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The welcome mat will be rolled out for new Auburn AD Allen Greene.

Auburn football: Welcome to athletics complex, Mr. Greene

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Welcome to the athletics complex, Mr. Greene

There was just a little bit of news on Thursday, and it all started with Allen Greene.

Auburn announced Greene, a Notre Dame graduate and New York Yankees draftee, as the Tigers’ 15th athletic director. Greene is coming to The Plains from Buffalo, where he served as AD since November 2015.

Greene has a degree in finance and played in the Yankees’ minor league system for several years. In the years that followed, he received his master’s degree from Indiana University. He hasn’t spent all of his time up north, though. Previously, he also was involved in business development and advancement functions at Ole Miss.

During his time at Buffalo, Greene earned a reputation for generating athletic and academic success, as well as donor efforts that led to an array of facility improvements and advancements. He’s one of the youngest ADs in all of Division I, too.

Greene received many warm welcomes on Thursday, including one from football coach Gus Malzahn:

In other Auburn news:

On to Athens 

Auburn gymnastics will hit the road and cross the Georgia state line for its first SEC away meet this weekend. The Tigers will take on Georgia at 6 p.m. CT on Friday.

Jeff Graba’s team climbed to the No. 16 spot in the rankings following its opening win against Missouri. UGA is sitting at No. 28 in the poll. The meet can be viewed on SECNetwork+.

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