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Auburn's Kamryn Pettway was a top 15 running back in the country in 2016 after playing in just 10 games.

Auburn football: History in the making, bruiser Kamryn Pettway, a patriotic return

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 Thursday:

History in the making

 Auburn is far from its first football game, but the Tigers are already making history.

On Monday, July 24, the Auburn Athletics and Auburn Sports Network is launching a TuneIn channel dedicated to Auburn sports.  That means it will be all orange and blue all the time — literally it’s a 24/7 channel.

It also makes Auburn the first school with a fully programmed and scheduled channel.

Fans will be able to see live game broadcasts, Tiger Talk, press conferences, and past games from all sports.

Need more? The Tigers have you covered. Along with all the nonstop action, there will also be podcasts featuring special guests.

During the initial weeks, wins from the Tigers’ 2010 and 2013 seasons will air, as well as the first Iron Bowl from Jordan-Hare Stadium (1989).

You can find more information about the channel on

Bruiser Kamryn Pettway 

Kamryn Pettway is not going to fly under the radar this season. That was clear well before the rising junior was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list on Thursday morning.

While Auburn has been the home of several striking and record-breaking running backs, the Tigers have never had a Doak Walker winner. Pettway passed on an early jump to the NFL for a chance to take care of unfinished business — and so far it definitely seems like the right move.

Pettway is already expected to be a top running back in the country and has even had his name mentioned in way-too-early Heisman projections.

If the rusher can stay healthy, he could dominate the SEC once again.

In other Auburn football news:

A patriotic return 

Kasey Cooper is back. Well, kind of.

The Auburn softball star will be back at Jane B. Moore Field this Saturday (she was in Tuscaloosa on Thursday) playing for Team USA.

The Americans are taking on a team full of Alabama college all-stars, including Ashley Swindle, Kendall Veach, Victoria Draper and KK Crocker.

Cooper is pumped to return to the Plains. Just hear what she had to say about it:

Tweet of the Day 

Because it doesn’t matter how many times you watch, it just never gets old …

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