Auburn football: Mark the calendar, football will be here before you know it
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.
April will be here sooner than you think
One of the best offseason announcements came on Wednesday: Auburn’s A-Day spring game will be played on April 7.
That’s when the Tigers will scrimmage inside Jordan-Hare Stadium and fans will get their first look at the 2018 team (it really is just a look; you won’t know much more after the game).
Spring practice will start at the end of February and fans will have a much better idea whom to keep an eye on as the game nears. Still, football is coming back soon, ladies and gentlemen.
Mark your calendars, #AuburnFamily!
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) January 31, 2018
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- Tigers grab their 20th basketball win before end of January.
- Will new defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson improve Mississippi recruiting at key time?
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Kicking off weekend in Auburn Arena
Auburn gymnastics will take its place inside Auburn Arena on Friday night as the Tigers compete with Florida.
The Gators are currently the No. 5 team in the country (Auburn is 17) and boast several athletes who are threats in different events.
The meet is set to begin at 6 p.m. CT and can be viewed on SEC Network.
— Auburn Gymnastics (@AuburnGym) January 31, 2018
Bring on Vandy
Auburn basketball will go for its 21st win on Saturday as the Tigers host Vanderbilt in Auburn Arena.
Bruce Pearl has yet to beat the Commodores during his time as coach on The Plains, but Auburn is doing lots of things recently it hasn’t done in a while.
Tip is set for 8 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) January 31, 2018
Coming in hot
Auburn softball will begin the 2018 season with a top 15 spot in the national polls. The Tigers were ranked No. 13 when the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll was announced on Tuesday.
The SEC had nine teams earn a spot in the poll, including Florida (2), Texas A&M (6), LSU (8), Alabama (11), Tennessee (12), Ole Miss (14), Kentucky (17) and No. 25 Georgia.
The Tigers will get things going on Feb. 8 against Marshall — the first of seven straight home games.
Don't miss any of the action at Jane B. Moore Field. LIMITED TICKETS remaining! ⤵️
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) January 31, 2018
Tweet of the day
Auburn softball’s ranking was just the first bit of good news this week. Ace Kaylee Carlson was also named to the USA Softball Player of the Year watch list.
Congratulations to Kaylee Carlson for being named to USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List!
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) January 31, 2018
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