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Preview: Arkansas at Alabama

Every coach hopes their team hits its stride just as tournament time arrives, and Mike Anderson’s Arkansas squad arrives at Saturday’s regular-season finale at Alabama winners of six in a row. But more importantly is the way the Razorbacks have relied on a high-caliber offense during the streak, scoring 80 or more points three times and throttling Mississippi for 110 points and 17 3-pointers on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide will have their work cut out for them to avoid losing for the ninth time in their past 12 games.

Woman shoots and kills fellow Alabama fan after football loss: police

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Police in Alabama said they are investigating whether a deadly shooting involving two University of Alabama fans after the school's top-ranked football team lost in dramatic fashion on Saturday was linked to the game. Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, is charged with murder after police say she shot and killed a mother of three at a party both women attended in Hoover, Alabama, to watch the Iron Bowl between in-state rivals Alabama and Auburn University.

Preview: Stillman at Alabama

Alabama looks to start the NIT Season Tip-Off on a high note when it hosts Division II Stillman in a cross-town clash Monday. The Crimson Tide seek to get above .500 for the first time this season after splitting their first two games with Big 12 foes Oklahoma and Texas Tech. It's the first official meeting between the teams, though the Crimson Tide edged the Tigers 76-68 in an exhibition before last season.

Walker, nation's former top accountant, on Sting, the Crimson Tide, and what's next

David Walker runs the Comeback America Initiative, or CAI, a non-profit that raises awareness about the government's growing debt. He served as U.S. comptroller general from 1998 to 2008. The comptroller runs the Government Accountability Office, an agency that works for Congress and evaluates how the government spends taxpayer money. NAME: David Walker AGE: 61. He was born on the same day as the rock star Sting. "Which is not a bad nickname for comptroller general. We're stinging people all the time."

UPDATE 2-American Football-Alabama crush Notre Dame to win championship

(Adds details) By Simon Evans MIAMI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Alabama's 'Crimson Tide' swept aside Notre Dame in the BCS Championship game on Monday, dominating the 'Fighting Irish' 42-14 to win their third college football title in four years. Notre Dame, 12-0 in the regular season, had been looking for their first national title since 1988 but were all at sea against irresistible Alabama, who set the tone of the game with an utterly one-sided 28-0 first half.
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