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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper are the latest Alabama freshmen to become instant stars.
The Crimson Tide's precocious offensive players have put up big numbers and come through on the biggest stages of the season so far. They're two of the top threats to sting No. 1 Notre Dame's terrific defense Monday night in the BCS championship.
Yeldon follows tailbacks Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson, who made immediate impacts on their way to the NFL. Wide receiver Cooper is already challenging the freshman records set a few years ago by Julio Jones.
Yeldon has run for 1,000 yards and scored the winning touchdown against LSU. Cooper's 53 catches, 895 yards and nine touchdowns were highlighted by the decisive TD in the Southeastern Conference championship against Georgia.
BEST OF MAXIM
Alabama Crimson Tide freshman linebackers Dillion Lee and Ryan Anderson were sent home from BCS title game preparations for violating the team curfews, reports The Crimson White. “We sent two players home due to a curfew violation,” head coach Nick Saban said CLick Link to Read More!
Alabama coach Nick Saban has sent home two backup players from the BCS championship game for violating curfew.
A person with knowledge of the decision identified the players as freshman linebackers Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school didn't release the names.
A statement from Saban announced the disciplinary action. Alabama...
Timothy Antonio Yeldon, Jr., has established milestones as a first year football player at The University of Alabama. Searching for them under the full name would prove futile. Try T.J. Yeldon. The entire college football world knows of the tall, rangy 6-foot-2-inch, 216-pound Crimson Tide running back.
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. You got a problem with that?
Cotton Eyed Bowl.
Good Bull Hunting's Cotton Bowl preview is a definite must-read, with a complete breakdown of Texas A&M going into the game.
Everybody Wants You.
Robert Cessna looks at the throngs trying to get their piece of the Johnny Manziel action. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
WHY NOT MUUMUUS?
We’ve all seen the anti-Alabama shirts lately by Notre Dame fans. Jimmy Clausen, former Notre Dame quarterback, tweeted a picture of one. There was one that insinuated all Alabama Crimson Tide fans lived in mobile homes. Now, Alabama fans are fighting back with t-shirts of their own. Trust me ND fans. You do not want to get this fan base riled up. Bad things happen. HT Rovell
English: Nick Saban after the Alabama vs. Arkansas game, thanking the Alabama student section. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The SEC may be considered the strongest conference in college football, but so far the 2012/13 bowl season hasn’t shown it.
Through Thursday’s games, in fact, the SEC is batting a mere .500 (a 3-3 record), with surprising losses for Florida (to Louisville...
You’ve seen WarIrish, Catholics vs Cousins, and Golden Domers vs Mobile Homers all from the Notre Dame sideline, well finally Alabama has a response. “NO DAME WAY” [HT reader TheDeuce who alerted us to the Bama shirt] *** To those of you who will read this and somehow believe that I personally came up with the shirt and am selling it through this site….I AM NOT. Related...
As he sat at a podium on his old turf at Sun Life Stadium, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was badgered some more about a potential return to the NFL. He says it's not happening.
DeNesha Stallworth had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 6 Kentucky beat Alabama 87-70 on Sunday.
Samarie Walker added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (14-1, 2-0 SEC).
The Wildcats led early on and the Crimson Tide (10-5, 0-2) were no match. Kentucky used a 16-4 run midway through the first half to go up 25-13. Alabama closed to four, but the Wildcats scored the...
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide will play for the BCS Championship on Monday night. ESPN will carry the game between the No. 1 Fighting Irish and No. 2 Crimson Tide. Coverage for this game will begin at 8 pm EST from Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL.
In terms of history you would be hard pressed to find two programs who have had more success at the NCAA level...
NOTEBOOK: After Texas A&M's scrambler Johnny Manziel got the best of Alabama, the Crimson Tide has vowed to make sure that they don't make the same mistakes against Notre Dame's mobile quarterback Everett Golson.
Here are the Crystal Ball Run staff’s picks for Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game!
Allen Kenney’s Take: I've tried to look for one notable edge in this game in either side, and I'm not finding any. The closest thing is Amari Cooper versus Notre Dame's secondary. From a more intangible standpoint, the quarterbacks are fascinating. There's more...