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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. 

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. 

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. 

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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Bruce Pearl: No money for Palestinian Authority terrorist 'martyrs' despite Biden administration complaints

Saturday, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl reiterated his support for Israel on social media by declaring his approval of the Jewish state giving $39 million in tax revenues to the victims of terrorism instead of terrorist "martyrs."

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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. 

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Teen involved in crash killing Auburn sportscaster Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, arrested again; Bond revoked

A Lee County judge revoked the bond for the teen sentenced in connection to the 2019 deadly crash that claimed the lives of Rod Bramblett, the voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula.

Auburn wide receiver Marcus Davis (80) works out during Pro Day Friday, March 10, 2017, during Pro Day at the Auburn Athletic Complex in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com)AP
Auburn officially announces hiring of Marcus Davis as wide receivers coach

Marcus Davis joins the staff after a one-year stint at Georgia Southern, where he served as the wide receivers coach under Clay Helton.

Johni Broome (4) during the game between Florida and the #20 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Auburn survives in first SEC contest of the season

On Wednesday, Auburn’s defense once again showed up in a huge way and saved the Tigers following another night of issues on the offensive end.

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
Auburn flips two four-stars on Early Signing Day

When Auburn hired Hugh Freeze, the Tigers' 2023 recruiting class ranked outside of the top-50 nationally and was near the bottom of the SEC.

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Auburn lands three commits ahead of National Signing Day

National Signing Day for college football begins early on December 21, and Auburn’s staff has pulled in three more recruits ahead of the event.

November 22, 2022; Cancun, QR, MX; Johni Broome (4) reacts after a dunk during the game between Auburn and Bradley at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Mandatory Credit: Steven Leonard/AU Athletics
Auburn fails first road test of the season

In their first true road test of the season, with an injured Wendell Green, Jr. and a strong Pac-12 opponent, No. 19 Auburn (9-2) seemed up to the challenge.

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Auburn bans TikTok from university devices, WiFi

Days after Gov. Kay Ivey issued a memo banning the use of TikTok from government devices, Auburn University announced its plans to prohibit the app as well.

Jaylin Williams (2) during the game between Georgia State and the #19 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Jaylin Williams leads Auburn in comeback victory over Georgia State

Auburn’s offense may have struggled in the first half, but the No. 19 Tigers (9-1) got back on track thanks to a trio of double-digit scorers. Wendell Green Jr., Johni Broome and Jaylin Williams led the way in a 72-64 win over the Panthers of Georgia State (5-5).

Tank Bigsby (4) touchdown during the Football Game between the Auburn Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Nov 12, 2022. Todd Van Emst/Auburn Tigers
Tank Bigsby declares for NFL draft after three seasons with Auburn

In a move many expected, Auburn running back Tank Bigsby has announced that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2023 NFL Draft. The junior announced his decision in an Instagram post on Monday.

Baylor football defensive coordinator Ron Roberts on the sideline during the 2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl against the University of Mississippi on Jan. 1, 2022 Josh Wilson | Roundup
Auburn hires Ron Roberts as defensive coordinator

Hugh Freeze has found his defensive coordinator(DC) in former Baylor DC Ron Roberts. Roberts was the coordinator for the past three seasons under head coach Dave Aranda before being dismissed following a disappointing 2022 season.

Tulsa head Philip Montgomery check his notes during their NCAA college football game against Tulane in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw)
Report: Auburn hires Philip Montgomery as new offensive coordinator, QBs coach

Reports have indicated that Auburn targeted and subsequently hired former Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery to take over as offensive coordinator.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Owen Pappoe (0) celebrates incompletion during the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Auburn's Owen Pappoe, Marquis Burks declare for 2023 NFL Draft

Two more veteran defensive players for Auburn are heading to the pros with senior captain Owen Pappoe and senior defensive lineman Marquis Burks both declaring for the draft. 

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
Auburn's Colby Wooden, Derick Hall declare for 2023 NFL Draft

Two of Auburn’s top players are taking their talents to the NFL. Defensive linemen Colby Wooden and Derick Hall both declared for the 2023 NFL Draft in separate videos on Tuesday morning. 

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Freeze on ESPN's 'College Gameday': 'Auburn is a special place'

New Auburn head football coach Hugh Freeze was a guest on Saturday's broadcast of "College Gameday" on ESPN.

K.D. Johnson (0) during the Basketball Game between the Auburn Tigers and Winthrop Eagles at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Dec 2, 2022. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers
Auburn blasts past Colgate behind offensive explosion

Barely a week removed from one of the worst offensive showings of the Bruce Pearl era, Auburn’s offense came alive behind solid three-point shooting and a tenacious defense to take down Colgate 93-66. The No. 15 Tigers scored the most points since their February matchup with Vanderbilt.

Derick Hall (29) thanks the Auburn fans after the game Saturday acknowledging their cheers. Auburn vs Alabama  on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Auburn's Derick Hall wins Solomon Community Spirit Award

The Premier Players Foundation of Tampa announced Thursday that Derick Hall, a senior captain for the Tigers, is the recipient of the Solomon Community Spirit Award. As a three-year starter with 147 career tackles and 18.5 sacks, the defensive lineman has made a clear impact on the field. 

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Hugh Freeze gets emotional during introduction as Auburn head football coach

Hugh Freeze was introduced as Auburn's football coach during a Tuesday press conference.

Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze looks towards his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Mississippi won 27-14. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP
Auburn announces Hugh Freeze as next head coach

The dust has settled and Auburn has found its next head coach. The Tigers have named Hugh Freeze the 31st head football coach in program history, Athletics Director John Cohen announced on Monday. Initial reports indicate that Freeze will be signing a 6-year, $6.5 million contract to be on the Plains. 

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Jarquez Hunter (27) tries to break the tackle during the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Auburn's report card following the 87th Iron Bowl

The grades for Auburn following its third straight loss to Alabama. The Tigers fell to the Crimson Tide 49-27.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Coach Carnell Williams talks to his team before the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
'We gave our all for him': Auburn fights in Cadillac's possible final game as head coach

When Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams took over as the interim head coach, he inherited a program that was in a state of disarray not seen around the Plains since the dreaded 2012 season. Auburn was 3-10 in its last 13 games and fighting for bowl eligibility after a blowout loss at home to Arkansas. 

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