Guess The Onion has never set foot on Auburn's campus!
Auburn reference about a 1/4 of the way down the page...
Some of WRAS' favorite excerpts...
There are tapes of at least one car being given to a kid. Research shows that one of the cars was bought and sold four times in a short period of time before is was given to the kid.
The offensive lineman that switched his commitment to Ole Miss after Fluker committed to Bama is said to have receive $20,000 from these men and then they tried to get it back after he switched his commitment.
The 2nd letter revolves around a booster from Gadsen and that the NCAA has a video that contains full audio of a booster offering to pay a kid to go to UA.
The word is the possibility of no home games for at least one year, multiple years of probation, and significant scholarship cuts for football as well as a complete one year shutdown of one women's program.
The NCAA has twenty three investigators......four are assigned to Alabama at this very moment.
Seven SEC schools and 2 ACC schools have turned Bama in for numerous recruiting violations.
Loyal reader, Rob Williamson, sent along this link.
Won all 6 series versus the SEC East.
Auburn (W2) vs. Tennessee (E1) - Auburn played as well as they possibly could over the last 10 minutes or so versus Florida and really made all the plays down the stretch. UT showed how good they can be when they are hitting on all cylinders versus UAT. I like Tennessee to win a close one but won't be surprised at all if the Tigers pull it out.
Also, it's the end of an error as the last ever JP/LF/Raycom SEC game is the AU/UT game. Let's hope Auburn sends this crappy TV sponsor out in style (which will be the first time JP has been associated with style.
Mississippi State (W3) vs. South Carolina (E2) - This is a nice looking game and a tough one to predict. Carolina needs to win to make the Dance but I don't see it. State is too strong inside and will bomb a lot of threes today. Bulldogs advance.
Alabama (W4) vs. Tennessee (E1) - What a finish the other day between UTK and UAT. Lost in that was the fact that UTK played below par and missed way too many easy shots and free throws. Not today as hundreds of Bammers tear their ACLs jumping off the Philip Pearson bandwagon.
Florida (E3) vs. Auburn (W2) - Game of the day in the SEC as it's a defacto play in game in my opinion. Florida has the name, the irritating players (mainly Calathes), the history and the coach with the slicked back hair but they don't have the team this year. Arkansas is pathetic and there is no way they should be on the court with the Gators. Jeff Lebo has been feeding Korvotney Barber and the rest of these Tigers Gator meat and they like the taste. Auburn wins a close one.
If there is even one day in the Big Dance that is like yesterday, this will be a great tournament. Villanova and UAB win at the buzzer, Kansas, Oklahoma and Pitt are all upset and the aforementioned 'Cuse-UConn game.
Go to the 2:30 mark to see Bigfatandre running with his shirt off. If. You. Dare.
I'll admit I've watched two women's basketball games in my life and they have both been AU vs. Vandy but they don't play a whole lot of defense in the women's game. And I've never seen so many blown layups and airballs close to the basket. Plus there was another conference's championship game and a girl blew a wide open layup at the buzzer and her team eventually lost in overtime. I think it's a bit unfair that they play on the same court as men. I know this will never happen but maybe they should play on a nine foot rim. I'm not being sexist or anything, just being realistic here. Referees also seem to be nonexistent in the women's game. Girls jumping up and landing with the ball and traveling isn't called (Whitney Boddie did this) or girls landing on the baseline with the ball and they aren't called out of bounds (a Vandy player did this).
Sabear hires world's oldest and most experienced graduate assistant. Typical.
Step up, Jay Jacobs. See the polls at the right if you want further proof! Do what you must to make sure Auburn has a huge turnout on April 18th.
I watched this last night and it was pretty good. Had some funny moments but you could tell Charles was serious and Hank definitely was. It's amazing how bad Charles' swing has become. They showed him in 1994 and now and it was like night and day. They had a sports psychologist and a friend of Barkley's explain why they think it went so bad.
They had the above clip of Tiger impersonating Charles' swing and that was funny. The most amazing thing about the show is what Tiger does every day to train. From what I can remember, it is something like this:
6am - wake up
6am-7:30 - lift weights
7:30am-8 - eat breakfast
8am-10 - hit balls
10am-11 - play 9 holes
11am-11:30 - putt
11:30am-12pm - short game
12pm-1 - lunch
1pm-2 - play 9 holes
2pm-4 - hit balls
4pm-4:30 - putt
4:30pm-6 - hit balls
Charles stepped up and wanted the Tiger day and you could tell it was tough. Hank was on him pretty good and Charles was sweating like crazy. Hank estimated he hit 1,000 balls that day. I thought it was a good show and I'll be tuning in going forward. The show is supposed to run for 6 months so by my estimation, Barkley spent ~a month with Haney. I like to play golf and have taken lessons so maybe I'll learn something too.
On the surface, you would assume Alabama is struggling and Auburn should win this game but Alabama is on a 3-game winning streak and the crowd will probably be their best this season (maybe not during the first or second halves but definitely at halftime when the Iron Bowl trophy is handed out). Plus, Alabama is still alive to finish 2nd in the SECW and get the first round bye if they win out and Auburn and Mississippi State lose out. But an Auburn win tonight clinches 2nd place in the SECW and a 1st round bye in the SEC tournament.
Auburn needs this win if they want to make the NCAA tournament. It's a primetime game on ESPN2 and the Tigers need all the wins they can get. They haven't sniffed any of the bracketoligist's (ESPN made up word) lists and need a win on TV to be mentioned. A win tonight will put them at 20 wins on the season and 9-6 in conference. Since Auburn has jumped into the conversation so late, they need to win out in conference to go 10-6 and win at least one SEC tournament game but hopefully make it to the championship game. These are big ifs but I don't see the NCAA selection committee keeping out an SEC team that reaches those levels. That would be more impressive than what Florida or Kentucky has done this season but they have brand name recognition and have expected to make the tournament all season.
I see a close game tonight with the difference being Auburn's bench play and their defense. Auburn has settled into a rotation with defined roles and they are playing with a lot of confidence. The defense has been one of the SEC's best all season and I don't see that changing tonight.
RB Derrick Ward signs with Tampa Bay Bucs.
Must be something going on in Los Angeles since their current and former coaches like to see men rip their shirts off.