Saturday, May 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:21:31 GMT
The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th, will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on TuesdayMore >>
The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th, will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on Tuesday at the Hoover Met.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:19:43 GMT
Auburn scored eight times in the fourth inning en route to an 11-6 win over No. 11 Arkansas in the regular season finale. With the win Auburn, which won its final three SEC series, two over ranked opponents,More >>
With the win Auburn, which won its final three SEC series, two over ranked opponents, finished the 2013 regular season 33-22, 13-17 SEC while Arkansas finished it 35-19, 18-11 SEC.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-17 03:02:28 GMT
Conner Kendrick and Terrance Dedrick combined to hold No. 11 Arkansas to just five hits and kept them out of the run column for the entire night as the Auburn baseball team picked up a 3-0 win on ThursdayMore >>
Conner Kendrick and Terrance Dedrick combined to hold No. 11 Arkansas to just five hits and kept them out of the run column for the entire night as the Auburn baseball team picked up a 3-0 win on Thursday in the series opener.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:37 PM EDT2013-05-15 22:37:32 GMT
Jerome Seagears, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound rising junior guard who played two seasons at Rutgers, has transferred to Auburn, head coach Tony Barbee announced on Wednesday. Auburn is petitioning to the NCAAMore >>
Jerome Seagears, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound rising junior guard who played two seasons at Rutgers, has transferred to Auburn, head coach Tony Barbeeannounced on Wednesday.More >>
Sunday, May 12 2013 8:06 PM EDT2013-05-13 00:06:53 GMT
Damek Tomscha hit a solo home run to start the fifth and Ryan Tella hit a three-run home run with two down in the sixth as Auburn claimed a 4-1 win at Florida on Sunday afternoon. With the win Auburn wonMore >>
Damek Tomscha hit a solo home run to start the fifth and Ryan Tella hit a three-run home run with two down in the sixth as Auburn claimed a 4-1 win at Florida on Sunday afternoon.More >>
NASHVILLE, Tenn.----Senior Zac Stacy became Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher as he gained 169 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries to lead Vanderbilt to a 17-13 victory over Auburn in Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday.
Tre Mason led Auburn with 85 yards rushing and a touchdown on 16 carries while freshman Cassanova McKinzy had a career-high 12 tackles and his first career caused fumble and fumble recovery on separate plays along with a quarterback hurry. Demetruce McNeal also had 12 tackles for the Tigers and Jermaine Whitehead and Chris Davis each had nine. Clint Moseley was 14-of-20 for 98 yards as Auburn was outgained 382-212 in total offense.
"It's very simple," said Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. "We have to continue to go to work. This is a good football team, and you have to give Vanderbilt a lot of credit. The bottom line is we have to find these wins in the fourth quarter. We got some turnovers defensively, but we have to continue to do that. We have to close these games out at the end. (Our defense made a) very critical play there at the end, and the defense came up with the football. It is all about winning the fourth quarter and it is all about winning the game. It is disappointing that we haven't closed the door on it.
"I was proud of (Cassanova McKinzy) stepping up in his first game that he played a lot. There is no question that he is a guy who will improve week in and week out."
Vanderbilt (3-4, 2-3) took the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards in 16 plays to take a 7-0 lead on a 7-yard Wesley Tate touchdown run with 6:35 left. On the drive, the Commodores had two successful fourth down conversions.
Auburn (1-6, 0-5) recovered its second of three fumbles as Vanderbilt failed on a fake punt that was recovered by Ashton Richardson at the Commodore 36 yard line. On 3rd and goal from the 10, Clint Moseley threw behind a wide open Emory Blake in the end zone. Cody Parkey brought Auburn to within 7-3 on a 27-yard field goal with 8:10 left in the half.
The Tigers stopped the Commodores again on fourth down, this time with an inch to go from the Auburn 48 as McKinzy made a huge hit and tackle with just under four minutes to go in the half. The key play of Auburn's scoring drive came as Moseley threw a 24-yard strike to Blake on play action to the Vandy 6.
Onterio McCalebb rushed it to the 1, and Tre Mason punched it in despite a shaky handoff to give Auburn its first lead of the game at 10-7 with 1:21 before halftime. Vanderbilt quickly drove 65 yards in 11 plays as Carey Spear kicked a 30-yard field goal to tie the game 10-10 on the last play of the half. The Commodores stopped the Tigers on the opening possession of the third quarter and scored on its second consecutive drive to take a 17-10 lead on Stacy's 2-yard run with 7:34 on the clock. Vanderbilt drove 85 yards in 7 plays in only 2:56.
Auburn had the beginnings of another good drive as Mason had a career-long 34-yard rush on a nice block by Patrick Miller to the Vanderbilt 40, but a pair of false start penalties and a 10-yard third down sack pushed Auburn back to its own 40. The Tigers punted the ball to the Commodores with less than a minute to go in the third.
The Tigers' defense forced the Commodores into their second-straight three-and-out after the Vanderbilt touchdown, and Auburn took over on its own 49 with 14:01 left in the game. Parkey nailed his second field goal of the day, a 39-yarder, to make it a 17-13 Vanderbilt lead with 9:55 remaining. Vanderbilt responded as Jordan Rodgers completed a 37-yard pass to a wide open Chris Boyd to the Auburn 38.
The Commodores went for it on fourth down for the fifth time, needing three yards this time from the Auburn 31, and Gabe Wright tackled Stacy for a 7-yard loss. The Tigers took over on their own 38 with seven minutes left as they stopped Vanderbilt for the third time on fourth down. Auburn had it 2nd and 2 from its own 45, but Mason had a rush for no gain and McCalebb lost two yards running sideways.
The Commodores took over on their own 19 with 4:41 remaining. On the first play, Stacy, a native of Centreville, Ala., and Bibb County High School alum, rushed it for 27 yards from the wildcat position to the Vanderbilt 41 to become Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher with 2,647 yards. Stacy fumbled after a huge hit by McNeal and a forced fumble by McKinzy that was recovered by Corey Lemonier at the Auburn 32 with 2:24 remaining.
On 3rd and 2, Moseley completed an 18-yard pass to tight end C.J. Uzomah to the Vanderbilt 41 with 1:44 to go. Moseley was sacked on second down and Auburn's comeback threat was ended.
Auburn plays its first home game in three weeks against Texas A&M in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday at 6 pm CT on ESPNU.
Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >>
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyMore >>
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MMore >>
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theMore >>
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. More >>
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.More >>
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. More >>