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Link sAUsage: 19 September 2016

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The women finished tied for 5th at the Mason Rudolph Championship in their second event of the season. The men, meanwhile, will be opening their season at the Inverness Intercollegiate today and tomorrow.


The Tigers dropped a tough SEC match to South Carolina last night, 0-1. Yes, Bruce Pearl was there serving BBQ to students before the match. You will not find another coach at Auburn who does more to promote and help out every other sport. He's an amazing ambassador for the school.


So, here's my immediate post-game recap and my later thoughts on the game from Saturday. I'm still mulling over some other thoughts I have on the game that I may write about later, today.

Blake has TAKES for you. They're brief and, no, the article isn't unfinished. I'm pretty much on board with exactly his feelings. Though there is a need for something to change, soon.

There were bright spots in the game. Tony Stevens is really starting to live up to his potential at wide receiver. Then there's Kamryn Pettway, who somehow managed over 100 yards for the second game in a row.

Kevin Steele spoke to the media last night and he wants the defense to create more turnovers. He said there were good and bad things for the Tigers in Saturday's game, and missed tackles were a big issue. Also finishing sacks.

So, I didn't write anything on Landon Rice. I probably should have, but it's a touchy topic. He's gone because he was accused of rape. He left on his own. The accusation came months after the event. He's not currently charged. It sounds a lot like it's a "he-said-she-said" situation and he's walked away from Auburn on his own. Honestly, and please don't take this the wrong way, I believe every charge should be investigated as if true, but in today's world some universities are quicker to punish even without the law and maybe that's why Rice decided to walk away from Auburn rather than deal with the long and lengthy battle he would likely face with the school, since the incident supposedly happened on school grounds. If it's true, then I hope the victim is able to receive justice. If it's not, then I hope Landon is able to move on with his life. With what little info I've seen so far, though, I don't know if either instance will be the case, and that's sad.