Good morning, Tiger fans. It is time for another edition of the Auburn Morning Rush.
Today’s rush kicks off with Auburn Men’s Basketball news. The Tigers have matched up with the West Virginia Mountaineers in this season’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge. We reveal what time this year’s battle will take place in late January.
The energetic atmosphere of a NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway will receive a boost on Sunday, as Bruce Pearl has been selected as the honorary starter for the YellaWood 500.
In Gymnastics news, the team finally received their Final Four rings after completing the most successful season in program history. In today’s rush, we take a look at the hardware that each athlete earned.
Finally, Auburn Golf had two representatives on the SEC Weekly honors list.
Take a deeper look into the world of Auburn Athletics with today’s Auburn Morning Rush.
Tipoff, broadcast Info revealed for Auburn Basketball's date with West Virginia
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The schedule for Auburn Men’s Basketball is one step closer to being completed, as the tipoff time was announced for their game at West Virginia as part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
The Tigers and Mountaineers will square off at 11 a.m. CT at WVU Coliseum and can be seen on either ESPN or ESPN2 on Saturday, January 28.
Last season, Auburn defeated Oklahoma, 86-68 at Neville Arena as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Auburn’s win helped lift the SEC to a 5-4 record over the Big 12, winning the challenge.
Bruce Pearl to serve as honorary starter for YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
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A familiar face in the state of Alabama will wave the green flag at Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Auburn Men’s Basketball head coach Bruce Pearl has been named the honorary starter for Sunday’s YellaWood 500. Pearl says that he is excited for the opportunity.
“I am super excited to wave the green flag to start the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway,” Pearl said. “I can’t wait to see the speed of the cars plus see how the race teams will strategize to get to get a ‘W.’ I am thankful to the YellaWood team for giving me this opportunity.”
Auburn Gymnastics awarded Final Four rings
The Montgomery Advertiser
Auburn Gymnastics had the highest finish in program history last season and have been awarded rings to symbolize the occasion.
— Auburn Gymnastics (@AuburnGym) September 28, 2022
Auburn finished fourth behind powers Florida, Oklahoma, and Utah in the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth, Texas in April. This season, Auburn returns a loaded roster that includes Derrian Gobourne, Sophia Groth, Cassie Stevens, and Gold Medal Winner Suni Lee.
Two golfers earn SEC weekly honors
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After a successful week on the course, both Auburn Men’s and Women’s teams have a representative on the weekly honors list.
Evan Ko of Men’s Golf was awarded SEC Co-Golfer of the Week following a great outing at the Maui Jim Invitational by shooting 13-under par, scoring 197 overall by way of a 65-67-65 scorecard, which was good enough to finish third overall.
Megan Schofill earned SEC Co-Golfer of the Week honors after winning the individual title at the Mason Rudolph Championship. Her 207 total score was the best out of 78 competitors.