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Even with A-Day finished up, Auburn sports teams will be busy this weekend.

Auburn sports: Welcoming the weekend in different ways

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. 

Two former Tigers battle it out 

Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton tweeted this image out on Thursday evening of himself sandwiched in between Kerryon Johnson and Corey Grant.

The trio apparently had a wild Thursday that included a World Cornhole Championship. The most important question isn’t answered, though. Who won?

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Hitting the road 

After knocking off Tennessee at Jane B. Moore Field last weekend, Auburn softball heads to Missouri this weekend for a three-game SEC series against Missouri.

Auburn holds a slight advantage in the series, but has struggled to win in Columbia. A series win would give Mickey Dean’s team its fifth straight series win.

Pitcher Kaylee Carlson will make the start on Friday night. Last weekend the senior picked up her program record 63rd win.

Welcoming the Bulldogs 

Auburn baseball welcomes Mississippi State to Plainsman Park this weekend for a three-game SEC series.

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Auburn is seeking its first home series win over the Bulldogs since 2012.

Casey Mize, who was named the NCBWA National Pitcher of the Month this week, will start for Auburn on Friday night. Davis Daniel and Tanner Burns will start on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Tigers have been struggling a bit recently, but head coach Butch Thompson had some encouraging words ahead of the weekend.

Tweet of the day

Kerryon Johnson just makes Twitter so much better.

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