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SEC Media Days ‘18 has change of scenery

Combined Report
(July 15, 2018)

SEC Media Days has a new home for 2018.

Coaches and players from all 14 teams will make the trek to Atlanta and the Omni Hotel and the College Football Hall of Fame beginning Monday.

Former Tide star Zow talks ups and downs of quarterback battles

Former Alabama quarterback Andrew Zow understands the pressures of being a backup and a starter. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 1, 2018)

At the time, Andrew Zow said he never thought about transferring.

But the mindset of a college athlete is a little different these days and the former University of Alabama quarterback isn’t sure how he would react if he wasn’t the starting quarterback.

Zow was recently interviewed on River Region Sports radio show.

Langham relives good and bad of the past as part of Kevin Turner Memorial Tourney

After becoming a legend in Alabama football lore, Antonio Langham is attempting to do the same at the high school level as a coach. (Photo contributed)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 18, 2018)

Antonio Langham is a name familiar to college football fans from the 1990s.

He has been immortalized by the Southeastern Conference’s “Storied” series after his MVP performance in the inaugural SEC Championship Game included an interception of Florida quarterback Shane Matthews for the game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of the nation’s first conference championship game in 1992.

But older college football fans or today’s football documentaries aren’t the teachers of this generation of high school defensive backs. 

Former Alabama Christian College legend remembers C.M. Newton

C.M. Newton led Alabama to its first NCAA Tournament bid in 1976. He passed away on June 4 at the age of 88. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 12, 2018)

Charles “Boonie” Russell played an integral part in the career of C.M. Newton.

He was directly involved in the dawn of many of Alabama’s greatest basketball victories in the 1970s, which included three straight SEC championship seasons and the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Russell was also a part of history when Newton fielded the first all-black starting lineup in the conference in 1973,

Taylor goes to Houston in MLB Draft

Former Alabama Christian star Chandler Taylor was chosen by the Houston Astros on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Staff Report
(June 5, 2018)

Former Alabama Christian Academy standout Chandler Taylor was taken in the 10th round by the Houston Astros (pick No. 302) on Tuesday in the MLB First-year Player Draft.

Hamilton waits but confidence high in his NFL draft stock

After cementing his place in Alabama football lore, Shaun Dion Hamilton is ready to make his case as an NFL star, even if he goes late in the draft. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 27, 2018)

Shaun Dion Hamilton remains upbeat about the NFL draft, even as the former G.W. Carver High standout understands he isn’t going to hear his name until the weekend.

“It’ll be like another Eddie Jackson situation,” he said. “Everybody knows I’m going to fall in the draft, probably not get drafted like I’m capable of when I’m healthy. But somebody’s going to get a steal.

Langham to guest host annual Kevin Turner golf tourney

(From left) former Alabama star Antonio Langham, YMCA director Keith Cantrell and former Alabama quarterback Andrew Zow are putting together plans for the annual Kevin Turner Golf Tournament on June 18. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 19, 2018)

Former University of Alabama and National Football League star Antonio Langham will be the guest host for the 21st annual Kevin Turner Golf Tournament on June 18 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville YMCA officials announced.

Auburn uses long ball, defense to beat Alabama in Cap City Classic

Alabama’s Chandler Taylor looks for a pitch to drive in Tuesday’s Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 28, 2018)

Chandler Taylor blasted a 3-1 pitch from Jack Owen toward the deepest part of Riverwalk Stadium. Jay Estes, the former second baseman-turned-center fielder made a leaping grab as he crashed into the padded wall. The Southeastern Conference’s top power hitter from Alabama, rounding second, slowed to a disbelieving jog as Auburn’s newest outfielder stole the momentum of the 10th annual Capital City Classic.

In that moment, a microcosm of the rivals’ season was on display. Auburn, who has built on its 15-0 start, won its 21st game this season with a 5-2 win over the Crimson Tide on Tuesdaynight.

COLUMN: Perfect night with perfect rivalry creates record-breaking combination

A record crowd looks on at Riverwalk Stadium as Alabama and Auburn meet in the annual Capital City Classic on Tuesday. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(March 28, 2018)

It’s always the case when a combination works to near-perfection.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers… Batman and Robin… Peanut butter and Jelly.  It all works but no one seems to know exactly why.

The annual Capital City Classic has the same merit and, for the most part, can be explained.

Tuesday’s final score, 5-2 in favor of Auburn, may be the most significant numbers to most.  But “7,719” makes that hollow in comparison.

Former ACA star Taylor adjusting to more change at Alabama

Former Alabama Christian Academy star Chandler Taylor and Alabama are looking for their first win in the Capital City Classic since 2014. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletics)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 27, 2018)

Chandler Taylor has seen struggles on the diamond before and he’s ready to help lead the Alabama Crimson Tide back to its former place of prominence.

After watching the team storm out to nine consecutive wins on the way to a 16-3 start, Taylor and his teammates have suffered six consecutive heartbreaking losses heading into tonight’sCapital City Classic matchup with Auburn at Riverwalk Stadium.

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