Archive for March, 2009

March Madness Can Drive Home Lessons About a Football Playoff

By Posted on: March 16th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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I participated in a NCAA Tournament pool today–just for funsies, mind you–the first time in well over a decade, and the first time ever online. Having actually paid attention to college basketball the last week with the hopes of us landing in the Big Dance, I actually felt like I made some informed choices. Of course, being the Continue Story…

Auburn Comes Up Short In NCAA Tournament Bid

By Posted on: March 15th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

TWITTER  Lebo’s team faces UT-Martin Wednesday.   In the end it was not enough. Winning nine of their final 11 games was not enough to impress an NCAA Selection Committee that showed little respect for Auburn or the SEC. Never mind that the committee chairman was the SEC’s own Mike Slive. Instead Auburn will face Continue Story…

Dewanna Bonner Named First Team All-American

By Posted on: March 15th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

From ESPN.com… BRISTOL, Conn. - After leading the Tigers to their first SEC regular season championship in 20 years, senior DeWanna Bonner was named an ESPN.com First Team All-American, the sports network announced Friday. Bonner joined a group consisting of Angel McCoughtry (Louisville), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut), Maya Moore (Connecticut) and Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) on the five-member team. Continue Story…

Bubble Watchers: Are We In or Out?

By Posted on: March 15th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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I’m really going to miss this pic…   Look at our body of work. 11-7 conference record. No SEC team with that kind of stats has EVER  been held out of the tourney, albeit they keep telling us how DOWN the SEC is this year. Probably a good idea if the Vols DESTROY the Cowbells Continue Story…

Auburn Faces Tennessee In SEC Semifinals

By Posted on: March 14th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Things get tougher this afternoon when Auburn faces Tennessee. The Auburn men’s basketball team (22-10, 10-6) goes for its 10th win in 11 games as it plays SEC Eastern Division co-Champion Tennessee (20-11, 10-6) on Saturday at 2:15 pm Central in the St. Pete Times Forum. Auburn, North Carolina and Louisville are the three hottest Continue Story…

Auburn Comes From Behind To Beat Florida in SEC Tournament Action

By Posted on: March 14th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Does Friday’s win get Auburn in the Big Dance? TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Korvotney Barber had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a huge dunk in the final minute to help Auburn beat Florida 61-58 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Frankie Sullivan had 12 points and Tay Waller and Lucas Hargrove Continue Story…

Auburn Wins Opener Over Tennessee

By Posted on: March 14th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Grant Dayton was simply dominating on Friday night, at one point sitting down 17 Tennessee hitters in a row, as Auburn (12-4, 1-0 SEC) ran its winning streak to 10 games with a 4-2 win at Tennessee on Friday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both clubs. Dayton allowed a hit in Continue Story…

Auburn-Florida Friday Night Open Thread

By Posted on: March 13th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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Remember what we told you about this picture?   Tonight at 8:45 CST, Auburn will play Florida for what most roundball experts agree will be an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the winner. This game is of almost unimaginable importance for the team. Coach Lebo has worked a minor miracle this season, getting Continue Story…