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Auburn soccer falls to top-seeded Stanford in NCAA Tournament

STANFORD, Calif. – The Auburn soccer team (8-7-5) put up a valiant effort against top-seeded Stanford (20-1-0) but ultimately dropped a 2-0 decision against the Cardinal Friday night at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

AU BLOG MAILBAG: What are the chances Auburn wins the SEC and makes the Playoff?

It’s the calm before the storm. The thing before the really big thing. The Friday before the last Saturday before the Iron Bowl.

DENNIS: Auburn needs to use ULM game as true Iron Bowl tune-up

Now is not the time for No. 6 Auburn to take it easy.

Auburn suffers first loss of season, falls to Temple in Charleston Classic semis

Auburn knew it could score with anybody this season. That much was true Friday morning against Temple in the Charleston Classic semifinals.

Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson named semifinalist for Doak Walker Award

Gus Malzahn hasn’t yet seen results of his push to get Kerryon Johnson into the Heisman Trophy conversation, but one award has taken notice of the running back’s performance.

Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson named semifinalist for Doak Walker Award

Gus Malzahn hasn’t yet seen results of his push to get Kerryon Johnson into the Heisman Trophy conversation, but one award has taken notice of the running back’s performance.

Peeling back the layers of Braden Smith, Auburn’s quiet giant at right guard

Let’s just get this out of the way first: Braden Smith is really good at football.

Auburn doesn’t plan to hold out starters against Louisiana-Monroe

It would be easy to say that Auburn should hold out its starters Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe, a 4-5 Sun Belt team that should be overmatched at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Meet your Nonconfriends: Temple

Of the Auburn men’s basketball team’s 31 scheduled regular-season opponents this season, 13 are of the nonconference variety and some of those are against teams you likely know very little about.

Auburn women’s basketball earns win in home opener

Another strong performance by Janiah McKay helped lift Auburn to a win in Thursday’s home opener, 63-53, over North Carolina A&T.

Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway ‘probably’ out for Iron Bowl

There had been some external hope that Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway would be healed in time for the Nov. 25 Iron Bowl against Alabama, but it doesn’t appear that will be the case.

Auburn to hold Charles Barkley statue unveiling ceremony on Nov. 25

Auburn Athletics will honor Hall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley on Iron Bowl weekend with a Charles Barkley Appreciation night at the men’s basketball game vs. Winthrop on Friday, Nov. 24, followed by a statue unveiling ceremony on Saturday,…

Auburn buck Jeff Holland is making both his names known

First, it was an inside joke. Auburn brought in hand-to-hand combat trainer Ben Creamer over the summer to work with the team’s offensive and defensive linemen, and Jeff Holland embraced his methods. Teammates began calling him Sensei Mud.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn named semifinalist for national award

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has been named one of 16 semifinalists for George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, which is given annually by the Maxwell Football Foundation.

Auburn blows out Indiana State to open play in Charleston Classic

Bruce Pearl’s pregame message to his Auburn men’s basketball team, as shown on ESPNU Thursday morning, was that “they’ve been writing so much stuff about us that has nothing to do with basketball.”

Behind Enemy Lines: A Q&A with a Louisiana-Monroe beat writer

The all-time series between Auburn and Louisiana-Monroe is about as one-sided as it gets, which you might expect when teams from the SEC and Sun Belt meet on the field.

Meet your Nonconfriends: Indiana State

Of the Auburn men’s basketball team’s 31 scheduled regular-season opponents this season, 13 are of the nonconference variety and some of those are against teams you likely know very little about.

Auburn releases contract details for 3 first-year football assistants

Auburn released the contract details of the three first-year members of head coach Gus Malzahn’s football staff on Wednesday.

Auburn will ‘find out a lot’ about itself at Charleston Classic

Auburn seems no closer to finding out the answers to any of the questions surrounding the men’s basketball program off the court. Some of the questions on the court, however, should gain more clarity this weekend.

Auburn tries different approach to fix kickoff coverage woes

Last season, Daniel Carlson kicking the ball out of the end zone almost felt like a foregone conclusion. Just like death and taxes

Auburn to stream Iron Bowl on video board inside Auburn Arena

For fans who don’t have tickets for the Iron Bowl, but would like to enjoy the tailgating and campus atmosphere, the Auburn Athletics Department has announced it will show the game feed on the Auburn Arena video board.

Auburn offensive line continues to improve despite constant turnover

It took Auburn a long time to settle on a starting offensive line this fall. Even longer than it took for the team to name Jarrett Stidham the starting quarterback.

Auburn moves to within 2 spots of top 4 in College Football Playoff Rankings

Auburn is closer to a spot in the top four of the College Football Playoff Rankings than it ever has been in the history of the format.

VIDEO: Who was Gus Malzahn shouting at on Stidham’s touchdown throw to Slayton?

If you didn’t hear it live or catch the replay, on Jarrett Stidham’s touchdown throw to Darius Slayton during Auburn’s 40-17 win over Georgia, you can clearly make out coach Gus Malzahn yelling “Get it to him!” before Stidham lets…

Bruce Pearl addresses ongoing investigation, rumors about job security

Seven weeks have passed since the arrest of former associate head coach Chuck Person on Sept. 26, and there seem to be more questions about the future of Auburn’s men’s basketball program now than there was then.

Auburn lands commitment from 4-star cornerback Christian Tutt

Auburn landed another big piece for its 2018 recruiting class on Tuesday.

Auburn aims to avoid a letdown following huge win over Georgia

Saturday’s win over Georgia was “huge,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. It was probably the Tigers’ best game of the season. Maybe even their best game since 2013, given the opponent and magnitude.

Ex-Auburn basketball coach pleads not guilty in fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations by fired Auburn associate head basketball coach Chuck Person to use against him at trial.

LIVE UPDATES: Auburn coach Gus Malzahn talks win over Georgia, previews ULM

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will look back on Saturday’s big win over Georgia and look ahead to this week’s game against Louisiana-Monroe during his weekly press conference, which will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. CT.

Auburn women’s basketball drops season opener at Virginia Tech

Sophomore Daisa Alexander scored a career-high 19 points and freshman Unique Thompson pulled down 16 rebounds in her collegiate debut, but Auburn could not hold onto a halftime lead in a 72-63 loss at Virginia Tech Monday night.

One-time Georgia commit Darius Slayton continues to show big-play ability in Auburn win

Darius Slayton slammed his helmet to the turf early during Saturday’s game against Georgia, unsure at that moment if he would be able to use it again.

3 Auburn players earn weekly SEC honors after win over Georgia

Three of the eight players who earned weekly SEC honors this week wear blue and orange.

2017 Iron Bowl kickoff time, TV channel announced

Given all that will be at stake in the 2017 Iron Bowl, it should come as no surprise that it will be the CBS Game of the Week.

2 Auburn men’s basketball support staff members placed on administrative leave

Two members of the Auburn men’s basketball support staff have been placed on administrative leave as a result of the university’s investigation into the program, the athletics department announced Monday.

2 Auburn men’s basketball support staff members placed on administrative leave

Two members of the Auburn men’s basketball support staff have been placed on administrative leave as a result of the university’s investigation into the program, the athletics department announced Monday.

Kevin Steele told Auburn’s defense to have fun and be ‘elite,’ and it delivered

Kevin Steele challenged Auburn’s defense to do two things Saturday against Georgia.

Despite looming Iron Bowl, Auburn isn’t looking past Louisiana-Monroe

The 2017 Iron Bowl won’t kick off until Nov. 25. For a lot of people in Auburn and Tuscaloosa, though, the build up to it started late Saturday night.

Jarrett Stidham makes the biggest difference as Auburn snaps skid vs. Georgia

Auburn had a pretty good rushing performance against Georgia in 2015, when Jovon Robinson and Peyton Barber combined to carry 25 times for 165 yards. It received a standout effort from the defense in 2016, when it held the Bulldogs…

Auburn earns highest ranking in 2 years after beating Georgia

Auburn is ranked higher in the polls now than it has been at at any point since the start of the 2015 season.

GRADING OUT: Report card, game balls after Auburn’s win over Georgia

Grading Auburn’s performance and handing out game balls after a 40-17 win over No. 1 Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium:

Three takeaways from Auburn’s 40-17 win over Georgia

Auburn claimed arguably its most significant victory since 2013 on Saturday, upending No. 1 Georgia 40-17 to keep alive its quest to play for an SEC Championship and, potentially, a berth in the College Football Playoff.

DENNIS: Adversity creates champions, and Auburn is going for gold

Teams that face adversity and learn how to overcome it can achieve just about anything.

Auburn defense dominates Georgia in blowout win

Gus Malzahn didn’t leave it open for debate after Saturday’s game: Kevin Steele “needs to be in the finalists” to win the Broyles Award.

Kerryon Johnson becomes latest Auburn running back to rush for 1,000 yards

Nick Chubb made a bit of history early in Saturday’s game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, passing Bo Jackson on the SEC’s all-time rushing list on the same field the Auburn great once starred on.

No. 10 Auburn knocks off No. 1 Georgia to keep alive hopes of playing for SEC title

Four weeks ago, Gus Malzahn stood up inside a small, cramped room deep inside the bowels of Tiger Stadium and told the assembled reporters that Auburn’s loss that day to LSU — the team’s ninth state in Baton Rouge dating…

INSTANT RECAP: No. 10 Auburn 40, No. 1 Georgia 17

No. 10 Auburn handed the top-ranked team in the College Football Playoff Rankings its first loss of the season on Saturday, defeating No. 1 Georgia 40-17 and snapping a three-game losing streak in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

PICKS AND PREDICTIONS: No. 10 Auburn vs. No. 1 Georgia

Some picks and predictions for No. 10 Auburn’s game against Georgia (Saturday, 2:30 p.m. CT, CBS) from the Opelika-Auburn News sports staff:

WHO HAS THE EDGE: No. 10 Auburn vs. No. 1 Georgia

A position-by-position breakdown of how No. 10 Auburn’s matches up with No. 1 Georgia:

LIVE UPDATES: No. 10 Auburn vs. No. 1 Georgia

A much-anticipated 121st playing of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry has finally arrived, with No. 10 Auburn and No. 1 Georgia set to square off Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Bryce Brown leads Auburn to season-opening win over Norfolk State

The Auburn men’s basketball team needed something, anything, to feel good about on Friday.

DENNIS: Where might this year’s Auburn-Georgia game rank in the rivalry’s history?

The 121st meeting of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry finds Auburn and Georgia battling for more than just bragging rights.

AU BLOG MAILBAG: Can Auburn finally beat Georgia?

In the one week between my last Mailbag and this one, athletics director Jay Jacobs announced he would resign, former associate head men’s basketball coach Chuck Person was indicted by a federal grand jury, current men’s basketball head coach Bruce…

Meet your Nonconfriends: Norfolk State

Of the Auburn men’s basketball team’s 31 scheduled regular-season opponents this season, 13 are of the nonconference variety and some of those are against teams you likely know very little about.

Auburn president Steven Leath: University will move quickly to hire new athletics director

Jay Jacobs said he would step down as Auburn’s athletics director on June 1, 2018, “or sooner if my successor is in place.”

Auburn board of trustees moves forward with some athletic facility upgrades

The big ticket item — a proposed $6.3 million video board for the north end zone at Jordan-Hare Stadium — was removed from the meeting agenda on Thursday, but Auburn’s board of trustees did decide to move forward with a…

Auburn buck Jeff Holland transforms from backup to one of SEC’s best pass rushers

Ben Creamer has spent the past 12 years developing and teaching the Hand Combat Program at Ignition Athletic Performance Group in Mason, Ohio. He’s traveled all over the United States during that time, using his martial arts background to train…

Fixing defense still the focus for Auburn entering season opener vs. Norfolk State

Auburn spent the entire offseason working to improve a defense that finished the 2016-17 men’s basketball season ranked 13th out of 14 SEC teams. Though summer workouts, through the team trip to Italy and through the preseason, that was the…

Auburn goes into Georgia game healthier than in years past

Auburn will be much healthier for the 121st playing of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry than it was in either the 119th or 120th.

Auburn, Georgia running games could decide Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry

There haven’t been many teams in the nation better at running the football this season than No. 9 Auburn and No. 1 Georgia. The Tigers rank 20th nationally averaging 236.7 yards per game on the ground, and the Bulldogs rank…

Bruce Pearl ‘focused on Norfolk State,’ not distractions surrounding program

Bruce Pearl probably would have rather talked solely about basketball a day before Auburn’s Friday night season opener against Norfolk State.

No change in status of Danjel Purifoy, Austin Wiley a day before Auburn’s opener

The statuses of Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley have not changed as of a day before Auburn’s season opener Friday against Norfolk State (7 p.m. CT, Auburn Arena).

Behind Enemy Lines: A Q&A with a Georgia beat writer

Auburn and Georgia enter the 121st playing of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry separated by just nine spots in the College Football Playoff Rankings, but they’re even closer on paper.

Auburn isn’t downplaying true freshman QB Jake Fromm or the Georgia passing game

When you think about Georgia’s offense, you probably, naturally, think about running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

Auburn softball signs 3 players in Mickey Dean’s first recruiting class

Auburn head softball coach Mickey Dean and his staff has put together an elite recruiting class for the 2019 season. In just a few months on the job, Dean and his staff have signed three talented players to add to…

Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele nominated for the Broyles Award

Kevin Steele is yet again in the running to be named one of the nation’s top assistant coaches,

Report: Bruce Pearl’s job could be in jeopardy at Auburn

Auburn men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s job could be in jeopardy, according to an ESPN report.

Last year’s loss at Georgia serves as motivation for Auburn

Auburn doesn’t have to look far to find reasons to be motivated for Saturday’s showdown with the Georgia.

Auburn athletics posts highest Graduation Success Rate in program history

Auburn Athletics posted its highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in program history with an 82 percent. The NCAA released its Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) on Wednesday as part of the annual academic performance program. Statistics…

Georgia native Darius Slayton hopes to help Auburn passing attack solve standout Bulldog secondary

Darius Slayton was all set to sign his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 4, 2015. There was a table with his name on it inside Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga. His mother, Pamela, was chomping at the…

Chuck Person, indicted Tuesday, is no longer an employee of Auburn University

Chuck Person is no longer an employee at Auburn University.

Auburn moves into top 10 of College Football Playoff Rankings

Saturday will mark just the fourth time that Auburn and Georgia have met as top-10 teams in the AP Top 25 Poll, along with their 1971, 1983 and 2004 matchups.

Auburn preparing for No. 1 Georgia with ‘championship urgency’

Gus Malzahn has been a part of two SEC title teams during his time on the Plains: One in 2010, Auburn defeated Oregon in the BCS National Championship game, and another in 2013, when the Tigers reached those same heights…

Gus Malzahn wishes outgoing AD Jay Jacobs ‘nothing but the best’

On Friday, longtime Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs announced he would step down from his post by June 1, 2018 “or sooner if my successor is in place.”

LIVE UPDATES: Auburn coach Gus Malzahn previews Georgia

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will preview the crucial 121st playing of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry against Georgia at his weekly press conference on Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m. CT.

Auburn soccer earns 4th straight NCAA Tournament berth

The Auburn soccer team earned its fourth straight and 15th overall NCAA Tournament appearance Monday afternoon and will take on Hofstra in the first round Friday. The contest between the Tigers and Pride is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT at…

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