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Fans have a redesigned Auburn website and a new sports website to get their college football news.

Auburn football: A new spot for DieHards, an in-state CB hunt, Wiley’s projected path to FIBA gold

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss the redesign of and the pursuit of a top in-state cornerback prospect. 

New season, new look 

The Auburn athletics department launched a redesigned website Thursday and reviews were mixed.

The goal, according to a release from chief marketing officer Ward Swift, was to improve navigation and “prominently display fans’ most desired content.”

While you can get the most prominent news and creative content from the SEC Country Auburn page, features some inside access. That includes videos from Auburn’s award-winning War Eagle Productions.

You can check out the new and improved here.

New diehard hangout 

Are you having a hard time with the fact that college football season is still several weeks away (hey, at least it’s not months). Your problem might be solved., which includes SEC Country and Land of 10, launched this week. So if you love the SEC but are eager to read even more college football content, you can get your Big 12, ACC and Pac-12 fix here.

Yes, you’ll still have to wait on football season. And yes, that’s frustrating.

But the good news is that you can fill your time with even more intriguing content while you wait for kickoff later this summer.

Pinning down an in-state CB

Signing in-state players is a critical part of Auburn and Alabama recruiting. And since the Crimson Tide have already attracted No. 3 Alabama prospect Jalyn Armour-Davis, it would be a big deal if Auburn earns a commitment from JaKorey Hawkins, one of the state’s two top cornerbacks in the 2018 class.

But the Lee, Ala., prospect wants to hear more from the Tigers before he gets really interested.

Hawkins recently told SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk that Auburn has been a little quiet lately.

“But they definitely need to communicate with me more if they actually want me,” Hawkins told Wolk. “It’s been awhile. They aren’t really talking with me.”

Schools such as Missouri and Ole Miss are pursuing Hawkins with more enthusiasm. So to receive more love from this standout, Auburn will have to put in more effort. Stay tuned to Wolk’s recruiting coverage for the latest updates on Hawkins.

Quarterfinals time in Egypt 

Austin Wiley didn’t have a big game in his most recent outing in Egypt with Team USA. The rising sophomore scored 2 points with 3 rebounds in a blowout of Mali, but he could put up better numbers Friday.

The Americans play Germany at 3:15 p.m. ET in the FIBA U19 quarterfinals.

Germany mirrors the U.S. in some ways on paper, but rebounding is a category in which Wiley and Co. should have a big-time advantage. Auburn fans should tune in to see their star underclassman add to his basketball resumé this afternoon. Here’s all the info you need:


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