Search This Blog

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tigers Advance in WCWS


Auburn played an old conference foe in Tennessee in the first round of the elimination bracket. With a 3rd inning double, Freshman Carlee Wallace drove in what would be the winning run.


May 30, 2015
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
#4 Auburn Tigers
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
4
7
2
#8 Tennessee Lady Vols
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
9
1


Advancing on Saturday morning meant having to play a second game later in the day. Oh what a game it was. One of college softball's all time best schools, the UCLA Bruins would not go quietly into that night. 

In a wild, and nail biting affair, these Tigers kept clawing their way into the record books. 

First UCLA scored 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Nothing we had seen had in the first two innings prepared us for the Auburn response. The Tigers roared back with a 6 run bottom of the 3rd, and things were heating up. 

The wild ride continued when UCLA tied the game at 6 in the top of the 4th. Auburn answered right back with a 3 run explosion in the bottom of the inning, and led 9-6

In the 5th inning UCLA scored a run, and then in the 6th, the Bruins scored 3 more making the 10 -9. 

We are not done yet!

Auburn answered yet again with a run in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game. After getting out of the 7th without allowing a run, the Tigers could not push a run across in the bottom of the 7th. 

Auburn uncharacteristically made some mistakes on the base paths. With a pinch runner in for Carlee Wallace advancing to 3rd on a sacrifice bunt, Jenna Abbott hit a ground ball to the 3rd baseman, the pinch runner was moving with the hit, and was caught in a run down for the 2nd out. Meanwhile, Abbott was caught trying to steal 2nd base, for the third out.

Never fear though Auburn fans, our Tigers had plenty of fight still in them. The nest two innings had some drama to them, but nothing like the 7th. 

Auburn retired the sides in the top of the 10th inning, with the scored tied at 10 apiece.  The bottom of the 10th started off with an Emily Carosone walk, then a Cooper single to center field, and AU had runners on 1st and 2nd. 

Branndi Molero singled to left field and the bases were full. Up to the plate came 5th year Senior Morgan Estell. Estell's keen eye, and experience paved the way for a walk off walk.


Auburn will play Florida Sunday starting at noon CT. They will have to beat the Gators twice to advance. A loss will end their season. Lets take the chomp out of those Gators!

WAR EAGLE!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sports Saturday

This post will be a little bit of a mixed bag. Normally, I would subject you to some cheerleading, and home team propping with my blog post. Not today.

As I sit here in the hospital with my dear Mother-in-Law, who has loved me from the beginning of my serious courtship of her eldest Daughter, I have taken the time to reflect on the happenings in the sports world. Momma, as I call her, is doing really well, and should be headed home early this coming week.

AUBURN

I would be inglorious if I didn't start with our two teams in the playoffs of their respected sports. The Auburn women suffered a setback at the hands of the Bayou nemesis LSU Tigers in their first game ever in the Women's College World Series.
Trivia Question: Who was the first Auburn woman to score in  WCWS competition?
I look forward to your answers.

Unfortunately, the Auburn Baseball team also lost their opener in Regional competition to College of Charleston in Tallahassee, FL. It's a long road to the Super Regionals for the Men, but they can pull it off with timely hitting.

Both the Men and Women play today(Saturday) at 11:00 am CT

FIFA

Money, Greed, Corruption, and God only knows what else is going to be uncovered in the joint investigation of the largest sports entity in the world. FIFA has not had anyone to answer to in its entirety, so now that legal problems are being uncovered publicly, we will find out the depths at which this international organization has been operating.

Reports have arisen for years eluding to FIFA and the way it does business. Everything from bribes to money laundering, to indentured servitude, and falsifying records have been charged in the investigation.

The saying: Absolute power corrupts absolutely, may be the correct description of those in charge of running the World Cup. We shall see. Thus far however, FIFA officials have denied any wrong doing. Smoke, meet fire.

BIG12 Football

In the most absurd new release of the week, the BIG12 has issued a statement about their "Sportsmanship Policy."  BIG12 schools will now be fined for showing replays of controversial calls inside their stadiums.

What constitutes a controversial call? Isn't every touchdown a reviewable play? If so, can a school not show the replay of a TD until it is cleared by the officials on the field? What are we trying to hide?

The replay officials can and do use all replay footage available to them to determine whether a correct call has been made on the field of play. Now, the BIG12 thinks you the fan are incapable of making an intelligent decision based on the footage you would see on your teams JumboTron. 

Are they afraid to expose what we all know to be fact? BIG12 officiating, and indeed all officials have been under intense scrutiny since the advent of High Definition screens that allow a clear picture of what has taken place in each play.

It's part of the game. To keep the TV audiences, and in turn the advertising for that TV time, college football needs the fans watching. We want to know, we want to see exactly what happened. We deserve to be treated with the respect due anyone that would support a particular sport.

Instant replay, for better or worse, is part of the game experience that every college fan has demanded since it's inception. Watching a replay in High Definition and slow motion is revealing. It makes the fan experience 100 fold more enjoyable. The BIG12 would do well to accept this.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The World Series: Auburn Softball's First Time Ever




After winning a historic Regional and Super Regional, the Auburn Tigers Softball team is now headed to Oklahoma City to play for that coveted “World Series” ring. 

They will play the LSU Tigers which they did face in Baton Rouge winning 2 out of 3 games. It will be double elimination  and a best of 3 games in the Championship Series. 

Auburn will begin their journey at 1:30 P.M. CDT  this Thursday on ESPN. If Auburn wins the game with LSU, they will then face the winner of the Florida/Tennessee game on Friday at 6 P.M. CDT. 

Auburn has not played the Gators this season so I would look forward to a game between these two teams. 

I am expecting a close game between Auburn and LSU. It will be the fourth appearance in the World Series for LSU. They appeared in 2001, 2004, and 2012 and lost. The LSU girls are coached by Beth Torina who was a pitcher for the Florida Gators from 1997-2000. 

 I expect most of the pitching to be handled by Allie 

Walljasper with middle relief coming from Carley Hoover. LSU has

 a lot of speed on the bases and one of the best hitters in the SEC

named Sandra Simmons. She had 5 RBIs in the win over Arizona

on Sunday.

The Auburn girls have a great shot at winning this World Series

 since the pitching will be even for most of the teams and they do

 have some of the best hitters in the SEC. Some of the Auburn

 hitters to watch are Kasey Cooper, Emily Carosone, Brandi Melero

 and Jade Rhodes. The pitching duties will be handled by Lexi

 Davis, Marcy Harper and Rachael Walters with Carly Wallace

 calling the signals behind the plate. 

Clint Meyers and his staff has done a remarkable job turning

 around the Auburn Softball program and they will be even better

 next season. 

It is possible that Auburn and Alabama could play for the 

Championship and a historic World Series win over Auburn’s

 biggest rival would be a great entry for the record books.

Enjoy the games and if you do go to Oklahoma City and be sure to

 check out the Bar-B-Q.  


WAR EAGLE!
   

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Historic Auburn Softball



It was a historic day in Auburn Girls Softball history on May 23, 2015. The Auburn Girls defeated the Ragin Cajuns to win their first "Super Regional" since the softball program was started.  I never thought that I would see a sold out softball stadium at Auburn University. The atmosphere almost rivaled an SEC football game at Auburn on a smaller scale. I even saw several Auburn baseball and football players in attendance. To say that the Auburn girls were happy, would be an understatement. They came into the stands after the game to thank the fans and pose for photos. It does appear that Jay Jacobs has hit a "Home Run" with the hiring of Clint myers and his staff.

Congratulations girls! 








Saturday, May 23, 2015

Guts and Glory

Auburn softball made an announcement today. They said, to the rest of the softball world, "Hello softball world. This is Auburn softball. Get used to us because we are not going away." 
 
 
This Auburn softball team has been a joy to watch. I mean it. Even if they are down in the score, they believe they can and will win. Some people today mentioned it looked like they were playing to 'not lose' but I disagree. I saw something completely different. I saw a team playing with a sureness so they did not overswing or panic. 

They have gotten a lot of attention for their home runs and offense which is deserved. However, that is one amazing defense. I love softball. I played it most of my life. At the time I went to college, there was not much college softball, so after high school I didn't play much competitively. I loved every second of it. I love that now my nieces play so I can still be a part of it. 

The last team I played for was something special. We had played together when we were young. There were some years when we were split up because of age gaps in grouping. There were years when we were not very good. We stuck together. By the time I was in 10th grade, we had something special. I see that something special in this team. The double plays made today were truly spectacular. If you have not played, those kind of 'unusual' double plays must be practiced hundreds of times to be that automatic. I love to see how they respond to their coaches and each other. No one is selfish; they play as part of a whole.

I also have to say this. Carlee Wallace has guts. I have mentioned before that I played catcher. I am about the same exact size as Carlee. I had my share of injuries from home plate collisions, but never anything as scary as what she experienced last week. I've broken my thumb twice, my nose (2 surgeries to correct it) and cracked my wrist. It can be scary after an injury to get in front of that plate again, but today I saw Carlee grab that ball and make a play, unafraid.  Every one of these players is contributing each game and it is really something special to see. 

I don't know about you, but I cannot wait to see what they can do in OKC. I wish I could go! Hope lots of you are going to cheer for our girls!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Auburn played Kentucky in the first round of the SEC Baseball Tournament. The Tigers won this one, and here are the highlights:



Then the Tigers drew LSU. The #1 ranked team in the country. Leading 8-3 going into the 6th inning, things began to unravel.



Auburn is currently facing Florida, and not doing so well.

War Eagle!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Auburn Softball Advances



On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Auburn, Alabama you could hear the hit. A mighty a collision to rival the ferocity of those experienced on the other side of campus in Jordan-Hare Stadium. This wasn't football, or even a practice preparing for the distant football season. This was Auburn softball.

The visiting South Alabama Jaguars are a well coached team. They play the game as it should be played. Still, some question whether the slide into home plate was a legal attempt to slide at all. It became evident while watching the replay that Amanda Minahan simply lost her balance while preparing for the collision at home plate with Auburn's Carlee Wallace.

Wallace stood her ground at home plate and took the hit, although she never had possession of the ball. During the collision the true Freshman's head hit the ground very hard. As the 37 minute delay filled inning ended, South Alabama had scored 3 runs to go ahead of Auburn 4-2.

When asked in post game interview about that inning, Kasey Cooper stated  "After the incident at home plate, we were playing for her. We just needed to control and contain them that inning, and we told Rachael, you get us out of this inning, we will win for you."

Win it they did. As the last inning unfolded their injured team mate was in the dugout watching and cheering them on to vict'ry. 

The very next inning Auburn recaptured the lead by scoring 4 runs. Adding an insurance run in the 6th inning, the celebration was on.

This historic run by a gutsy and competitive bunch of girls is moving on in the NCAA Tournament. Auburn will play host to the Super Regional with the opportunity to move onto Oklahoma City in the Women's College World Series.



WAR EAGLE!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What Must Auburn Do: Louisville Cardinals

 2015 Auburn Football Schedule
Date Game Location Time

09/05/15 vs. Louisville TV Atlanta TBA
09/12/15 vs. Jacksonville State TV Auburn TBA
09/19/15 at LSU TV Baton Rouge TBA
09/26/15 vs. Mississippi State TV Auburn TBA
10/03/15 vs. San Jose State (HC) TV Auburn TBA
10/15/15 at Kentucky TV Lexington TBA
10/24/15 at Arkansas TV Fayetteville TBA
10/31/15 vs. Ole Miss TV Auburn TBA
11/07/15 at Texas A&M TV College Station TBA
11/14/15 vs. Georgia TV Auburn TBA
11/21/15 vs. Idaho TV Auburn TBA
11/28/15 vs. Alabama TV Auburn TBA
SEC Championship

We have looked in depth at what these Tigers must accomplish to be a better football team. First we looked at the defense, then the offense.

It's the time of year when the players are working with their strength and conditioning coaches, and participating in voluntary workouts. This is where team chemistry, and trust, the two essential building blocks of any successful team are built.

Like Gus Malzahn, our head football coach, always says "We need to worry about us." Meaning that the players need to work hard on continuing to get better. Improve on the fundamentals, and get in the best physical shape of all the teams they will face.

The schedule, although not as brutal as the 2014 campaign, is still a tough and demanding course in which our Tigers must navigate unscathed if another national championship is to be achieved.

Lets look now at our first opponent of the upcoming football season, the Louisville Cardinals

Date: September 5th, 2015
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic
Atalanta, GA 

Head Coach: Bobby Petrino
Offensive Coordinator: Garrick McGee
Defensive Coordinator: Todd Grantham
Pertinent Info: Schedule  Roster

The Cardinals run a pro-style run and gun offense that will mimic what we saw when Petrino and McGee were teamed together in Arkansas.The following video shows basically the type of offense we will see from the Cards.



Petrino was once the Offensive Coordinator at Auburn under Tommy Tuberville. In his book titled Orange is Our Color: The Tuberville Years Through Navy-tinted Glasses, Josh Dowdy writes: 

"So in 2002 Tuberville faced the challenge of restructuring, of refocusing. He needed coordinators who could translate Auburn's success in recruiting into more wins on the field." 
Auburn and Tuberville picked Bobby Petrino to run the offensive attack. All that Bobby Petrino had accomplished at Auburn has been overshadowed by his deeds away from Jordan-Hare Stadium. First there was "Jetgate", and later while at Arkansas "The Ride."

We know full well what type of offense Auburn will run, and so too the staff at Louisville.

Arguably, the man with the most success at stopping the Gus Malzahn attack resided in the state of Georgia for four years. Todd Grantham's UGA defenses finished those 4 seasons ranked 23rd, 5th, 32nd, and 45th respectfully in Total Defense.  

Grantham's defenses were particularly good vs. teams on 3rd down. Allowing less than 40% in his final three seasons he was with the 'Dawgs.

What Must Auburn Do?

First the Tigers must not turn the ball over. Fumbles and interceptions will be costly in any game, and Louisville will not need added adrenaline in this game. The Tigers will come into the contest with at least a Top10 ranking, and the Cardinal would love nothing more than to knock off the Plainsmen. Add to that the ACC vs SEC factor, and the hype will give the winner lots of carry into the playoff selections near seasons end.

Auburn must be able to run the football, especially needed is to convert on those 3rd and short situations. 

While Louisville is not completely settled on a starting QB yet, 5 different guys threw passes last season for the Cardinal. If the 2010 Arkansas game at Auburn is any indication of Bobby Petrino and his QB's, Louisville will have more than one QB ready to compete on September 5th.

Auburn must win the Special Teams. Kick off coverage, and Punt coverage must be very good to win this game. No breakdowns as in the 2013 BCS Championship game. Louisville will have plenty of speed on these return teams.

Most importantly Auburn has to come into this game with a mental toughness that they are here to win at all costs. Open field tackling is a desire, it's a mindset that the other guy will NOT beat you. Every play is important, every block, every run, every thing!

Accomplish these things and the season will be off to a wonderful start. 

Auburn 47  Louisville 23

WAR EAGLE!



Thursday, May 14, 2015

What Must Auburn Do: Offense

Coach Rhett Lashlee. photo via Dave Martin/AP

You would have to be rather picky to ask this Gus Malzahn offense to get better. Since we have a coach that will do exactly that, we decided to take a look at what we think some of those improvements might be.

To know where you're going, you must first examine where you've been. - old cliche'

Scoring: Points/Game35.5
Scoring: Games - Points13 - 461
First Downs: Total314
First Downs: Rushing - Passing - By Penalty172 - 132 - 10
Rushing: Yards / Attempt5.47
Rushing: Attempts - Yards - TD607 - 3321 - 32
Passing: Rating156.79
Passing: Yards2984
Passing: Attempts - Completions - Interceptions - TD332 - 208 - 7 - 23
Total Offense: Yards / Play6.71
Total Offense: Plays - Yards939 - 6305        
Time of Possession / Game     29:52.69
3rd Down Conversion % 52.51%
3rd Down Attempts - Conversions                                179 - 94
4th Down Conversion % 42.86%
4th Down Attempts - Conversions 7 - 3
Red Zone: Success % 87.93%
Red Zone: Attempts - Scores 58 - 51


 Last season our Tigers went along with some decent numbers offensively. At first glance you'd think scoring per game was good. Auburn finished 27th behind three SEC teams and Ga. Tech. Yes, you read that correctly, a Wishbone offense scored more points per game than our HUNH, that was anything but HUNH, for most of the season.

Rushing the ball, at least statistically was good, although down considerably in the ranks from 2013, where Auburn finished at the pinnacle of the football world.

Let's be honest, throwing the football was truly the Achilles's heel of this Auburn offense in 2014. As adamant as Gus Malzahn is about Nick Marshall being a really good QB, Auburn's passing numbers don't lie. 

A 156.79 passer rating, 23 TD's to only 7 INT's, and a total of 2,984 passing yards is a really good season. Inside those numbers one has to wonder why Auburn finished 67th nationally in passing offense. Yards per attempt were quite high at 9.0. The answer may be that Auburn only attempted throwing the football an average of 25.5 times per game, which is the lowest amount of any team in the Top 90 in passing offense. 

Our Tigers had the 6th highest passer rating of all the teams with higher rated passing offense in 2014. That's pretty good considering Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee were calling running plays at nearly 2 to 1. 

However, our QB's failed to produce in the fashion that the coaches predicted. Coach Lashlee had stated prior to the start of the season, he wanted Nick Marshall to be a 65% to 70% completion rate passer. Although Auburn improved from it's 2013 numbers, the improvement was ever so slight. From 60.7% in 2013 to 62.7% 

It is here that I must say I am using total team numbers for the season. Taking into account Jeremy Johnson started the Arkansas game, these numbers do not totally reflect on Nick Marshall.

 Back to the question at hand: What must Auburn do offensively in 2015? 

Almost every pundit in college football is agreeing that Auburn has upgraded it's passing game simply by naming Jeremy Johnson the starter. Johnson has a good strong arm, and has exhibited remarkable touch on several occasions. 

The tigers are returning a very healthy amount of experience and talent at the Wide Out positions, along with nearly every member of the offensive line. Chad Slade moved on to the NFL, and Alex Kozan returns from the injured ranks. Bolstering an offensive line that must be able to control games late into the 4th quarter.

Running Back U has a trio of RB's able to start for most teams in the country. Pass protection by these 3 is a must. Holding onto the football when their number is called is even more important.

The positions that are of some concern are H-Back, and Tight End. Experience is the reason for that concern, there simply isn't any. 

The keys are simple. Fewer turnovers, fewer penalties, be better at 3rd down conversions, and stay healthy. If this 2015 version of Auburn offense can accomplish those key items, the sky is the limit as to production, and points.

War Eagle!





***All stats are courtesy of CFBStats.com



































Monday, May 11, 2015

New LOGO Opinion Poll


We are ever trying to stay the "Fresh" look at ATB, therefore we commissioned @AURobNY to give us a new look. 

We wanted to insure that Auburn's Ladies were included this time 'round. You can see the addition of Gymnastics, and Softball. Plus, we have Swimming & Diving being represented.

Sadly, we don't have room for ALL of the Auburn sports teams on our new logo. Volleyball, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, and Soccer to name a few.

Do you like the new logo that is pictured at the top of this post? Either way, you can vote in the poll on the right side of the home page. Your opinion matters, and thanks for voting.

War Eagle!


Auburn Softball 2015 NCAA Selection Show

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Auburn Softball vs. Alabama SEC Tournament Highlights







Auburn's decisive victory over the rival from across the state in the SEC Tournament.

 



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Defense: What Must Auburn Do?

Will Muschamp photo courtesy Chris O'Meara AP images

It's no secret. Auburn has slipped overall defensively since the start of the 2008 season. Or have they?

Last season the Tigers intercepted more passes than the previous 2 seasons combined. Take away a very dismal 2012 where the defense only managed 2 INT's and add the 2011 season and it's very close. 2014-22 INT's 2013 & 2011-24. Against the pass, our DB's were getting better. Or were they?

Judging by those numbers you would think that Auburn's pass defense had improved dramatically under Ellis Johnson's scheme. You'd be somewhat wrong. Defensive back play may have improved, but not the entire defensive unit. Take a look.

Season    Pass Break up    QB Hurries    TFL    Scoring D    Total D
2008              42                             49       75       14th/18.0     29th
2009              49                             71       77       76th/27.5     68th
2010              39                             99       99        53/24.1       60th
2011              37                             63       74        78/28.9       80th
2012              40                             55       66        65/28.3       81st
2013              55                           109       90        47/24.7       87th
2014              47                             85       82        63/26.7       66th

Yes moving out of the positional ranks of the 80's into the 60's is improvement, technically. although 8 other SEC teams were ranked higher than Auburn in 2014.

Two reasons for using the 2008 season for the starting point. First this was where the players that Will Muschamp recruited to Auburn would first be without their leader. Muschamp had moved on to the Defensive Coordinator position at Texas, with hopes of becoming the next head coach.

Secondly, 2008 was the end of the huddle and call the play offense for the Tigers. In an effort to increase offensive output Tommy Tuberville hired Tony Franklin. That move ended in disaster for both coaches.

In 2009 Gene Chizik was hired, and he brought in Gus Malzahn to run the offense. Things changed dramatically after 2008. Especially when Auburn had possession of the football.

With the success of the Tigers offensively, and other schools such as Baylor, and Oklahoma State, more college football teams were running some sort of Hurry-Up-No-Huddle (HUNH) system. Defensive Coordinators all across the country were scrambling to find ways to combat the new twist in offenses, and fell behind the curve. Except for one guy, Will Muschamp.

Muschamp had been hired to replace Gene Chizik at Texas as DC and quickly adjusted to life in the Big12 and the speedy offenses he would face. From 2008 to 2009 the Longhorn defense went from 51st to 3rd in Total defense. A dramatic improvement. In 2010 they finished ranked 6th in Total Defense.

The key to any good defense is having correct fundamentals. While asking several friends what they thought Auburn lacked most in recent seasons, "Open Field Tackling" was the #1 answer. This gave me some insight, and confidence that what I had been seeing was in line with their observations. Auburn lacked basic fundamentals, defensively.

Open field tackling had gone by the wayside for the ESPN Sports Center highlight hit. This style of attacking a ball carrier usually ends up with a defender flinging his body at their opponent shoulder first, feet off the ground, and aiming below the head. The results were more often than not a clean miss, allowing the ball carrier to run free in the secondary.

For Auburn, this would be the most costly of all habits. Playing FSU in Pasadena for the BCS crown, two Auburn defenders were in position to make a stop on a quick sideline pass to the WR, and the first defender went for the big hit and whiffed. This put the second defender out of position, and FSU advanced the ball 49 yards down field, setting up the eventual game winning TD for the Seminoles.

While all the blame for losing that game can not be put to this one play, it is however a perfect example of the devastation caused by not having proper fundamentals to execute any defensive strategy. 

With Muschamp being tabbed to change things defensively for the Tigers, our players attitudes have changed.

This excerpt from an al.com article by Brandon Marcello gives some insight to the confidence Auburn's players have in their new DC: "We can definitely be a top 10 defense," Auburn safety Rudy Ford said. "We're going to be very great coming into our future and everything. We're going to be very great. We're going to be one of the toughest defenses to play."

Longtime Auburn fans remember the former defense of Will Muschamp, and long for those days. 

War Eagle!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bo Bikes Bama



I participated in the "Bo Bikes Bama" bicycle ride yesterday in Auburn. It was a great way to spend my morning and Bo's ride raised a lot of money for the tornado victims in the State of Alabama. 

You do not have to be a cyclist to enjoy this event so come on out next year and ride your bike with Bo. Of course, cycling is a passion of mine and I have met some interesting people at the rides that I have attended over the years. 

I was hanging out at the Trek Bicycle tent and I just listened to Brian Bosworth talk about his life and bikes. I realized that he was just like me and enjoyed talking about the ride, his family and  all of the great people that he had met in Auburn this weekend. 

Some of the riders for Bo Jackson's event included Picabo Street, Gus Malzahn, Bruce Pearl, Ken Griffey, Lance Armstrong and Brian Bosworth. Please check out the photos on the "Bo Bikes Bama" Twitter page.

Later that day, I rode my bike downtown and students and their families were taking pre-graduation photos and having picnics on the lawn in front of Samford Hall. The atmosphere brought back a lot of memories of my days at Auburn before I had to go out into the real world.   

Always remember to just enjoy the ride.  

Auburn Sports Collide Series

This is a fun look at the Auburn family of sports. The first segment shows an Auburn baseball player playing tennis with his bat, and Tennis team member hitting a home run while playing softball with his tennis racket.



Continuing the series we find Auburn Track meeting football, along with AU Swimming and Diving playing football. Then Auburn Soccer takes on AU Volleyball, and scores a point.



In this the third segment, Auburn football member takes his shot at AU Swimming and Diving. The end of this video is quite impressive, therefore I'll let you watch it without spoiling it for you.



At the start of the 4th video in the series, the Auburn Equestrian team, annual favorites to compete for National Championships, takes on Auburn Football player C. J. Uzomah at an Equestrian event.



Because of your hard work not only on the field of competition, but also in the classroom. We appreciate all you have sacrificed, and revel in all you have gained. You bring us so much joy throughout each year. We will always pull for you. We will always pray for your safety. We will always be here for you. Just as any loving family would be.

Thanks Auburn Athletics, and to all of our student athletes. 

War Eagle!

Auburn Softball at LSU Game 2 Highlights