A little different take in Sound Bytes this week, though I promise we'll still have some of Nick Saban's face for you.
First off, if you had Auburn vs. Missouri in the SEC title game before the season started, raise your hand. Now, smack yourself in the jaw with it, because you are a liar. Yeah, you are. How else do you explain those flames engulfing your legs?
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is one happy guy.
Natchitoches — Ascension Catholic made itself right at home Monday at Northwestern State's Walter Ledet Track and Field Complex.
The Bulldogs, donning purple much like the university's Demons, rolled to team state championships in the Class 1A boys' and girls' races in front of a loud group of fans from the Donaldsonville school on an opening day of the LHSAA's two-day cross country state championship meet full of highlights.
Senator-elect Cory Booker married seven gay couples early Monday, as New Jersey became the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage.
"It is officially past midnight, marriage is now equal in New Jersey," Booker said to applause and cheers.
Booker, who had never officiated a wedding since becoming Newark mayor in 2006, called the occasion one of "the greatest privileges and honors" and "one of the most magical moments" of his life.
On Friday, the state Supreme Court refused to delay a lower court order for the state to begin recognizing same-sex marriages.
Southern University kicker Matthew Hill is automatic from 37 yards out. At least on Saturday night, he was. Hill hit a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime that gave the Jaguars a 20-17 SWAC victory against Alabama A&M on Saturday night in Baton Rouge at A.W. Mumford Stadium.
Hill also hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to tie the game, 17-17, and send it to overtime. The victory puts Southern (3-3, 3-1) in first place in the SWAC West Division.
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (2nd L) pauses between comments as he stands with Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L), Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) (2nd R) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) (R) to address reporters after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on October 10, 2013.
The government shutdown isn’t over, but an end to the stubborn fiscal impasse could finally be in sight.
President Obama had strong words for Congress in a late appeal to avert a government shutdown on Monday. "You don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job," he told lawmakers who have tied their opposition to Obamacare to government funding measures.
NBC News is covering the latest developments in real time as Congress is paralyzed by a bipartisan standoff that could bring the first government shutdown in 17 years. Check in here for the latest updates.
This story was originally published on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:40 PM EDT
Covington senior strong safety Andrew Breeland wasn’t in the mood to extend the game.
Covington had already rallied back from 14 points to force overtime. Covington’s C.J. Sims and Northshore’s K.J. Hopkins exchanged scores in the extra frame, and Breeland only had one option — block the extra-point attempt.
Breeland tipped Northshore’s extra-point attempt to preserve a wild 21-20 overtime win in the Lions’ District 6-5A opener at Panthers Stadium.
The referee called Covington for roughing the kicker, but it was waved off because it happened after the ball was tipped.
A large number of Americans continue to adamantly oppose the nation’s new health-care law and believe it will produce damaging results, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Forty-four percent of respondents call the health-care law a bad idea, while 31 percent believe it's a good idea -- virtually unchanged from July's NBC/WSJ survey.
By a 45 percent to 23 percent margin, Americans say it will have a negative impact on the country's health-care system rather than a positive one.
I'll help John Osterlind kick off the Labor Day weekend tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. on his show at 99.5 FM WRNO. Here's a link:
A noticeably increased electricity filled the air at football practices this week.
Coaches, players and fans are ready for the imminent season and its wealth of storylines.