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COLUMN: Biscuits season openers now playing second fiddle

Former big league stars turned coaches Dan DeMent (7), Gary Redus (20) and current Biscuits pitcher Hunter Wood participate in the opening ceremonies of the season debut on Thursday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(April 7, 2017)

Thursday night was the season opener for the Montgomery Biscuits, the 14th in team history.

Based on attendance, you had better things to do.

Maybe, in the words of a long-gone actor from a now unpopular (as well as politically incorrect) movie – you don’t give a damn.

Indeed, it seems like Opening Night for the grand game of baseball is gone with the wind.


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COLUMN: AHSAA getting heat from State House regarding public-private dispute

The current firestorm regarding transfers between public and private schools has centered on Madison Academy. The school's athletic program has won numerous state titles including baseball. (Staff Photo)

By Mike Tankersley
Special to RRS
(March 19, 2017)

Ed. Note: Mike Tankersley is a former member of the staff of the Montgomery Advertiser and is now an editor and writer for the Arab Tribune. The following column ran this weekend in the Tribune.

There is another battle brewing in the state legislature. But it has nothing to do with gambling or your taxes.

Some state legislators tried to hold Alabama High School Association’s feet to the fire on Wednesday over an issue that is increasingly drawing the ire of a lot of coaches and fans in this state, and that is the assumed unfairness some private schools have over public schools when it comes to athletics.


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PRESS PICKS: New season opens with new 'classic'

Staff Report
(August 18, 2016

Football season arrives and the panel is ready.

For the seventh year, River Region Sports invites members of the local media to pick select games involving local high school games and the top college matchups in the state, SEC and the nation.


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PRESS PICKS: Shearer hangs on for title

Staff Report
(January 20, 2016)

Three panelists tied for the top spot in the bowl picks but nobody did well enough to catch the eventual champion.


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PRESS PICKS: Can Shearer go out a winner?

Staff Report
(December 18, 2015)

It's the last chance to catch Jeff Shearer... maybe forever.

The leader of the panel for the last several weeks recently announced that he was going to work with the Auburn University Athletic Department, meaning he will be bowing out of the standings after this season. He could leave a champion if he can hold on to what is a good-size lead.


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PRESS PICKS: Last week of regular season means championships

Staff Report
(December 2, 2015)

The final week of the regular season arrives and with it the crowning of seven state champions in the AHSAA and a few conference titles in college, too.


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PRESS PICKS: Rivalry Week arrives

Staff Report
(November 25, 2015)

The college football season reaches "Rivalry Week" and brings in another crop of games that should have an impact on conference and national championship contenders.


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PRESS PICKS: Shearer holds on to lead

Staff Report
(November 19, 2015)

The number of football weekends are dwindling and with it the chance to move up in the standings.


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PRESS PICKS: Wild season continues with Shearer on top

Staff Report
(November 12, 2015)

The story of the 2015 football season continues to be written and with it, the oddity and evolution of the game unlike what we've known in a long time.

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PRESS PICKS: New month provides playoffs, key college games

Staff Report
(November 5, 2015)

With apologies to the month of March, November comes in like a lion.

That doesn't mean October was a lamb... quite the opposite.



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PREP CAPSULES: New season means new opportunity

Staff Report
(November 5, 2015)

The second season is about to begin.

The "new" season presents new opportunities for many while a few teams had high expectations prior to the season and this is merely the continuance.

There are also a few traditional powers missing while a few teams such as Robert E. Lee are in the playoffs for the first time in a long time.


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PRESS PICKS: Panel struggles in worst week ever

Staff Report
(October 29, 2015)


It was a week the panel would just soon forget.

Only three had winning records last week and all three were just one game over .500.


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PREP CAPSULES: Local teams warm up for playoffs

Staff Report
(October 29, 2015)

It's tuneup time for many teams in the River Region.

For others, it's one more chance for victory.


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PRESS PICKS: Panel stays in mid-season form

Staff Report
(October 22, 2015)

Last week may have brought a lot of change to the college football scene. But the panel has maintained a little consistency over the last few weeks.

Jeff Shearer continues to lead while Tim Gayle stays hot on the trail.


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PRESS PICKS: Wild week still has Shearer as the panel leader

Staff Report
(October 15, 2015)

An amazing week has given us several college coaching changes, a couple of upstart teams and the suspension of an SEC quarterback.

But it didn't give us a new leader on the panel.

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PREP CAPSULES: History to be made among River Region teams

Staff Report
(October 15, 2015)

A little history will be made this week in different fashion.

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PRESS PICKS: Shearer takes over top spot

Staff Report
(October 8, 2015)

Jeff Shearer is now your leader...

At least among the Press Picks panel.

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PRESS PICKS: Panel likes Georgia to tame Bama

Staff Report
(October 1, 2015)

The field continues to trail Tim Gayle. But the lead has gotten smaller.

Gayle leads Christina Chambers and Jeff Shearer by three games after last week's results. There is a logjam between second and seventh place with just two picks seperating eight panel members.

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PREP CAPSULES: Midseason rivalries return

Staff Report
(September 24, 2015)

Midseason in high school football has arrived and with it, a few of the top rivalries in the River Region.

While most teams are taking the week off from region play, it provides the opportunity to renew old rivalry games.

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PRESS PICKS: Panel moves on after tough week

Staff Report
(September 23, 2015)

It was a struggle for the panel last week but Tim Gayle maintains the lead, albeit a smaller one.

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PREP CAPSULES: Perfect records on the line in fifth week of the season

Staff Report
(September 17, 2015)

Entering the fifth week of the season, there have been a few surprises in the River Region.

None bigger than Elmore County, which enters this week's tilt with Leeds with a perfect 4-0 record. The Panthers upset Munford last week and looks to do the same to the defending 4A champion on the road.

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PRESS PICKS: Gayle all alone at the top

Staff Report
(September 16, 2015)

Tim Gayle continues to lead.

And that lead continues to grow.

Gayle's 12-3 week was topped only by the near-perfect pick sheet of Barry McKnight but it was more than enough to take sole possession of first place heading into a new week.

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PREP CAPSULES: Cramton Bowl has full card this weekend

Staff Report
(September 3, 2015)

The first weeks of the season have provided a lot of thrills and chills. It's also beginning to provide a snapshot of what's to come.

The second week of region play in AHSAA should give more answers as to who is going to be in the running for playoff contention. It will also give a few teams a chance of redemption after disappointments last week.

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PRESS PICKS: Leaders stay the same as college games begin

Staff Report
(September 10, 2015)

The names at the top stay the same after the first week of college football.

Tim Gayle and Christina Chambers kept their lead after impressive finishes in what was the first week of college picks. But most of the panel also did well and stayed within striking distance of the leaders.

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PRESS PICKS: Newcomers on top after two weeks

Staff Report
(September 3, 2015)

The new kids on the block have the lead... at least for a week.

Tim Gayle and Christina Chambers are new to the panel but are co-leaders after two weeks of picks. While none of the ballots were anything to write home about last week, Gayle and Chambers did enough to wrestle away the lead.

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PRESS PICKS: Another week of Prep-only picks

Staff Report
(August 27, 2015)

With Week 0 in the books, the panel has its first set of standings.

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PREP CAPSULES: Everybody gets into the act this week

Staff Report
(August 27, 2015)

A handful of teams got the season underway a week ago.

Now everybody gets into the act.

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COLUMN: Tide fans looking for clues in quarterback battle

Cooper Bateman (18) is one of five quarterbacks battling for Alabama's starting role at quarterback. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(August 24, 2015)

According to ancient history, the reading of tealeaves at the bottom of a cup can give us an indication of the future.

As a brief reminder of how it works, the liquid is poured out of the cup (not using a strainer) and the remnants of the leaves usually provide a pattern of some type, providing the reader a certain divination.

Apparently, there are Alabama fans who are using the same procedure to figure out who will be the Crimson Tide’s next starting quarterback.

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Capital City makes improvements to athletic venues to keep economic impact steady

Sporting events continue to make their mark on local economies prompting citys to make renovations. (Photo courtesy David Rudoni)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 24, 2015)

Sports is big business.

And a recent story by Sports Events Magazine, based in Gulf Shores, maintains the business of bringing sports events to local communities is only going to grow if the past 10 years are any indication.

While different aspects of the economy have ebbed and surged over the past decade, the market for sporting events has defied the economy with a steady climb each year. The magazine offered five reasons why sports events will continue to grow...

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PREP CAPSULES: First edition loaded with top matchups

Staff Report
(August 20, 2015)

The 2015 high school football season arrives and with it anticipation of playoff berths, regional titles and a trip to Tuscaloosa for the Super 7 (or Troy for the AISA).

Only a handful of teams will make the championship round but the road begins this week across the River Region.

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PRESS PICKS: Season opens with prep picks

Staff Report
(August 19, 2015)

Football season arrives and the panel is ready.

For the sixth year, River Region Sports invites members of the local media to pick select games involving local high school games and the top college matchups in the state, SEC and the nation.

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PRESS PICKS: Panel says national title race wide open

Staff Report
(August 15, 2015)

Another season arrives in college football and the panel is ready to tell everyone what it thinks will happen in 2015.

The defending champion, Mike Peacock (Raycom), is ready to repeat what was his maiden voyage in Press Picks. He has the majority of contestants back along with two newcomers.

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COLUMN: New Tide coach the best choice for Battle - but is Johnson the right choice?

Avery Johnson was officially introduced as the new head basketball coach at Alabama on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Dept. Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 9, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA – Did Alabama make the right choice for a new men’s basketball coach when university athletic director Bill Battle hired Avery Johnson?

That’s a question that will be answered down the road. When Alabama hired Gene Stallings to be its football coach in 1990, his resume wasn’t a sparkling reflection of success. And his predecessor, Bill Curry, won more games in three years (27) than anybody at the university, yet never fit in.


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COLUMN: History proves landing high-profile coach in SEC is a crapshoot

Hiring coaches has been a difficult task for all teams in SEC men's basketball with the exception of "blue blood" Kentucky, which found another top-notch hire in John Calipari. (Photo courtesy Southeastern Conference)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 2, 2015)

“Show me the money” is apparently not all it takes to land a men’s college basketball coach.

A day after getting turned down by Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is moving on to Plan B, trying to land a top-name coach that can turn the Crimson Tide’s basketball fortunes back into the direction of the NCAA Tournament.


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COLUMN: Tide's pursuit of Marshall not such a laughable idea

National opinion regarding Alabama's pursuit of Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall was nonsensical, to say the least. (Photo contributed)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(March 24, 2015)

Listen closely.

That laughter you hear is not from the response to new host of the “Late Late Show” on CBS.

It is directed at the preposterous idea of Alabama men’s basketball chasing a top-rung coach.
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PRESS PICKS: Peacock crowned new champ

Staff Report
(January 5, 2015)

Mike Peacock took the lead in Week 2 and never relinquished it on the way to his first title in the River Region Sports Press Picks media standings.


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COLUMN: Camellia Bowl makes good first impression

Bowling Green quarterback James Knapke runs for a first down during the first-ever Camellia Bowl last Saturday at Cramton Bowl. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(December 22, 2014)

Grinning from ear to ear, Johnny Williams was satisfied, if not joyful with his new creation.

The first-ever Raycom Media Camellia Bowl was a success in nearly every facet, at least from the executive director’s perspective.


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PRESS PICKS: Bowl games to decide 2014 media champ

Staff Report
(December 18, 2014)

The 2014 Press Picks championship comes down to cases with two media members in contention.

Mike Peacock has led from the start and Doug Amos has been hot on his trail for most of the season. Only one pick seperates the two heading into bowl picks, of which there are a total of 35

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PRESS PICKS: Super 7, conference champs selected

Staff Report
(December 3, 2014)

Doug Amos has moved back into a tie with Mike Peacock with just a few weeks remaining in the Press Picks.


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PRESS PICKS: Rivalry Week has key tilts in playoff race

Staff Report
(November 26, 2014)

Rivalry Week (a.k.a. Iron Bowl Week) has arrived and with it a close race for first place in the panel.

After this week, the group has three sets of picks to make before the season ends (including the bowl selections and the new CFP playoffs)


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PREP CAPSULES: AISA championships, 7A semis highlight third playoff week

Staff Report
(November 20, 2014)

We've reached the finals of the AISA, the semifinals of the AHSAA Class 7A and the quarterfinals of Classes 1A through 6A


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PRESS PICKS: Like the Tide, Peacock continues to roll

Staff Report
(November 20, 2014)

In a week in which Alabama claimed the top spot in the College Football Playoff poll, the top of the Press Picks didn't change.


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PRESS PICKS: Peacock maintains lead

Staff Report
(November 13, 2014)

We reach the final weeks of the season and while there has been plenty of surprises and change, one name continues to stay on top


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PRESS PICKS: Top of panel gets crowded heading into huge week

Staff Report
(November 6, 2014)

A new name has appeared at the top the leaderboard this week.

Doug Amos is now tied for first place with Mike Peacock in this week's Press Picks. His move came after a solid 13-2 record. Peacock wasn't bad either at 12-3 while Rich Hendrick maintained third place. The three have distanced themselves from the rest of the field.


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PRESS PICKS: Thrills and chills await key match ups this week

Staff Report
(October 30, 2014)

The end of the regular season in high school football has arrived and so has the first installment of the College Football Playoff poll.


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PRESS PICKS: October continues with key matchups

Staff Report
(October 23, 2014)

The month of October has not disappointed. No need to expect anything less this week.

While the top stayed the same, there was a small amount of movement among the others. Mike Peacock's lead dwindled just a bit but he still owns a one-game lead over Doug Amos. Rick Hendrick stayed strong in third.


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PREP CAPSULES: High drama paints the picture in Week 10

Staff Report
(October 23, 2014)

If you are a fan of simplicity, stay away from the playoff scenario in the 2014 high school football season.

No less than 20 teams in the River Region are still in contention for a playoff bid. Only nine of a possible 16 regions (AISA included) have a top seed decided.


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PRESS PICKS: Difficult week still has same name at the top

Staff Report
(October 15, 2014)

It wasn't the best of weeks for the panel, but the leader stays the same while Mike Tankersley made the biggest move for the week.


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PRESS PICKS: Another large week greets panel

Staff Report
(October 8, 2014)

The state of Mississippi is still celebrating an incredible weekend but "Hotty Toddy" and "Hail State" still have plenty of work to do if they are to make the Egg Bowl the biggest game in its history.


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PRESS PICKS: The biggest Saturday is here

Staff Report
(October 2, 2014)

The biggest Saturday of the year arrives yet the panel, as a group, doesn't vary on too many picks.

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PRESS PICKS: Small change in leaderboard

Staff Report
(September 25, 2014)

The names at the top stayed the same but expect a shakeup this week.
Mike Peacock continued to lead the panel with Gary Buchanan making the biggest move after a 13-2 week.

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PRESS PICKS: Auburn the choice at K-State this week

Staff Report
(September 17, 2014)

He wasn't perfect but good enough to maintain the lead.

Mike Peacock continued his impressive streak with another solid week of picks and extended his lead over the field in this week's standings.


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PRESS PICKS: Perfect week lifts Peacock

Staff Report
(September 11, 2014)

It's rare to have a perfect week but newcomer Mike Peacock pulled it off in only his second week of competition.


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PRESS PICKS: Amos takes early lead

Staff Report
(September 4, 2014)

There were a few shockers in the first week of the college football season. But Doug Amos was on top of it.

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PRESS PICKS: Panel likes Utah State upset

Staff Report
(August 28, 2014)

The first weekend of college football arrives and with it several great intrasectional rivalries.

The panel takes its first crack of high school games. The season began last week with few upsets.


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PRESS PICKS: Buchanan goes for third straight title

Staff Report
(August 22, 2014)

Press Picks returns for a fifth season and the name at the top has not changed the last two years.

Gary Buchanan of WTLS goes for an unprecedented third-straight title this year after an impressive finish a year ago.


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PREP CAPSULES: Season opens a week early

Staff Report
(August 22, 2014)

Call it Week 0. But there is plenty to discuss when it comes to the beginning of the 2014 high school football season.


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COLUMN: Media Days ends but 14 questions abound for 14 teams for '14

LSU coach Les Miles was a funny guy at SEC Media Days causing some to wonder if he's hiding something about his team (good or bad) in 2014. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 19, 2014)

HOOVER – The Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel is back to normal. The fans who were stalking coaches and players have gone home to anxiously await the kickoff of the football season.

SEC Media Days is over. But the discussion continues among sportswriters and bloggers on a number of topics. Coaches have been judged on their appearance and jocularity. Players on how well they handled the bright lights and dumb questions.


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COLUMN: Change the name of the game in high school athletics' future

Alabama Christian Academy and Coach Chris Goodman came close to winning the Class 4A softball title this year. Who will be the next team from the River Region to win a championship? (File Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(May 29, 2014)

On this week of Memorial Day, we say an official “good bye” to the high school sports year. As we look back, it might be more pertinent to look forward with a few forthright   questions.


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COLUMN: Saban's recruiting is record breaking but old news

Alabama coach Nick Saban was all smiles on Wednesday when discussing his new crop of recruits. The class was rated No. 1 by recruiting services. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(February 6, 2014)

It’s become a broken record.

Say that to any of the thousands of football recruits who signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on Wednesday and they will probably give you a look of bewilderment.

But that’s the best way to describe Nick Saban and Alabama’s continual dominance of recruiting on a national scale.

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COLUMN: New AHSAA classifications have (mostly) high points

ACA second-year coach Bill Moore and the Eagles must contend in Class 5A beginning next fall. (Photo by Brian Mitchell)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(January 23, 2014)

Change usually brings one certainty – complaints.

The new set up in the AHSAA does cause headaches for several teams in the River Region, as in travel.


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Buchanan wins another Press Picks title

Staff Report
(January 10, 2014)

Gary Buchanan does it again.

Buchanan won his second-straight title in the Press Picks contest, edging WTLS counterpart Michael Butler by three games in the standings.


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COLUMN: Congrats to Malzahn - with or without the BCS crystal

Auburn coach Gus Malzhan and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher pose with the BCS Championship Trophy during preparation week in Pasadena, Calif. The two teams meet Monday at the Rose Bowl. (Photo courtesy BCS/Southeastern Conference)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(January 5, 2014)

This time one year ago, we were studying whether or not Gus Malzahn was the right hire for the Auburn Tigers while, at the same time, wondering if Alabama would ever lose a football game again under Nick Saban.

Little did we realize the answer for both questions would come from the same amazing sequence of events.


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PRESS PICKS: Title up for grabs with final bowl picks

Staff Report
(December 20, 2013)

Bowl mania arrives and the race for the Press Picks championship is well in reach for more than half the panel.

Gary Buchanan is trying to win back-to-back titles but his lead is just one pick ahead of WTLS counterpart Michael Butler.


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PRESS PICKS: Thanksgiving means Rivalry Week

Staff Report
(November 27, 2013)

The panel is pumped for this week's great list of games.

It's Thanksgiving weekend, meaning all the great rivalries are renewed.

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COLUMN: Iron Bowl history has its share of facts and frauds

AJ McCarron and Alabama venture to Auburn this Saturday. How will the 2013 game be remembered? History will tell. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor

(November 26, 2013)

The lore of the annual Iron Bowl has created heroes and goats on both sides. It has produced stories that are certainly entertaining yet, in some cases, without merit.

You can ask a dozen people regarding a particular year and find out more fiction than fact.

Like any other rivalry, there is plenty of folklore dating all the way back to when this series began.


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PRESS PICKS: Warm-up week could have BCS implications

Staff Report
(November 21, 2013)

The stage is set for one of the biggest Iron Bowls ever.

But you'll have to wait a week.


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PRESS PICKS: Despite rough week, leaderboard sees little change

Staff Report
(November 14, 2013)

After a tough week that included several upsets, the records of several of the panel took a hit. But the leader stayed the same.


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PRESS PICKS: Shearer leads as big week arrives

Staff Report
(November 7, 2013)

The top of the panel has a new name, just in time for one of the biggest weeks of the season.

"Mr. Fever" Jeff Shearer took over the top spot after an impressive week of picks while former No. 1 Gary Buchanan took a tumble but still held on to the second spot. Everything else stayed the same.


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PRESS PICKS: Halloween version has same look as previous weeks

Staff Report
(October 31, 2013)

The Halloween standings were status quo after last week's Press Picks.

Gary Buchanan continues to hold a slight edge over "Mr. Fever" Jeff Shearer and Michael Butler. With plenty of games left on the docket, just about everybody on the panel has a shot at a championship.


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PRESS PICKS: Upset Saturday doesn't affect leaderboard

Staff Report
(October 24, 2013)

It was a week of upsets but the leaderboard saw little change.

While the SEC went upside down, Gary Buchanan continued to lead the panel with another solid effort. Jeff Shearer stayed right on his heels while Michael Butler fell off just a bit.


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PRESS PICKS: Tight race continues

Staff Report
(October 17, 2013)

Gary Buchanan continues to be on top but those below are nipping at his heels.

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PRESS PICKS: Three-way tie at first greets new week

Staff Report
(October 10, 2013)

The top is crowded again.


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PRESS PICKS: Panel enjoys successful week

Staff Report
(October 3, 2013)
What a week for the panel.

Nearly every member of the Press Picks panel was 13-2 or better which allowed little movement in the standings. Gary Buchanan continues to lead but Jeff Shearer moved into second place with a three-way logjam at third.


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PRESS PICKS: Buchanan back to old tricks

Staff Report
(September 26, 2013)

Gary Buchanan is at it again.

Last year's champion is back on top after another solid week of picks. He maintains his lead over the panel for a second week.


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PRESS PICKS: Topsy-turvy week puts Buchanan back on top

Staff Report
(September 19, 2013)

The ole' Fruitbasket turnover is alive and well with the Picks panel.

After last week, first place went to the bottom of the list while two at or near the bottom took over the top two spots thanks to a couple of upsets.


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PRESS PICKS: Alabama near unanimous pick

Staff Report
(September 12, 2013)

The standings in this week's Press Picks got scrambled, which would be appropriate since this is the week of the next "Biggest Game of the Century."


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PRESS PICKS: Buchanan back on top but with company

Staff Report
(September 6, 2013)

The defending champion is off to a good start. But he has company.

Gary Buchanan is back in front after one week of picks but he shares first place with three other panelists.

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PRESS PICKS: The race begins with big week

Staff Report
(August 29, 2013)

It begins.

The panel returns with the first week of picks. There are few surprises.

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PRESS PICKS: Panel makes SEC/national selections

Staff Report
(August 24, 2013)

The ole hat is back.

Press Picks returns for the 2013 season. The panel continues to go through changes, losing a few of our regulars but picking up a few new members.

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COLUMN: Manziel puts on the charm with reporters

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel took on all questions during SEC Media Days. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 19, 2013)

HOOVER – Johnny Manziel spent all of four hours at SEC Media Days earlier this week.

It was plenty of time to put on the charm, make a few new friends and put any rumors to rest.

And it was more than enough time to wipe out any idea that he should be held accountable for anything other than being a 20-year-old college student who just likes to have a good time.


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COLUMN: Saying 'no' to possible new bowl might have repercussions

Despite discussion of Montgomery being a candidate for a new bowl, Sports commission executive director Ken Blankenship says the city will not pursue a new game for various reasons. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 13, 2013)

In a recent story posted on one of its many websites, ESPN stated that the city of Montgomery might be in the running for a new bowl game.

That’s exciting. It’s time to get pumped and start the campaign to bring the game here, right?

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COLUMN: Malzahn's hiring makes sense... at least right now

After just one season as head football coach at Arkansas State, Gus Malzahn was named the new coach at Auburn on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Yahoo.com)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(December 5, 2012)

If you haven’t figured it out by now, the chore of hiring football coaches is a crapshoot.

With Gus Malzahn announced as the new Auburn head football coach, hands are raised with glee by diehard fans, others drop their head in shame and a few maintain a blank stare left over from the previous hiring of Gene Chizik.

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COLUMN: Happiness mixed with confusion with new football playoff

The BCS Trophy will have a new name in 2014. (Photo contributed)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 27, 2012)

OK, folks…

Are you satisfied? Is the world correctly rotating on its axis now?

The birds are singing today thanks to the “new” playoff  setup approved by the BCS conference president oversight committee on Tuesday. There is a new calm across this great land thanks to this new system to decide the national champion in Division I college football.

The BCS is dead.

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HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP advances in walk-off fashion
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Softball fans turn out to watch Auburn top Alabama State
Prattville's Carter wins FCA Leadership Award
COLUMN: Winners and losers from Crimson Tide's A-Day Game
HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP moves on to second round with win over Sipsey Valley
HS PLAYOFFS: Brookwood pitching choice proves to be the end of Park Crossing playoff run
HS PLAYOFFS: Trinity advances with sweep of Oak Grove
HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP splits with Sipsey Valley
Macon East baseball, softball tune up for playoff run
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Friday
HSBASE - AHSAA 2nd Round (click for schedule)
HSSOC - AHSAA 1st Round (click for schedule)
SLBASE - Birmingham (White Sox) at Biscuits 7 p.m.
CBASE - LSU at Alabama, 6:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM)
CBASE - Auburn at Miss St., 6:30 p.m.
CBASE - Troy at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m.
CBASE - Miss Valley St at Alabama St, 6 p.m.
CBASE - Ga College at AUM, 6 p.m.
CBASE - Faulkner at Mobile, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Miss St at Auburn, 6 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St at Miss Valley St., 6 p.m.
Saturday
HSBASE - AHSAA 2nd Round "if games" (click for schedule)
HSSOC - AHSAA 1st Round (click for schedule)
SLBASE - Birmingham (White Sox) at Biscuits 6:30 p.m.
CBASE - LSU at Alabama, 2 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM)
CBASE - Auburn at Miss St., 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
CBASE - Troy at Coastal Carolina, 1 p.m.
CBASE - Miss Valley St at Alabama St, 4 p.m.
CBASE - Ga College at AUM, 4 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama at Ole Miss, 2 p.m.
CSOFT - Miss St at Auburn, 6 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St at Miss Valley St., 6 p.m.
CSOFT - Troy at Texas St (DH), 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama St at Miss Valley St (DH)., 1 p.m.
Sunday
SLBASE - Birmingham (White Sox) at Biscuits 2 p.m.
CBASE - Auburn at Miss St., 1 p.m. (SEC Network)
CBASE - Troy at Coastal Carolina, 12 p.m.
CBASE - Ga College at AUM, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Miss Valley St. at Alabama St, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Alabama at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
CSOFT - Miss St at Auburn, 1 p.m.
CSOFT - Troy at Texas St, 12 p.m.
 
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