Undoubtedly, the Pac-12 had performed the best of all the major conferences this year in the bracket, placing four teams in the Sweet Sixteen while compiling a 10-1 record so far in the tournament. Of course, here in the South we concern ourselves with how the SEC performs, so continue to scroll down the page to find out just that.
The SEC announced Monday their weekly honors and for a second straight week, Freshman Maddie Prohaska took home defensive player of the week. Pitching four shutouts in her last five games, Prohaska leads the conference in save percentage (.842) and goals against average (0.82). The Tigers are 7-5-3 this season with just three games remaining on their regular season Spring slate before the NCAA Tournament beginning Apr 23.
On Tuesday, Auburn freshman forward JT Thor announced his intention to submit his name for the 2021 NBA Draft going through their evaluation process. This allows him to sign with an NCAA agent to receive feedback and then if he wishes he may return back to school.
No. 22 Auburn softball earned a two-game game sweep over No. 13 Florida State and Kennesaw State on Sunday to conclude the War Eagle Battle at Jane B. Moore Field.
Auburn released its deal with Bryan Harsin which sees the new head football coach earn $5 million in his first season.
Two Auburn women's soccer players were awarded SEC recognition after their big win against Georgia on Saturday. Olivia Candelino was named SEC Freshman of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal for the Tigers and Maddie Prohaska was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for her fifth shutout of the season.
After a near perfect first month of the season, a ranked (#22) Auburn Tigers team heads into the weekend for their first conference series of the season. Unblemished at home, in-state rival and the fourth ranked Alabama looks to hand Auburn their first loss at Jane B. Moore Field in 2021. Riding an 11-game winning streak, the Tigers have been led by dominate Freshman pitching performances and clutch hitting. Friday does not mark the end of non-conference play but does the beginning of SEC competition.
Travis Thomas Sr., a former director of academic support services in Auburn athletics, filed a discrimination lawsuit in district court that claims Auburn University changed a football player's grade in 2019 in order for him to remain eligible to compete in the team’s appearance in The Outback Bowl that season.