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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

College Sports

Allen 'penalty' is a joke (01/08/17)
One game. That's all Duke's Grayson Allen was suspended for following his third tripping incident in 10 months. On December 21, Allen tripped Elon Phoenix's Steven Santa Ana and was promptly issued a technical foul. Following the incident, Allen was given an "indefinite" suspension by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski...
Vols are back on Rocky Top (01/01/17)
NASHVILLE -- Joshua Dobbs finished his Tennessee career making one final move, helping All-America defensive lineman Derek Barnett figure out how to lead the band in "Rocky Top." "I was a little nervous," Barnett said with a laugh. Dobbs quickly chimed in: "He asked me what to do."...
Liberty University signee (12/27/16)
Former Shelbyville Central standout quarterback Mason Cunningham recently signed a Letter of Intent to play football at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cunningham quarterbacked Northeast Mississippi this past season. (Submitted photo)
Best of the Best: A feast of football to please the most fickle fan (12/25/16)
On Friday, we chronicled the first half of our college football bowl game guide. As a Christmas Day present, we conclude that list with our top five bowl picks for the remainder of the college football season. While we can't give any specifics, the College Football Playoff national championship is an honorable mention, given how the semifinals shake out...
Bowl season arrives: Intriguing pairings await (12/23/16)
First of two parts While the 2016 bowl season officially began earlier this week, the cream of the crop of bowl games is just around the corner. Each year college football fans embrace the glorious matchups of respective bowl-bound teams. Those particular matchups this year this year serve as perhaps one of the brighter holiday treats in recent memory...
Harlon Hill finalist (12/01/16)
Jacob Tucker, grandson of the Rev. Jack Carney of Shelbyville, is one of nine finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, given to the best player in NCAA Division II college football. It is often called Division II's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. Tucker, the son of Cascade High School graduate Elecia and Andy Tucker, is a senior quarterback for the University of North Alabama in Florence. He has thrown for 2,257 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 719 yards and 14 touchdowns, even though he did not play in the fourth quarter of six games due to large UNA leads. UNA will host North Greenville University on Saturday in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. Tucker attended Perry County High School in Linden and was a TSSAA Mr. Football (Class A, backs) in 2011. He's seen here with his mother and grandfather at UNA's senior recognition ceremonies last month. The Harlon Hill Trophy winner will be announced Dec. 16. (Submitted photo)