The Auburn Tigers enter conference play as the only one-loss team in the SEC. Wednesday night in the Auburn Arena, the Tigers welcome the undefeated Ole Miss Rebels to the Plains. The game will be broadcast locally on WEGL 91.1 FM with Jacob Hillman and Aidan Kowalski on the call for an 8 p.m. first serve.
The matchup just makes sense if the goal is to bring balance to college football. It’s an unfair game when schools are snubbed a playoff spot when analysts speculate what MIGHT happen if two teams played. Limit the number non-conference tune-up games and give fans more matchups worth paying for.
It’s a matchup that could shape up to be Auburn’s biggest non-conference matchup of the decade. Visiting a place titled Happy Valley for the first time in program history to face a Top-10 opponent in front of a sea of white challenges what you may expect in a week three matchup. Even more so when this Saturday, chances favor the fact this could be the second largest crowd the Tigers have played in front of since 2004.
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.
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.
After a 93-day rest period, the Auburn Women’s Soccer team will resume their 2020-’21 season at home tomorrow at 5pm. With an eight-game schedule in place, the NCAA has decided to continue with the 64-team tournament to be held in April in Cary, NC.
Coming into tonight’s matchup, Auburn had only one win in the past 11 meetings with the Commodores in the Music City. Despite a low scoring very sloppy first half, the visiting Tigers found a new gear in the second lead by Sharife Cooper with 18 of Auburn’s 50 points. It was a very physical night at the Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, but the Tigers held on 73-67 in a high scoring second half.