Rise to the moment of truth Friday, January 27, 2023

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Chris Moore (5) during the Men's Basketball game between Texas A&M Aggies and the #15 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn's winning streak ends, Tigers fall behind in the SEC

On the precipice of making more history in Neville Arena, and with the Jungle out in full force, the nation’s longest active home winning streak ended before it could really begin. Texas A&M(14-6, 6-1 SEC) shot the lights out in the first half and held on to their 15-point halftime lead, taking down the Tigers 79-63. 

Sunisa Lee during her floor routine against Arkansas January 20 2023
Auburn Gymnastics not overlooking non-conference meet

Even with a non-conference week coming, and the Alabama and LSU meets on the horizon, No. 5 Auburn gymnastics is remaining focused on the task in front of it, as No. 20 NC State comes to town on Friday. 

Former Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell talks with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn during warmups before the San Jose State game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com) AL.COM
Jason Campbell takes over for Stan White as Auburn Football radio analyst

Before the 87th Iron Bowl, football radio analyst and former Auburn quarterback Stan White announced that after 22 years in the booth, he was retiring from his position with the Auburn Sports Network. Only a few months later, it has been announced that Jason Campbell, another former quarterback and legend in his own right, will be replacing White as the radio analyst ahead of the 2023 season. 

Jaylin Williams (2) during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the #21 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Jan 14, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Jaylin Williams and Wendell Green, Jr. combine for 38 in Auburn victory

In a day filled with upsets and blowouts across the SEC, the No . 21 Auburn Tigers came close against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but ultimately prevailed 69-63 in front of a vintage Neville Arena crowd. 

Auburn gymnast warms up at the meet vs. No. 2 Florida | Matthew Shannon/Auburn Athletics
Auburn gymnastics scores 197.200 in tough road loss to No. 2 Gators

On the road once again, No. 5 Auburn gymnastics traveled to one of the toughest environments in all of college gymnastics, the Swamp. At the home of the No. 2 Gators, the Tigers led after the first rotation, but Florida pulled away behind three perfect 10s, winning the meet with a score of 197.825 to Auburn’s 197.200. 

Auburn mascot Aubie
Auburn athletics: A year in review

It was a long and eventful year for Auburn athletics. Sometimes labeling the year as a success or failure is the way to go, but a season of Auburn athletics can rarely be classified as that, so eventful just seems right. But what were some of the biggest stories for the Tigers during 2022, and could there be more of the same in 2023?