FORT WORTH, Texas — Caitlin Atkinson wasn't able to finish the team competition at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, scratching from two events after aggravating a foot injury on her balance beam dismount.
In a series that had everything to do with the standings in the Southeastern Conference and a lot to do with pride in the state of Alabama, Saturday’s second game of a doubleheader between Auburn and Alabama came with a little bit of everything before it was said and done.
Everything just slowed down for Myron Burton as he saw the ball settle into his hands in the end zone Saturday afternoon. Frame by frame, Burton focused on the pass from Jeremy Johnson as it spiraled 43 yards down the field.
Among the many position battles in the Auburn offense this season, the three-way battle for the starting nod at running back is one of the top storylines.
Any spring game in the country is both eye-opening and deceiving all at the same time. While coaches want to get a sense of how their teams have progressed during the short time together during the spring, they also don’t want to give too much away — especially in the SEC when every spring game was aired on the SEC Network + then replayed on the SEC Network at a later time.
Will Muschamp didn’t want to leave any doubt about the first impression his defense made. The man known as Coach Boom wanted to make his impact heard at A-Day.
Being silenced at the plate is something the Auburn offense had yet to deal with this season.
FORT WORTH, Texas — All the Auburn Tigers could do was wait.
WACO, Texas — Fifth-ranked Auburn upset fourth-seeded Texas A&M, 9-6, to advance to the semifinals of the NCEA Championships on Friday at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.
After more than three months of a sour taste in their mouths from the way last season ended, three-plus months of missing their “edge,” and three-plus months of wanting to prove the back end of last season was an aberration, the Tigers are ready to pull back the curtain.