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Alabama coach Nick Saban gestures during the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) **FILE**

Tide’s Nick Saban tests positive for virus, will miss Iron Bowl

- Associated Press

Nick Saban, the coach at No. 1 Alabama, tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday as the Crimson Tide prepares for its annual showdown with No. 22 Auburn. Since he was experiencing mild symptoms, it appears there won’t be a false positive reprieve for Saban like there was last month before another huge game against Georgia.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is consoled by teammate tight end Drew Sample (89) and other players before being moved off the field after injuring his left knee following a play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago) **FILE**

From Burrow to Prescott, NFL seeing rash of quarterback injuries

- The Washington Times

Through 11 weeks, five starters have landed on injured reserve — Burrow, Allen, Prescott, New Orleans’ Drew Brees and San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo. Two others — the Jets’ Sam Darnold and Jacksonville’s Garnder Minshew — have also missed significant time. And Chicago could be without Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) this weekend against the Packers.

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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) and quarterback Mac Jones (10) celebrate a touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

Bama's Jones, Auburn's Nix playing well entering Iron Bowl

- Associated Press

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was a skinny three-star recruit who had to wait in a daunting line for a starting shot. Bo Nix arrived at Auburn as a prized recruit and has started every game since.

AP Sportlight

- Associated Press

Nov. 27

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, center, leads the team on to the field for an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Kelly's second-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 25 North Carolina on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

No. 2 Notre Dame visits No. 25 UNC in pivotal ACC matchup

- Associated Press

Second-ranked Notre Dame is moving closer to playing for its first-ever conference championship and returning to the College Football Playoff. The next challenge is slowing No. 25 North Carolina’s high-scoring offense.

Miami officer befriends teen who attacked him during protest

- Associated Press

The moment seemed to capture the super-heated emotions of a summer of national protest: A young Black teenager whacked a Miami police officer over the head with a skateboard during a chaotic demonstration.

Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, center, watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 45-0. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 15 Iowa State visits Texas eyeing Big 12 title game shot

- Associated Press

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference, which is down to four games this weekend after No. 14 Oklahoma's game at West Virginia was postponed because of positive COVID tests and contact tracing for the Sooners: