TIGER GIVING DAY
Auburn is promoting internships for Tiger Giving Day this semester. Read more about it on the official site.
79 Tiger athletes were a part of the Fall Academic Honor Roll. The team with the most? The football team with 30. Of course, when your team has the most athletes by double anyone else, you should be leading the way in this category.
So, no one really expects much for Auburn or Alabama in baseball this season, apparently. The Tigers and Tide were picked to finish tied at the bottom of the SEC West in 2017.
When you go and face one one of the best teams in the nation, you know it's going to be a tough one. The Tigers gave it everything they had but came up well short against South Carolina in Columbia 40-61. If there's one good thing to take away from that game it's that while Auburn didn't score much, they also limited the Gamecocks from their norm, as well.
On the men's side, this is a great story about Bryce Brown crediting his mom for helping him regain his shooting stroke.
The Tigers opened their season with two very tough games last night, facing Oklahoma and Washington. They split the doubleheader with a win over the Sooners and then a 10 inning heart-breaking loss to Washington late last night.
Here's a little hint when it comes to recruiting: if it's coming down to signing day and Rodney Garner is going after a blue chip recruit scheduled to announce on signing day itself, then bet on Garner to get his man. He's one of the best closers in the business.
In off-field indiscretion news, Stephen Roberts has applied for Youthful Offender status relating to his firearm without a permit and evading arrest misdemeanor charges.
I don't like AL.com, but I do like Cole Cubelic. So, thankfully, they've put their video of Cole breaking down the signing class on YouTube so I can embed that without having to link to actual AL.com.
Former Tiger head coach Gene Chizik is stepping away from the coaching world after 30 years of walking the sidelines and sitting in the booth. During his two seasons at North Carolina, Chizik's family has stayed in Auburn and he wants to spend more time with them. His tenure as head coach ended badly, but I've always liked Gene and thought he was a good man and represented Auburn well. We wish him the best in his new endeavors and getting to spend time with his family.