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Auburn football is finally closing in on its A-Day spring game in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn sports: Mustapha Heron’s making moves; softball scores historic win

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Last photo on steps 

Spring ball is close to an end. At least, that’s what the last of the annual photos on the steps indicated on Wednesday night.

It was time for the offensive linemen to enjoy pizza and wings at coach Gus Malzahn’s house, and it looks like they did just that. Funnily enough, it was the smallest Kristi Malzahn has looked in any pictures on the steps taken this spring.

Malzahn will speak to media members Thursday night after the Tigers’ practice and then it’s finally the day that everyone’s been awaiting.

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Mustapha Heron makes move 

On Wednesday, it was announced that Heron, Auburn’s sophomore guard, won’t return next season. The Connecticut native has instead opted to hire an agent and throw his name into the 2018 NBA Draft.

Heron tweeted out clarification that although he hasn’t hired an agent yet, he intends to do so. He thanked fans for all of their support and Auburn reciprocated it.

Coach Bruce Pearl released a statement through the athletic department but also tweeted the message below. The first 5-star signee in program history is gone just like that, but after a season that included an NCAA Tournament appearance and a regular-season SEC championship, the kid did what he came to do.

Softball realizes No. 800 

Auburn softball found a way to defeat visiting Kennesaw State at Jane B. Moore Field on Wednesday night, earning the program’s 800th win.

KK Crocker played an important role in the 2-1 win, going 1 for 1 with an RBI, and Alyssa Rivera hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to help secure the victory.

Makayla Martin started the night and struck out 5 batters in four innings pitched, but senior Kaylee Carlson finished the night in the circle and also picked up her 62nd career win. That tied the Auburn record set by Lexi Davis. Carlson struck out 3 batters and only allowed 2 hits, ending the night with a 0.63 ERA.

Tweet of the day 

Let’s call it the post of the day instead of the tweet of the day.

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