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Auburn introduces Johnnie Harris as new Women’s Basketball Coach

AUBURN, Ala.—Johnnie Harris, a long-time Southeastern Conference assistant and 2018 WBCA National Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named the Auburn women’s head basketball coach, Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Saturday. Harris, who spent 16 years combined at Arkansas, Texas A&M and Mississippi State, spent the last season as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Texas….

Auburn’s Sharife Cooper to declare for NBA Draft

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn freshman guard Sharife Cooper announced Friday he plans to submit his name for the 2021 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining eligibility. “This past year has been nothing short of special – one of the best years of my life coming here to Auburn and being embraced by something that’s bigger than me. It’s hard to…

Pearl gets 600th win with Auburn’s victory in season finale

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and Auburn pulled away late to beat Mississippi State 78-71 and give Bruce Pearl his 600th coaching victory in the Tigers’ season finale. Pearl is the 63rd coach in Division I history and the 21st active coach to reach 600 wins. Pearl’s record over…

Auburn men’s basketball starts slow, falls to UCF

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was a strong effort defensively from Auburn on Monday night. But the Tigers struggled offensively and didn’t have enough firepower to win on the road as they dropped a 63-55 decision to UCF to wrap up a three-game stretch in Florida. “Defensively I thought our kids played hard. I thought we had a good game plan,” Auburn…

Auburn Football pauses team activities with 12 Covid-19 cases

The Auburn Tigers have halted team activities after nine players and three staff members tested positive for Covid-19 during the team’s bye week. Auburn’s matchup with Mississippi State scheduled for this weekend has already been postponed due to an outbreak at MSU. The SEC had previously said: “The Auburn at Mississippi State FB game of Nov. 14 is postponed due…

Detroit Tiger and Hall of Famer, Al Kaline dies at 85

DETROIT (AP) — Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Called up to the majors, he couldn’t get past the security guards at Briggs Stadium. “I finally convinced them I was the guy who just signed a bonus contract for the enormous sum of $15,000….

Auburn Shoots 46 Free throws, loses by 12 to Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Guards Dru Smith and Xavier Pinson each scored 28 points and Missouri beat No. 11 Auburn 85-73 on Saturday night. Smith and Pinson repeatedly drove into the lane and scored for Missouri (12-13, 4-8 Southeastern Conference). Kobe Brown added 10 points and nine rebounds. Austin Wiley led Auburn (22-3, 9-3) with 22 points and 10 rebounds, J’Von McCormick added 21 points and Samir Doughty scored 16. Auburn made…