AUBURN TIGERS NEWS

Auburn basketball wills its way past Alabama without Mustapha Heron

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball was done for against Alabama without Anfernee McLemore and Mustapha Heron. The only problem was no one informed Bruce Pearl’s Tigers of that. Without two of its starters (McLemore suffered a season-ending injury at South Carolina and Heron was ruled out with flu-like symptoms), Auburn basketball never never gave up a lead on its home court. Freshman...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Auburn basketball wills its way to blowout of Alabama without Mustapha Heron

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball was done for against Alabama without Anfernee McLemore and Mustapha Heron. The only problem was no one informed Bruce Pearl’s Tigers of that. Without two of its starters (McLemore suffered a season-ending injury at South Carolina and Heron was ruled out with flu-like symptoms), Auburn basketball never never gave up a lead on its home court. Freshman...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Auburn basketball: Mustapha Heron ruled out for Alabama game

AUBURN, Ala. — It will be just a little bit tougher for Bruce Pearl’s basketball team to get its revenge against Alabama at Auburn Arena on Wednesday night. The Tigers will be without sophomore guard Mustapha Heron, who was ruled out earlier in the afternoon because of the flu, according to a team spokesperson. MORE: Where the Auburn Tigers are projected for NCAA Tournament after...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Auburn G Mustapha Heron out for game against Alabama with illness

Auburn will be down another player as they try to get back on the winning track against Alabama on Wednesday night as Tigers guard Mustapha Heron has been ruled out of the game with a stomach virus, per Maria Martin. The absence of Heron will be big on the offensive end of the floor, as he averages 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. This will leave the Tigers with only seven...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Standout safety Jaylen McCollough describes importance of his mid-week Auburn visit

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. These notebooks will now publish in the evening Sunday through Thursday. It’s Wednesday, and SEC Country catches up with 2019 safety Jaylen McCollough, who visited Auburn. The purpose of Jaylen McCollough’s visit to Auburn AUBURN, Ala. — Jaylen McCollough...
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2 days ago

Look out for redshirt freshman OL, cancer survivor Brodarious Hamm in Auburn football spring practice

SEC Country wants to tackle the best questions from Auburn football and Auburn basketball fans. Look for our Auburn Question of the Day most weekdays. Go here to see all of our previous answers. How is Brodarious Hamm doing? Does he have a chance to play this year? – Scott A., Facebook AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football’s interior offensive line could go a lot of different directions...
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2 days ago

Auburn will be able to sell alcohol at baseball games this season

The first half of the Auburn baseball season just got more exciting. According to a report from Tom Green of AL.com, the Auburn city council has approved a proposal that will allow for alcohol to be sold at Auburn baseball games in February and March of this season. Under the permit within the proposal, fans with premium tickets at Plainsman Park will be able to buy alcohol at a...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Auburn football will be loaded at point of attack with strong 2018 DT group

Auburn football will return to action in less than two weeks with the start of spring practices on March 1. Between now and then, SEC Country will preview each of the Tigers’ position groups heading into camp. Up next, we go to the defensive tackles. Auburn defensive tackle depth charts Defensive tackle Dontavius Russell (Senior) Tyrone Truesdell (Sophomore) Tashawn Manning (Redshirt...
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2 days ago

Tigers Seek Revenge on Tide

No one in the country was as hot as the Auburn basketball team when they played Alabama a few weeks ago in Tuscaloosa. With multiple starters absent from the Alabama lineup, this game had the look of a potential blowout in Tuscaloosa. However, Auburn played its worst game of the season, to that date, against the Tide. Yet fast forward a few weeks and Auburn is still on top of the...
Via Track’em Tigers
2 days ago

Auburn’s loaded 2018 wide receiver class lessens need for big 2019 splash

Auburn wrapped up its 2018 recruiting class with 24 signees, which was the 12th-ranked class in the country and third best in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Full attention now turns to the 2019 class. SEC Country will look at each position group on offense and defense for the Class of 2019. For the third installment, we look at wide receivers. Current depth...
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2 days ago

Harper, Okeke lead No. 12 Auburn to 90-71 win over Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper scored 21 points, Chuma Okeke had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 12 Auburn beat rival Alabama 90-71 Wednesday night even without ailing star Mustapha Heron. Down to seven scholarship players, the Tigers (24-4, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) turned a five-point halftime lead into a blowout thanks largely to big performances from Okeke and Malik...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Auburn football: Important visitor for big basketball game

Auburn football is the No. 1 topic in the War Eagle Wakeup every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Tigers’ sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Auburn football, recruiting, basketball and more.  Top priority safety arrives Wednesday  SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk believes that Jaylen McCollough will...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Alabama basketball at Auburn: Game information, TV, preview (February 21, 2018)

University of Alabama freshman Collin Sexton has had numerous high-profile matchups this season, but Wednesday night’s will be a little different at No. 12 Auburn. Auburn sophomore point guard Jared Harper was a former high school teammate. The two have stayed in touch and, one way or another, usually talk every week. But not this week. Outside of practices at Pebblebrook High School...
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3 days ago

Top-5 safety in nation Jaylen McCollough to visit Auburn on Wednesday

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. These notebooks will now publish in the evening Sunday through Thursday. It’s Tuesday, and SEC Country gives updates on two 2019 defensive backs — one who’s visiting and one considering Auburn. Top-5 safety in nation to make midweek Auburn visit Jaylen McCollough...
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3 days ago

5 freshmen who will most likely impact Auburn football in 2018 season

SEC Country wants to tackle the best questions from Auburn football and Auburn basketball fans. Today, though, we’re taking a question from SEC Country’s own Christopher Smith. Look for our Auburn Question of the Day most weekdays. Go here to see all of our previous answers. AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football returns a lot of experience on both sides of the ball in 2018. But the Tigers...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Baffling Top 25 ballot gives Auburn bizarre boost in latest hoops rankings

Auburn certainly earned a lot of respect from one voter in the AP Poll … by losing to 14-13 South Carolina on Saturday. Per Gary Parrish, one voter in Montana, Scott Mansch, moved the Tigers up six (6!) spots in his poll. While that seems weird enough, the same man moved Wichita State, which beat No. 5 Cincinnati on Sunday after defeating Temple 93-86 on Thursday, dropped the Shockers...
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3 days ago

Even without Jeff Holland, Auburn football looks deep on edges for 2018

Auburn football will return to action in less than two weeks with the start of spring practices on March 1. Between now and then, SEC Country will preview each of the Tigers’ position groups heading into camp. Up next, we take stock of the defensive ends. Auburn defensive end depth charts Buck T.D. Moultry (Sophomore) Paul James III (Senior) Big Kat Bryant (Sophomore) Defensive...
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3 days ago

Auburn recruiting question of the day: Offensive line concerns overstated

Much like Justin Ferguson does on the Auburn team side, recruiting reporter Benjamin Wolk will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day. You can ask him questions on Twitter or Facebook. Look for our Question of the Day each weekday. Go here to see our previous answers. There are two boxes that, if checked, ensure long-term offensive line depth. Sign a full offensive line each...
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3 days ago

Year 1 done: DB Jordyn Peters did ‘the most’ with opportunities in 2017

An Iron Bowl in Jordan-Hare Stadium was likely the biggest stage any of Auburn’s freshmen had played on to that point in their college careers. Some survived and some thrived, with Jordyn Peters definitely among the newcomers who managed the latter. “We’re real proud of how he’s developed,” said Muscle Shoals High School coach Scott Basden, who kept up with his former player in 2017...
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3 days ago

Auburn basketball bracketology: Where Tigers are projected for NCAA Tournament after South Carolina loss

AUBURN, Ala. — Last week, it looked like Auburn basketball was about to play its way into the No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. But after several top teams fell, the Tigers took their own tough loss with a 9-point defeat at struggling South Carolina. Even worse, Auburn lost starting center Anfernee McLemore for the season with a serious injury to his left leg. After beating Kentucky...
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3 days ago

How Auburn basketball will replace Anfernee McLemore in its rotation

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball lost its starting center and one of its most productive two-way players last Saturday when Anfernee McLemore suffered a severe left leg injury. McLemore is done for the season, which means No. 12 Auburn will have to replace around 20 minutes of action for the rest of the way with just three scholarship frontcourt players. Almost all of McLemore’s...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Auburn will search for elite feature running back in Class of 2019

Auburn wrapped up its 2018 recruiting class with 24 signees, which was the 12th-ranked class in the country and third best in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Full attention now turns to the 2019 class. SEC Country will look at each position group on offense and defense for the Class of 2019. For the second installment, we look at running backs. Current depth...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Auburn Baseball Starts Season With Visions of Omaha

The 2017 Auburn baseball team surprised a lot of people. Picked in the preseason to finish last in the SEC West, the Tigers played most of the season at the top of the league until injuries slowed down their momentum. No one expected Auburn to finish any higher than last place in the league, yet the Tigers came within one strike of playing in their first Super Regional since 1999...
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4 days ago

Why Auburn quarterback commit Bo Nix compares himself to Justin Fields off field

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. These notebooks will now publish in the evening Sunday through Thursday. It’s Monday, and SEC Country talks with Auburn quarterback pledge Bo Nix about his decision to commit early. Why Bo Nix compares his commitment to Justin Fields It’s a different feeling...
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4 days ago

Auburn basketball: Bryce Brown ‘better’ after playing through foot soreness vs. South Carolina

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball is down to eight scholarship players in its rotation for the rest of the season after Anfernee McLemore’s injury. It could’ve been worse for the Tigers, though. Auburn shooting guard Bryce Brown, who leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game, played through a sore foot last Saturday in a loss to South Carolina. He fought through another...
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4 days ago
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