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Auburn Softball Players Arrested on Marijuana Charges

NO WORD ON POTENTIAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Three Auburn softball players were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia Thursday morning, according to an AL.com report. The players were shortstop Haley Fagan, outfielder Brittany Maresette , and pitcher Makayla Martin. Fagan is a fifth year senior with a .323 average.  She found herself in the spotlight earlier this…

College Football Popularity Remained Strong in 2016

STRONG GROWTH ACROSS ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS

A report on college football released today by The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame offered several signs of continued strong growth from the 2016 season. “The already intense interest in college football continues to grow,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Embracing ever changing technology, the leaders of our sport have done a spectacular job in…

Dustin Johnson Announces Return to PGA Tour

WITHDREW FROM MASTERS AFTER SUFFERING BACK INJURY

Dustin Johnson’s injured back must be feeling better.  The world’s No. 1 player said he’ll return to the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championships at Eagle Point Golf Club from May 4-7. The Wells Fargo Championship announced Johnson’s status Thursday. Johnson was among the favorites to win the Masters last week after winning three straight tournaments. But a fall at…

Auburn Quarterback Battle the Focus of Saturday’s A-Day

JARRETT STIDHAM BATTLING FOR STARTING SPOT

The quarterback position for Auburn was plagued with injury and inconsistency during an 8-4 season in 2016.  This Saturday Tiger fans hope to see evidence 2017 will be much different as the quarterback battle will be the focus of A-Day. Sean White, who started much of 2016 before injuries sidelined him late, was limited throughout most of spring practice as…

Dustin Johnson Withdraws from Masters with Back Injury

SUFFERED ACCIDENT AT RENTAL HOME EARLIER THIS WEEK

Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1-ranked player, was forced to withdraw from the Masters on Thursday because of a lower back injury suffered less than 24 hours earlier in a freak accident at the home he was renting for the week. “I want to play,” Johnson said. “I just can’t swing.” He certainly tried, arriving at the club about two hours…

Severe Storms Hammer West Central Georgia

SIGNIFICANT TREE AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN WEBSTER COUNTY

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Corey Myers Abruptly Resigns From Auburn Softball Program

SON OF HEAD COACH CLINT MYERS CITES PERSONAL REASONS

A week of headlines the Auburn softball program would like to forget continued late Thursday night with the abrupt resignation of Tiger assistant coach Corey Myers. “It is with great sadness today that I announce I will be stepping down as the associate head coach of the Auburn University softball team,” Myers said in a prepared statement. “It became clear…

Myers: Fagan Will Not Face Disciplinary Action

AUBURN SHORTSTOP WAS INVOLVED IN BRIEF ALTERCATION WITH FLORIDA HEAD COACH

Auburn softball head coach Clint Myers announced today shortstop Haley Fagan will not face disciplinary action following a brief altercation with Florida head coach Tim Walton Monday night. “Haley and I have talked about this, and those conversations are between Haley and myself,” Myers said.  He added, “we’ve moved on and we’re focused on this weekend’s series.”  The Tigers face…

Falcons Ready to Hit Reset Button as New Season Approaches

QUINN REACHED OUT TO STEVE KERR AND TERRY FRANCONA FOR ADVICE

It’s reset time for the Falcons. That’s the term coach Dan Quinn is using less than two months after one of the worst collapses in NFL history and certainly the worst in a Super Bowl.  That blown 25-point lead in the second half and loss in overtime to New England isn’t being forgotten. It isn’t being harped on, either. “Grieving…

Auburn Hoops Assistant Takes Job at USF

CHAD DOLLAR SPENT ONE SEASON WITH TIGERS

Auburn basketball assistant coach Chad Dollar is leaving after just one season on Bruce Pearl’s staff, accepting a position at South Florida under head coach Brian Gregory. Before coming to Auburn in 2016 Dollar spent five seasons on Gregory’s staff at Georgia Tech.  Dollar also played his college ball at USF. In addition to Auburn and Georgia Tech Dollar has…