Welcome to February! January’s gone, but it wasn’t so bad. Yes, we had to endure that idiotic national championship game, but in return we got a great Auburn basketball team. Bruce Pearl’s group is the story of the SEC so far this season, and they’re obviously leading the charge in terms of news after having opened up a two-game lead on the rest of the SEC.
Let’s look ahead not to this Saturday when the Tigers host Vanderbilt, but to next Thursday, when the softball team opens play under Mickey Dean at home against Marshall. The Thundering Herd come in to tangle with the 13th ranked team in the country.
That’s not all, Kaylee Carlson’s been recognized as a potential player of the year candidate as well.
If you want to take a gander at one projection for the starting lineup that Auburn will field this year, mash below.
With the added presence of Taylon Snow, who’s been cleared to begin fielding again, Auburn could end up having a quietly good lineup.
Now, move another week ahead in the future, and you’ll find another Auburn diamond team making its season debut as Butch Thompson’s guys open the 2018 year with Longwood at home on February 16th at 5 pm CST.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it out to Plainsman Park much this season, there will be plenty of opportunity to watch the Tigers on television.
There are only six games on Auburn’s schedule that won’t have some sort of a live video stream to go alongside, but sadly this season fans won’t get the chance to enjoy a baseball game after watching A-Day across the street at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn will be in Fayetteville that weekend to take on the Hogs, and A-Day will be running concurrent with the softball game vs Tennessee, which begins at 2 pm CST.
And finally today, Gary Parrish of CBS admonished one poll voter for placing Auburn 21st in his rankings earlier this week, and in his latest podcast he talks about Bruce Pearl as a coach of the year candidate.
The latest #EyeOnCBB podcast is loaded in @iTunes.— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) February 1, 2018
OPEN: Are we concerned about UNC yet?
11:44: Auburn has a two-game lead in the SEC. Is BP the COY?
22:34: Trae Young got 44 points vs. Baylor.
29:30: Another Larry Eustachy investigation?
Happy Thursday, War Eagle!