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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Katie Frerking
Katie Frerking
Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics

GYMNASTICS

The Tigers scored a season high in a quad meet out in Texas, but it wasn't enough to win. It's no shame to finish second to the #2 ranked team in the nation, when you're ranked 10th. Getting a season high is still very impressive!

BASKETBALL

Things started bad and didn't get much better for the men on Saturday. The afternoon started off with an announcement of Kareem Canty being suspended. Scoring was difficult to come by with Cinmeon Bowers leading the way at Point Guard. Somehow Auburn kept it from getting out of hand late, though, and only lost 65-55.

The ladies fared a bit better, taking on Alabama in Tuscaloosa. They were able to hold off a rally by the Tide late in the game and complete the season sweep and improve their overall record and conference record.

FOOTBALL

Auburn only signed one true linebacker in 2016's class, but that doesn't mean they're not going to add another linebacker to the team. One that appears to be a focus is Illinois LB T.J. Neal. He would be a graduate transfer and eligible immediately. If he turns out like the last player from Illinois to transfer to Auburn (Jay Prosch), that will be nice.

That's one reason Auburn's head coach isn't as concerned about the Tigers' depth at linebacker. He spoke about all of the reasons if you want to read and maybe feel a little better yourself.

It was a big weekend for former Tigers. First was Saturday evening's news that Cam Newton was the Offensive Player of the Year in the NFL. That was followed by Kevin Greene finally being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shortly afterwards an announcement came that shocked no one when Cam was named the NFL MVP. There's also a little tidbit of Auburn history in there, too, in case you somehow missed it when I posted it Saturday night. Unfortunately, it didn't end as well, as Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers were defeated by the Broncos 24-10.

And now we're without football until the Canadian Football League starts in the summer. Lo the offseason is dark and full of terrors. But the season premier of Archer is 31 March.