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Auburn softball set for SEC Tournament as the No. 3 seed

With the SEC regular season complete, No. 17 Auburn (39-16, 15-9 SEC) is ready for the SEC Tournament. The bracket released by the conference shows the Tigers earning a double bye and the No. 3 seed in the Tournament.

Cooper McMurray (26) during the game between the Louisiana State Tigers and the Auburn Tigers at Plainsman Park in Auburn, AL on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn baseball pulls off another upset, takes down No. 1 LSU in weekend series

In back-to-back weekends, Auburn baseball pulled off a significant upset in SEC play.

Lindsey Garcia (5) during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the #15 Auburn Tigers at Jane B. Moore Field in Auburn, AL on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn softball wins fourth straight SEC series, sends seniors out with a shutout

Another weekend series, another win for No. 17 Auburn (39-16, 15-9 SEC) as the Tigers continue to roll down the final stretch of the regular season.

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Grad transfer QB Payton Thorne announces commitment to Auburn

After three seasons in East Lansing, Payton Thorne announced his decision to transfer to join Auburn and head coach Hugh Freeze for the next two seasons.

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Auburn baseball takes down No. 2 South Carolina

In a season filled with highs and lows, Auburn(25-18-1, 9-12 SEC) baseball has taken its second straight SEC weekend series, pulling off the upset over No. 2 South Carolina(35-8, 14-6 SEC) in Columbia. The Tigers won the first two games, 8-3 and 9-5, before blowing a 5-2 lead in the series finale and falling 7-8.

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More history for Maddie Penta as Auburn softball wins third straight SEC series

No. 17 Auburn is rolling behind the arm of Maddie Penta, and the Tigers secured another SEC weekend series win.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Owen Pappoe (0) celebrates incompletion during the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama News
Colby Wooden, Owen Pappoe and Anders Carlson get names called on Day 3 of NFL Draft

In the final day of the 2023 NFL Draft, three more Tigers were selected to join NFL rosters.

Auburn, AL, USA; Tank Bigsby (4) between Auburn and Missouri at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Alabama News
Derick Hall, Tank Bigsby selected in NFL Draft

On Day Two of the 2023 NFL Draft, Auburn had two selections from this year's draft class. Edge Derick Hall was one of the first players taken off the board on Friday, going to the Seattle Seahawks as the No. 37 overall pick. As the third round moved along, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Tank Bigsby with the No. 88 pick, pairing him with starter Travis Etienne.

Colby Wooden (25) and Derick Hall (29) share a moment after the game. Auburn vs Alabama  on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn players expected to be selected in the 2023 NFL Draft

After months of preparation, drills, practices and meetings, the NFL Draft is here. Later tonight, 256 players will hear their names called and fulfill a lifelong dream of making it to the NFL. Auburn has several players declared for the draft, and ESPN's Matt Miller has built a mock draft covering all seven rounds.

Apr 25, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; Parker Carlson (23) during the game between Auburn and Troy at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics Alabama News
Pitching woes continue as Auburn baseball blows a 6-1 lead vs. Troy

“We just couldn’t do enough,” head coach Butch Thompson said. “That’s a good ball club. That’s a team with a RPI higher than ours and doing good in their league. We couldn’t muster enough on the mound to be competitive at home.”

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Weekend Recap: Auburn Baseball escapes with series win over Mississippi State

Another weekend series filled with drama for Auburn, the Tigers finally got another SEC weekend series win, taking down Mississippi State with wins on Friday (2-1) and on Sunday (12-11). Auburn dropped Saturday's game when a ferocious comeback fell one run short, 11-10.

Maddie Penta (9) during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL on Sunday, Apr 23, 2023. Jamie Holt/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
No. 19 Auburn softball earns first series win over No. 14 Alabama since 2018

“I don’t think I have ever cried because of a softball game, but I did shed a singular tear when I gave Bri (Ellis) a hug at first base,” Penta said. “It is so hard to play here. This crowd is insane. Hitters were there for me. Defense was there for me. The defense has been fantastic the last few weeks. They’ve had my back.”

Bruce Pearl during the game between the Houstan Cougars and the Auburn Tigers at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023. Alabama News
Labaron Philon decommits; Auburn basketball left with one commit in 2024 class

In one week, Auburn has lost two of its three commitments in the 2024 class.

Apr 15, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; Shelby Lowe (55) during the game between Auburn and LSU at Jane B. Moore Field. Alabama News
No. 19 Auburn softball shuts out Jacksonville State in 3-0 victory

Behind its trio of pitchers, No. 19 Auburn (33-13) took down Jacksonville State(26-14) in a shutout victory on Wednesday night, 3-0.

Apr 18, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; Cole Foster (7) during the game between Auburn and Samford at Plainsman Park. Alabama News
Auburn back on track; Tigers run-rule Samford

Despite some early scoring from Samford to make the contest look competitive, it was complete domination from the Tigers in their Tuesday night clash with the Bulldogs. Auburn is back on track with a win, and in convincing fashion, run-ruling Samford 13-3 in eight innings.

Maddie Penta (9) during the Game between the Lousiana State Tigers and the #24 Auburn Tigers at Jane B. Moore Field in Auburn, Al on Sunday, Apr 16, 2023. Grayson Belanger/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Maddie Penta gets her 19th win as No. 21 Auburn takes series over No. 13 LSU

The No. 21 Auburn softball squad has won 32 games this year, and Maddie Penta has been responsible for 19 of them.

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Alabama baseball takes series from Auburn; Fourth-straight SEC series loss for Tigers

The struggles in conference play have continued for Auburn. After taking game one in Tuscaloosa 8-4, the Tigers(20-15-1, 5-10 SEC) were outscored 10-3 in the final two contests, dropping both to the Crimson Tide (26-11, 6-9 SEC) and the series overall.

Derrian Gobourne during the gymnastics meet between the Auburn Tigers and NC State Wolfpack at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn's Derrian Gobourne wraps up gymnastics career with 9.9125

Derrian Gobourne's career as an Auburn Tiger has come to an end. With her brother Derric watching, Gobourne showcased her skills one last time, beginning with a wave to the crowd before hitting three straight high-flying passes. The fifth-year senior and Auburn legend finished with a 9.9125 in the event, not enough to qualify for the medal stand.

Derrian Gobourne Gymnastics v Arkansas Credit Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics' Derrian Gobourne ready for one last run at nationals

The first national champion in program history has one more chance to make history and become a two-time national champ when the nationals begin in Fort Worth Texas on Thursday.

KK McCrary (16) during the Game between the Troy Trojans and the #24 Auburn Tigers at Jane B. Moore Field in Auburn, Al on Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023. Grayson Belanger/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
No. 21 Auburn fends off Troy in Wednesday night clash

Despite three home runs from the Trojans (28-11-1), No. 21 Auburn (30-12) was able to pick up its second win in a row and 30th of the season, taking down Troy 7-5 in a midweek nonconference matchup.

Frank Thomas at the statue unveiling. Photo Credit: Chuck Garfien on Twitter Alabama News
Frank Thomas honored with statue unveiling outside of Plainsman Park

After a prolific career with Auburn, and a historic career in the MLB that ended with an induction at Cooperstown, Frank Thomas has a statue outside of Plainsman Park.

Denver Jones at FIU. Credit: Jaylynn Nash and FIU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn basketball lands Denver Jones in the transfer portal

With the departures of Wendell Green, Jr. and Zep Jasper, as well as the futures of Jaylin Williams and Allen Flanigan still up in the air, Bruce Pearl and his staff needed to make a splash in the transfer portal.

AUBURN, AL - February 02, 2023 - Auburn Head Coach Hugh Freeze during press conference at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL. Alabama News
Auburn offense shows flashes in limited A-Day performance

After the first A-Day of the Hugh Freeze era, everyone gets steaks in the 24-24 tie between the offensive and defensive units.

Assistant Coach Wes Flanigan during the game between the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers and the #15 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022. Alabama News
Report: Wes Flanigan leaving Auburn to join Chris Beard's staff at Ole Miss

According to reports from AuburnLive and On3Sports, Wes Flanigan is leaving Bruce Pearl's staff to join Chris Beard at Ole Miss.

AUBURN, AL - April 03, 2023 - Auburn Head Coach Hugh Freeze during spring practice at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL.  Photo by Austin Perryman Alabama News
Hugh Freeze brings new format to A-Day, tries to manage expectations ahead spring game

In a week where Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze has suggested doing away with the traditionally A-Day format in favor of state scrimmages, such as Auburn-UAB and Alabama-Troy, the first-year head coach is bringing his own changes to A-Day on the Plains.

Photo credit: Jamie Holt/Auburn Athletics Alabama News
Bryson Ware on Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watchlist; Auburn prepares for Texas A&M

Bryson Ware has been one of Auburn's top weapons at the plate this season, and now he is receiving some recognition for it. USA Baseball announced on Wednesday that Ware has been named to theGolden Spikes Award Midseason Watchlist. The watchlist includes 45 of the nation's best college and high school baseball players, and Ware is the sixth Tiger to be named to the list since 2016.

Mar 28, 2023; Auburn, AL, USA; The team during the game between Auburn and North Alabama at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn baseball comeback falls short in loss to UAB

In another game in which Auburn (18-10-1, 3-5 SEC) trailed early in the contest, the comeback fell short as the Tigers could not overcome an early 4-0 deficit to UAB (10-18, 3-5 C-USA) falling 6-5 to the Blazers in Birmingham.

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