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“Old Friends, Old Friends”

By on May 5th, 2019 in Football, Memories 4 Comments »

Everyone meets great friends at whatever college they attend.  I’d like to think the friends we pick up at our time at Auburn are ones of a special type.  As diverse as we Auburn folks are, we already share many things in common that go beyond the eleven young men for whom we scream on autumn weekends—if not the Auburn Creed, specifically, then the values and outlook on life that the Creed represents.

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Auburn QB Race Down to Two

By on May 2nd, 2019 in Football, News 10 Comments »
Wednesday evening, head coach Gus Malzahn told Auburn fans during his AMBUSH tour in Dothan, Alabama that he had narrowed the four-man quarterback race down to two players. “Joey Gatewood, Bo Nix are really 1, 1A,” Malzahn said. “One of those two guys will be our starting quarterback for our first game. They’ll compete ... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Drops Series to Florida, Extends Loosing Streak to Three

By on April 30th, 2019 in News, Other Sports 1 Comment »
#PoundTheStone has been the hashtag attached to Auburn softball's social media posts throughout the season. Yet, the Tigers have done anything but that since entering conference play. The hitting has progressively deteriorated to the point that Auburn is almost completely unrecognizable at the plate. Along the way, Auburn's reco... Read Full Story

Most Auburn Players Drafted by NFL in Last 28 Years

By on April 29th, 2019 in Football, News 6 Comments »
It’s been an anxious three days for Auburn football players waiting to hear their names called out in the 2019 NFL Draft. No Tiger was selected in Thursday’s opening round. Then on Friday one player was drafted in the 3rd round. Cornerback  Jamel Dean, was that first Auburn player taken. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Bucc... Read Full Story

A Promising A-Day!

By on April 26th, 2019 in Football 3 Comments »
A much belated review     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's 2019 A-Day game. For the first time in a decade, I was not able to attend. Real life intervenes, sometimes. Watching the game televised wasn't as fun, frankly. I'm kinda spoiled, in that I usually line up early, get a good sea... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Swept by Kentucky, Readies for Final Home Series

By on April 23rd, 2019 in News, Other Sports 1 Comment »
There is unrest brewing among dedicated Auburn softball fans following the latest disappointing series. Auburn came into the weekend ranked in the Top 20 with a 34–9 record. At 9–6 in the SEC, the Tigers were within striking distance of taking over the top place in the conference, which they accomplished for about 24 hours a... Read Full Story

Monday Musings From The Plains

By on April 22nd, 2019 in Baseball, News, Other Sports 6 Comments »
Maybe, just maybe, Auburn baseball received the spark it needed Saturday at Plainsman Park. Designated hitter Conor Davis hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give No. 23 Auburn baseball a 6–5 win over No. 17 Ole Miss in front of the home crowd."I could just feel our crowd," Auburn head baseball coach Butc... Read Full Story

Auburn Equestrian First Team to Go Undefeated; Wins 6th National Championship

By on April 21st, 2019 in Other Sports 3 Comments »
In a dramatic finish, the Auburn Equestrian Team won its sixth national championship at the Extraco Events Center, Waco, Texas on Saturday. Usually dominating their opponents, the Tigers were in a tight battle with No. 6 Georgia. However, Auburn bested the Bulldogs 8–7 to complete its first undefeated season (18–0)."This was... Read Full Story

Zach’s Thoughts on A-Day: The Defense

By on April 19th, 2019 in Football 1 Comment »
Yesterday we took a look at the performance of the Auburn offense during A-Day. Today, we’ll review how the defense performed. While Auburn’s offensive play calling may have been vanilla, the defense was even more limited, by design. No, Gus didn’t call any real trick plays, but when Auburn’s offense needed it, he dialed... Read Full Story

Zach’s Thoughts on A-Day: The Offense

By on April 18th, 2019 in Football 12 Comments »
Finding and reading people's thoughts and opinions on Auburn's A-Day isn't hard. Whether it is beat reporters, professional analysts, Twitter users, or just your favorite sports blogger, the information is plentiful and easy to find. I am sure the message boards and pay-wall sites are filled to capacity with everyone's thoughts,... Read Full Story

Auburn Baseball Season at a Crossroads

By on April 17th, 2019 in Baseball, News 3 Comments »
At the midpoint of the baseball season, the Auburn Tigers sit at a crossroads. Four weeks ago, Auburn was 18–2 after a fast start to the season. After falling to No. 16 Georgia Tech, 11–6, Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium, the Tigers have now lost 11 of the last 15 and sit at 24–13. To be sure losing starters Davis D... Read Full Story

Softball Drops Series Against South Carolina

By on April 16th, 2019 in Other Sports 2 Comments »
After last weekend's massive series win against Tennessee that put Auburn softball on top of the SEC, the Tigers slipped back to sixth place in the standings. It was a tough weekend for Mickey Dean's Tigers, specifically the pitchers. Dean's career has been built on fantastic pitching, especially when he was at James Madison. Bu... Read Full Story

Who Will Be Auburn’s Quarterback in 2019?

By on April 15th, 2019 in Football, News 8 Comments »
Joey Gatewood arrived on campus as the face of the future for the Auburn Tigers. After being recruited hard by over 20 top programs, the highly touted quarterback chose the Tigers over Florida State, Texas, and Oregon. At 6'-5" and 233 pounds, the dual threat drew comparisons to Cam Newton, causing many to view him as the heir a... Read Full Story

A Sunny, Warm A-Day!

By on April 13th, 2019 in Football Comments Off on A Sunny, Warm A-Day!
A-Day open thread (Photo by Acid Reign)     War Eagle, everybody! It's Auburn football game day once again! It's A-Day on the Plains. This game will be televised on the SEC Network channel. The game starts at 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time. It's a great opportunity for us Tiger fans to see what this year's team looks like and... Read Full Story

Five Burning Questions for A-Day

By on April 12th, 2019 in Football 4 Comments »
An ominous day that foreshadowed a disappointing year (Photo by Acid Reign)     Each year I do this sort of post before A-Day, and each year the questions tend to be pretty similar. I'll be sitting A-Day out for the first time in a decade. However, I expect to have an open thread up and running and will do a play by play off... Read Full Story

The Soul of the Athlete

By on April 10th, 2019 in Basketball, Other Sports 6 Comments »
Often (to be honest, far too often), we as fans of the various collegiate sports will discuss events around the Auburn campus and in competition in which our teams are represented and include phrases like "free ride," "full ride," and "scholarship players." We will then point to superficial aspects of team media events, what the... Read Full Story

Midweek Ramblings From The Plains

From Auburn basketball’s final No.5 ranking after a Final Four finish to a look ahead for the Tigers without Jared Harper to softball rising to the top of the SEC to news about Spring practice and this week’s A-Day game and more in this edition of Ramblings.

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Auburn Softball Takes Series in Knoxville

By on April 9th, 2019 in News, Other Sports 2 Comments »
The series against sixth-ranked Tennessee almost didn't happen for the Auburn Tigers. First, just getting on campus seemed to be an insurmountable task. The Tigers went through multiple charter buses that kept breaking down on the road to Knoxville. Then, impending weather disrupted the series, forcing the two teams to play game... Read Full Story

An Almost Unbearable Loss

By on April 8th, 2019 in Basketball, News 22 Comments »
How are you feeling this morning? If you’re like me, yesterday hurt even more than Saturday night. Maybe today will be better, but I doubt it. Where do you place Saturday’s controversial loss to Virginia? For this writer, it’s the most painful ever.Losing to Florida State in the BCS Championship hurt. Watching Van Tiffin h... Read Full Story

Crush the Cavaliers! (Auburn vs. Virginia, Final Four Open Thread)

By on April 6th, 2019 in Basketball Comments Off on Crush the Cavaliers! (Auburn vs. Virginia, Final Four Open Thread)
This is rarefied air for the Auburn Tigers!     War Eagle, everybody! For the first time in Auburn history, Auburn will play a 5th game in the NCAA basketball tournament. Auburn will face the number-one seeded Virginia Cavaliers in US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN in the Final Four. The winner goes on to the national title... Read Full Story