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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tigers Winding Down Preparations for Opener

News, notes and quotes from the Tigers are featured as Auburn continues preparations for Saturday's home football game vs. Clemson.

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Reminiscing On Rolling Toomer’s Corner For The First Time

Football season is upon us once again, and with it, a beloved tradition returns to Auburn. Yes, the new trees at Toomer’s Corner are ready to be rolled by the Tigers faithful after big wins just nearby in Jordan-Hare Stadium. What is your favorite memory of rolling the trees? I’m sure everyone’s story will differ […]

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Game 1: Auburn vs. Clemson Matchups and Predictions

It has been a long offseason for Auburn football fans, but the time has come for our favorite team to take the field again. This Saturday night at 8 p.m. CT Auburn football will take on the second ranked Clemson Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium.   Who: Auburn vs. Clemson When: 8 p.m. CT Where: Jordan-Hare […]

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Consistency earns Darius Slayton starting spot among Auburn receivers

Game experience was not enough for returning players to stay ahead of younger players, several of whom made it onto Auburn's depth chart, including redshirt-freshman Darius Slayton

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How sophomore Ryan Davis earned a starting role at wide receiver for Auburn

Davis appeared in eight games last season as a true freshman but did not register a catch.

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Track ‘Em Tigers Tailgate Challenge: Year Two

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The #TETtailgate Challenge is back for Year Two! Let’s build on last year’s success while showing college football fans everywhere that tailgating on the Plains is the best! And, you never know, there might be prizes on the line! 

Do you and your friends take great pride in your tailgate? Do you put more thought into your tailgate than you did to your career choice? Are you more excited about gathering with your friends and family around copious amounts of delicious food than actually going to or watching the game? Well, maybe that’s a stretch….

Track ‘Em Tigers wants to see and hear all about your tailgate. More importantly, we want to acknowledge your hard work and dedication to celebrating the Auburn Tigers every single game. We want to see how all of our readers show their school spirit in their own way.  And, the more unique, the better! It doesn’t have to be tailgating in the shadow of Jordan-Hare. It can be a viewing party where all of your friends grill out and play cornhole. It can simply be your decisions on delectable Saturday dishes for you and your family. 

Using Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #TETtailgate and tag @TrackemTigers and@Best5Zach. Make sure to follow us. When it’s time to tailgate, start posting! Give us a brief description of what makes your tailgate tradition special. Make sure to tell us about any special visitors or fans from the other team whom you hosted. Let other fans learn special tips and tricks that you employ. Most importantly, post pictures of and recipes for your best tailgate dishes. We want all the details! 

Additionally, I will be posting how my friends, family, and I spend our game days. Not only will that include some pictures and tailgate ideas but some awesome recipes! 

Each week, I will choose a special tailgate and feature it as a weekly winner of the tailgate challenge. I’ll also show the best crowd selfie, best food, and most team spirit.

Use those hashtags and start posting! I already have!

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ITAT HD: Lashlee Talks WR Depth

Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee discusses Sean White, the wide receiver depth, and preparing to face the Clemson Tigers.

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2016 College Football Week 1 TV Schedule

It's been dubbed the BEST OPENING WEEKEND EVER. Now you have a schedule for how to watch all of the games.

Football is back! We've already had two games last weekend, but now it is truly back as every team is getting into their Week 1 games. Do you like college football? Of course you do, you're here! Well, there are great games on from now until Monday night, so you can definitely get your fix in.

Thursday night, I'd recommend checking out Tennessee vs Appalachian State. App State was sneaky good last season and barely missed out on winning the Sun Belt. They had one of the best defenses in the country. Tennessee may find out why you don't want to schedule the Mountaineers as your Game 1 opponent just like Michigan did back in 2007.

Or, if you're into "historic" things, you can check out the first college football game broadcast solely over Twitter.

There really aren't any great games on Friday night, but should that stop you from watching football? No, it should not. Check out Toledo vs Arkansas State for some scouting of Auburn's Week 2 opponent.

Saturday is when all of the big games occur. It starts early with that Oklahoma vs Houston game at noon and just keeps on rocking from there. LSU vs Wisconsin from the Currently Defrosted Tundra of Lambeau Field is at 3:30 along with UCLA and Texas A&M. Georgia and North Carolina kick off at 5:30pm on ESPN. There's an Alabama game on at 8pm against USC, but let's face it, the game you really want to watch is Clemson at Auburn at 9pm!

Sunday and Monday only have one game per day, but they're good ones! Notre Dame and Texas will face off Sunday night with Ole Miss and Florida State closing out the BEST OPENING WEEKEND EVER Monday evening.

See the full schedule below!

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Charlotte at (19) Louisville 7:00 p.m. FSN / WatchESPN
UT Martin at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulane at Wake Forest 7:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Maine at UConn 7:00 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Presbyterian at Central Michigan 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Appalachian State at (9) Tennessee 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Indiana at FIU 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
William & Mary at NC State 7:30 p.m. WatchESPN
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Southern Utah at Utah 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Jackson State at UNLV 8:00 p.m. MWN
Rice at WKU 8:00 p.m. CBSSN
Oregon State at Minnesota 9:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
South Dakota at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. ROOT Sports
Montana State at Idaho 9:00 p.m. ALT / ESPN3
Weber State at Utah State 10:00 p.m. MWN
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
MVSU at Eastern Michigan 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
Furman at (12) Michigan State 7:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Ball State at Georgia State 7:00 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Colgate at Syracuse 7:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Army at Temple 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
Albany at Buffalo 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Northwestern State at (23) Baylor 7:30 p.m. FSN / FS Go
Colorado vs. Colorado State (at Denver, CO) 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Kansas State at (8) Stanford 9:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Toledo at Arkansas State 9:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Cal Poly at Nevada 9:30 p.m. MWN
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (in Ireland) 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(3) Oklahoma vs. (15) Houston (at NRG Stadium) Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at (6) Ohio State Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Hawaii at (7) Michigan Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
Boise State at UL Lafayette Noon ASN / ESPN3
EKU at Purdue Noon ESPNNEWS / WatchESPN
Fordham at Navy Noon CBSSN
Howard at Maryland Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Missouri at West Virginia Noon FS1 / FS Go
South Alabama at Mississippi State Noon SECN / WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Northwestern Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
Liberty at Virginia Tech 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Villanova at Pittsburgh 1:30 p.m. WatchESPN
Abilene Christian at Air Force 2:00 p.m. MWN
Rutgers at (14) Washington 2:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
(5) LSU vs. Wisconsin (at Green Bay, WI) 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(16) UCLA at Texas A&M 3:30 p.m. CBS / cbssports.com
Miami, OH at (17) Iowa 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
SE Louisiana at (21) Oklahoma State 3:30 p.m. FSN / FS Go
Kent State at Penn State 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Murray State at Illinois 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Richmond at Virginia 3:30 p.m. WatchESPN
Texas State at Ohio 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Louisiana Tech at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
UC Davis at (24) Oregon 5:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
(18) Georgia vs. (22) North Carolina (at Atlanta, GA) 5:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Austin Peay at Troy 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
Florida A&M at Miami (FL) 6:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Hampton at Old Dominion 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
NC Central at Duke 6:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Savannah State at Georgia Southern 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Florida Atlantic 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV ($)
Western Carolina at East Carolina 6:00 p.m. ESPN3
VMI at Akron 6:30 p.m. ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Middle Tennessee 7:00 p.m. CUSA.TV ($)
Alabama State at UTSA 7:00 p.m. KMYS-CW 35
Rhode Island at Kansas 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
San Jose State at Tulsa 7:00 p.m. CBSSN
SE Missouri State at Memphis 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
SMU at North Texas 7:00 p.m. ASN
South Carolina State at UCF 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Southern at ULM 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Towson at USF 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
UMass at (25) Florida 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Southern Miss at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(20) USC vs. (1) Alabama (at Arlington, TX) 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
South Dakota State at (13) TCU 8:00 p.m. FSN / FS Go
EWU at Washington State 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Fresno State at Nebraska 8:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
New Mexico State at UTEP 8:00 p.m. beIN SPORTS
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 8:00 p.m. Cyclones.tv ($)
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 8:00 p.m. FSN / FS Go
New Hampshire at San Diego State 8:30 p.m. TBA
(2) Clemson at Auburn 9:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Arizona vs. BYU (at Glendale, AZ) 10:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Northern Illinois at Wyoming 10:30 p.m. CBSSN
Northern Arizona at Arizona State 10:45 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(10) Notre Dame at Texas 7:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(11) Ole Miss vs. Florida State (at Orlando, FL) 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN


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Live updates: Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele previews matchup with Clemson

Follow along for live updates from tonight's press conference with Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele

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Wednesday Football & Basketball Tiger Tidbits

Auburn football and basketball recruiting are featured in Wednesday's edition of Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers and AUTigers.com.

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