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Run Tommy – Run! … (tribute to a national championship running back)

By on May 24th, 2016 in Football, Memories, News 7 Comments »
20418606-mmmain There were no organized little leagues when Tommy was a child. He grew up playing sandlot football in the streets and fields around Bessemer, Alabama. Even at an early age it was apparent he was a gifted athlete. So much so that he was often invited to play ball with older teenagers when he was still in elementary school. That... Read Full Story

Monday Musings

By on May 23rd, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
I’ll be the first to admit that I know little about Jacksonville St. or their athletic program. What I do know is they are damn good at football and softball. Yesterday’s blowout win notwithstanding, I hope those who make out the schedules in the athletic department stay clear of northeastern Alabama.They may be small in sch... Read Full Story

Tigers Run Rule Jacksonville State 14–2 to Win NCAA Regional! – (updated with times for Super Regional)

By on May 22nd, 2016 in Other Sports 9 Comments »
20411942-mmmain Who says Auburn softball is a pitching team? The Tigers bombed Jacksonville State Sunday to win the NCAA Region Championship!Auburn scored early and often. The Tigers jumped on the Gamecocks in the first inning 4–0 and went on to run rule JSU 14–2 after scoring one in the second and six more in the third.The player of the ga... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Advances to NCAA Regional Championship Game With 6–1 Defeat of SC Upstate

By on May 21st, 2016 in News, Other Sports 2 Comments »
11821003 The Auburn softball team advanced to the NCAA Regional Championship game Saturday with a 6–1 win over South Carolina Upstate. Emily Carosone hit a 2-run double to put the Tigers up in the second inning, and the Tigers never looked back. However, good defense and great pitching were the difference in the game. Sophomore Kayl... Read Full Story

Backs Are Against the Wall for Auburn Baseball – (Update: Tigers’ season ends in Nashville)

By on May 21st, 2016 in Baseball, News 9 Comments »
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Auburn went into Saturday's game tied with Tennessee for the final berth in the SEC Tourney but lost 4–3 despite Anfernee Grier hitting two home runs. The Vols then beat UGA 5–2 and will play in Hoover.

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Arkansas State Preview! (Or not. I’d rather comment on the fantastic ladies of spring, this week!)

By on May 19th, 2016 in Football 5 Comments »
Arky State logo Can the Red Wolves seriously threaten Auburn in week two?     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now to look ahead to week two of Auburn's fall football schedule. On September 10th, the Tigers open the home slate with defending Sun Belt champion, Arkansas State. As we saw last season, it's a mistake to just dismiss any non-powe... Read Full Story

Coach Malzahn’s Election Year Answers to JF III’s Outside Training

By on May 17th, 2016 in Football 3 Comments »

It took a week for Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn to end the speculation on his feelings regarding John Franklin III’s work with Michael Vick, Dominic Frazier and Oliver Bozeman. Or did he?

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Auburn SEC Softball Tournament Recap and Preview to NCAA Regional Play

By on May 17th, 2016 in Other Sports 3 Comments »
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The Auburn Tigers won their second straight SEC Tournament, which only two other teams have accomplished. Along the way, they defeated No. 4 Alabama and No. 1 Florida in the same afternoon before dominating LSU. Auburn drew the fourth seed in the Women's College World Series, which means an in-state matchup against Jacksonville State. Read the recap of the tournament and a preview to the JSU game on Friday.

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Monday Musings

By on May 16th, 2016 in Other Sports 4 Comments »

From Auburn Softball to Michael Vick to Larry Tunsil to Kirby Smart to who will be Auburn's starting quarterback in 2016. Check out Jay's musings

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Auburn Softball Wins Second Consecutive SEC Tournament Championship – (Update: Tigers Seeded 4th in NCAA Tourney)

By on May 14th, 2016 in News, Other Sports 12 Comments »
CidC4mOVAAAh9uG Auburn softball beat LSU today in convincing fashion, humbling the No. 13 Bengals 7–1 to win its second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship. In a day that saw senior Tiffany Howard hit her first career home run, the Orange and Blue Tigers relied on good defense and great pitching to send the purple crew back to Baton Ro... Read Full Story

Tigers Visit Tigers! (previewing Auburn vs. Clemson)

By on May 14th, 2016 in Football 10 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the first Auburn opponent preview of the year! On September 3rd, the Auburn Tigers will host the Clemson Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. As season openers go, none have been bigger for Auburn. Clemson is the returning Atlantic Coast Conference champion, and they took Alabama to the wire in last January's national championship game.

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Kasey Cooper Makes Bid for National Player of the Year

By on May 13th, 2016 in Other Sports 6 Comments »
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With the post season approaching, the individual accolades and awards will begin to be handed out. Eventually, a National Player of the Year will be crowned. Auburn has one of the very best players in Kasey Cooper. Does she stand a chance? Read why she shcould be named as the nation's best.

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Why Malzahn Shouldn’t Be Upset About Outside QB Coaching

By on May 12th, 2016 in Football 4 Comments »
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Fans woke up this morning to the news that an outsider was working with one of Auburn's prospective starting QBs. Gus Malzahn has been openly against outside help. Fans were certainly surprised by that admission, but even more so by who was helping JF3. It all seemed bizarre. But, take a look at why it isn't and why Gus shouldn't be too upset.

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Auburn Great Gets Well Deserved Recognition

By on May 11th, 2016 in Baseball, News 4 Comments »
auburn-fathers-gabe-grossjpg-86d2ea788a36df3c Gabriel Jordan played football, basketball, and baseball at Northview High School in Dothan, Alabama. After high school, the gifted athlete signed a football scholarship with Auburn University and became a starter on both the football and baseball teams. Jordan is not Gabriel’s last name though. It’s his middle name. It wa... Read Full Story

Three Auburn Players on ALL-SEC Teams – Cooper Named Player of the Year

By on May 10th, 2016 in News, Other Sports 2 Comments »
11135434 The SEC office released the league's All-SEC Softball Team today, and three Auburn Tigers were recognized for seven different honors. Heading the list is junior Kasey Cooper, who was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year as well as the overall SEC Player of the Year. Cooper is the first player from Auburn to be named Player of the... Read Full Story

Auburn Softball Drops Fourth Straight, Avoids Sweep, Looks to SEC Tourney

By on May 10th, 2016 in Other Sports 4 Comments »
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Auburn was ranked among the elite for much of the season, reaching as high as No. 2 in the nation. But, the Tigers have been on quite the slide thanks to uneven pitching, fielding, and batting. Auburn dropped four straight before beating Texas A&M on Senior Sunday. What's happened to the team that was ranked No. 2 in the nation just weeks ago?

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What Will Auburn Athletics Look Like A Year From Now?

Bruce Pearl Kentucky Derby Watching Auburn blow a one run lead in the bottom of the ninth Saturday at Alabama, I had the same thought as many others. When will it stop? Pick a sport: football, basketball, baseball. It’s all bad and has been for what seems like an eternity.It begs the question: What will Auburn athletics look like a year from now?With no... Read Full Story

Is the Sky Falling at Auburn?

By on May 5th, 2016 in Football, News 10 Comments »
Ryan Davis Ryan Davis (#83) about to break a big run on A-Day.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     This is the time of year when the preseason hype starts. College football magazines are starting to hit the checkout lines, and I start preparing scouting reports on Auburn's upcoming opponents next fall. Quite honestly, I've learned to hope that t... Read Full Story

Softball Blasted by Vols in Knoxville

By on May 4th, 2016 in Other Sports Comments Off on Softball Blasted by Vols in Knoxville
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Auburn entered this past weekend with a 13-game SEC winning streak. They exited with their second series loss of 2016 and easily their worst two-game set in the last two years.

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SEC, Auburn and the NFL Draft

By on May 3rd, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
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Auburn has had 270 players drafted all time, including 31 first-round picks, 9 top-5 picks, and 4 number-1 overall picks. With the talent that is on The Plains now, the Tigers have definitely got some players who will be playing on Sundays in the future.

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