Auburn sports: Tigers of all sports spend Wednesday giving back
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Tigers spend Wednesday giving back
Wednesday was Tigers Give Back Day, when coaches and athletes from all sports at Auburn spent time giving back in the community.
Football coach Gus Malzahn spent time playing bingo at Oak Park. Bruce Pearl and his players spent time packing school lunches for kids. Auburn softball visited East Alabama Medical Center and devoted time to patients there. And those were just a few of the kind activities that the day included.
All in all, it was an exceptional day made better by an outstanding athletic department.
— Steven Leath (@AuburnPrez) April 11, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Auburn football’s underclassman RT surprises, proves he’s ready to challenge for starting spot this fall.
- Former Jim Thorpe Award winner Carlos Rogers’ advice to Smoke Monday, other Auburn newcomers looking to contribute.
- Tight end target Tyler Fromm explains pitch from Auburn after third visit in month span.
- Any cause for concern as Auburn receiver commit George Pickens visits elsewhere?
- NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah still thinks Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson is “first round-caliber player.”
- Jordan Rodgers says Jarrett Stidham was “very frustrated” at times last season, wants more freedom in 2018.
- Roundtable: Is Alabama or Auburn more likely to keep 5-star OT Clay Webb in state?
- Auburn football’s All-Spring Practice Team: Which Tigers stood out most?
- Auburn basketball’s Bryce Brown becomes fourth Tigers player to enter NBA draft.
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Another Tigers player to test draft waters
After a junior season to remember, Brown has decided to give the NBA draft a go. Fortunately for Tiger fans hoping for an enjoyable 2018-19 basketball season, Brown will not hire an agent and will remain eligible for his senior season.
While leading Auburn to a share of the regular-season SEC title, Brown averaged 15.9 points and 1.7 assists per game. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native also made 107 of 280 3-point attempts while helping the Tigers to their first NCAA appearance since 2003.
.@Bwb_2 will enter the NBA Draft, but does not intend to hire an agent, allowing him to return for his senior season.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) April 11, 2018
This comes after the Tuesday news that forward Desean Murray has finished his time at Auburn. Little Charles Barkley left fans with this heartfelt message on social media.
— Debo13 (@desean_murray) April 10, 2018
Tweet of the day
Johnson wants you to check out his road to the pros, so you should check out his road to the pros.
Everyone go check this out for me! I think it’s a cool thing https://t.co/QjQ5Q97Y6i
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) April 11, 2018
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