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Link sAUsage: 19 May 2016

News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
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BASEBALL

Jordon Ebert was named to the SEC Community Service Team for the second straight season. Congrats to a great Tiger both on the diamond and off!

Because of inclimate weather concerns, Auburn and Vandy will play two games today and one game on Saturday in an attempt to get the series in up in Nashville. I'll have a preview (such as it is) up a little later.

GOLF

For the fifth straight year, Auburn Men's Golf is heading to the NCAA Championship! They finished 5th in the Tuscaloosa Regional.

SOFTBALL

The Tigers are going off Turtle Power through the post-season, playing for injured shortstop Kelsey Bogaards. Just why is she called Turtle, though? It's not as dramatic as you'd think. I do think her Twitter handle of @tortugaa_, though.

In a well-deserved honor, Kasey Cooper was named the espnW softball player of the year. That's one of many awards the junior infielder will likely receiver this year.

TENNIS

The official site previews Auburn vs Vanderbilt in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Tennis championships. Auburn narrowly fell to Vandy in the regular season, so hopefully the ladies can step up in the post-season and pull off the victory.

FOOTBALL

The SEC Network is doing their "Takeover" deal again. Each team will get 24 hours of dedicated programming over a two week period. I took a shot at what may be Auburn's actual schedule, and then updated my dumb fake schedule I created last year with some new twists.

I know a lot of people don't like AL.com, but occasionally they do good things. This video on 5* OL commit Calvin Ashley is one of them.

Some don't like the unlimited texting with recruits rule that is new to college football. Gus Malzahn? He's a fan of it. I get the complaints against it, but the reality is it just cuts down on the need for a burner phone to text them non-stop, anyway. Now you just need the burner for the bagman!

Some of ESPN's commentators have moved around. Joe Tessitore has been teamed up with Todd Blackledge, and that's going to be quite the group.

Davis Webb is transferring from Texas Tech to Cal. Not to Colorado as he initially pledged. Not to Auburn as many questioned. The reality is that while he may have been interested in Auburn, I don't think the Tigers ever expressed much in the way of interest in him. So anyone reporting it like Auburn missed out (not that Wes Sinor does in that link) is just being purposefully obtuse.