Wednesday, February 5 2014 5:29 PM EST2014-02-05 22:29:10 GMT
(RNN) - Alabama and coach Nick Saban failed in their quest to win a third BCS National Championship last year, but the Crimson Tide did land the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for the third straightMore >>
The Southeastern Conference had seven of the top 10-ranked college football recruiting classes after 2014 Signing Day. More >>
Friday, January 3 2014 4:18 PM EST2014-01-03 21:18:26 GMT
(RNN) - Oklahoma beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and one Crimson Tide fan tried to beat up an Oklahoma fan in a wild altercation that was caught on video. The tension builds Thursday night at the New OrleansMore >>
An unidentified, irate Alabama fan threw herself over a row of Oklahoma fans to get at a young man she had been arguing with in a moment captured on video. More >>
Friday, December 20 2013 5:22 PM EST2013-12-20 22:22:39 GMT
(RNN) - Three Southeastern Conference schools will have to pay fines for having fans rush the field after big wins, and another must pay up for a longtime, loud tradition that violates a noise rule. AuburnMore >>
Auburn has to cough up $5,000 for fans storming the field after its Iron Bowl win; Mizzou, Ole Miss and Mississippi State were also fined for excessive fan celebration and noise, the Southeastern Conference announced Friday.More >>
Tuesday, December 17 2013 4:52 PM EST2013-12-17 21:52:06 GMT
The Heisman Trophy will be awarded in New York on Saturday night to a player in one of the deepest classes of finalists in the history of the award.More >>
Jameis Winston won the award with 668 first-place votes, ahead of second-place winner AJ McCarron of Alabama.More >>
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (RNN) - Glenn Murray, Notre Dame fan extraordinaire, was in ecstasy. He lives in Hallandale, FL, two miles from the hotel where the undefeated, No. 1 ranked Fighting Irish will stay while they prepare for their Jan. 6 showdown with No. 2 Alabama for the BCS National Championship.
He put on his Notre Dame jersey and drove to the airport to welcome the team as they arrived Monday afternoon. As close as he got was the terminal, but he was able to wave at the bus and shout "Go Irish" as it went by.
Raised in Boston, MA, he has lived in South Florida since 1964. But he managed to see every game on TV this fall. He drove to Dallas in 1970 to watch Notre Dame's first bowl game (the Irish used to eschew post-season play). They lost to Texas, 21-17. It killed him.
But the year he went to South Bend and the Irish beat Southern California, he and his buddy blasted the Notre Dame Fight Song in the rental car all the way back to the Chicago airport.
Blasting the Notre Dame Fight Song in his car is a habit of his that drives his girlfriend crazy, he said. But she is a Notre Dame fan, too.
"If she's not, it's a long walk," he said.
Notre Dame fan Chris Abadie brought his 5-year-old son John David to meet the plane. John David wore a homemade jersey for the event. He made a No. 5 on the back of a white T-shirt and wrote Manti T'eo, the name of the Fighting Irish All-American linebacker.
He was a little disappointed when they weren't able to get out on the tarmac to see the team, but once the team had showed up and they got to wave through the window, everything was OK.
Chris Abadie has lived in South Florida all his life.
"I went to Catholic school," he said. "One of the things they taught me was to love Notre Dame."
He has seen "11 of 12" of the games this year - including one the day of his mom's birthday when he and John David had to sneak off and catch a few minutes on the cell phone when they could.
He thinks the Alabama-Notre Dame game will be an old school, low-scoring defensive game. The sort of game two traditional powers should play.
"It'll be 16-13, something like that," he said. "We'll have to score late."
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