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Spring Practice is Really the First Day of the 2015 Football Season (with video)

By on March 10th, 2015 in Football Comments Off
-db98797e1bf62d4a -juile Bennett Auburn Football ended last season on the losing end of four of their last five games. That's why Gus Malzahn opened his 2015 Spring practice press conference today by saying,“This is really the first true day of the next year. It’s time to move forward. Our coaches are extremely excited to get out there. Our players are exci... Read Full Story

Auburn Football Players Battle for Position as Spring Football Begins Today

By on March 10th, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »
NCAA Football: Auburn-Spring Game I love Auburn Football and like most Tiger fans, I have been going through withdrawal since the last second ticked off the clock in the Outback Bowl. However, today we all have something to smile about - spring practice begins on The Plains. Although the kickoff for the 2015 season is still six months away, we can now start thin... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Winter of Discontent is Finally Over

By on March 9th, 2015 in Basketball 9 Comments »
For those of you making the trip to Nashville on Wednesday to see Auburn take on Miss. State in the first round of the SEC Tournament, tip-off is set for 6 pm CT. Believe me, I didn’t just type that with a straight face. Who are we kidding? Would anyone outside of family and friends make the drive to see this Auburn basketball... Read Full Story

Rambling Around The Program

6_3272946 Aside from a rough basketball outing against Missouri, Auburn athletics has had a spectacular week. The SEC Network broadcast Auburn’s Pro Day on Tuesday, and in attendance was New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick. Also worth mentioning -- softball, baseball, and yes, even women’s basketball, triumphed for huge vi... Read Full Story

Spring Drills Are Nearly Here!

By on March 5th, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »
Spring Drills Soon Rebuilding a defense will be a top priority(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It's that time of year again. Warm one day, icy the next. That can only mean spring is just around the corner, and that means spring football! Auburn spring drills start next Tuesday, and we can hardly wait! I think all Auburn fans ... Read Full Story

Auburn Owns Capital City Classic, Defeats Alabama 5-3

By on March 4th, 2015 in Baseball 7 Comments »
-49c9f2340199b3f4-Julie Bennet Auburn continued its domination of Alabama in the Capital City Classic last night behind the pitching of Keegan Thompson. The Tiger ace hurled a career high 12 strikeouts in helping to defeat the Tide 5-3. It was Auburn's sixth win in the last seven games over Alabama in the Classic. Often dubbed the Iron Bowl of Baseball, the ... Read Full Story

Auburn Pro Day, a Time for some Tigers to Shine

By on March 3rd, 2015 in Football 21 Comments »
1397952387000-USP-NCAA-Football-Auburn-Spring-Game-001-USA TODAY Twenty-one former Auburn Tigers will be reunited today at Auburn, many for the first time since January. It's Pro Day on The Plains as more than 100 NFL scouts and coaches have gathered to test and evaluate potential pros for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.The NFL's two biggest pre-draft evaluations (the Senior Bowl and the NFL Com... Read Full Story

2015 Auburn Expectations: Too Much, Too Soon?

By on March 2nd, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
carl lawson How’s it possible to lose four of your last five games, your starting quarterback, the league’s top rusher and still be the media darling heading into the 2015 season? Are Auburn and its fans being set up for too much, too soon?That’s the narrative that will be discussed ad nauseum over the next six months. Can the genius ... Read Full Story

A Much Anticipated Offense!

By on February 26th, 2015 in Football 11 Comments »
New look offense Dangerous times are ahead for SEC defenses!(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! The end of winter is near folks, and on this rainy night I am dreaming of Auburn football once again. The dreaded “Snowmaggedon” here in the Tragic City has resulted in... well, an inch and a half of rain. It won't be long before ... Read Full Story

Auburn Spring Sports in Full Swing Despite Cold Weather

By on February 25th, 2015 in Baseball, Other Sports 4 Comments »
17105945-mmmain Next to football season, spring in Auburn is the favorite time of the year for many of the Auburn Family. But with two to six inches of snow predicted across parts of central Alabama today, it just doesn't seem like spring is almost here. Yet Spring Sports at Auburn are already in full swing.No spring sport has been as successfu... Read Full Story

Football’s Big at Auburn, but Fans Prove They Love Tiger Basketball Too!

By on February 24th, 2015 in Basketball 5 Comments »
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Auburn is having the biggest crowds in over a dozen years. So far this season the Auburn Arena has been filled to 85.7 percent capacity - the third-highest among SEC teams, trailing only Florida (91.9 percent of capacity) and Kentucky (102.1 percent of capacity).

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Jury Is Still Out on Auburn Hires

By on February 23rd, 2015 in Baseball, Basketball 4 Comments »
clint myer It’s hard to argue with athletic director Jay Jacobs’s success in the hiring department, especially when it comes to the money sports. However, when you look at the lesser sports, his recent hires have been a mixed bag. I’m sure it’s not something that keeps the veteran AD up at night. When was the last time an athletic... Read Full Story

Discussing Nonconference Possibilities

By on February 20th, 2015 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »
55385701.0 Auburn's home-and-home series against California in 2019/2020 has been pushed back a year in order to accommodate the Bears' series with Ole Miss in 2017/2019. So now with Auburn and Cal's series pushed back to 2020/2021 that leaves Jay Jacobs with an opportunity to schedule another Power-5 opponent in the 2018/2019 seasons. Aft... Read Full Story

Living Large

By on February 19th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
Budget piece The Auburn Athletic Department ran a 13.7 million dollar deficit last year.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! A sobering bit of news came out this week from the Plains, amid great stories about new oaks, amazing basketball victories, gymnastics moving up to #8 in the country, and fine Auburn men at the NFL comb... Read Full Story

Quarterback or Cornerback?

By on February 18th, 2015 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
nick-marshall Nick Marshall is on the horns of a dilemma.  The odds of making the cut on an NFL team as a rookie quarterback are incredibly steep, even for a dual-threat wizard of the zone read. The prototypical NFL prospect is usually three inches taller, with a  5 - 10% better completion percentage, has extensive experience receiving snap... Read Full Story

“I-I-I’ll Never Watch Football Again-n-n-n” (with apologies to Bacharach/David)

By on February 17th, 2015 in Football, Memories 3 Comments »
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Those of you who knew who the above lady was before there ever was such a thing as a Psychic Friends Network will get this a little better--and the irony at the end. What do you get when you watch football? You see evil teams become ...

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Auburn Basketball vs. Bama … Time for a Little Payback

By on February 17th, 2015 in Basketball 3 Comments »
Auburn guard Antoine Mason (14) hits a field goal in Auburn-Bama rivalry game, Jan. 25, 2015. (photo:Vasha Hunt, al.com) One of the things that makes college sports so special, so different from the pro's, is its rivalries. Many people in America recognize the Iron Bowl as possibly the nation's fiercest college football rivalry. However, the Auburn - Alabama Rivalry transcends football and extends to every area of competition between the two schoo... Read Full Story

All is Right on the Corner

By on February 16th, 2015 in Baseball, Football 9 Comments »
auburn oaks Auburn feels whole again. It’s funny what two trees can do for a family. Several thousand braved the cold on Saturday morning to watch a little history. The Auburn Oaks, as they are now known, were finally put in the ground and with it a new chapter begins.In person they are much taller than I expected. While nowhere near the ... Read Full Story

Morning Musings – February 13th

B9p5J0oIcAA-k_j On Saturday, history will be made for Toomer’s Corner once again… as the new “Auburn Oaks” are being delivered and planted in their new home on the corner of College and Magnolia. Of course, nothing will ever be able to replace the magic and legacy of the old oaks, but it’s a necessary change in order to continue the f... Read Full Story

Ever a Changing Game

By on February 12th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
Ref Rule Changes Football continues to evolve, often in response to rule changes.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! National Signing Day has come and gone, and now we're in the throes of Mardi Gras. There's little football news afoot, but the NCAA Football Rules committee is meeting this week, and there is the usual talk of c... Read Full Story