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Home on the Plains | Oct. 25-27

Softball, soccer, swimming and diving, basketball, baseball, and oh yeah -- football

Everett Duke

October's final weekend is one that will fill Auburn with many activities. Regulars to this site will know how excited our staff is for basketball this weekend and the chance to return to the baseball parking deck on Friday night. Oh yeah, football is back home and kicks off at night. War Eagle!

Thursday, Oct. 25

Softball vs. Pensacola, Jane B. Moore Field, 5 p.m.

Softball vs. Faulkner State, Jane B. Moore Field, 7 p.m.

Auburn closes the 2012 exhibition season on Thursday. If you are craving more than just two softball games, Pensacola and Faulkner State will also play each other at 3 p.m. Admission is free for all three games.

Soccer vs. Alabama, Auburn Soccer Complex, 7 p.m.

Auburn vs. Alabama. I think that pretty much says it all. If that isn't enough for you, Thursday's match will serve as senior night, so come say farewell to this year's class. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive an Auburn soccer ball pillow courtesy of Verizon. This is an All Auburn, All Orange event, so be sure to wear your orange and receive double Auburn Ignited points. Admission is free.

Friday, Oct. 26

Gymnastics Intrasquad Meet, McWhorter Center, 2 p.m.

If you just can't wait for the first home meet in January, the Tigers are giving a free preview of what is to come on Friday afternoon. There aren't many events at the McWhorter Center that are open to the public, so definitely go check it out.

Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Notre Dame, Martin Aquatics Center, 4 p.m.

Auburn's women host Notre Dame for Boys and Girls Club day. There will be a drawing for a free Auburn team signed swim cap. Admission is free.

Men's Basketball Pep Rally, Auburn Arena Green Space, 5:30 p.m.

This free event will feature a live DJ and free food. The AU pep band, cheerleaders and Aubie will be there, too. Those in attendance will be able to enter for a chance to take a half-court shot for $10,000 on Saturday at the team's scrimmage. Head coach Tony Barbee will address the fans, and hopefully, he won't encourage them to tweet at recruits like he did during last year's Barbee-Q.

Celebrity Home Run Derby, Plainsman Park, 7 p.m.

Tim Hudson, Kris Medlen, Evan Crawford, Gabe Gross and more will hit home runs in an effort to raise money for Hudson's charity. There will be lots of prizes available for fans. Beginning at 6, the 2013 Auburn baseball team will have an autograph signing. Admission is a $2 donation, but we'll be dropping in our donations and viewing from the parking deck -- one of our favorite Auburn traditions.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Men's Basketball Orange/Blue Scrimmage, Auburn Arena, 2 p.m.

Fans can come by the arena for their first glimpse at these season's Tigers. The first 250 fans will receive free t-shirts, while the first 1,000 will get free popcorn. Following the scrimmage, the winner of the pep rally drawing from Friday night will shoot for $10,000 and the team will sign autographs.

Football vs. Texas A&M, Jordan Hare Stadium, 6 p.m.

No, the time for this game is not a typo. Auburn plays under the lights at Jordan Hare on Saturday night. Tailgating is officially back on the plains, so fire up the grills. For all of your game day information, click here.