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Auburn Soccer Releases 2017 Schedule

TIGERS LOOK TO BUILD OFF SUCCESSFUL 2016 SEASON

The Auburn women’s soccer team is coming off the most successful season in program history and in just a few weeks, kick off the 2017 season. The Tigers released their full 2017 schedule early Friday and will play nine teams that played in last year’s NCAA Tournament. In early August, Auburn has a pair of exhibitions to open the season…

Auburn Announces 2018 A-Day Date

ANNUAL SPRING GAME TO BE HELD APRIL 7TH, 2018

Auburn football’s 2018 Spring Game will be the earliest in the last few years. The Tigers announced on Friday that their annual A-Day scrimmage will be played on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. The game takes place inside Jordan-Hare Stadium and is open to the public. All five of the A-Day crowds under head coach Gus Malzahn rank in the top seven…

Lions Duo Earn NAL Player of the Week Honors

DURRON NEAL AND LINDSEY WOLFE HONORED FOR SEMI-FINAL PERFORMANCES

Two Columbus Lions were recognized by the National Arena League as recipients of the Playoff Semi-Final Players of the Week. Wide receiver, Duron Neal, earned offensive player of the week based on his outstanding end of the game performance against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. With 15 minutes left to play and down twenty-two points, Neal ran for 150 yards off 14 passes…

The National Arena League Unveils NAL Championship Trophy

TROPHY TO BE DISPLAYED IN JACKSONVILLE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

1/1trophy Show Caption Hide Caption The National Arena League unveiled their 2017 National Arena League trophy. The trophy will be given to the 2017 NAL Champions, a title that will be determined on July 10, 2017 at the National Arena League Championship game. The game will be held in Jacksonville, Florida between the Columbus Lions (10-3) and the Jacksonville Sharks (12-1)….

Auburn Hosts USTA Women’s Pro Classic

NATIONALLY RANKED AND COLLEGE PLAYERS COMPETE FOR $25,000 PRIZE

Twenty years ago, Travis Debardelaben was a nationally ranked tennis player. “I played on the circuit back in 1997 and played some fairly notable people in the juniors,” he said. Now a tennis coach and mentor, Debardelaben helps run events like the Auburn Women’s Pro Classic. It’s a week of tennis that features college and nationally ranked players trying to…

Nova, War Eagle VII, Sidelined for 2017 Football Season

NOVA DIAGNOSED WITH CARDIOMYOPATHY AND WILL NOT FLY DURING PRE-GAME EVENTS

Auburn’s beloved icon, Nova, War Eagle VII, will not fly during pre-game events during Auburn’s 2017 football season after Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty diagnosed the 18-year-old golden eagle with cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart. Spirit, a bald eagle, will assume pre-game flight duties during the season, said Southeastern Raptor Center Director Dr. Jamie Bellah. Following…

Alabama’s TJ Simmons Announces Decision to Transfer

SIMMONS IS A WIDE RECEIVER AND SPENT TWO SEASONS WITH THE CRIMSON TIDE

1/1TJ Simmons Announces Transfer Show Caption Hide Caption A third Alabama football player has left the team since the end of Spring. On Sunday, wide receiver TJ Simmons announced on his Twitter account that he’s transferring to West Virginia. Simmons saw some playing time this Spring after he recorded 82 receiving yards and a touchdown in their annual A-Day game….

Lions Earn Trip to NAL Title Game With Win Over Lehigh Valley

COLUMBUS WILL PLAY JACKSONVILLE IN INAUGURAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Columbus Lions have a chance to win an indoor football championship for the third year in a row. The Lions are headed to the inaugural National Arena League Championship after beating Lehigh Valley in the first round of the playoffs. The 52-50 win Friday night marked the first time ever that Columbus had beaten Lehigh Valley on their home…

Raiders’ Carr Signs Richest Contract in NFL History

OAKLAND QUARTERBACK SET TO BRING IN $25 MILLION PER YEAR

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season. Carr tweeted that an agreement had been reached to add five years to his current rookie deal that expires after this season. The contract will be worth $125 million, according to a person familiar with…