Auburn sports: Football returns to practice field; basketball gets potentially good news
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Back on the practice field
After a few days either at the beach or at home, Auburn football got back to work on Tuesday.
Practice was closed to the media (as it will be again Wednesday), but the Tigers are now closing in on their spring game.
That means the intensity will change a bit in the coming weeks. You’ll likely hear more about particular players that are standing out and learn just how much of Jarrett Stidham you’ll see come A-Day. Stay locked in to SECCountry.com for all the news and updates to come.
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) March 21, 2018
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) March 21, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- What do opposite approaches of Gus Malzahn, Bruce Pearl mean for SEC Country readers?
- Auburn wide receiver tears ACL during spring practice
- Auburn to host defensive end who de-committed from LSU, 2 other SEC commits
- The NCAA ruled on Auburn F Danjel Purifoy’s eligibility for the 2018-19 season
- Purifoy responds to eligibility status for next season
- How Auburn recruited its way from quarterback woes to deep future at position
- Why Auburn basketball’s weekend in San Diego was special for Anfernee McLemore
- Where does 2017-18 rank among greatest Auburn basketball seasons ever?
- Mustapha Heron, Austin Wiley, expected to enter NBA draft ‘process’
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Potentially good news
On Tuesday Auburn basketball got some news that could be very good for the 2018-19 season. The NCAA ruled Danjel Purifoy eligible following the first 30 percent of next basketball season.
According to a university spokesman, Purifoy was pleased with the news. Purifoy himself later took to twitter expressing his own excitement.
The Tigers are still a long ways away from knowing what their roster will look like come next season, but the potential is there and exciting.
— SEC Country Auburn (@SECCountryAU) March 20, 2018
Softball back at Jane B. Moore Field
After Auburn softball earned a thrilling win over Alabama last weekend, the Tigers host Alabama State in a midweek contest Wednesday.
First pitch is set for 6 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network+.
Keep an eye out for team members after the game behind sections 7 and 103. That’s where the women will be signing autographs for about 10 minutes.
No. 11 Tigers set to host Alabama State for midweek contest
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) March 21, 2018
Baseball comes up short
Auburn baseball hoped to hand Georgia Tech another loss, this time in Atlanta, but that’s not exactly how things unfolded on Tuesday night.
Instead the Yellow Jackets topped Butch Thompson’s team 6-4 in Georgia. Despite the loss, there were some positives. Auburn scored four runs in the last two innings and had the tying run on base in the top of the ninth.
Elliot Anderson, Ryan Watson and Corey Herndon pitched for the Tigers, holding Georgia Tech scoreless for the final 4⅔ innings. Auburn is 19-3 headed into a weekend series at Kentucky.
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) March 21, 2018
Tweet of the day
Again, Danjel Purifoy had his own take on his decision.
Watch this bounce back💪🏾✊🏾
— Thedanjelpurifoy3 (@DanjelKevon3) March 21, 2018
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