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Chuck Person Says AU Basketball Will be Fast Paced Like Malzahn’s No Huddle Offense

By Posted on: April 8th, 2014 in Basketball 3 Comments »

Chuck Person says he’s on the same page with Head Coach, Bruce Pearl. Flanked by his high school coach Earl Henderson and his Auburn coach Sonny Smith, the New Auburn Basketball Assistant promised at his hiring press conference to work hard to bring success to the Auburn program. Chuck talks in the following video about Continue Story…

Bruce Pearl Could Hit a Homerun in Basketball With a “Rifleman” Hire

By Posted on: April 1st, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article 7 Comments »
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         Former Auburn great Chuck Person with legendary Coach Sonny Smith. (photo:Julie Bennett, al.com) Even though Auburn is not a part of this year’s March Madness, there has been a lot of excitement about Auburn Basketball the past two weeks. The hiring of Bruce Pearl on March 18th has fired up the fan base and Continue Story…

Auburn Women Wearing Down Opponents in NIT (updated)

By Posted on: March 25th, 2014 in Basketball 3 Comments »

“You’ve got to give Auburn credit because they wear you down.” That sounds like a quote from one of Auburn’s football opponents. But this time it came from the Old Dominion University Women’s Basketball Coach, Karen Barefoot. She was referring to her team’s loss to Auburn in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament Continue Story…

Spring Drills Begin!

By Posted on: March 20th, 2014 in Basketball, Football 12 Comments »
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“We have to earn it.”(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It was an incredible day in Auburn Tuesday, as Auburn University announced the hiring of Bruce Pearl as the new men’s basketball head coach, and a wild all-day celebration followed. Lost in the euphoria and welcoming of Pearl was the beginning of spring Continue Story…

Bruce Almighty!

By Posted on: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball 24 Comments »
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Photo by Julie Bennett/al.com Who would have dreamed that the most prominent coach ever hired by Auburn University would be its basketball coach? In a span of little more than a year, the athletic department has gone from employing Gene Chizik and Tony Barbee to Gus Malzahn and Bruce Pearl as its two marquee coaches.George Continue Story…

Happy Birthday Coach Pearl ! – (with videos)

By Posted on: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball, News 2 Comments »

It’s Coach Bruce Pearl’s birthday today and he says coming to The Plains was a great way to celebrate the day. In the following video, watch Rod Bramblett’s (the voice of the Tigers), meeting with the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. It’s Coach Pearl’s first interview at Auburn. You can really get a good feel Continue Story…

Auburn Hires the Right Man as Tigers’ New Basketball Coach

By Posted on: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball, News 26 Comments »
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Auburn announced the hiring of Bruce Pearl this morning as the Tigers’ new basketball coach. Auburn AD, Jay Jacobs said, “From the moment I met Coach Pearl and heard his vision for our basketball program, it was clear he’s the right man at the right time for Auburn.” One things for sure, Jacobs has brought Continue Story…

Writing On Wall For NCAA Amateur Status

By Posted on: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article, Football 15 Comments »
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Yesterday, a lawsuit was filed in US federal court in yet another attempt to tear down the amateur distinction of big time college athletes at big time college institutions in an ultimate attempt to get fair compensation for student athletes in the respective multi-billion dollar industries in which they toil. This new suit, against the NCAA Continue Story…