The college baseball season got underway over the weekend at Plainsman Park as the Auburn Tigers hosted the Flames from Illinois-Chicago.
ESPN color commentator Todd Blackledge used to do a segment every time he called a football game known as “Taste of the Town.” He went go around to all his favorite local eateries in various college towns and pig out on a vast array of culinary delights.
Until I can properly digest the outcome of the national championship game between LSU and Clemson and this week’s basketball game between Auburn and Alabama, I’m taking a look back to 2019 and remembering some of the legendary sports figures who are no longer with us.
Bruce Pearl isn’t just known for his work on the basketball court as Auburn’s men’s coach. He’s also been a constant support of the fight against cancer, and he and his organization have done a lot of work locally over the years to help in this community.
As we come to the close of 2019, it’s only natural to look back at what has transpired over the past year. I made some annual predictions about college football back in April and it’s time to revisit those prognostications.
As if you won’t see this type of article hundreds of times as Jan. 1 approaches, here are my thoughts on various sports-related New Year’s resolutions.
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I spent the better part of my column last week detailing how the Auburn offense has routinely put up big numbers against mediocre and subpar teams in the SEC over the last five years.
Tuesday has to be the least respected and appreciated day of the week. Mondays signal new beginnings, Wednesdays let you know you are halfway home, Thursdays have the best TV programming, Fridays usher in the weekend, Saturdays are all for football and Sundays are made for chilling.
The disappointment of Auburn losing to LSU for the 10th straight time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was magnified Saturday by the incredible performance of Kevin Steele’s defense.
Auburn versus LSU — there is no match up in college football that produces the drama, craziness and overall tomfoolery as this game. Most years this contest is a barnburner (and in 1996 there was even a literal burning barn backdrop).
No. 9 Auburn, playing in its second top-10 matchup this month, held No. 2 LSU to a season-low 23 points Saturday, but the upset bid from the visiting Tigers came up short in a 23-20 loss on the road.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since people completely lost their minds leading up to the year 2000. All anyone wanted to talk about was Y2K and how everything was going to “shut down” at the stroke of midnight.
Auburn defenders Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown set the tone on the opening series while the Tigers’ quick-strike offense scored seven touchdowns in No. 11 Auburn’s 51-10 SEC West victory at Arkansas on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers have arrived at the halfway point of the 2019 season. As of now, the Tigers (5-1, 2-1) sit just outside the top 10, ranked No. 11 in both major polls.
The Carolina Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft. Newton has been a standout talent since his youth. A three-sport athlete as a youngster, Newton gave up baseball and basketball at 14 to pursue a career in football.
A touchdown on the Auburn’s first offensive play set the tone Saturday in the Tigers’ 56-23 dismantling of Mississippi State at sold-out Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn’s perfect record in Kyle Field remains intact after the eighth-ranked Tigers went on the road Saturday and knocked off No. 17 Texas A&M, 28-20, in their first SEC game. With the win, Auburn is now 4-0 all-time in College Station.
The No. 8 Auburn Tigers (3-0) will travel to College Station, Texas, this weekend and take on the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies (2-1). It will be the eighth meeting between the two teams since A&M joined the conference in 2012.
Revving up the running game, No. 8 Auburn rushed for 467 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-16 homecoming win over Kent State Saturday in the Tigers’ tune-up for SEC play.
The Auburn Tigers are 2-0 on the season and ranked No. 8 in the country by the Associated Press. They are also one of only six teams in the nation with a quality win over a top-25 opponent.