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Gus Malzahn announced slight adjustments to Auburn football's spring practice schedule on National Signing Day.

Auburn football: Honoring tradition unlike any other; big hoops weekend in Georgia

Auburn football is the No. 1 topic in the War Eagle Wakeup every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Tigers’ sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Auburn football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Time to vote for one of college football’s most unique traditions 

Football was quiet the day after a successful National Signing Day, but one of the most significant traditions tied to Auburn football was honored on Thursday.

Rolling Toomer’s Corner was nominated as one of the best unique traditions by USA Today. Fans will have the opportunity to vote once per day until March 5.

Because a couple of weeks remain until Auburn football returns to work on the gridiron, that means readers have plenty of time to travel back to the start of the 2017 football season.

That’s when SEC Country took a deep dive into the beloved tradition and some of the most important moments associated with the Oaks in downtown Auburn. After reading this story about Toomer’s Corner, you may just figure out a way to vote more than once a day.

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Big basketball news 

Auburn basketball is looking to return to its winning ways this weekend in Athens, Ga., after dropping a midweek game to Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

The Tigers may have to pull off the victory without Brown, though. After a morning filled with classes, Auburn updated Brown’s status and said the junior would travel to Georgia this weekend. After he scored 28 on the Bulldogs in January, that will certainly make Bruce Pearl’s team more confident heading into a critical Saturday.

Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcasted on SEC Network.

Let Mickey Dean era commence 

Opening Day went about as smoothly as possible for Auburn softball on Thursday afternoon.

An inclement weather threat meant the Tigers played a doubleheader against Marshall and Wichita State — and the team triumphed over both.

Auburn is playing with a slightly different style under Mickey Dean but got off to a strong start. If you missed the games at Jane B. Moore Field, be sure to catch the highlights below.

Coach ‘Flo’ becomes coach F[100]

Winning isn’t easy, but Auburn women’s basketball coach Terri Williams-Flournoy has now done it 100 times as the Tigers’ coach.

Auburn defeated LSU by 12 points in Auburn Arena on Thursday night. The visitors had recently beaten Georgia and Tennessee — so the win was extra satisfying, too.

Junior Janiah McKay helped Coach Flo get the win, scoring a game-high 23 points. Auburn returns to Auburn Arena on Monday night and welcomes the Vanderbilt Commodores.

More action in Peach State 

Auburn basketball won’t be the only team busy in Georgia this weekend. Auburn equestrian is also traveling across state lines to face the top-ranked Bulldogs on the road.

Friday will kick off the SEC portion of the spring schedule and the teams will face of at 10 a.m. CT this morning.

Things won’t get much easier for the Tigers after that, though they will return home. On Saturday Feb. 17, Auburn welcomes No. 2 Texas A&M to the Auburn University Equestrian Center.

Baseball is prepping

Auburn baseball is preparing to get 2018 rolling, but first the Tigers will scrimmage. Butch Thompson’s team will be busy this weekend as it gears up for opening weekend.

You can catch the ball club in action this weekend if you also need to get ready to cheer on the Tigers in Plainsman Park.

Tweet of the day 

They just grow up so fast.

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