Archive for April, 2012

War Damn Dufner!

By Posted on: April 30th, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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The calendar says the week officially ends on Sunday. Pardon Jason Dufner if he chooses to call yesterday only the beginning. This Saturday, the former Auburn golf star will marry his longtime girlfriend, Amanda in Auburn. Yesterday in New Orleans, Dufner edged out golf legend Ernie Els on the second hole of a playoff at Continue Story…

Auburn Softball Headed To Fifth Consecutive SEC Tournament

By Posted on: April 30th, 2012 in Other Sports Comments Off

Auburn pitchers Jenee Loree and Lauren Schmalz held South Carolina to one unearned run on four hits as the Tigers’ Softball Team swept the Gamecocks 4-1 Sunday in Columbia. The win improved Auburn’s record to 31-19 and secured the Tigers fifth consecutive SEC Tournament birth which begins May 10 in Tuscaloosa. Head Coach Tina Dease said, “Making the SEC Tournament Continue Story…

New Auburn Record in Golf: Five Tigers Named All-SEC

By Posted on: April 30th, 2012 in Other Sports Comments Off
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It is particularly fitting that on the day after former Auburn All-SEC Golfer Jason Dufner won his first major PGA Tournament - the SEC office named five current Tigers All Conference. Ben Hogan Award semifinalist Blayne Barber, was named to the first team for the second consecutive year. Will McCurdy, Dominic Bozzelli and Niclas Carlsson were second team selections while Michael Johnson was place on Continue Story…

Blake Austin Named SEC Player of the WEEK

By Posted on: April 30th, 2012 in Baseball Comments Off
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Over the week end, the Auburn baseball team exploded offensively in their series sweep over Tennessee scoring 35 runs off of 39 hits. While hits came from up and down the line up, one player was particularly effective – Auburn Catcher Blake Austin In the weekend series against the Volunteers, he was 7-for-11 (a .636 average) Continue Story…

Draft Notes

By Posted on: April 30th, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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I was out of town in Orlando this past weekend but still managed to catch more draft coverage than anticipated. I forgot that it takes up the better part of a whole weekend, the pure pageant and spectacle it has become. Combine the hype of the Superbowl, the anticipation of the Academy Awards, and the Continue Story…

Auburn Wins Series – Goes For Sweep Against Tennessee Today

By Posted on: April 29th, 2012 in Baseball Comments Off
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The Auburn Baseball Team went into this weekend’s series with Tennessee knowing they had to produce runs. They responded to the challenge by clobbering Vol pitching for 24 scores off of 28 hits. The Tigers on the cusp of qualifying for the SEC Tournament had to produce in order to stay in the hunt for Continue Story…

Who Will be the Most Valuable Back in Auburn’s Backfield in 2012?

By Posted on: April 28th, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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I always enjoy spring football on The Plains. All the new names to follow, the questions about quarterbacks, the rumors about new schemes, and of course who will replace the departed starters. And for the fifth straight year Auburn has to answer the question, ‘Who will be the field General come September 1, when the Continue Story…

Brandon Mosley Drafted By Giants

By Posted on: April 28th, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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Auburn had four players taken in last year’s NFL Draft. Today Brandon Mosley became the first Auburn player to be drafted for 2012. He was chosen in the fourth round by the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants The 6’6″, 314 lb. tackle was the Giants’ fifth overall selection, and the first offensive lineman they Continue Story…