SEC Football Championship Game

July 16, 2019 Birmingham: Georgia head coach Kirby Smart holds his press conference at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel during SEC Media Days on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Birmingham. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 1:05 am
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern Conference...
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Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 16, 2019 - 3:02 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 3 p.m. Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee have a new offensive coordinator and more 300-plus pound blockers. The Volunteers are hoping that combination and an experienced quarterback in Jarrett Guarantano help kick-start one of the...
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Alabama players participate during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship media day (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Before heading to the national championship game, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had some good news for three of his lesser-known players. Swinney awarded scholarships to...
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Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant (7) holds up the trophy as the team celebrates their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Clemson won 30-3. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 30, 2018 - 8:15 am
Alabama and Clemson, again. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 2 Tigers both had double-digit victories in their semifinal games Saturday, setting up what has quickly become an annual postseason meeting. They will meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year, the third time...
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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, left, and defensive end Clelin Ferrell talk as honorary captain Layton Horner, center, stands by during a hospital visit at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Clemson will play against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 7:03 pm
The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 8:55 p.m. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl after the NCAA confirmed a suspension for a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs, possibly ending...
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly listens during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Notre Dame is one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block." The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth...
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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) yells from the line during an NCAA college football game against Alabama for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 4:54 pm
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken: Georgia is not among the four playoff teams and won't have a chance to play for the national title. Kirby Smart disagrees. But the Georgia coach said he and his team aren't going to pout about the opportunity to play Texas in the Sugar...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray hoists the Most Outstanding Player trophy after beating Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
December 02, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Faced with a tricky choice, the College Football Playoff selection committee fell back on some simple criteria: One loss is better than two. Winning a conference championship is better than not. Go with the team that didn't get blown out. Oklahoma is in the playoff, moving into the fourth and final...
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Clemson's Christian Wilkins (42) laughs with head coach Dabo Swinney in the closing seconds of the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 02, 2018 - 11:52 am
The Latest from college football's bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 12:45 p.m. Clemson is making its fourth College Football Playoff appearance with a new bowl experience against a first-timer in the four-team playoff. The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0,...
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Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin (5) leaps over Alabama defensive back Saivion Smith (4) during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 01, 2018 - 4:02 pm
The Latest on college football's championship Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:00 p.m. On the first play of the second quarter in the SEC championship game, Josh Jacobs scored from a yard out for No. 1 Alabama to make it 7-7 against No. 4 Georgia. The winner in Atlanta will go to the playoff. ___ 4:...
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