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What’s Auburn football up to?
It’s technically the offseason, but that doesn’t mean Auburn football isn’t working hard. The Tigers have been busy on campus since classes resumed.
Other sports are rolling and are off to a fast start in 2018, and soon enough football will be back in action in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) February 9, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Auburn “helped themselves greatly” with grad transfer tackle Calvin Anderson on official visit.
- Auburn’s Tannon Snow shares inspiring story of returning to softball action through battle with epilepsy.
- Auburn basketball is the top No. 2 seed in the first NCAA Tournament selection committee bracket.
- Auburn softball’s bats come alive in third straight doubleheader sweep.
- Bruce Pearl and Auburn basketball easily top Georgia in Athens without leading scorer Bryce Brown.
- Where 2018 signees Jalil Irvin, Kameron Stutts fit on Auburn football’s offensive line.
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Sweeping in Georgia
Playing without Brown was no problem for Auburn basketball this past weekend.
While the junior guard sat on the bench with a shoulder injury, the rest of Pearl’s Tigers won in Athens — something Auburn hasn’t been able to do in awhile. Auburn’s win Saturday was another double-digit victory, even though the Tigers didn’t have the cleanest performance.
It was exactly the kind of game Auburn needed heading into a week where Kentucky comes to town before the Tigers travel to South Carolina. First place still belongs to Pearl and Co.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) February 11, 2018
Looking ahead to March
There’s still a few weeks and some very important games remaining in February for Auburn basketball, but fans can start looking forward to March (for those who haven’t already).
The NCAA selection committee revealed the top 16 teams on Sunday, and Auburn landed well, near the top.
If the Madness ensued Tuesday, the Tigers would be headed to the Midwest Region as a No. 2 seed. Pearl’s team still has a slew of difficult games ahead, including trips to Florida and Arkansas, but the bracket reveal definitely helped push back those Sunday scaries (that’s fear/anxiety about the week ahead).
#️⃣5️⃣ overall seed
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) February 11, 2018
Winning with Mickey Dean
Six games, six wins. That’s what Auburn softball’s first official weekend under Mickey Dean looked like.
It’s just the ninth time in school history that the Tigers, ranked No. 13 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll, have started 6-0. Runs were hard to come by during the first couple of days of the season, but when Auburn got going, it couldn’t be stopped. Dean’s ball club totaled 27 runs and drilled the first 4 homers of the season.
Auburn will play at Troy on Wednesday, then return to Jane B. Moore Field for the Tiger Invitational on Feb. 16. Here are some highlights from Auburn’s win against Furman.
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) February 11, 2018
On the road again
Sunday afternoon went rather smoothly for Auburn gymnastics. The Tigers earned their highest road score of the season (196.500) and a win in the Texas Woman’s quad meet.
It was Auburn’s second meet in less than 48 hours. Next up, Jeff Graba’s team returns to Auburn Arena on Feb. 16 to take on Rutgers (7 p.m. CT).
#Auburn takes home 1st with a season-high road score!
— Auburn Gymnastics (@AuburnGym) February 11, 2018
Need for speed
Amid all of the good things happening for Auburn this past weekend, one of the most impressive accomplishments was also one of the fastest.
Akeem Bloomfield (or rather, Zoomfield) ran the 400 meters in a time of 45.02 seconds.
It was a national indoor record, an Auburn record, the No. 6 NCAA Indoor all time and the No. 8 indoor all time.
Basically, he’s a lot faster than you and me (definitely me).
⚡️ National Indoor Record
⚡️ AU Indoor Record
⚡️ #6 NCAA Indoor all-time
⚡️ #8 Indoor all-time
— Auburn Track & Field (@AuburnTFXC) February 10, 2018
Taking down Bulldogs
Auburn basketball wasn’t the only team that was victorious in Georgia over the weekend. The No. 4 Auburn equestrian team also earned a win in Athens over the top-ranked Bulldogs.
The Friday win lifted the Tigers to 5-3 on the season and 2-2 in the SEC. Auburn welcomes No. 2 Texas A&M to The Plains on Saturday (11 a.m. CT) at the Auburn University Equestrian Center.
VICTORIOUS on the road!
— Auburn Equestrian (@AuburnEQ) February 9, 2018
Tweet of the day
The SEC Country Auburn podcast is no more, but if you’re looking for something to listen to, be sure to track down Zac Blackerby’s newest podcast.
To all those that urged me to start another Auburn podcast after the SEC Country one wrapped up. Here you go! iTunes and Stitcher links will come soon. First one is in the books!https://t.co/kUO1qMjVZi
— Zac Blackerby (@Zblackerby) February 11, 2018
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