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July 4th and … Track ‘Em Tigers Hall of Fame Nominations

By on June 29th, 2015 in Football 19 Comments »
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July 4th is one of America's biggest holidays. It's a time when most Americans celebrate our nation's independence with traditional parades, fireworks, barbecues, and vacations. And traditionally, it’s a time for the staff here at Track ‘Em Tigers to take our annual week's vacation ... For the last three years Track ‘Em Tigers has taken nominations for our own Auburn Tigers Football Hall of Fame. This year ...

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Tigers Lose Another Family Member

By on June 26th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody. It's a somber day, as I have just been informed that former Auburn center James Kiger passed away early this morning in an automobile accident. Kiger was a member of the undefeated 1993 Auburn squad and was the starting center on the 1996 team for Dameyune Craig that went 8 - 4 and won the Independence Bowl. Kiger helped Craig set an Auburn total offense in a single game record that didn't fall till Nick Marshall broke it in last season's Iron Bowl.

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Thursday Night Showdown

By on June 25th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »
KY preview Boom Williams Boom Williams totes the rock for the Wildcats!      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On October 15th, Auburn will travel to Lexington Kentucky for a Thursday night headliner against the Kentucky Wildcats. A half century ago or so, Auburn used to play the Wildcats every year. Since 197... Read Full Story

Great Expectations on the Horizon for Auburn Football

By on June 24th, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
hi-res-71da4bf054f1839faa55dbd8e49c3bcf_crop_north In the heat of the summer when there is little going on in college football, predictions about the upcoming season are made that have little significance but are fun for the fans to talk about. In case you haven't noticed, several organizations have published their projections for the 2015 college bowl season, including the nat... Read Full Story

Auburn Climbing in Recruiting Rankings

By on June 23rd, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
18003632-mmmain June is the slow time for college football news so every time a high school recruit decommits from a school, articles start appearing questioning whether that program is in trouble with its  recruiting. It doesn't matter that National Signing Day is seven to eight months away. Recruiting is such a fluid thing, anyway. Changes ... Read Full Story

US Open and Jason Dufner – (updates under comments)

By on June 19th, 2015 in Other Sports 4 Comments »
dufner-jason-030614-640x360 Jason is again in the early hunt at the US Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course outside Seattle. The course suits him well because shot making is at a premium, and Jason is a great ball striker. His problem is putting, which is mediocre at best. Jason is at 2 under after the first round (only 3 behind), just teed off (Pacific Time a... Read Full Story

A Breather to Open October

By on June 18th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
SJ State Preview

War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On October 3rd, the Tigers host the San Jose State Spartans. The two teams met last year for the first time, and things didn't go so well for the Spartans. They hung with the Tigers for about a quarter, hitting a 75-yard bomb to stay in the game. A Jermaine Whitehead interception set Auburn up to take a 21-7 lead, and ...

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It’s Time to Bring Back One of the Nation’s Oldest College Football Series

By on June 17th, 2015 in Football 11 Comments »

It makes sense on so many levels. First, both conferences have mandated its teams play an opponent from a Power Five conference. So renewing the rivalry would solve that issue for both schools...

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Jay Jacobs Keeps Hitting Home Runs

By on June 16th, 2015 in Other Sports Comments Off
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With this hire, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs continues to deliver on his promise to make every Auburn sport a championship contender. Making promises to a fan base to hire championship caliber coaches is one thing, being able to come through on those promises is quite another.

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Monday Musings

By on June 15th, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »
scoreboard I’m sure you saw the pictures of the framing for the new Auburn scoreboard. It’s one thing to imagine it, but once you see it in person, it blows your mind. I can’t imagine what it’ll look like in action. The board is more than 3,000 square feet larger than the next biggest scoreboard in college football located at Kyle ... Read Full Story

Tigers Take on Mississippi State

By on June 11th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
MSU Preview Prescott Dak Prescott is a load!(Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports.)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On September 26th, the Tigers host the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It's the SEC home opener for the Tigers against the SEC West opponent who lost the most starters this ... Read Full Story

An Auburn Man Whose Time Has Come

By on June 10th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »
Blayne Barber, AU Media While in college he was a two time All-SEC golfer who became only the fourth player to be named First Team All-American in the history of the Auburn program.In 2011 he represented his country on the Walker Cup team and turned professional in 2012. His first win came at the 2014 South Georgia Classic.As great as those accomplishm... Read Full Story

What I Miss About Auburn Football

By on June 10th, 2015 in Football 12 Comments »
auburn scoreboard If you took a trip back in time to Auburn football circa 1970’s and 1980’s, you’d hardly notice the place. The sidelines that Shug Jordan and Pat Dye roamed have little semblance to what Gus Malzahn sees now. There’s no arguing that today’s game experience is much more enjoyable than years past, but there are some thin... Read Full Story

Could One Player be the Key to Success for Auburn Defense in 2015?

By on June 9th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
14454320-mmmain Growing up with the legacy of a father who played football for Georgia Tech, the 260 lb. defensive end surprised some when he committed to Auburn University. He was rated the No. 1 defensive end in the country and consequently was one of the nation's most sought after high school recruits when he signed to play football for the ... Read Full Story

Dufner rounding into form before US Open

By on June 7th, 2015 in Other Sports 2 Comments »
266081 Auburn's Jason Dufner is getting his form back after injury, divorce, and losing 20+ pounds in the off season. He had a great weekend last week, finishing tied for 8th, and this week is in the hunt at the Memorial Golf Tournament at Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.  On Friday he had a span of 3 holes where he ... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Annual Must-Win Games

By on June 4th, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
Must Win Games Ole Miss Failure to take care of business in these games leads to coaching doom.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! Today, we'll take a break from next season's opponent previews and look at what Auburn must accomplish year in and year out to be successful. The average Auburn final record over the past 50 years stands... Read Full Story

Time to Start Talking About the 2015 College Football Season

By on June 3rd, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »

While we all know preseason all-conference teams are like preseason Top 25 rankings – meaningless, for the football-starved fan in the off season, they are fun to talk about. So at least we can now start talking about the 2015 football season. Who do you think should be on the list? Was someone left off? Better yet, who’s your prediction for Division champs and SEC champs?

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What Will it Take to Get Auburn Baseball to the Next Level?

By on June 2nd, 2015 in Baseball 4 Comments »
9879460 The Auburn baseball team made significant progress in Coach Sunny Golloway's second year on the Plains. The Tigers had not been to the SEC Tournament in two years when Golloway took over the program in 2013. While it was a measure of success to be returning to Hoover, Golloway's stated goal has been to get the Tigers back to the... Read Full Story

An Auburn Weekend Like No Other

By on June 1st, 2015 in Baseball 9 Comments »
Auburn softball 2 Who saw this coming? On a weekend where the Auburn baseball team couldn’t buy a spot on national television for its NCAA Regional appearance, the softball team was capturing the hearts of millions on ESPN. It was enough to make you want to get a piercing in your ear cartilage and put an orange-and-blue ribbon through your hair... Read Full Story

A Daunting Road Trip

By on May 28th, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
LSU Preview Fournette

War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the first Auburn SEC opponent preview of the year! On September 19th, Auburn opens its SEC season in Baton Rouge against the LSU Tigers. It will be a huge test for Auburn in the most hostile stadium in the league. A year ago, it was a veteran Auburn team beating up on a young LSU squad. This year, the roles could be reversed.

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