Archive for March, 2011

Sweet 16 Open Thread: All Eyes on Florida-BYU

By Posted on: March 24th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

All eyes will be on Florida-BYU tonight as the Sweet 16 gets underway. For the second consecutive year the two programs face off in the tournament, but this time the stakes are higher. A year ago, the nation was introduced to the Cougar’s Jimmer Fredette (perhaps the greatest name ever in college basketball), as he Continue Story…

Malzahn Expects to Name Starting Quarterback This Spring

By Posted on: March 24th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

“All the good players have left.” If Auburn players heard it once yesterday, they heard it 100 times and will likely hear it in their sleep for the next month. Spring practice got underway yesterday on the Plains with a fresh reminder from coaches that the 2010 party is over. The Auburn coaching staff is Continue Story…

Auburn’s Casey McElroy Named SEC Player of the Week

By Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 in Baseball Comments Off
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Auburn shortstop Casey McElroy may be the hottest hitter in the SEC if not the nation. He has been tearing it up at the plate all season. He was 8-for-13 with two homeruns, two doubles, and six RBI’s this past weekend in Auburn’s SEC series win over No. 9 Arkansas at Hitchcock Field. McElroy  ranks second in the SEC Continue Story…

Auburn’s Casey McElroy Named SEC Player of the Week

By Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 in Baseball Comments Off
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Auburn shortstop Casey McElroy may be the hottest hitter in the SEC if not the nation. He has been tearing it up at the plate all season. He was 8-for-13 with two homeruns, two doubles, and six RBI’s this past weekend in Auburn’s SEC series win over No. 9 Arkansas at Hitchcock Field. McElroy  ranks second in the SEC Continue Story…

Open Thread: HBO Real Sports Edition

By Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 in Football Comments Off

You’ve heard about it for months and read the details over the past 24 hours; now it’s your turn to voice your opinion on tonight’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel program. The show airs at 9 p.m. CT on HBO. The first segment focuses on the revenue generated by the NCAA and member institutions. It profiles former Continue Story…

Spring Means One Thing, Football

By Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 in Football Comments Off

    Here is a video of Auburn spring football practice this morning, courtesy of The War Eagle Extra There are others out there. One is on al.com Two things I first noticed on these videos is the intensity of Scot Loeffler, the other is how meticulous Loeffler is. Even the little details drive him. In the Continue Story…

Tigers Fall Short In WNIT

By Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 in Basketball Comments Off
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Auburn was eliminated in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament Saturday by Toledo 67-52. The Rockets (25-8) led the entire game as Auburn (16-16) couldn’t buy a basket. “It just wasn’t a good day for us on the defensive end or shooting the ball,” said Head Coach Nell Fortner. “We got some really Continue Story…

SEC Baseball Has Number 1 RPI Ranking In America (Auburn 4th)

By Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 in Baseball Comments Off

Auburn’s Casey McElroy tags out Alabama player during Capital City Classic. With the 2-1 defeat of the Alabama Crimson Tide in last week’s Capital City Classic Auburn has moved into the early part of the SEC schedule. The Classic does not count toward the conference standings. But none the less Auburn sits a top of Continue Story…