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University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban became the latest in a long line of great Crimson Tide sports figures inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. Saban arrivedMore >>
University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban became the latest in a long line of great Crimson Tide sports figures inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:21:31 GMT
The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th, will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on TuesdayMore >>
The Auburn baseball team, seeded 10th, will face a familiar foe in the first round of next week's Southeastern Conference Tournament as it is set to face seventh-seeded and in-state rival Alabama on Tuesday at the Hoover Met.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:19:43 GMT
Auburn scored eight times in the fourth inning en route to an 11-6 win over No. 11 Arkansas in the regular season finale. With the win Auburn, which won its final three SEC series, two over ranked opponents,More >>
With the win Auburn, which won its final three SEC series, two over ranked opponents, finished the 2013 regular season 33-22, 13-17 SEC while Arkansas finished it 35-19, 18-11 SEC.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:17:15 GMT
The Alabama Crimson Tide wrapped up the 2013 regular season with a 14-10 Southeastern Conference loss to No. 1 Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon from Hawkins Field. Alabama finishes the season with a 32-24More >>
Alabama finishes the season with a 32-24 overall record, and a 14-15 mark in SEC play. The Tide ended the conference season with a seventh place finish and will face Auburn in the second game of the first round of the SEC Baseball Tournament on Tuesday at the Hoover Met.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:39:12 GMT
The second-ranked Alabama men's golf team shot the lowest round of the day by six shots to overtake Florida and win the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on the par-72, 7,436-yard University Club of BatonMore >>
The second-ranked Alabama men's golf team shot the lowest round of the day by six shots to overtake Florida and win the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on the par-72, 7,436-yard University Club of Baton Rouge on Saturday. More >>
With the official opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the world's top athletes are gathered and primed for more than two weeks of competition. Mixed among the chants and anthems at the Games will be cheers of "War Eagle" as several current and former Tigers represent their home countries.
With the first official events opening Saturday morning, here is a breakdown of Auburn at the 2012 Olympic Games.
31 – Total athletes and coaches with AU ties heading to London Games
126 – With 27 athletes going to the 2012 Olympic Games, Auburn will have more representatives than 126 of the 205 countries represented.
5 – Coaches with AU ties. Assistant track and field coach Mark Carroll will be an assistant coach for Ireland, while assistant coach Henry Rolle will be working with the Bahamian track and field squad. In swimming, Auburn head coach Brett Hawke will be the head coach for the Bahamian team, former head coach David Marsh will be an assistant for the U.S., and former swimmer Dave Denniston will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Paralympic team.
3 – Olympic sports represented by current and former Auburn students: track and field, swimming and trap shooting.
8 – Current student-athletes among the 27: Marcelo Chierighini (Brazil swimming), James Disney-May (Great Britain swimming), Megan Fonteno (American Samoa swimming), Micah Lawrence (USA swimming), V'alonee Robinson (Bahamas track and field) Stephen Saenz (Mexico track and field), Kai Selvon (Trinidad & Tobago track and field) and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (Bahamas swimming).
13 – Total countries represented by Tigers: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Zimbabwe.
1 – Paralympic participant. Former Auburn swimmer and Paralympic athlete Dave Denniston is making the trip to London as an assistant coach for the U.S. Paralympic team. After a sledding accident left the former Auburn All-American and NCAA Champion paralyzed in 2005, Denniston didn't give up on his swimming career and competed in the 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke in the 2008 Paralympic Games.
16 – Medals won in past Olympics by AU athletes competing in London
- Kirsty Coventry – two gold (200m backstroke in '04 and 200m backstroke in '08); four silver (100m backstroke in '04 and 100m backstroke, 200m IM and 400m IM in '08); one bronze (200m IM in '04)
- Cesar Cielo – one gold (50m freestyle in '08); one bronze (100m freestyle in '08)
- Glenn Eller – one gold (double trap shooting in '08)
- Kerron Stewart – one silver (100m in '08); one bronze (200m in '08)
- Matt Targett – one silver (400m MR in ‘08); one bronze (400m freestyle relay in ‘08)
- George Bovell – one bronze (200m IM in '04)
- Leevan Sands – one bronze (triple jump in '08)
T15 – Were Auburn its own country, it would have finished in a tie for 15th in the medal count at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing with 19 medals.
81 – Number of all-time athletes with AU ties to compete in the Summer Games
47 – All-time medals won by athletes with Auburn ties at the Summer Olympics (17 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze).
7 – Most medals won by a Tiger. Kirsty Coventry will compete in her fourth Olympics in London for her native Zimbabwe. The former Auburn All-American and NCAA Champion will join George Bovell of Trinidad & Tobago as Auburn's first two four-time Olympians.
3 – Former Auburn swimmer, and current NBC commentator, Rowdy Gaines holds the record for most career gold medals and gold medals in a single Games with three at the 1984 Olympics. Kirsty Coventry, with two, cold tie or surpass Gaines' mark in London.
1932 – The first year an Auburn athlete medaled at the Olympics. Percy Beard brought home a silver medal for the U.S. in the 100m hurdles. He led through the sixth hurdle of the race, but was overtaken by fellow American George Sailing. Beard finished in 14.7 seconds to take the silver and become Auburn's first Olympic medalist.
7-28 – The date that Auburn Olympians will begin competition. Former swimmers Stephanie Horner (Canada) and Eric Shanteau (U.S.) will compete in the 400m IM and 100m breaststroke, respectively, to kick off Auburn's involvement in the games.
1 – Family. With 32 representatives from 13 countries at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Auburn fans around the world can chant "War Eagle" together as the current and former Tigers compete and take the medal stand in London.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Athletics Dept.