The Tigers were the No. 12 team in the nation heading into the quad meet and kept pace with Utah after two events, but three falls on bars led to Auburn finishing fourth in the meet, scoring 195.9 and unseeded Washington advancing to Saturday’s Regional Final.
The Auburn Tigers have been here before, even if the circumstances are a little different.
Just over one week after Auburn’s season came to an end, two of the three signees from the 2022 Auburn basketball class will be entering the transfer portal.
In the first home SEC series of the season, it was a rollercoaster for the Tigers with two come-from-behind victories, taking the series win over Georgia.
Cadillac has done it again. Auburn has landed another highly-ranked running back prospect for the fifth class in a row. The latest class had Jeremiah Cobb, and the Tigers' 2024 class now has J'Marion"Phat" Burnette. The running back from Andalusia chose Auburn over Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and Penn State among others.
When Marcuw Davis made his return to the Plains in late December, he understood the significance of the moment. Davis had been a freshman on the 2013 SEC Championship squad and was part of the resurgence led by Gus Malzahn.
It was already going to be a big day on the Plains. It was time for the university’s Pro Day where 14 former players from the 2022-2023 Auburn football squad would have a chance to showcase their talents in front of scouts from all 32 teams.
Derrian Gobourne is the SEC Specialist of the Year for the third straight season.
No. 12 Auburn’s journey back to the Final Four will run through Los Angeles. The Tigers will be the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Gymnastics Los Angeles Regional, which will be hosted by UCLA and held from March 29 to April 1.
It was a rough start to the SEC slate for Auburn baseball, as the No. 18 Tigers suffered their first sweep of the season against No. 3 Arkansas in Fayetteville. Auburn was outscored 21-5, including one shutout.
Fresh off of being named the SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year, senior Cassie Stevens did not skip a beat during Session I of Saturday’s SEC Championship meet. Stevens took home the all-around title for Session I with 9.9 or above in all four events, earning her seventh all-around score of 39.500 or above with a 39.650.
Auburn went ice cold from everywhere in the second half and is once again out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round, falling to the Cougars 81-64.
Auburn has already made the trip to Duluth for the SEC Championships, and as the Tigers prepare for their afternoon class with three of the top eight SEC teams, they will be without Suni Lee.
For the 11th time in 12 trips to the NCAA Tournament, Auburn basketball will be in the second round. The Tigers have not lost a first-round matchup since their first-ever appearance in the tournament, a one-point loss to Richmond in 1984. Auburn is moving on, and to right the wrongs of last season and make it to the second weekend, the team will have to make it through one of the best teams in the country, No. 1 Houston(32-3, 17-1 AAC).
“We've played a really tough schedule, and we lost to a lot of teams that were favored and were better than us,” said Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. “ Even though we've lost some games, I was proud of them for competing. I want them to know that they're good enough.”
Auburn will be facing another team that has a size advantage.
Just like the days of the Iron Bowl at Legion Field, the center of college athletics in Alabama will once again be in Birmingham this week as the city will host Auburn and Alabama for the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are a No. 9 seed, and will face Iowa. Birmingham will host portions of the first and second rounds of the South and Midwest Regions.
The weekend started on the right track, with a 7-1 win over Southeastern Lousiana (11-5) on Friday, but the Lions battled back and took home both games of Saturday's doubleheader, securing a series win.
It was already going to be a big night for the No. 9 Auburn Tigers.
The man suspected in the abduction and killing of Aniah Blanchard pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges.
It was a different story from last year, but the same result for Auburn (20-12, 10-8 SEC), who has gone one-and-done in the SEC Tournament for the second year in a row, dropping a second-round matchup with Arkansas 76-73. The Razorbacks (20-12, 8-10 SEC) will move on and look to strengthen their NCAA Tournament resume, while the Tigers will look to regroup and prepare for the madness of March.
With SEC play just under two weeks away, Auburn has seven games in seven days and the non-conference test began with a Tuesday night matchup against UAB. The in-state rivals, and coached by former Auburn great Casey Dunn, have struggled as of late and put up a fight, but the Tigers were able to shut down the UAB offense and get some hits of their own, winning 4-1.
It was not always an easy weekend, but the Tigers secured the sweep of Lipscomb with an eighth inning three-run homer from Bryson Ware sealing the final Sunday victory. Auburn moves to 9-1-1 as the non-conference slate rolls along this week.
What was already going to be a difficult meet became even stranger as severe weather forced what would have been another Top-15 Friday night heights matchup for the Auburn Tigers to be postponed to Saturday at 11 a.m. CST. Auburn head coach Jeff Graba had already planned on resting Sunisa Lee on some floor, but with the added delay, senior day coming up and the postseason right around the corner, Graba decided to rest Lee for the entire meet.
Derrian Gobourne has done it again. The fifth-year senior has earned another weekly accolade, being named SEC Specialist of the Week after scoring a 9.9 on vault and a pair of 9.95s on floor and bars during the Tigers' win over Georgia last week.
Auburn surrendered its 17-point lead, lost Johni Broome to foul trouble and Dylan Cardwell to an injury, and still, the Tigers had a chance to win in regulation.
Only three weeks into the season, Bri Ellis has earned her first SEC Player of the Week award after going 10-14 from the plate in Auburn softball's six games last week.