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SEC West college football preview — Is Alabama ready to reclaim its throne?

If you were squinting just right, you could see the ground moving beneath Nick Saban’s feet last season. LSU, until recently one of the last proud purveyors of Big Burly Manball, had modernized its offense and produced numbers no one had seen before, throwing for 6,000 yards, beating Alabama in Tuscaloosa and zooming to 15-0. Auburn, meanwhile, was playing the conference’s most exciting and interesting defense; Bama’s Iron Bowl rival was the only team to hold LSU under 36 points and turned said Iron Bowl with a pair of pick-sixes.

Alabama lost to both of its primary rivals and finished eighth in the AP poll, its lowest placement since 2010 (the previous time one of these two rivals won the national title). Was this the turning point then? Is the Saban dynasty finally crumbling to the ground?

Yeah, right. SEC West play is scheduled to begin on Sept. 26, and

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College football preseason SP+ rankings — Ohio State tops Alabama, Clemson

For obvious reasons, the thought of a fall college football season coming off without a hitch is a tenuous one. The number of coronavirus cases on campus is spiking with the return of (non-athlete) students, and practices throughout the country have been altered or stopped altogether because of it. We won’t completely know this unusual season is going to start until it does, we won’t know if or when it will actually finish, and in between, we don’t know how much depth chart shuffling we’ll see.

For the rest of this piece, however, we’re suspending all uncertainty. While four of the FBS’ 10 conferences, plus a few independents, have postponed their fall football seasons with the hope of starting in the winter or spring, 76 teams have committed to playing this fall — 77 if you include Air Force, with its two-game, service-academies-only schedule.

While this is destined to be

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Coronavirus cases among students at University of Alabama climb to more than 1,000

Coronavirus cases are continuing to climb at the University of Alabama, with more than 1,000 students testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of on-campus classes last week.

The school’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that 492 students across their three campuses tested positive for the virus between Tuesday and Thursday, bringing the total number of cases since Aug. 19 — when the fall semester began — to 1,063.

Those numbers do not include the 305 students who tested positive prior to the start of on-campus classes.

A majority of the cases are at the university’s main campus in Tuscaloosa. According to the dashboard, 1,043 students have tested positive since Aug. 19.

In a press release on Friday, the university said that none of the students who have tested positive have been hospitalized.

“Our exposure notification efforts

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University of Alabama Emphasizes Quarantine Protocols as Over 1,000 Students Test Positive Since Classes Resumed

The University of Alabama (UA) on Friday made clear its quarantine and isolation protocols, the same day the school announced it has had more than 1,000 students test positive for coronavirus since classes resumed August 19.



A woman wearing a mask walks past a COVID-19 exit here sign on NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 19, 2020 in New York City. The University of Alabama (UA) made clear its quarantine and isolation protocols on August 28, the same day the school announced it has had more than 1,000 students test positive for coronavirus since classes resumed August 19.


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A woman wearing a mask walks past a COVID-19 exit here sign on NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 19, 2020 in New York City. The University of Alabama (UA) made clear its quarantine and isolation protocols on August 28, the same day the school announced it has had more than 1,000 students test positive for coronavirus since classes resumed August 19.

UA administrators released the most recent round of coronavirus numbers Friday evening, reporting an additional 481 positive cases in students just within the past three days. From August 19 to

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University of Alabama has 1,200 students who have tested positive for Covid-19

More than 1,000 students at the University of Alabama have tested positive for Covid-19 since classes resumed on the Tuscaloosa campus less than two weeks ago, according to the University of Alabama System.



Historical campus gates to the campus of University of Alabama.


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Historical campus gates to the campus of University of Alabama.

The UA System coronavirus dashboard notes another 158 cases were recorded on campus over the course of the year prior to August 18, bringing the total to 1,201 cases. Classes resumed August 19.

UA in Tuscaloosa has by far the most students who have tested positive for Covid-19 among the three campuses that make up the University of Alabama System. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has confirmed 157 cases among students this year, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has reported 10, per the dashboard.

No positive students have been hospitalized as a result of Covid-19, the UA System said in

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University of Alabama President Issues Statement Regarding COVID-19 Protocols Not Being Followed

Two days after University of Alabama in-person classes started back on Wednesday, school president Dr. Stuart R. Bell released a letter to student body expressing disappointment concerning COVID-19 protocols not being followed. 

The good news was that the positivity percentage rate for students upon re-entering campus was around one percent.

According to the Crimson White, testing on Thursday resulted in a 29 percent positivity rate.

Alabama’s Vice President for Student Life, Myron Pope, also issued a statement, announcing that extra protocols and directives to be followed by students and faculty in the coming days.

The University is placing a 14-day moratorium on all in-person student events outside of the classroom. This does not include athletic activity.

Students are not allowed to have visitors enter housing and residential communities and common areas of those dorms will remain closed. 

As for the Greek community, all common areas in the houses are closed,

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