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He won a national title at USC and had many great years with the L.A. Rams. In this two-part interview, John Robinson opens up about football legends John Madden, Paul “Bear” Bryant, John McKay, Kenny Stabler, Eric Dickerson, and O.J. Simpson.

Bartow | Bartow

After a 52-9 record in two seasons at UCLA, Gene Bartow left to become the head coach of the upstart UAB Blazers. Forty-two years later, his son Murry is following in his father’s footsteps

A Stand for the Ages

Forty years ago, a legendary goal-line stand against Penn State gave Alabama another title, and a play that would be remembered in perpetuity.

From the Crossroads to the Cross

Bo Jackson had four memorable years at Auburn University. Each year brought a different set of challenges. But at the end of his college career, he gave us an inspirational message that somehow got lost along the way.

The Rise of Clemson

Before the Tigers found their soul in Dabo Swinney, their Road to Dominance was long and painful

Marino Miracle

Miami great answered questions about his health, ability in historic 1994 NFL opener against Patriots

The Battle of Athens

Auburn-Georgia is famously known as the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.” In a series noted for teams winning on the road, there was a time when Auburn dominated in Athens. But no more.

Here Come the Cats!

Unique mix of incoming freshman, talented veterans, and “one grown man” have Kentucky thinking national championship

Reeves and Landry

Dan Reeves was 37 when he took over as the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 1981. By then, he’d had a lifetime of coaching.

Duel in Jerry World

Manning’s Rocky Mountain juggernaut fends off a remarkable performance from Cowboys’ Romo in classic QB battle

Overlooked No More

A quiet kid who gave up Big Macs to have more success, UAB’s Spencer Brown is making the college football world sit up and take notice with a run for the record books

The Lord and Gene Stallings

Probably not much has changed over the last 25 years on Avenue F in Ensley, Alabama. There are a few…

329 Miles of Escalating Hate

The Ohio State – Penn State rivalry feels older than it really is. That’s because it’s now one of the biggest games in the country.

Burt & Bobby

Jesus came up in Jupiter. At the celebration of Burt Reynolds’ 80th year of life on this planet, former Florida…

Mania in Milwaukee

Led by Alcindor and Robertson, the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks brought roundball excellence to a football-crazed state

The Big Hook

Quarterback Vince Young was the X-factor in helping Mack Brown and Texas claim the 2005 national championship


From “Cow College” to the nation’s best “Horse University:” Auburn’s national champion equestrian program now ranks as collegiate equine elite

Just a Small Part

In the 1980s, Terry Harper played on several Atlanta Braves teams that stole our hearts, but frankly, weren’t that good. For the last 30 years, Harper has remained in baseball, helping kids achieve their dreams of making it to the next level.

Dissecting Jalen Hurts

Being quarterback at Alabama garners a great deal of attention and more than your fair share of criticism. Which begs an important question about Jalen Hurts: How good is he?

Worst to First

The start of a dynasty in 1991 helped Atlanta Braves shed label as National League laughingstock.


It is, without a doubt, one of the greatest names ever found on a college football roster. One of those names that, once you say it, just keeps spinning around and around inside your head. One you’ll remember for a lifetime. Sonny Sixkiller.

The Homecoming of Ray Perkins

Thirty-five years ago, Ray Perkins was hired to follow “Bear” Bryant as head coach at Alabama. After a rocky four-year stint, he bolted for the NFL. Now, with a recent move back to Tuscaloosa, Perkins’s life has come full circle.

Mr. Consistent

Ben Tamburello, who lettered at Auburn from 1983-86, was the model of consistency. A four-year starter and two-time All-America selection at center, he was a finalist for both the Outland and Lombardi trophies. Tamburello has been even more successful in his post-football life.

The Legacy of Bill Jones

What Bill Jones, former NCAA Division II national champion basketball coach at Jacksonville State University, is today amounts to many things, but the word used most to describe him in all facets of his life is “winner.”

Remember the Fiesta!

The 34-7 trouncing of Alabama by Louisville on January 1, 1991, in the SunKist Fiesta Bowl was a shock to the nation and one of the worst bowl performances in Alabama history.

The Case for Foster

Alabama native George Foster was an integral part of the 1975 and ’76 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds. A power hitter, Foster hit 348 career home runs and batted .274 over a 17-year MLB career. He is the only player to hit over 50 home runs in the decade of the 1970s. Here’s Foster’s case for Cooperstown.

As the Football Turns

  A word almost never used in conjunction with Nick Saban is the word “vulnerability.” In the state of Alabama,…

The Running Back

  He’s been running for most of his life. For a time, he ran away from tacklers in the SEC…

Magnificently Blessed

Eli Gold’s fifty-year romance with the world of sport has left him with no regrets…and a lifetime of memories.


In 1984, Kerry Goode was projected by many as the University of Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Today, he’s fighting for his life.


by Al Blanton “I never learned to handle losing….I won’t apologize for that because a fear of failure has driven…

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye is busy raising Japanese maples, hosting hunters at his lodge, and conducting his own radio show. In his spare time, he reads the works of Jane Austen (no kidding) and visits author Harper Lee. All that adds up to one heck of a life.

Journey Man

Former University of Alabama and NFL Quarterback Brodie Croyle is writing another chapter in his life that has nothing to…

The Note on the Door

Philip Lutzenkirchen’s life may have ended abruptly at 23, but his father is carrying the Auburn Tight End’s legacy and…


Birmingham’s favorite son Bobby Bowden reflects on Deion Sanders, Steve Spurrier, THE U, Bear Bryant, political correctness, and the faith…