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Auburn Basketball Teaches Lessons Beyond the Court

By on March 16th, 2015 in Basketball 9 Comments »
Shame on me. A week ago in this space I questioned why anyone would make the trip to Nashville to watch this Auburn basketball team. Leave it to a group of kids who don’t know the word quit to teach a sometimes cynical middle-aged guy the meaning of team, commitment and belief. Those three magical wins in the SEC Tournament e... Read Full Story

“Nobody Expected Us To Be Here.” – Auburn Guard KT Harrell (Update: UK Stymies Tigers’ Dream)

By on March 14th, 2015 in Basketball 11 Comments »
-b12ec500ddb04ff3 Auburn was not supposed to be here. Not in the semifinals of the SEC Basketball Tournament. But here they are. The 13th-seeded and 15-19 Tigers will be taking on No. 1 and undefeated Kentucky at noon today.It's a lot to ask of these Tigers. It will take an almost supernatural effort to defeat the storied Wildcats. Nevertheless... Read Full Story

New Life For The Tigers (Update: Auburn Headed to Semi-Finals!)

bruce-pearl-ncaa-basketball-sec-conference-tournament-auburn-vs-texas-am Down by ten at the half, I was about to turn the television off. I had seen this one play out many times before, and wasn't ready to relive it again. So I pulled out my laptop and spent my free time elsewhere. However, I left the TV on in the background -- muted. I was in the middle of listening to Jason Isbell's Live From Ala... Read Full Story

Auburn Wins – Advances to SEC Tournament Quarterfinals!

By on March 12th, 2015 in Basketball 5 Comments »
k.c.-ross-miller-ncaa-basketball-sec-conference-tournament-auburn-vs-texas-am-850x560 Less than 24 hours removed from winning its first SEC Tournament game in six years, the Auburn Men's Basketball Team has advanced to the conference quarterfinals with a victory over fifth-seeded Texas A&M. After a sluggish first half that saw Auburn down by ten at the break (33-23), the Tigers came out and played great defe... Read Full Story

Spring Storylines

By on March 12th, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
Spring Drills Begin

War Eagle, everybody! The Auburn Tiger football team is once again on the practice field, and the 2015 edition is starting to take shape. Everybody's undefeated at this point, and the sky is the limit. However, one can easily worry also, as questions remain to be answered. We'll take a look this morning at the state of the football team as spring drills proceed as well as make some projections on position starters for the Tigers.

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Can Auburn Basketball Advance in SEC Tournament Play? (Update Tigers Win!)

By on March 11th, 2015 in Basketball 4 Comments »
635546907539855323-K.T.-Harrell Auburn will be looking to revenge an early season loss to Mississippi State when the Tigers take on the Bulldogs tonight at 6 p.m. in the Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena .The Bulldogs won the two teams last meeting 78-71, on Jan. 21 at the Auburn Arena. It was a game that saw ... Read Full Story

Emily Carosone A Big Part of Auburn Softball’s No.12 National Ranking

By on March 11th, 2015 in Other Sports 4 Comments »
10866126-Auburn media Emily Carosone leads the SEC in slugging percentage (1.014), runs scored, and is currently tied for the conference lead in extra-base hits (18). She's proven to be an important cog in Auburn softball's current 25 - 2 record and No.12 national ranking. And on Tuesday the junior became only the second player in Auburn softball his... Read Full Story

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