Auburn sports: Welcoming the weekend in different ways
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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?
— Tim Horton (@CoachTimHorton) April 13, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- ‘Lots of defensive back coaches’ in NFL are high on Auburn CB Carlton Davis
- Will tight ends play bigger role in Auburn football offense in 2018
- Defensive end target Jaren Handy updates Auburn’s status among leaders
- Recruiting Carlos Rogers: What gave Auburn edge over Georgia for All-American
- JaTarvious ‘Boobee’ Whitlow ‘doesn’t like to go down’ and Auburn football is impressed
- Lee Corso calls Auburn ‘sleeper team‘ for 2018 SEC football season
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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.
Almost time for some Tigers vs. Tigers action in Columbia
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) April 12, 2018
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.
“It just makes you kind of dust your pants off and get back up and get ready to battle.”
— Greg Ostendorf (@greg_ostendorf) April 12, 2018
Tweet of the day
Kerryon Johnson just makes Twitter so much better.
PSA!!! After years of putting in extra work…i am finally verified on Twitter….that is all…continue your day now
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) April 12, 2018
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