. “Kevin has done a fantastic job with our defense the last four years making it one of the best in the country,” Malzahn said. “This will […] → Read More

Alabama wins SEC home opener over Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – The Alabama men’s basketball team earned its first conference win of the season with a dominating 90-69 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the SEC home opener at Coleman Coliseum. With the win, the Crimson Tide has now reached 90 or more points in five consecutive games which mark the first […] → Read More

Bo Nix, Derrick Brown win SEC awards

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) – Auburn’s Derrick Brown is the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year, and quarterback Bo Nix is the SEC’s Freshman of the Year, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday. Brown, a 6-5, 318-pound senior defensive lineman, made a team-high 12.5 tackles for loss and recorded 50 tackles for the Tigers in 2019, adding four sacks. […] → Read More

Auburn hires Chad Morris as Offensive Coordinator

AUBURN, Ala.—Chad Morris has been named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn, head coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday. A 28-year coaching veteran, Morris has spent the last 10 years as one of the top offensive minds in college football helping three programs finish in the top 10 in the FBS in scoring average. A […] → Read More

Gus Malzahn named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

ATLANTA– Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today announced that Auburn Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn has been selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week award honors a football coach who led his team to a significant victory […] → Read More

Life after Bart: The Starr family honors his legacy

(WIAT) — Six months after his death, Bart Starr remains a major influence on his family. “I always feel like he’s here,” said Starr’s granddaughter Shannon Lambert. “I feel his presence every single day.” If you step into the Starr household, you’ll feel it. “I know it’s a cliché to say him being there in […] → Read More

Joey Gatewood leaves Auburn football team

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT)– It’s officially Bo Nix or bust for Auburn at quarterback. Head coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Wednesday that backup Joey Gatewood has left the team. “He’s just at a point now where he wants to be a starting quarterback and just feels like he needs to start looking for schools now so he […] → Read More

Saban: Tua may be game-time decision, Forristall out 6 weeks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has returned to practice on a limited basis, but tight end Miller Forristall could be out for the next six weeks. Coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa could be “a game-day decision” with a sprained right ankle but he took snaps and went through some work “on air” […] → Read More

Tagovailoa has surgery, out for next weekend’s Arkansas game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)– Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will miss next weekend’s game against Arkansas. How much longer he will be out after that remains in question. Head coach Nick Saban released the following statement on Sunday: “Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain last night against Tennessee. Our physicians performed a successful tight-rope procedure on his […] → Read More

Auburn announces 2020 SEC basketball schedule

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2019-20 Auburn men’s basketball team has learned when and where it will take on its Southeastern Conference foes as the league office announced the SEC slate Tuesday. Each SEC team plays the other 13 teams at least one time during 18-game schedule. They will then play their three permanent opponents a […] → Read More

Alabama announces 2020 SEC basketball schedule

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama will open the conference portion of its schedule with a road contest at Florida on Saturday, Jan. 4, as the Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2020 men’s basketball composite league schedule on Tuesday, complete with tip times and television listings. The Crimson Tide has 18 games on its league slate in addition […] → Read More

Alabama offense not satisfied with week one result

TUSCALOOSA, Ala (WIAT) — Despite putting up more than 500 yards and 42 points in their first game of the season, the Alabama offense says it has to get better. “We left some money on the table at times,” said head coach Nick Saban. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a great game on paper with 336 […] → Read More

UAB holds on to beat Alabama State in season opener 24-19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – In front of 39,165 fans, the third-largest home crowd in program history, the UAB football team outlasted Alabama State 24-19 on Thursday night at Legion Field. It was the defense who made the plays down the stretch to clinch the victory, including a goal-line stand followed by a Will Boler interception […] → Read More

Alabama lands 16 players on All-SEC Coaches Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama football placed a total of 16 players on the 2019 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, the league announced on Thursday. The 16 selections are the most from one school on the 2019 squads. The Crimson Tide had a league-best nine players earn first team honors, including Tua Tagovailoa (quarterback), […] → Read More