Gavin Rankins


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Apr 11, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers pitcher/infielder Cam Hill (16) hits the ball during the game between Auburn and Mississippi State  at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics

AU Baseball Swept at Home

The Auburn baseball team (12-16, 1-11 SEC) was swept this weekend at home by top five opponent Mississippi State.  Auburn has now faced three top five opponents in the first four weeks of conference play.  


Grading the SEC in March Madness

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. 


Feb 23, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers pitcher Trace Bright (21) delivers during the game between Auburn and Alabama A&M at Plainsman Park. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Tough Weekend for AU Baseball

Auburn baseball went on the road to Oxford, Mississippi with a chance to make an early statement in the SEC race against the fourth ranked Rebels.  However, Ole Miss walked away victorious after a three game sweep over the Tigers.


Feb 20, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers infielder Rankin Woley (4) hits the ball during the game between Auburn and Presbyterian at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics

A Bitter Pill to Swallow

This weekend marked the first time since 2011 that a ranked non-conference opponent visited Plainsman Park.  Unfortunately for the home fans, it was the visiting team that got in the final laugh in the series.   


Feb 27, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Jamal Johnson (1) shoots a contested three during the game between Auburn and Tennessee at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

A New Level of Energy

Bruce Pearl has now led his current team, the Auburn Tigers, to six consecutive wins against Tennessee.  Today's 77-72 triumph featured all five Auburn starters in double figures scoring, as the Tigers snapped a three game losing streak. 


Feb 25, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers forward Unique Thompson (20) grands a rebound ahead of Arkansas Razorbacks forward Erynn Barnum (4) during the game between Auburn and Arkansas at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Just out of Reach

Auburn pushed the number 16 team in the country to the final minutes, but in the end Arkansas pulled away for a 74-69 win.  It was a tough loss on Senior Night for Auburn, as All-American senior Unique Thompson played for the final time in Auburn Arena. 


A rendering of the new standalone football facility. (Image courtesy Auburn University)

Auburn Moves Ahead with New Football Facility

College football is a competitive landscape - whether it be on the field, recruiting trail, or in building the most spectacular facilities for their players to make use of.  While Auburn's last season did not measure up to the competition around them, there is no doubt the planned new football only facility can compete with any facility in the country.  


Feb 6, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Devontae Shuler (2) shoots buzzerbeater during the game between Auburn and Ole Miss at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Just a Little Short

For much of the afternoon, it seemed like Auburn was in control against Ole Miss.  However, Ole Miss rallied from a 14 point second half deficit against Auburn to force overtime and then won the game 86-84 on Davontae Shuler's off balance jumper with 0.2 seconds to play in overtime. 


Jan 31, 2021; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers forward Jaylin Williams (23) goes up for a layup during the game between Auburn and Georgia at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

A Missed Opportunity

Auburn's men basketball team entered Tuesday evening with a chance to sweep the season series against the Georgia Bulldogs.  Despite a big night from Jaylin Williams, the Tigers came up short in Auburn Arena falling to the Dawgs by a score of 91-86.