Jan 8th, 2013 - Sports News
MIAMI (AP) — College football's national champions still reside in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Crimson Tide breezed to their second straight BCS championship and third in four seasons with a convincing 42-14 rout of Notre Dame.
AJ McCarron and Eddie Lacy highlighted an Alabama offense that scored touchdowns on its first three drives and led 35-0 before the Irish reached the end zone. McCarron completed 20 of his 28 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns, two to Amari Cooper. Lacy rushed for a 20-yard touchdown less than three minutes into the game and finished with 140 yards on 20 carries. Lacy also caught a scoring strike that put the Tide ahead 28-0 just before halftime.
Alabama finished with 529 total yards, including 265 on the ground. T.J. Yeldon padded the Tide's ground attack with 108 yards and one TD on 21 carries.
Notre Dame was shut out until Everett Golson rushed for a two-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. Golson also threw a short scoring pass to Theo Riddick and was 21-of-36 for 270 yards and one interception.
Alabama finishes 13-1 after becoming the third team to win three national titles in four seasons since polls started being used to crown champions in 1936, and the first since Nebraska from 1994-97. It's the fourth championship for Nick Saban, two behind all-time record-holder Paul "Bear" Bryant of Alabama.
The Irish had allowed just two rushing touchdowns heading into the game. The Tide matched that by the four-second mark of the second quarter and controlled the ball for 38 minutes to turn the well-hyped matchup into a lopsided game.
Mar 6th, 2014 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — If it's March, it must be time to try to set another world record in Grand Rapids.
Gilda's LaughFest organizers in the past three years have overseen record-setting att...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Local News
Beginning today through April 13, Grand Rapids will be joining 253 communitities in its 11th 40 Days For Life vigil in front of the Heritage Clinic, 320 East Fulton, in Grand Rapids.
As of this we...
Mar 6th, 2014 - State News
RAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water leve...
Mar 5th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as colorectal cancer awareness month in Michigan.
In a statement, the governor says the observance will help highlight the prevalence and...
Mar 6th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen have delivered Ash Wednesday speeches condemning widespread persecution of the world's Christians.
Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne said that in the weeks l...
Mar 5th, 2014 - National News
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The center says the death occurred Tuesday. The aval...
Mar 6th, 2014 - International News
Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in the embattled Crimean region of Ukraine have decided to hold a referendum March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia.
One lawmaker says, "This is our res...
Mar 5th, 2014 - International News
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Mar 6th, 2014 - Sports News
UBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and Joakim Noah had a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.
Noah finished w...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Sports News
— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...