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Auburn announced yesterday that Southern Miss has been added as an opponent for 2018 and 2020. The meeting in 2018 will be the 23rd in series history and the first since a 27-13 Auburn win in 2008.
Daniel Carlson was added to the Lou Groza watch list. This was a given unless #LEGATRON’s leg fell off, since he was a finalist for the award last year. Hopefully if Carlson takes it this year it’s because he made every FG, several from very long range.
SECCountry.com’s MIT 25 Auburn countdown took a look at how Gus Malzahn’s change in coaching philosophy, or rather a return to more of his previous philosophy, will affect Auburn’s upcoming season. Count me in the crew that thinks this is a very good thing. Malzahn didn’t forget how to be a play-caller overnight.
The number 3 spot on al.com’s VIP 20 list goes to the latest Auburn running back looking to cross the 1,000 yard threshold. The last leading rusher for Auburn that didn’t run for 1,000+ yards was Ben Tate back in 2008. Tate only had 664 that season.
Former Tiger KT Harrell will play with the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Summer League. The SEC’s leading scorer in 2014-15 spent last season with Akhisar Belediye in the Turkish Basketball League. Hopefully, KT gets himself a permanent spot somewhere. In the pace-and-space era of the NBA, a shooter like KT should be in demand.
ESPN.com took a look at Power 5 basketball programs on the rise for next season, and yesterday was a look at Auburn. There’s not much there that you don’t know already if you’ve casually followed Auburn basketball, but it’s promising when the big media outlets start noticing the talent on the floor, not just the talent on the sidelines.
Track & Field
Former Auburn runner Dave Maloney has helped to raise millions for pediatric cancer research by starting The Decathlon, an athletic competition for employees of financial services firms. What started as an argument about who was a better athlete on the stock trading floor has now begun to make a difference for young cancer victims. That’s great to hear.
Chris Hooshyar has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for Women’s Tennis. Hooshyar has been an assistant the past few years, and was named the ITA Women’s National Assistant Coach of the Year for this past season.
In Kick Six news
Unfortunately for Hamilton, they wound up on the wrong end of this one, as Winnipeg overcame the Kick-6 to win 28-24. Former Auburn Tiger Darvin Adams had 4 catches for 64 yards in the Blue Bombers victory.