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News and notes from the Auburn corners of the Internet

SECNetwork

The SEC has announced TV schedules for soccer and volleyball, so now you can know when and where to watch your Tigers on the SECNetwork and ESPNU this fall.

AUBURN

You remember the whole ticket scandal deal? Well, the employee who sued the school over being fired for bringing up discrepancies in ticket sales, among other things, had his lawsuit dismissed, yesterday.

BASKETBALL

If you've been paying attention to the way Bruce Pearl conducts his out-of-conference scheduling, then you've noticed a constant in his years at Auburn: he doesn't shy away from anyone. That's been a constant his whole career.

Auburn basketball commit Austin Wiley is leaving Spain Park to finish his high school career at a Florida prep school. If you're wondering what that might mean for his commitment to Auburn, well, there's some potential good news. I'm talking really good news. That's pay-walled, unfortunately, but an insider (and not an anonymous one; this guy is an old beat writer with proven sources) gives a hint of his plans. All I'll say is we may be seeing Wiley in orange and blue earlier than we anticipated. I'm not going to say more than that until it's absolutely confirmed, though.

SOFTBALL

Corey Myers got a bit of a promotion has he was named "Associate Head Coach," yesterday. I think it's quite obvious that the goal is for him to take over once his father eventually retires.

FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL IS BACK! FOOTBALL IS BACK! KINDA. Fall practice begins today on the Plains as the Tigers have one month to prepare for Clemson.

Yesterday, I decided to take a look at the position group on the team that gives me the most confidence in 2016. That group? The defensive line. It's stacked with talent and depth and I can't wait to see those big guys on the field.

I try not to write too much of the outraged "our guy was slighted!" stuff, but it seems like I've done it once every year. Last year it was Duke Williams when he was left off the Biletnikoff watch list (which I dug into and found their dumb methodology for their "watch list" was just the top returning WRs in terms of yards gained the previous year). This year, it's Daniel Carlson being left off the SI.com Pre-Season All-America team. I hope I haven't jinxed #Legatron, now.

The AP released its Top 100 programs of all time, yesterday. Writing that Auburn is the 16th best program in the history of the AP polls seems like it would be a pretty good headline, right? Well, our friends at AL.com decided to write it as "Auburn ranked outside top 15 of AP's all-time top 100 football programs." Never change, AL.com. Never change.

Burning Questions Alert! We have a Burning Questions Alert! AL.com writes their "5 burning questions for Auburn heading into fall camp."

Five players with the most to gain! We can do the "List of Five" stuff all day, folks. We can even do "five with the most to prove."

Five impact newcomers! That's the way the Montgomery Advertiser wrote one of their Fall Camp previews. Oh, and five key position battles!

An offensive lineman is undergoing surgery and will be out 4 weeks or so. It's not as bad as it could be, though, since it's an incoming freshman and not one of the starters.

Jason Campbell says his senior Tiger football team was the best team in the nation in 2004 and deserved to play for the national title. I agree, Jason.