Auburn sports: Football game times set; more honors for Casey Mize
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Getting ready to rumble
Football may still be a few months away, but at least fans know what time Auburn and Washington will kick things off in September.
#CFAKickoff time is set.
🗓️: Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
⏰: 3:30 PM EST
— #CFAPeachBowl (@CFAPeachBowl) May 31, 2018
They also know that the Tigers will kick off at 6:30 p.m. against Alabama State in their home opener Sept. 8 and at 2:30 p.m. vs. LSU at Auburn on Sept. 15 .
In other Auburn news:
- “Rare talent” Derrick Brown leads way for Auburn football’s tough interior.
- Running back recruit Ronald Thompkins building relationship with Auburn coaches.
- Just how scary is Auburn basketball going to be in 2018-19?
- Former Auburn guard Mustapha Heron to transfer to Big East program.
- Report: Auburn coach Gus Malzahn objects to new 20 headset limit.
- Nick Saban visit lit fire under top 100 ATH Mark-Antony Richards — and still does.
- Former Auburn RB Tre Mason signs with Saskatchewan Roughriders of CFL.
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More for Casey Mize; another day for Auburn baseball
Auburn’s Casey Mize was named first-team All-American by Baseball America and second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Thursday afternoon. With the honors, the Tigers’ ace became the second two-time All-American in program history (the other being Gregg Olson).
One year ago, Mize picked up All-America honors from three other publications.
Mize is currently 9-5 (3.07 ERA) and has totaled 140 strikeouts. That total leads the SEC and ranks third in the country. It’s also fifth most in a single season in program history and the most since 1999. Mize has also gone the distance in three games this season.
The Auburn ace will lead the Tigers in their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance in the Raleigh Regional on Friday against Northeastern. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT.
Just the second two-time All-American in program history.
Congrats, @caseymize04. 👊
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 31, 2018
More for Mancheno
Auburn’s Brandon Mancheno picked up another honor on Wednesday when the freshman was named to the National All-Freshman team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The newcomer is the first player in program history to earn a spot on the five-person team. Mancheno had the lowest stroke average per round by a freshman in the Southeastern Conference at 70.6 — it was the second-best stroke average for a single season all time in the Auburn record books.
Mancheno, who was the SEC Freshman of the Year, also tied for first at the NCAA Championships before losing the title in a playoff. This was the highest finish by an Auburn golfer since Chip Spratlin was the individual champion in 1995.
✅ 1st Auburn golfer to earn National All-Freshman Team honors
✅ 2nd-best round average in program history
✅ Lowest stroke average in the @SEC by a freshman
Congratulations, Brandon Mancheno! 💯
— Auburn Men's Golf (@AuburnMGolf) May 30, 2018
Tweet of the day
Just a casual hero within Auburn athletics.
I can’t believe it’s been 6 years. pic.twitter.com/dj8TowChGr
— Joshua Wetzel (@JoshuaWWetzel) May 31, 2018
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