SEC Football Championship Game

Alabama players participate during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 05, 2019 - 3:38 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship media day (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Alabama linebacker Christian Miller is questionable for Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game against No. 2 Clemson because of a pulled...
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Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant (7) holds up the trophy as the team celebrates their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Clemson won 30-3. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 30, 2018 - 8:15 am
Alabama and Clemson, again. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 2 Tigers both had double-digit victories in their semifinal games Saturday, setting up what has quickly become an annual postseason meeting. They will meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year, the third time...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. The latest statistical surge has been led by the quarterbacks who will play in the Orange Bowl semifinal on Jan. 29, when No. 1 Alabama faces No. 4 Oklahoma. Both Heisman Trophy winner Murray (205.72) of Oklahoma and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (202.30) are on pace to break the record for passer efficiency rating set by former Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (198.92) last season. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
December 27, 2018 - 11:38 am
The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 12:35 p.m. Oklahoma was going to practice on Thursday at a South Florida high school field. Instead, the Sooners are going indoors — to the bubble that is part of Nick Saban's legacy with the Miami Dolphins. With...
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly listens during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Notre Dame is one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block." The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray hoists the Most Outstanding Player trophy after beating Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
December 02, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Faced with a tricky choice, the College Football Playoff selection committee fell back on some simple criteria: One loss is better than two. Winning a conference championship is better than not. Go with the team that didn't get blown out. Oklahoma is in the playoff, moving into the fourth and final...
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Clemson's Christian Wilkins (42) laughs with head coach Dabo Swinney in the closing seconds of the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 02, 2018 - 11:52 am
The Latest from college football's bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 12:45 p.m. Clemson is making its fourth College Football Playoff appearance with a new bowl experience against a first-timer in the four-team playoff. The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0,...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Grant Calcaterra at the end of the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against Texas on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 01, 2018 - 2:57 pm
The Latest on college football's championship Saturday (all times Eastern): 3:55 p.m. The American Athletic Conference championship game is underway in Orlando, Florida, where No. 7 UCF and Memphis are playing for the title for the second straight year. Knights star quarterback McKenzie Milton is...
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Georgia coach Kirby Smart and Alabama coach Nick Saban pose for a photo with the Southeastern Conference Championship trophy one day before the SCE Championship between Georgia and Alabama in Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 4:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban and Kirby Smart posed stiffly behind the trophy, forcing smiles for the cameras. Saban whispered something in his former assistant's ear, drawing a bit of a chuckle. Then, a quick handshake, and off they went in opposite directions. It was a formality that had to wait...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scrambles against Texas during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Sooners face Texas in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, FIle)
November 27, 2018 - 7:42 pm
Oklahoma was No. 5 in the pivotal second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night, ahead of Ohio State heading into championship weekend when the final four will be set. The biggest question facing the selection committee this week was how much to value Ohio State's 62-39...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) waves to fans as he runs off the field after an NCAA college football game against Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
November 25, 2018 - 3:35 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa came out of halftime firing touchdown strikes down the field, and the result was another runaway Alabama victory. Tagovailoa threw five touchdown passes, ran for a score and could scarcely miss in the second half to lead the top-ranked Crimson Tide to a 52-21...
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