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Auburn cheerleaders spent some time with Gus and Kristi Malzahn on Thursday evening.

Auburn sports: Gus, Kristi Malzahn deserve cheers for picture-perfect opportunity

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Another photo on the steps 

Gus and Kristi Malzahn welcomed one more group into their home on Thursday evening for another picture on the steps.

Cheerleaders and friends of Aubie got together for a good meal and spent some time with the football coach. Here’s the photo from the evening:

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Baseball heads to Tuscaloosa

Auburn baseball defeated Alabama in the Capital City Classic at the end of March and now the Tigers are looking to top their biggest rival in Tuscaloosa.

The first game of the series will be at 6 p.m. CT Friday and will feature Casey Mize on the mound for Auburn. The Saturday game will be broadcast on national television on SEC Network.

Alabama is 22-17 overall and was swept by Texas A&M last weekend in College Station. A series win in Tuscaloosa would be Auburn’s first since 2004.

Softball on senior weekend 

Auburn softball will host Arkansas in its final home regular-season series this weekend at Jane B. Moore Field. The first pitch, to be thrown by Kaylee Carlson, is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT Friday. All of the games will be broadcast on SEC Network+.

The Tigers hold a 36-24 advantage in the series and lead Arkansas 19-9 on the Plains. The last time these two teams met, Auburn handed the Razorbacks three lopsided losses in Fayetteville.

Arkansas is 33-9 overall and 8-7 in SEC play, and won its first series over Alabama last weekend.

And because it’s the last home regular-season series, the Tigers will honor their three seniors —Carlson, Victoria Draper and Courtney Shea.

Still, the three leaders head into the weekend believing it won’t be the last time they take their home field.

Finals for equestrian in Texas 

Auburn equestrian knocked off No. 6 TCU on Thursday and solidified its spot in the NCEA championship final. The Tigers will take on No. 1 Georgia on Saturday morning.

It will be the fourth time this season that the two teams face off.

“A lot of great rides for the team [Thursday],” coach Greg Williams said in an athletic department release. “I’m extremely proud of the team and we’re riding really strong. We didn’t let anything fluster us [Thursday] and we immediately responded to anything that could’ve derailed us.” 

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