News

Summer blockbuster: No. 1 Bama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The last blockbuster of the summer is set in Texas.

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M. Johnny Football trying to derail the Crimson Tide dynasty. Who is the hero and who is the villain depends upon your perspective.

The Tide (1-0) and Aggies (2-0) meet Saturday in the most anticipated and talked about game of the young season.

Last year’s 29-24 victory propelled A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Heisman Trophy. For the Tide, the loss was a detour on the way to a second straight national championship. Saban’s team is trying to become the first to win three straight titles. The Aggies have championship aspirations, too.

Texas A&M was expecting a crowd of around 50,000 at the stadium for yell practice Friday night.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Local Sports

Report: NHL Commissioner not considering expansion into Seattle now

Photo Credit: WENN

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has thrown up a big stop sign in front of expansion plans focused on the Emerald…

yesterday in Entertainment

‘The Other Woman’ serves up revenge in comic female fantasy

other

"The Other Woman" is a somewhat rare species - a comedy by women, about women and for women.

yesterday in Sports

Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda after a foreign substance was discovered on the right side of his neck in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

The Yankees pitcher is hardly the first major leaguer to use pine tar to aid his grip. He just got caught.

yesterday in Local Sports

Green Bay vs. Seattle will cost you

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to avoid the rush of Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

So you want to see 2014 NFL season opener between the Packers and the Seahawks…prepare to open up your wallet.

yesterday in Local Sports

Sherman says money equals respect

Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman (25) comes up with the football as Seahawks' Earl Thomas (29) celebrates after Sherman intercepted an Arizona Cardinals pass in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman wants to get paid.