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May 2017

2017-2018 ESPN Radio College Football Bowl Schedule

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As college football gets closer, schedules begins to be released.  We will air several bowl games including the College Football Playoff games and the National Championship.

 

Here’s the list of bowl games that will be on ESPN 106.7:

 

Saturday 12/16/2017

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

 

Tuesday 12/19/2017

Boca Raton Bowl

 

Sunday 12/24/2017

Hawaii Bowl

 

Tuesday 12/26/2017

Cactus Bowl

 

Wednesday 12/27/2017

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Texas Bowl

 

Thursday 12/28/2017

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Camping World Bowl

Valero Alamo Bowl

 

Friday 12/29/2017

Belk Bowl

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

 

Saturday 12/30/2017

Autozone Liberty Bowl

Playstation Fiesta Bowl

Capital One Orange Bowl

 

Monday 1/1/2018

Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl

Citrus Bowl

College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual

College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

 

Monday 1/8/2017

College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T

Auburn High Baseball Defeats Theodore to Advance to the State Championship

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Tigers have advanced to the 7A State Championship for the second year in a row after Friday’s sweep of Theodore in the 7A Semifinal. On the other end of the 7A bracket, Hoover defeated Vestavia Hills to advance to the State Championship where they will play Auburn.

 

In game one against Theodore, Auburn starter Drew Jennings outduled Theodore ace Caleb Coffey in a 6-4 victory. Brooks Fuller went two for four with two RBI and a run scored while Clay Golson recorded two RBI of his own on a two out single in the fifth. Jennings went 6.0 innings for the Tigers, giving up three earned runs and punching out four.

 

In game two, the Auburn bats came alive early, as they scored five in just the first inning. The 12-6 Auburn victory finished off the sweep of the bobcats and marked the final varsity game at Sam Welborn Field. Senior Trey Woodham finished the game three for three with two RBI and Clay Golson finished the game two for three with two RBI.

 

The 7A State Championship series will start Friday night at 6:00 PM at Paterson Field in Montgomery, then game two will begin Saturday at 10:00 AM at Riverwalk Stadium. If a tiebreaker game is necessary, it will be played after game two at Riverwalk Stadium. We will have coverage of the entire series on ESPN 106.7, espnau.com, and the ESPN 106.7 app.

To view the full 7A playoff bracket, click here

College Football Schedule on ESPN 106.7

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We start our season with the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff, featuring Alabama and Florida State on Saturday, September 2nd. This game will be the first regular-season college game played in the new state-of-the art Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Following this matchup, we will broadcast The Cowboys Classic (Florida vs. Michigan) from AT&T Stadium. We cap off our weekend coverage on Monday night with the Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee Chick-fil-A Kickoff game from Atlanta.

 Saturday 9.2

Alabama vs Florida State

Florida vs Michigan

Monday 9.4

Georgia Tech vs Tennessee

Saturday 9.9

Stanford @ USC

Oklahoma @ Ohio State

Saturday 9.16

Texas @ USC

Saturday 9.23

UCLA @ Stanford

TCU @ Oklahoma State

Saturday 9.30

Clemson @ Virginia Tech

Saturday 10.7

Oregon State @ USC

Saturday 10.14

Auburn @ LSU

Saturday 10.21

Louisville @ Florida State

Thursday 10.28

Florida vs Georgia

Saturday 11.4

Auburn @ Texas A&M

Thursday 11.9

North Carolina @ Pittsburgh

Saturday 11.11

Michigan State @ Ohio State

Alabama @ Mississippi State

Saturday 11.18

UCLA @ USC

Kansas State @ Oklahoma State

Friday 11.24

Baylor @ TCU

Saturday 11.25

Texas A&M @ LSU

Florida State @ Florida

Friday 12.1

Pac 12 Championship Game

Saturday 12.2

Big 12 Championship Game

ACC Championship Game

Other schedule highlights include:

·        Six (6) games featuring a 2017 College Football Playoff team (Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington).

·        20 of the pre-season Top 26 teams (ESPN FPI)

·        Two (2) premier games at the Horseshoe featuring Oklahoma-Ohio State and Michigan State-Ohio State.

·        The Tiger Classic on October 14th.

·        Four (4) USC home games, including three against Pac-12 conference opponents.

·        Florida vs. Georgia at EverBank Field in Jacksonville on October 28th.

·        A trio of games during rivalry weekend.

·        Three (3) championship games (Pac 12, Big 12 and ACC)

…and many high College Football Playoff impact games.

Our lead play-by-play team returns for another year together:

·        Play-by-play: Bill Rosinski

·        Analyst: David Norrie

·        Sideline reporter: Ian Fitzsimmons

Auburn High Baseball Plays in the Semifinal Friday Night on ESPN 106.7

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High School baseball team is ready to host a 7A Semifinal game on Friday night. The Tigers moved on to the semifinal round after winning the series against former number one ranked McGill-Toolen (recap). After dropping game one 10-0, good pitching and clutch hitting helped Auburn win game two 9-6, followed by the winner-take-all game three 15-4.

 

Auburn senior Rowdy Jordan comes into the semifinals red hot, as he went three for seven with six runs scored in the McGill-Toolen series. Junior Teddy Benda also had a good road trip in Mobile, as he went four for ten with six RBI, including three extra base hits. Junior Brooks Fuller, who is scheduled to start game two on Friday night, had an impressive outing against the yellow jackets as he allowed only one earned run through 5.2 innings pitched with five strikeouts

 

The first game of the semifinal match up against Theodore will be Friday night at Sam Welborn Field. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:00 followed directly after by game two. Should a tiebreaker game be necessary, it will be played on Saturday at noon. Every game will also be streamed online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app. If Auburn were to win the series, they would take on the winner of the Vestavia Hills/Hoover series in the 7A State Championship in Montgomery.

 

Auburn High head coach, Matt Cimo joined ESPN 106.7’s The Lunch Break on Wednesday afternoon to preview Friday night’s match up:

 

To see Auburn High Baseball Scedule and Results, click here

 

To view the 2017 7A baseball playoff bracket, click here

Getting Swept by Alabama Will Not Stop Auburn’s Run at CWS

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The unpredictable has happened over the weekend at Plainsman Park. The Auburn University baseball team that was tied for the best record in the SEC was swept by Alabama. Alabama held a 2-19 record coming into play, and it was an assumption by most Auburn fans that Auburn was going to either win or sweep the series. A series loss never crept into the minds of most Tiger fans, but baseball is a strange sport- and this weekend the unthinkable happened. In a poll run Friday on The Drive’s Twitter account, 59% of respondents voted that Auburn would sweep the series, 39% voted that Auburn would win the series, 1% voted that win the series, and just 1% responded that Alabama would sweep the ninth ranked Auburn Tigers at home. This is obviously a shock for the Auburn fan base after winning series against tough SEC opponents Arkansas, Florida, and Mississippi State.

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But the real question is how did this happen? How did a team that just won an away series against Mississippi State get swept by an Alabama team with a laughable record in the SEC? My take on it is that Alabama is a much better team that their record indicates, as they lost in seven one-run games including three against Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide has had some tough luck in close games, and they finally had a breakthrough this weekend- sometimes you need to tip your cap to the other team. Second, Auburn just had an “off series”. One theme remained constant throughout the series: not capitalizing with runners on base. The Tigers are used to having clutch hitting from consistent hitters like Josh Anthony, Jay Estes, Jonah Todd, and Dylan Ingram, but finished the three game set with a grand total of 41 runners left on base. In the 15 inning marathon on Sunday, Auburn left 13 runners on base from innings 9-15, where any of those runners could have become walk off game winners.

 

auburnThe key for Auburn now is being able to put the sweep in the rearview mirror. Auburn will most likely drop in the rankings and in the RPI, but Auburn knows that they are a much better team that what they showed this weekend. Two pivotal SEC series remain on the schedule for the Tigers, LSU and Ole Miss. Auburn needs to have good series against the Tigers and Rebels in order to reestablish themselves before the SEC Tournament on May 23rd. A good showing at the SEC Tournament will allow Auburn to host a NCAA regional and possibly even a super-regional in early June.

 

Remember that this is still the same Auburn Baseball team that we saw win series against Florida, Arkansas, and Mississippi State. Butch Thomson and the Tigers need to make quick adjustments and focus on claiming a high seed in the SEC Tournament. Getting swept by your biggest rival is embarrassing, but it shouldn’t stop the Tigers from making a push for the College World Series.

Auburn High Baseball Headed to the 7A Semifinals After Winning Series at McGill-Toolen

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ahs-logo-smallThe Auburn High Baseball team is headed to the 2017 7A semifinals. The Tigers moved on after winning the series at McGill-Toolen, the former number one team in class 7A on Saturday.

 

On Friday afternoon, Auburn got off to a rocky start to the three game series as they were mercy ruled through five innings by a 10-0 score. The Tigers were shutout by McGill-Toolen ace Chandler Best as he held the Tigers to just three hits and no runs. However the Tigers fought back and won game two by 9-6 final score. The win was possible thanks to a five run fifth inning. Auburn Junior Brooks Fuller got credit for the win, as he turned in 5.2 innings allowing just one earned run and striking out five. Fuller also helped himself at the plate, as he went two for four in the game and drove in two RBI. Right Fielder Teddy Benda also had a nice game at the plate, as he drove in four RBI.

 

With the series tied 1-1, a tiebreaker game was played on Saturday to determine which team punched their ticket into the semifinals. The Tigers bats came alive in the tiebreaker game, as they exploded for 15 runs in a 15-4 victory. Junior Garrett Morris led the Tiger offense by going two for four with five RBI and three runs scored while Benda, Fuller, and Trey Woodham all recorded two RBI in the blowout victory. Auburn starter Ryan Lambert got credit for the win for going 5.2 innings, allowing four earned runs and recording four strikeouts.

 

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The first game of the semifinal match up will be Friday against Theodore at Sam Welborn Field. Scott Bagwell and Riley Hubbard will have the call on ESPN 106.7 beginning at 5:00 followed directly after by game two. Should a tiebreaker game be necessary, it will be played on Saturday at noon. Every game will also be streamed online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app.

 

To see Auburn High Baseball Scedule and Results, click here

 

To see the full AHSAA 7A baseball playoff scedule, click here