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Sankey: New gambling laws could result in SEC injury reports

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players.

Speaking to reporters Monday at the start of the league's annual media gathering, Sankey stressed that gambling's potential effect on games is one of the most important issues facing the league, but the SEC is unlikely to require weekly reports in 2018.

Sports books often use information on injured or ineligible players to hedge the line.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 9
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Alabama (57)13-11,5214
2Georgia13-21,4543
3Oklahoma12-21,3742
4Clemson12-21,2921
5Ohio State12-21,2865
6UCF (4)13-01,24810
7Wisconsin13-11,1946
8Penn State11-21,1209
9TCU11-397413
10Auburn10-49177
11Notre Dame10-385714
12USC11-38398
13Miami (FL)10-376911
14Oklahoma State10-375817
15Michigan State10-370518
16Washington10-366812
17Northwestern10-352820
18LSU9-436816
19Mississippi State9-435924
20Stanford9-533615
21South Florida10-226723
22Boise State11-325125
23North Carolina State9-4232-
24Virginia Tech9-412622
25Memphis10-311919

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Alabama to use metal detectors at Bryant-Denny Stadium

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama fans will be walking through metal detectors to get into Bryant-Denny Stadium this season.

University of Alabama system trustees approved Monday the use of 180 metal detectors. Deputy director of athletics and Chief Financial Officer Finus Gaston says they will cost $982,800 collectively.

The extra security will also be used at Coleman Coliseum for men's and women's basketball games, as well as gymnastics.