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Auburn News and Notes 6-21-17 Edition

icarleewallacee Auburn softball lost its best returning player for next year's team when catcher Carlee Wallace shockingly announced that she is leaving the Tigers. Her presence at the plate and behind it earned her the name "Clutch Carlee."  She was tied for first in at-bats with 177 and ranked third on the team in batting, second in on-base ... Read Full Story

The Pieces Are There, But What Will It Take to Get the Tigers to the Top?

By on June 20th, 2017 in Football, News 8 Comments »
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Even though Auburn is one of only two teams to beat Alabama more than once in the Saban era, beating Bama doesn't come easy. You can't beat Bama in week one. You can't beat Bama playing Bama ball. You can't out-talent Bama. You can beat Bama at ...

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Could Auburn Football Be A Contender For The Playoffs In 2017?

By on June 19th, 2017 in Football, News 13 Comments »
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It’s that time of the year when conversations about the upcoming college football season begin. Auburn has been ranked in the Top 10 preseason polls and noted prognosticator Phil Steele says the Tigers could be one of the teams to make the College Football Playoffs.

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Happy Father’s Day From Track ‘Em Tigers

By on June 18th, 2017 in Memories 1 Comment »
Fathers-Day Happy Father's Day to all of the dads, step dads, and granddads in our Track ‘Em Tigers community. May you enjoy the warmth of family and the blessings of parenthood on your special day! War Eagle!... Read Full Story

“There is No Better Time a Dad Can Invest”—Gene Chizik

By on June 16th, 2017 in Football, Memories, News 3 Comments »
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After being a long-distance dad for two years, Chizik made a decision to leave football to be able to spend time with his three kids. This weekend he shared his thoughts about the importance of being a dad to Track 'Em Tigers partner, USA TODAY. It makes for a great Father's Day read.

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Auburn Softball’s Carlee Wallace Transferring

By on June 15th, 2017 in News, Other Sports 11 Comments »
635987516399061487-00584236-9d30-49d6-8564-e011c9a1a77e News came late last night that Auburn senior Carlee Wallace has requested a release to transfer to another school, and coach Clint Myers has granted her wishes. Her reasons for leaving the Plains are not clear, although she did express frustration after the Tigers lost to Oklahoma in the super regional. The All-SEC catcher was ... Read Full Story

Tigers Selected in MLB Draft

By on June 13th, 2017 in Baseball, News 1 Comment »
636235566348758526-au1-2 A few Tigers were selected on day two of the MLB Draft today. Keegan Thompson was selected by the Chicago Cubs with the 105th overall pick in the third round of the draft, and CF Jonah Todd was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the 175th overall pick in the sixth round of the draft. Thompson made the decision to return f... Read Full Story

Butch Thompson Moves To Improve Tigers’ Hitting—Hires Nonemaker

By on June 12th, 2017 in Baseball, News 2 Comments »
HXIWLRHSEJHDXPP.20130606081323 (1) It didn’t take Auburn baseball coach Butch Thompson long to replace departed assistant Brad Bohannon. Just one week after Bohannon was named the new coach at Tuscaloosa, Thompson tapped old friend Karl Nonemaker to be his recruiting coordinator. The two worked together at Auburn from 2005-2007, serving as Auburn assistants o... Read Full Story

Bulldog Visitors to End September (Previewing Auburn vs. Mississippi State)

By on June 9th, 2017 in Football, News 3 Comments »
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The Bulldog offense has been a threat nearly every year that Dan Mullen has coached there. And this this season, MSU poached defensive coordinator Todd Grantham away from Louisville. Grantham was able to improve defenses at Georgia and Louisville by installing a complex 3–4, multiple front blitzing scheme. However, with the package of screens Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey uses, Auburn should be able to hurt the Bulldogs when they blitz. The prediction for this one sees the ...

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Five Reasons to be Optimistic About the Future of Auburn Baseball

By on June 9th, 2017 in Baseball, News 6 Comments »
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Five solid reasons for feeling optimistic about the future of the program. Combined, they can serve as a launching pad for the Tigers to reach the next level.

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News and Notes From Auburn Sports—6/6/2017 Edition

auburn-florida-football It is hard to be upset with Auburn baseball's loss to Florida State in the NCAA Regional Championship. The team picked to be among the worst in the SEC has far exceeded expectations. Sunday night's game against host Florida State was a microcosm of the season. The Tigers were down 6–2 in the second inning following a three-run... Read Full Story

Tigers’ Season Comes to an End But Future is Bright for Auburn Baseball

By on June 5th, 2017 in Baseball, News 15 Comments »
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Nevertheless it was a successful year for a team that many thought before the season would struggle to finish above .500. The prognosticators saw a young inexperienced team but failed to see how a young second-year head coach would get his boys to believe.

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The Duf Puts Another One in the Win Column Despite Rain

By on June 5th, 2017 in News, Other Sports 2 Comments »
DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 04:  Jason Dufner reacts after making a par on the 18th hole during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 4, 2017 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) After a dismal Saturday 77 where he it the ball all over the place the Duf put it back together on Sunday with a 4 under par 68 and took the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament by 3 shots. He started the final round 4 shots off the lead and swapped birdies and bogeys on the front nine to shoot even par. However, he flipped the swi... Read Full Story

Can Auburn Baseball Recover to Seal the Deal in Regional Championship Game?

By on June 5th, 2017 in Baseball, News 4 Comments »
cole-lipscomb-vs-fsujpg-e40d240659c8a661 What fight, what tenacity, what courage the Tigers displayed Sunday night in coming back from a 6–2 deficit to take the lead 7–6 in the ninth inning in the Tallahassee Regional. The game was full of drama right to the end as the Tigers saw their dream of a championship, at least for one more day, slip away in extra innings. ... Read Full Story

Auburn Baseball One Win Away From Super Regional

By on June 3rd, 2017 in Baseball, News 3 Comments »
11855878 Auburn defeated Tennessee Tech 5–3 Saturday to advance to the Tallahassee NCAA Regional Championship round. The Tigers got the job done with great fielding and timely hitting behind the superb pitching of ace Casey Mize (8–2). The sophomore was effective, if not perfect, in pitching a complete game. He gave up two homers and... Read Full Story

A Challenge in Columbia (previewing Auburn vs. Missouri football)

By on June 2nd, 2017 in Football 3 Comments »
Mizzou Lock Quarterback Drew Lock leads an offense that returns 10 starters (AP Photo/L.G Patterson)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn road game preview! On September 23rd Auburn travels to Columbia, Missouri to take on the Tigers on their home field at Memorial Stadium. It's an important game for both te... Read Full Story

Raw unbridled emotion from the Duf……NOT!!

By on June 2nd, 2017 in News, Other Sports 3 Comments »
hi-res-9389ac6b555bfcc29197c3d24bb5ddca_crop_north The Duf is on cruise control at the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. He has the low round of the day in both the first two rounds, 14 under par for 36 holes with a lone bogey yesterday on 18. He made up for that transgression by dunking one from 176 yards for an Eagle 2 in the same hole today.I swear the guy ha... Read Full Story

Auburn Advances in Winners Bracket, Takes Opening Game of NCAA Regional

By on June 2nd, 2017 in Baseball, News 5 Comments »
636320272312930519-au-05 Auburn bats came alive in the first game of the Tallahassee Regional today as the Tigers belted 13 hits to defeat  University of Central Florida 7–4. Freshman Will Holland hit a one-out, three-run homer in the eighth to put the Tigers ahead 7–1, giving reliever Cole Lipscomb a comfortable cushion to work with in the ninth.... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Season Wrap-Up

By on May 31st, 2017 in News, Other Sports 4 Comments »
53853fba0d2db.image Auburn's softball season ended about a week earlier than expected. The team had made back-to-back Women's College World Series appearances, including last season's runner up to Oklahoma. It is fitting that another season ended with a loss to the Sooners in what is becoming a trend for Auburn sports. The Sooners took care of Aubu... Read Full Story

Auburn News and Notes—5/31/17 Edition

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There is a lot going on inside the SEC this week, from the Women's College World Series, to the SEC Baseball tournament, to Spring Meetings. Auburn is in the thick of all of these discussions. Get some up to date new and thoughts in this article!

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