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Coffee and Magnolia: 25 February 2015

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the internet.

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Last night's game against LSU could have gone much better. It wasn't even a particularly good loss, as the Tigers were beating 81-64. Auburn will go on the road for their next two games against Texas A&M this Saturday, and Missouri next Tuesday. They will close out the regular season at home against Georgia on March 7th.

The ladies are also on the road for their next game against Vanderbilt tomorrow night. They will then close out the regular season on Sunday afternoon against Alabama in Auburn Arena.


Keegan Thompson was straight dealing yesterday against Georgia Tech in Plainsman Park. He did allow one run in the 6th inning, but threw nine strike outs and no walks during his seven innings pitching against the Yellow Jackets. Auburn won the mid-week game 7-1. Georgia Tech is a good team (ranked just outside the Top 25, depending on where you look), so it's obvious that Auburn was focused on winning this game since they let Keegan Thompson pitch for so long mid-week.

In future scheduling notes, today's game has been moved to Thursday due to inclement weather. Also, due to weather in the central part of the United States, Auburn has invited Oklahoma State and Western Illinois to play their weekend series on the Plains. In doing so, the two will meet up for a big game on Saturday while their opponents (WIU and Jacksonville State) play each other. This is a huge match-up for Auburn, as the Cowboys are ranked as high as 10th in some of College Baseball's polls.


The men won the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, yesterday. After being one stroke back following day 1, the Tigers ended up winning the two day, 54 hole even by eight strokes over South Alabama and thirteen strokes ahead of Ole Miss.


In case you missed it, you really need to check out the way WarRoomEagle summed up the Combine performances of Auburn's seven attendees. It's something else.

ESPN says former Auburn Safety Jermaine Whitehead is one of the players who improved his draft stock the most at the NFL Combine.

They also list Auburn as 6th in the SEC in the Running Back situation, right now. That's in large part because while there's talent, there's not SEC level production in Auburn's backfield, yet.

There are articles out there about Auburn's press release regarding the investigation into the claims of two players harassing a disabled veteran, but none really add anything new. I also highly advise you not go read the comments on those, because... wow.


There's a lot of stuff going on in Auburn this weekend, so be sure to check out Everett's "Home on the Plains" for information on it all!