Auburn football: Jordan-Hare turns into concert hall, big weekend for baseball, softball
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss a weekend stadium transformation and the weekend’s events.
Superfest in the stadium
The inside of Jordan-Hare Stadium will look a little different this weekend.
The second Music and Miracles Superfest is happening on the Plains. It’s an event that benefits Fighting Cancer and Feeding the hungry. Local cancer patients and caregivers, as well as several thousand others will attend Saturday’s concert featuring Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelsea Ballerina and David Ray will perform.
| Setup for @MMSuperfest is officially underway inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/yXQhPvEiyq
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) April 20, 2017
Fairley’s Friday feelings
Nick Fairley is one of the best defensive lineman to ever play for the Tigers.
He recently shared some of his fondest memories and love for Auburn with Auburn football’s official twitter account.
In 2010, Fairley helped Cam Newton and Auburn secure its most recent national title, earning All-America honors and the Lombardi Award as well.
Head into your weekend with some wise words from the current New Orleans Saint.
| "Auburn means everything.. It's life."
» @Saints DT @Nick_Fairley251 #WarEagle | #AUNextLevel pic.twitter.com/2B4fkZ0z2x
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) April 20, 2017
SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson writes this is how Auburn’s defensive quarterback of the future improved even while dealing with a right leg injury this spring.
AL.com details this is how new coordinator Chip Lindsey is changing Auburn’s offense with RPOs.
247Sports points to this is the one quality Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner values on the recruiting trail.
The Opelika-Auburn News says Auburn is looking for wide receiver Darius Slayton to be a leader of his unit.
SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk says Auburn is the only thing stopping this lifelong Crimson Tide fan from committing to Alabama.
Happening on the Plains
Baseball is back
Auburn baseball is back at Plainsman Park this weekend for an important three-game SEC series against Arkansas.
It’s been about two weeks since the Tigers have played at home and they’ll want that advantage against the Razorbacks. Arkansas is 31-8 so far this season and are ahead of Butch Thompson’s team by one game in the SEC West.
SEC West showdown at Plainsman Park this weekend#WarEaglehttps://t.co/nmW6c5kUSi
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) April 20, 2017
Game 1 begins today at 6 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. ET (SECNetwork+).
Saturday’s game will be a little bit different because of the concert in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Click on the tweet below for all the information you’ll need regarding parking for Saturday’s game, which begins at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET (SECNetwork+).
Sunday’s matchup is set for 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
Parking changes for Saturday with @MMSuperfest on campus
MAP: https://t.co/jiGe3Iyjc2 pic.twitter.com/N3iKDxPHjR
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) April 19, 2017
Softball in SC
It’s been a tough month for Auburn softball. A trio of players was suspended indefinitely after being arrested early Thursday morning.
Auburn softball will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia this weekend. But Clint Myers’ team will be without shortstop Haley Fagan, pitcher Makayla Martin and reserve outfielder Brittany Maresette.
Third baseman Kasey Cooper didn’t start Wednesday night’s game because she suffered an injury in pregame warmups (ground ball to the face), but she’s expected to be back in the starting lineup this weekend.
Auburn hits the road for a 3-game series at South Carolina this weekend. Preview ⬇️
» https://t.co/Z5kgKiOoFt#WarEagle pic.twitter.com/9aLasOWbEv
— Auburn Softball (@AuburnSoftball) April 20, 2017
Tennis takes down Arkansas
Auburn women’s tennis defeated No. 14 Arkansas on Thursday afternoon with some clutch play from Andie Dikosavljevic.
AUBURN WINS! Andie Dikosavljevic battles back to clinch the match against No. 14 Arkansas, 4-3. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/iuHUfTuWSP
— Auburn Womens Tennis (@AuburnWTennis) April 20, 2017
Auburn track and field is hosting the War Eagle Invitational this weekend at Outsell-Rosen Track. 14 teams will compete at the event.
The War Eagle Invitational is set to kick off tomorrow at Hutsell-Rosen Track! #WarEagle https://t.co/QR5YSkFKSm
— Auburn Track & Field (@AuburnTFXC) April 20, 2017
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