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Bama-Georgia Has Highest Regular Season SEC Ticket Price Since 2015

Oct 16, 2020 4:42 PM

Saturday's game between Georgia and Alabama has the highest average price per ticket sold of any SEC game since 2015 beyond the SEC Championship, per data from Vivid Seats.

The average ticket sold is $461, compared to $412 for last season's key game between LSU and Alabama.

The ticket price also beats last year's SEC Championship between Georgia and LSU.

Alabama enters the game ranked No. 2 ahead of the Bulldogs at No. 3.

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Nick Saban Tests Positive For COVID-19

Oct 14, 2020 6:09 PM

Nick Saban, 68, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Alabama is scheduled to play Georgia on Saturday in a battle of No. 2 vs. No. 3.

"I informed our team of my positive test at 2 p.m. today on a Zoom call and let them know offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee preparations at the complex while I work from home," Saban said.

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Auburn/Georgia Ticket Price Ranks 3rd In Recent Years For UGA

Oct 1, 2020 5:49 PM

Georgia will host Auburn in a battle of No. 4 against No. 7 with a capacity of approximately 20,000. The average price of a ticket sold is one of the highest for a Georgia game in recent years, per data from Vivid Seats

Matchup (Date) - avg. price/sold ticket

  • Notre Dame at Georgia (9/19/21) - $509
  • Alabama at Georgia (3/10/15) - $363
  • Auburn at Georgia (10/3/20) - $316
  • Auburn at Georgia (11/10/18) - $308
  • Texas A&M at Georgia (11/23/19) - $248

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No. 2 Rated Prospect Penei Sewell Opts Out Of CFB Season

Sep 7, 2020 8:23 PM

Oregon's Penei Sewell is opting out of the 2020-21 college football season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Sewell, the No. 2 ranked prospect in the country by ESPN, is an offensive tackle.

In his sensational second season, he became the first sophomore, and first Polynesian, to win the Outland Trophy. He also was a unanimous first-team All-American selection.

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LSU's Ja'Marr Chase Opts Out Of Season To Enter 2021 NFL Draft

Aug 30, 2020 3:03 PM

Ja'Marr Chase of LSU will opt out to etc college football season to enter the 2021 NFL draft.

Chase currently ranks fourth on Todd McShay's most recent list of the top 40 pro prospects.

Chase led the FBS in receiving yards (1,780) and touchdowns (20) last season, winning the Biletnikoff Award, which is given annually to the country's top receiver.

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NFL Could Add Saturday Games If NCAA Season Gets Canceled

Aug 11, 2020 9:11 AM

The NFL is paying attention to what college football will do this fall as decisions come whether or not they'll play.

The league is reportedly planning to make some major schedule changes if there's no college football, including the "likely" addition of more Saturday games.

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Big Ten Reportedly Cancels 2020 Season

Aug 11, 2020 9:06 AM

The Big Ten voted to cancel the 2020 season and will formally announce the decision Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Dan Patrick said on his radio show that the presidents of the 14 Big Ten universities took a vote and it was 12-2 to cancel. According to Patrick, only Iowa and Nebraska voted against canceling the season.

It is unclear whether the Big Ten will try to play in the spring of 2021.

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Heart Condition Linked With COVID-19 Creating Additional NCAA Concerns

Aug 10, 2020 8:28 PM

A rare heart condition that could be linked with COVID-19 is creating additional concern among Power 5 conference administrators about the viability of college football this fall.

Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, has been found in at least five Big Ten Conference athletes and among several other athletes in other conferences.

The condition is usually caused by a viral infection, including those that cause the common cold, H1N1 influenza or mononucleosis.

Dr. John MacKnight, the head primary care team physician at the University of Virginia, said that while questions about COVID-19 testing availability, turnaround time for results, and the impact of a possible community surge of cases have all been factors in deciding to return to competition, the long-term cardiac concerns for athletes may be the tipping point.

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MAC Becomes First FBS Conference To Postpone Season Until Spring

Aug 8, 2020 5:16 PM

The MAC has postponed all fall sports until at least the spring, becoming the first FBS conference to make the decision.

League presidents met Saturday morning and voted unanimously for the postponement.

MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the decision "was not made lightly nor without significant contemplation and conversation over the past weeks."

"Clearly we are charting a conservative path -- and it is one that has been recommended by our medical advisory group," Steinbrecher told reporters on a video conference. "There are simply too many unknowns for us to put our student-athletes in situations that are not clearly understood. We have traditionally been a leader on student-athlete well-being issues. This has not been an easy decision. For the Mid-American Conference, it is the right decision."


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Greg Rousseau Opts Out Of NCAA Season

Aug 6, 2020 3:18 PM

Greg Rousseau won't play for the University of Miami during the 2020 season.

Rousseau is a redshirt sophomore and has been projected as one of the top picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Rousseau won the 2019 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year with 15.5 sacks, tying the second-best mark in school history for a single season.

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Big Ten Will Play Conference-Only Schedule In 2020

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UCLA Players Demand Protection, Assert They Don't Trust Chip Kelly

J. Brady McCollough/Los Angeles Times

NFL Hopes College Football Season Proceeds As Scheduled

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NCAA Shuts Down Trevor Lawrence's GoFundMe Page For COVID-19

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Alabama's Henry Ruggs Runs 4.27 In 40-Yard Dash

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Eagles Interview 'Air Raid' Disciple Graham Harrell For OC Job

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Panthers Hire Joe Brady As Offensive Coordinator

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Clemson Favored To Win 2020 National Championship

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Joe Burrow Sets Single-Season FBS Mark For Touchdown Passes


Jake Fromm Leaves Georgia To Declare For 2020 NFL Draft

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Jacob Eason Plans To Enter 2020 NFL Draft


Chase Young, Joe Burrow, Jerry Jeudy In ESPN's Top-3 For '20 NFL Draft

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Utah State's Jordan Love Declares For NFL Draft

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SEC On CBS Up 24 Percent Year Over Year, Highest Ratings In 29 Years

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LSU Considered Big Favorites To Win National Championship

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Tua Tagovailoa Out For Season With Dislocated Hip

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Deion Sanders Says He Hasn't Talked To FSU About Coaching Job


Deion Sanders Is A Candidate For FSU Coaching Job

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Alabama Currently Eight-Point Favorites For Nov. 9 Game Against LSU

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Jim Harbaugh Refutes NFL Return Rumors As 'Total Crap'

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