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Auburn vs Wisconsin, Outback Bowl News, 27 December 2014

A look at some stories from the Tigers' first full day in Tampa getting ready for the bowl game.

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Here's some Sunday news for you to mull over.

First, there's the report by Charles Goldberg that Duke Williams has joined his teammates in Tampa for the Outback Bowl. Coming from Goldberg - who works for the official AuburnTigers.com site - you can be sure it's true. But just in case you want visual proof, here is tweet with an embed of an Instagram post by Jeremy Johnson from the hockey game the team attended tonight:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Duke and the QBs <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OutbackBowl?src=hash">#OutbackBowl</a> <a href="http://t.co/94Ls6rcj2R">pic.twitter.com/94Ls6rcj2R</a></p>&mdash; AUFAMILY (@AUFAMILY) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUFAMILY/status/549038556736659456">December 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I can confirm the Instragram post is real. I tried to embed it, but the code wouldn't copy. Hence the embed of a tweet with an Instagram photo inside of it.

Linebacker Cassanova McKinzy was also late arriving to Tampa, but he and Duke are both on the ground with their teammates, now.

Speaking of the Auburn players attending a hockey game, there was a friendly shoot-out competition between the two schools at said game.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wisconsin, Auburn football players headed to a little Outback Bowl competition at Tampa Bay Lightning game <a href="http://t.co/4gNIQIZpCY">pic.twitter.com/4gNIQIZpCY</a></p>&mdash; Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUGoldMine/status/549014227584053251">December 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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You would think that a hockey competition between Auburn and Wisconsin would be an easy win for Wisconsin, right? Well, you'd be wrong. Charles Goldberg has the full story on the event. Before you wonder what in the world Auburn was doing putting players on ice skates, the players involved were DB Mack VanGorder, QB Ben Durand, and PK/P Alex Kviklys. It's still something fun, though, and I'm sure they were the toast of their teammates, tonight.

One of the things that always goes with bowl games are the players getting out and visiting local communities, children's hospitals, etc. A contingent of Tigers and Badgers visited Tampa General Hospital this afternoon. These are always heart-warming stories that you enjoy seeing.

That's about it for now. I'm sure there will be more tomorrow that we will report on Monday morning, and we may have another article or two for you during the afternoon, as well. If all goes well, that is. If not, then enjoy your Sunday, and War Eagle!