AUBURN — Isaac Okoro did not arrive at Auburn as a surefire one-and-done NBA prospect.
AUBURN — There is no shortage of people trying to figure out what might have happened in this year’s NCAA tournament, had it not been canceled or postponed like every other sporting event in the country and around the world.
AUBURN — Bruce Pearl would rather be at an NCAA tournament site this weekend.
College football will be back, though the particulars remain a wait-and-see topic for Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey.
AUBURN — This is normally the time of year when Gus Malzahn would be hyper-focused on football.
The NCAA won't be releasing brackets for its annual men's and women's basketball tournaments.
Southeastern Conference athletics are on hold and may not return for some time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In light of widespread concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southeastern Conference has taken the unprecedented step to suspend all on- and off-campus recruiting across all its sports through March 30, league commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.
For Alabama head coach Nate Oats, the COVID-19 coronavirus scare provided an opportunity to joke about avoiding his regular media responsibilities and recommending stock options in hand sanitizer.
AUBURN — The first time Prince Tega Wanogho ran a 40-yard dash, he did it in high-top sneakers.
AUBURN — Gus Malzahn spent a lot of time Friday morning speaking to Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions and Joe Judge of the New York Giants, who were the only NFL head coaches in attendance at Auburn’s Pro Day.
Samir Doughty turned his back to the basket, both arms outstretched with three fingers showing on each hand, and tapped his right bicep three times.
AUBURN — Nick Coe snuck up behind Derrick Brown and poked him in the back, just to mess with him a little bit. He joked with Marlon Davidson during a break. He took the same practice field he had spent the past four years playing on next to his two former teammates, who he considers brothers after they arrived on the Plains in the same 2016 recruiting class. He caught up with his former coaches.
AUBURN — Most of the fans inside Auburn Arena had already put on their coats and turned toward the exits, ready to walk back into the rain that was almost surely still falling outside Wednesday night.
AUBURN — One question overshadowed all the rest at this time last year: who starts at quarterback?
AUBURN — Texas A&M entered Wednesday’s game unbeaten inside Auburn Arena. The Tigers entered their home finale unbeaten on their home court this season.
J’Von McCormick missed a 3-pointer, but Austin Wiley grabbed the rebound and got it back to him. The point guard missed a layup, but the big senior center grabbed the loose ball again and put it back on the rim.
AUBURN — Winning at Rupp Arena isn’t difficult. Well, unless you’re the visiting team. In that case, the odds are stacked heavily against you.
AUBURN — Two weeks ago, Isaac Okoro was laying face down on the Auburn Arena court, clutching the back of his right leg. Now, he's back and providing a shot of joy for the Tigers.
AUBURN — Nothing has come easy for Auburn over the past month. It seems possible that nothing will come easy ever again this season, even with Isaac Okoro back in the lineup.
AUBURN — The building was lifeless. No. 13 Auburn looked lifeless, too. Tennessee led by 17 points with 14:31 remaining in the second half. The Tigers appeared well on their way to a third straight loss without injured star Isaac Okoro and the end of a 17-game home winning streak.
AUBURN — Isaac Okoro is getting closer to returning to the floor for Auburn.
AUBURN — Gus Malzahn had the 11th-highest paid assistant coaching staff in college football in 2019, according to the USA Today assistant coach salary database, but it could be ranked even higher in 2020.
AUBURN — Bruce Pearl doesn’t want Auburn fans to be disappointed.
Bruce Pearl believed Auburn's game at Georgia on Wednesday was a "must-win" for his team's SEC regular-season championship hopes.
Auburn found itself in an all-too-familiar position in Columbia, Mo. — down double digits in the second half of a road game.
AUBURN — Auburn's Isaac Okoro is listed as questionable to play Saturday at Missouri, but head coach Bruce Pearl said the team will not rush him back.
AUBURN — The moment it clicked for Jack Owen was the very first time he threw in front of him.
AUBURN — Not one person crammed inside an all-orange Auburn Arena on Wednesday night thought they would be here again. Not after their No. 11-ranked Tigers scored the game’s first 16 points to open up a commanding lead. Not with revenge for an earlier loss against rival Alabama on the mind.
AUBURN — Charles Barkley texted Bruce Pearl after Auburn’s game at Arkansas this past Tuesday and told him, “Yo man, I don’t need this type of stress.”
AUBURN — Turns out, it doesn't matter what number J'Von McCormick has on the back of his jersey.
AUBURN — You can still count the number of SEC championships the Auburn basketball program has won on just one hand. The Tigers claimed the regular-season crown in 1960, 1999 and 2018 and the league tournament in 1985 and 2019.
AUBURN — You could call it going back on his word. You could refuse to believe it until you see it.
AUBURN — There was just something about JaTarvious Whitlow.
Auburn's come-from-behind, 79-76 win over the Razorbacks in overtime seems like a pretty good start as the Tigers head to the stretch run of the SEC schedule.
AUBURN — There was a point during the second half of Saturday’s game where Auburn went nearly seven full minutes without hitting a field goal. It scored only two points during that stretch, both from the free throw line. Kentucky scored 10 and led by five.
AUBURN — Winning in double-overtime on the road is exciting enough, but Auburn did it despite trailing by 19 in the first half.
When Auburn lost back-to-back road games two weeks ago, by 19 points at Alabama and 22 points at Florida, “we didn’t get discouraged,” senior guard Samir Doughty said. “We just regrouped.”
AUBURN — On Sunday, Rodney Garner did what Rodney Garner does. He picked up a commitment from yet another highly rated recruit to play on an Auburn defensive line that rarely, if ever, lacks for talent.
AUBURN — Slowing down an Iowa State offense that ranks 35th nationally in efficiency starts with slowing down point guard Tyrese Haliburton.
MOBILE — Marlon Davidson looked the part Tuesday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. He wore the alternate helmet Auburn donned for the Outback Bowl to honor program legend Pat Sullivan. He even had Sullivan’s No. 7 on his Senior Bowl practice jersey for good measure.
AUBURN — Auburn's athletics department reported a record revenue of more than $152.4 million during the 2019 fiscal year, according to the university’s NCAA Membership Financial Report.
AUBURN — Bruce Pearl raised his arms to the crowd inside Auburn Arena early on during Wednesday’s game, imploring them to make a little noise. But there wasn’t much to cheer about.
Gus Malzahn considers Mike Norvell a friend in the coaching business. When the former was the offensive coordinator at Tulsa in 2007-08, the latter was a graduate assistant on his staff. When Malzahn left for Auburn in 2009, Norvell was elevated to passing game coordinator.
AUBURN — Kevin Steele isn’t going anywhere.
MOBILE — A little more than six months ago, when Gus Malzahn stood on the stage at SEC Media Days in Hoover and said he "made a mistake" when he turned over control of his offense to Rhett Lashlee and then Chip Lindsey, it didn't sound like he would ever do that again.
MOBILE — Prince Tega Wanogho came to the Senior Bowl "to show my talent among the best seniors in the nation."
AUBURN — Bruce Pearl was really worried about Samir Doughty on Wednesday.
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