Auburn Tigers SEC Football/Basketball Atlanta


August 07, 2023 - 534 views

For Immediate Release

Auburn Tigers SEC Football/Basketball Comes To Atlanta

Joining Georgia, Alabama and Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA, August 7, 2023  – Auburn Sports Network has found a new home in Atlanta, expanding its reach into the #7 market in America (5.5 million strong), joining Georgia and Alabama, as a powerful platform to further its reach to Auburn supporters, fans, recruits and alumni base.  Beginning Fall 2023, Auburn Tigers Football and Basketball Games will air live within and throughout metro Atlanta on Atlanta’s #1 Station - AM 1010 – The  King.  For more information, visit: www.AuburnTigers.com.  First game broadcast: Auburn v. UMASS (Saturday, September 2, 2023 @ 2:30 PM (EDT).

 

About Auburn University:  Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.

About Auburn Tigers Football: Represents Auburn University in the sport of American college football. Auburn competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Auburn officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892. The Tigers joined the Southeastern Conference in 1932 as one of the inaugural members of the conference and the Tigers began competing in the West Division when the conference divided in 1992. Auburn has achieved 12 undefeated seasons, won 16 conference championships, along with 10 divisional championships. The Tigers have made 44 post season bowl appearances, including 12 historically major bowl berths.[2] With over 780 total wins, Auburn is the 13th winningest FBS program.

The Tigers have produced three Heisman Trophy winners: quarterback Pat Sullivan in 1971, running back Bo Jackson in 1985, and quarterback Cam Newton in 2010. Auburn has also produced 31[3] consensus All-American players. The College Football Hall of Fame has inducted a total of 12 individuals from Auburn, including eight student-athletes and four head coaches: John Heisman, Mike Donahue, Ralph Jordan, and Pat Dye. Jordan, who coached from 1951 to 1975, led Auburn to its first national championship and won a total of 176 games, the most by any Auburn coach.

About Auburn Tigers Basketball: Represents the intercollegiate men's basketball team at Auburn University. The school competes in the Southeastern Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Tigers play their home games at Neville Arena in Auburn, Alabama on the university campus. The program began in 1906, and is currently coached by Bruce Pearl.

Auburn has won five conference regular season championships and two SEC tournament championships. Auburn has appeared in the NCAA tournament 12 times, making it as far as the Final Four in 2019. 13 Auburn players have been named All-Americans and Auburn has had 98 All-SEC selections. Auburn has produced 35 NBA draft picks, including Jabari Smith (2022), who was selected with the third overall pick, the highest in Auburn history. Two Auburn players have been named SEC Player of the Year: Charles Barkley in 1984 and Chris Porter in 1999. Auburn has had six head coaches selected as SEC Coach of the Year a total of eight times, and former Auburn head coach Cliff Ellis was named National Coach of the Year by multiple outlets in 1999. Former Auburn player Charles Barkley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.