Auburn football: The schedule is set, winning softball gold for Team USA
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Here’s a look at what you might have missed on Friday and over the weekend:
Football season is right around the corner. No really.
Auburn fans have been struggling since January as the anticipation has been building for the 2017 season. It all starts Monday when coach Gus Malzahn’s team has its first preseason practice.
The Tigers sports information staff released the media availability schedule for the initial three weeks. Reporters and photographers will be allowed to watch the beginning of practice — and it’s probably going to include a lot of stretching.
Want to know the plan for August? A complete look at the fall camp schedule is available here.
In other Auburn football news:
- Malzahn is much calmer heading into his fifth season on the Plains.
- Grad transfer Casey Dunn brings size, smarts to the Auburn offensive line.
- Marlon Davidson is ‘going to be really scary’ for Auburn football.
- Malzahn’s team has a few questions to answer heading into preseason camp.
Gold for Alyssa Rivera
There’s been lots of chatter about Auburn basketball star Austin Wiley’s international experience this summer, but Bruce Pearl’s team isn’t the only group of athletics becoming more worldly.
Softball star Alyssa Rivera joined Team USA at the eight-nation WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship in Clearwater, Fla. Even better, she’s bringing home a gold medal after the U.S. beat Japan 13-4 in the championship game on Sunday.
— A Rivv (@Alyssa_Rivera_9) July 30, 2017
Tweet of the day
Auburn wide receiver Will Hastings gets a lot of grief.
A lot of it comes from senior kicker Daniel Carlson. Hastings was a kicker before making the move to wideout. Carlson is of course thrilled for Hastings, but he sometimes pokes fun at the Little Rock, Ark., native and acts like he’s been big timed.
There was a great example of this on Sunday, when Hastings celebrated his birthday.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) July 30, 2017
Happy 12th birthday @WillHastings7!!!
— Daniel Carlson (@DanielCarlson38) July 30, 2017
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