December 14, 1995 |
Auburn suspended assistant coach Robbie Laing and declared two basketball players ineligible yesterday amid questions about possible NCAA rules violations. Chris Davis and Moochie Norris were dropped from the team after athletic director David Housel said Laing admitted crossing the line with regard to improper benefits, including transportation, housing and tutorial services. The possible violations were discovered while the school probed questions about junior college credits the players obtained while gaining eligibility to Auburn.
December 17, 2012
TYRESE TANNER scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Auburn topped visiting Temple, 71-49, in a women's game Sunday. Victoria Macaulay scored 18 points and Tyonna Williams added 12 for the Owls (5-4), who shot 4-for-21 from the the arc. Hasina Muhammad added 16 for the Tigers (8-2). * Jennifer George had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead visiting Florida to a 74-50 victory over La Salle. Shanel Harrison scored 15 points and Brittany Wilson added 14 for the Explorers (1-9)
April 1, 1989 |
Second-ranked Auburn purged some painful memories last night in the semifinals of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Coach Joe Ciampi's team, which trailed by 59-51 with 9 minutes, 53 seconds to play, went ahead in the last two minutes and ousted defending champion Louisiana Tech, 76-71. At 4 p.m. tomorrow (Channel 10), the Tigers (32-1) will meet top-ranked Tennessee, which eliminated No. 5 Maryland, 77-65, last night. For the first time, the championship game will feature two teams from the same conference - in this case, the Southeastern.
December 16, 2008 |
Charles Barkley yesterday said that race played a role in Auburn's hiring of Gene Chizik as football coach. "I believe race had a factor. Of course I do," said Barkley, who starred at Auburn before joining the 76ers in 1983. "I look at things from a common-sense standpoint, how do you interview Turner Gill and pick Gene Chizik over Turner Gill?" Athletic director Jay Jacobs denied race was a factor, saying he picked "the best fit for Auburn. " Chizik went 5-19 in two seasons at Iowa State after turns as defensive coordinator at Auburn and Texas.
March 15, 1987 |
Steve Alford scored 31 points and backcourt partner Keith Smart added 20 points and 15 assists as Indiana rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Auburn, 107-90, in an NCAA Midwest Region second-round game yesterday in Indianapolis. Forward Daryl Thomas added 27 points for the Hoosiers, who finished with their highest point total in four years. Alford, a two-time all American, was held scoreless for the first 10 minutes but went on to hit seven three-point goals, including five in the second half.
February 2, 1995 |
Alabama coach David Hobbs looked at the stat sheet and saw plenty to grimace at: His team was soundly beaten on the boards, didn't shoot especially well and committed too many turnovers. But this was not a night to be picky. The 20th-ranked Crimson Tide survived a final flurry by visiting Auburn last night, beating the Tigers, 65-63, when the officials ruled a tying basket came after the final buzzer. "Somebody suggested to me that this was not a pretty win," Hobbs said.
September 29, 2006 |
Kenny Irons ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns and No. 2 Auburn knocked away a last-chance pass to keep its unbeaten season alive with a 24-17 victory over host South Carolina last night. The Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) held the ball the entire third quarter. South Carolina (3-2, 1-2) drove to the Tigers' 6 in the final minute. However, on fourth down, South Carolina quarterback Syvelle Newton's floater to Sidney Rice was batted away by Patrick Lee with 19 seconds left.
March 22, 1986 |
If you want to know the truth - and the truth is why we are gathered here today, isn't it? - Auburn has about as much chance of surviving against Louisville as a lamb chop at a fat man's convention. Even Sonny Smith, the coach of the unranked, underdog Tigers, likes to toy with the idea of being a two-legged hors d'oeuvre. "Boy, they're quick as a hiccup," Smith says when he surveys the talent on Louisville's roster. "They can run and jump and shoot and get after you on defense.
March 19, 2004 |
Auburn basketball coach Cliff Ellis was fired yesterday after 10 seasons with the Tigers, who were shut out of postseason play for the second time in three years. Ellis had five years remaining on his contract after it was automatically extended by two years for last season's tournament run. Under his contract, Auburn owes him $750,000. In February, Auburn appeared before the NCAA over allegations of recruiting violations, although Ellis was not named in the accusations. The Tigers finished 14-14 overall and 5-11 in the Southeastern Conference.
November 15, 2013 |
IN THE PRESEASON polls, Auburn received no votes. Then again, neither did Missouri. Auburn went 14-0 in 2010. That was followed by 8-5 and 3-9 (0-8 SEC). Which meant Gene Chizik was gone, after 4 years. And Gus Malzahn, the offensive coordinator on the national-title team, was brought back from Arkansas State (9-3 in one season) to succeed his former boss. Now the Tigers are 8-1, ranked seventh (9-1 Missouri is ninth). This week they host No. 25 Georgia. On Nov. 30, following a bye, they'll host Alabama.