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Sunisa Lee during her floor routine against Arkansas January 20 2023
Suni Lee scores two 10s, but Auburn still falls in Iron Bowl of gymnastics

Suni Lee was brilliant again, scoring two more 10s and adding another chapter to her legacy with the No. 11 Tigers scoring a season-high 197.700, but it was not enough as the No. 11 Crimson Tide wrapped the night up with season-high team scores on beam and floor, ultimately taking the win in Tuscaloosa. 

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Auburn basketball lands Labaron Philon; 2024 class now No. 3 in the country

With Auburn basketball facing its toughest test yet when the Tigers face Tennessee tomorrow, Bruce Pearl and his staff have secured a big win off the court. Labaron Philon, the star point guard for Baker high school and the No. 1 player in Alabama, has committed to play at Auburn.

Jan 28, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn gymnastics celebrates win over Alabama at Auburn Arena.
With history on the line, Auburn Gymnastics remains focused on what comes next

When Jeff Graba arrived on the Plains, he wanted to rebuild the program in two ways: bring the crowds into the newly built Auburn Arena and take down Alabama. The Tigers have won three times at home but never on the road in Tuscaloosa.

Allen Flanigan (22) during the game between the Georgia Buldogs and the #25 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn trio Broome, Green, Flanigan combine for 59 in win over Georgia

After two straight games with big first-half deficits, No. 25 Auburn (17-5, 6-2 SEC) rode an 18-point halftime lead of its own on the way to a big victory over Georgia (14-8, 4-5 SEC) getting revenge on the Bulldogs to the tune of 94-73 Wednesday night.

22 AUBURN, AL - November 29, 2022 - Auburn Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and Athletics Director John Cohen embrace during Hugh Freeze’s introductory press conference at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL. Photo By Austin Perryman
Four-star cornerback commits to Auburn for 2024; Jeremiah Cobb signs

Auburn football's 2023 class has been wrapped up while the 2024 class has a new addition to close out National Signing Day.

Auburn football coach Hugh Freeze is introduced during Auburn basketball vs Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 7,.2023 in Auburn, Ala.
Auburn earns commitment from 2025 Opelika defensive lineman

With National Signing Day 2023 in full swing, Auburn has landed its first commit from the Class of 2025. Malik Autry, a defensive lineman from Opelika High School, has committed to the Tigers with two years left on the Bulldog roster. 

Nov 12, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Bruce Pearl during the game between Auburn and ULM at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Shannon/AU Athletics
Alabama, Auburn fall in latest AP top 25 college basketball poll

A tough week of games saw both Alabama and Auburn drop in this week's Associated Press top 25 college basketball poll.

K.D. Johnson (0) and Johni Broome (4) during the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the #15 Auburn Tigers at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, Jan 28, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers
Broome and Johnson shine in second half comeback that falls short in Morgantown

Down by double digits at the half, No. 15 Auburn (16-5, 6-2 SEC) was forced to battle back once again.

Derrian Gobourne opens her floor routine against Arkansas January 20 2023 Credit Taylor Sondgeroth Auburn Athletics Small
Auburn cruises in non-conference meet; Stevens wins all-around

With two major SEC meets looming, and Sunisa Lee not competing on the floor, No. 5 Auburn took care of business against No. 20 NC State. The Tigers surpassed 197 for the fourth time this year, defeating the Wolfpack 197.175-196.125. 

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Cadillac Williams reflects on interim head coaching job — 'Thank God for the players'

During a recent interview on the "Bleav in Everything Auburn" podcast, Auburn associate head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams recalled his time as interim head coach following Bryan Harsin's firing.

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. 

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Jason Campbell: Auburn Football radio analyst gig 'a special opportunity' — 'I love Auburn'

Tuesday on Birmingham FM radio's "McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning," former Auburn and NFL quarterback Jason Campbell discussed his new role as a radio analyst for the Auburn Sports Network.

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. 

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Alabama No. 2, Auburn No. 15 in latest AP top 25 college basketball poll

The University of Alabama now boasts the second-best team in the country, and Auburn University is back in the top 15 in this week's Associated Press top 25 college basketball poll.

Apr 16, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sophia Groth Floor during NCAA Women's Gymnastics Final Four at Dickies Arena. Photographer: Elaina Eichorn/AU Athletics
Business as usual for Tigers in gymnastics home opener

A Final Four banner was hung, Suni Lee won the all-around and Derrian Gobourne(along with her equally as exciting family) stole the show once again.

Lior Berman (24) during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the #21 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Jan 14, 2023.
Tigers weather second-half LSU run to win fourth in a row

For the second time this season and the first time on the road, the Auburn defense held a team to under 50 points. The No. 16 Tigers of the Plains took care of the Bayou Bengals of LSU (12-6, 1-5 SEC) and cruised to a 67-49 victory behind a suffocating defense and another solid performance from the duo of Wendell Green Jr. and Jaylin Williams. 

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Alabama holds steady at No. 4, Auburn leaps 5 spots to No. 16 in AP top 25 college basketball poll

Both Alabama and Auburn continue to remain among the top basketball teams in the country.

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. 

Johni Broome (4) during the game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the #21 Auburn Tigers at The Pavilion in Oxford, MS on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn TigersSteven Leonard/Auburn Tigers
Auburn rides dominant second half to victory in Oxford

It was not always pretty, with the Tigers even trailing at halftime, but Bruce Pearl’s offense came alive in the second half and helped secure the 82-73 victory over Ole Miss(8-8, 0-4 SEC).

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Alabama back in top 5, Auburn moves up 1 spot in latest AP top 25 college basketball poll

The University of Alabama basketball team is back in the top five, while the Auburn basketball team continues to hang in the top 25, according to this week's Associated Press top 25 college basketball poll,

Auburn football coach Hugh Freeze is introduced during Auburn basketball vs Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 7,.2023 in Auburn, Ala.
Recruiting Recap: Auburn lands three transfers and one flip

The rebuilding of Auburn’s defensive unit continued over the weekend as the Tigers turned to the transfer portal once again, and even landed a recruit with offers from several Power Five programs.

Apr 16, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sophia Groth Floor during NCAA Women's Gymnastics Final Four at Dickies Arena. Photographer: Elaina Eichorn/AU Athletics
Auburn Gymnastics scores program record in season opener

The No. 5 Auburn gymnastics team picked up right where they left off during the inaugural Super 16 in Vegas. Scoring a 197.350 at a quad meet that featured No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Michigan and No. 10 UCLA, the Tigers finished in third place behind Oklahoma(197.925) and Michigan(197.400).

Allen Flanigan (22) during the Game between the #13 Arkansas Razorbacks and the #22 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Jan 7, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn bounces back with wire-to-wire victory over Arkansas

Classes have not even started, students are still enjoying their winter breaks, but when Wendell Green Jr. opened the game with a four-point play, there was a sense of something different in the air of Neville Arena. It was not a perfect game from the Tigers, but Auburn’s game plan was sound and the Jungle roared once again as the Tigers took down the No. 13 Razorbacks 72-59. 

Coach Hugh Freeze, Coach Zac Etheridge and Coach Carnell Williams talk during the morning of Auburn football signing day on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton commits to Auburn

Hugh Freeze and his staff earned the commitment of former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton. 

Johni Broome(4) shoots against Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum. Zach Bland/AU Athletics
Auburn falls to Georgia in first SEC road game of the year

There were no late-game heroics from Wendell Green Jr. this time at Stegeman, as the Auburn faithful in Athens and at home watched as the Bulldogs dismantled the Tigers 76-64. Mike White is now 7-3 against Bruce Pearl in the SEC and has his first signature win at Georgia. 

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