Auburn football: Fancy uniform patches and academic awards
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Break out the fancy uniform patch
Auburn’s uniforms will look slightly different when the Tigers line up for the opening kickoff of the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.
A special patch was added to the navy-colored uniforms Auburn will wear in the game against UCF. Student-athletes on both sides will sport the patch, but it will probably excite Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s players a little more.
Players such as running back Kerryon Johnson and linebacker Deshaun Davis frequent Chick-fil-A, which is sponsoring the bowl.
— Auburn Equipment (@AuburnEquip) December 14, 2017
Tyler Stovall’s impressive honor
Holder Tyler Stovall has earned loads of respect in his time as an Auburn football player, and there was another reason for that on Thursday afternoon.
Stovall was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team. As a graduate student, Stovall earned his MBA (business and marketing) and finished with a 3.94 GPA — all while helping kicker Daniel Carlson become a Lou Groza Award finalist for the third straight year.
Congratulations to Tyler Stovall on earning CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 14, 2017
In other Auburn football news:
- Auburn football “extremely motivated” about chance to become Tigers’ seventh-ever 11-win team.
- Defensive lineman Jeff Holland gets awesome Sensei Mud tattoo.
- Malzahn on underclassmen: “Guys raise their level” during bowl practice.
- A UCF running back took a shot at Auburn, SEC, saying “they don’t have a lot of speed.”
- A former Auburn football player gives his thoughts on Atlanta bowl games.
A big improvement
Before center Austin Wiley arrived last December, Auburn basketball was struggling to keep up on the boards. The undersized post group received some help in the form of its freshman center, but Wiley couldn’t do everything.
This season, however, things are a little different, even though Wiley’s sidelined.
The next game for the Tigers will be on Saturday, when they take on Middle Tennessee State.
DYK | Auburn is one of only two teams in the country to outrebound every opponent this season. The Tigers lead the SEC and are 8th nationally with a ➕1️⃣0️⃣.9️⃣ rebounding margin.#WarEagle pic.twitter.com/4P7t7Yt9Ln
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) December 13, 2017
Tweet of the day
Don’t miss your chance to see Auburn recruiting expert Ben Wolk on Facebook Live!
🚨PROGRAMMING ALERT🚨: I'll be on Facebook Live with Auburn running back commit (soon-to-be enrollee) @TheAsaMartin_ a little after 10:30 a.m. CT tomorrow morning. Open Q&A with Auburn fans. —-> https://t.co/rJFyJD1y3g
— Benjamin Wolk (@benjaminwolk) December 15, 2017
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