Auburn Rumors & News

  • Auburn guard Bryce Brown suspended for UAB game

    Alabama "Auburn guard Bryce Brown is suspended for Friday's season opener against UAB because he played in multiple summer leagues. Brown, a true freshman, was a spectator at an Atlanta summer league where his high school coach's team was playing. He was asked to play because the team did not have..." November 16

  • Report: 4-star guard Davion Mitchell commits to Auburn

    The Score "Auburn has landed four-star point guard Davion Mitchell, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Mitchell is in ESPN's top 60 recruits for the class of 2017. The 6-foot, 170-pound Mitchell also had an offer from Memphis." October 19

  • Five-star big man Austin Wiley commits to Auburn

    Scout "Five-star center prospect Austin Wiley verbally committed to Auburn on Saturday, he told Scout. Wiley, a 6-foot-10 big man, was driving to Auburn's campus for an unofficial visit when he opted to go ahead and pull the trigger for Bruce Pearl and the Tigers. "It’s just the right fit," Wiley..." September 27

  • Trayvon Reed not enrolled for 'personal reasons'

    Montgomery Advertiser "Trayvon Reed is not enrolled in school this semester but is still considered a member of the basketball team. An Auburn spokesperson confirmed to The Montgomery Advertiser Friday that the sophomore center isn’t enrolled in the fall semester for school officials are calling “personal reasons”..." September 14

  • Five-star forward Mustapha Heron commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Five-star forward Mustapha Heron has committed to Auburn. Heron committed to the Tigers while visiting the school this weekend, a source confirmed to Stacey Davis of was the first to report Heron, who's attending Sacred Heart (Waterbury, Connecticut), chose Auburn over..." August 16

  • Auburn lands commitment from forward Anfernee McLemore

    Alabama "It didn't take long for Anfernee McLemore to make his mind up. Immediately after receiving his from Auburn Tuesday night, the power forward committed to Bruce Pearl and the Tigers. "I'm very excited to have the opportunity to play for Coach Pearl," McLemore told Rivals. "Coach Pearl is a..." August 05

  • Hawaii lands Auburn transfer Jack Purchase

    College Basketball Talk "Jack Purchase, the native of Australia, has transferred to Hawaii, the university announced on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 forward becomes the third addition for first-year head coach Eran Ganot since taking over the program in April. Purchase will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to..." June 23

  • Trayvon Reed released from jail, expected to return

    Montgomery Advertiser "Trayvon Reed has been released from jail and is expected to return to Auburn some time this summer. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said Reed, who was sentenced to a 15-day jail term that began on May 11 for his second-degree misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a July incident with a plainclothes..." May 27

  • Forward Jack Purchase transferring from Auburn

    Montgomery Advertiser "Jack Purchase was Tony Barbee's last signee at Auburn, but he won't be the last of his former players with the program. The Australia native has been granted a release from his scholarship to transfer elsewhere, a source confirmed Sunday, A 6-foot-8 198 pound forward, Purchase totaled nine..." May 26

  • Providence transfer Tyler Harris commits to Auburn

    CBS Sports "Providence transfer Tyler Harris has committed to Auburn, sources told on Friday. Harris is a college graduate, and will be eligible to play immediately next season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 9.9 points and 4.0 rebounds last year at Providence." May 16

  • Auburn center Trayvon Reed ordered to serve 15-day sentence

    Alabama "Auburn center Trayvon Reed has been ordered by a Maryland judge to serve a 15-day sentence stemming from an assault charge in July. Reed pled guilty to a second-degree misdemeanor assault charge in December and was sentenced Tuesday in Maryland. Reed will remain with the Tigers' basketball..." April 23

  • Auburn’s Antoine Mason Honors Late Father On His Sneakers

    College Spun "On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along..." March 12

  • Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen to miss remainder of season

    SI "Auburn sophomore guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will miss the remainder of the season due to two dislocated shoulders, the school announced on Friday. Shamsid-Deen, who will undergo surgery on both shoulders, has battled through the injuries since early in the season. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said..." February 17

  • Anthony Mason's son away from Auburn indefinitely; Tigers' starting PG out for season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Auburn guard Antoine Mason is away from the team indefinitely to be with his ailing father, former Knicks star Anthony Mason, who recently suffered a heart attack. "It's been a difficult time for Antoine and his family. We just have them in our prayers," Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Friday...." February 13

  • Charles Barkley would give a recruit $100,000 to get them to Auburn

    Awful Announcing "Charles Barkley’s honesty and outspokenness makes him a treasure in the sports media. In an interview with Seth Davis at Campus Insiders, Barkley tells it like it is with the NCAA. He says he would give a kid coming out of high school $100,000 to get them to Auburn. In addition, he talks about..." December 24

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • Auburn adds center Trayvon Reed to roster; big man immediately eligible

    Alabama "Auburn has added some much-needed size to the roster with the addition of center Trayvon Reed. The four-star prospect was cleared Friday morning and is eligible to practice Saturday and participate in games starting Sunday. Auburn (3-4) travels to Clemson on Sunday (3 p.m.). Auburn coach Bruce..." December 13

  • Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffers shoulder injury

    Montgomery Advertiser "It wasn't all good news for Auburn in Bruce Pearl's debut. Tigers guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffered a dislocated shoulder after diving for a loose ball during the second half of Auburn's 83-73 win over Milwaukee on Friday night. Shamsid-Deen, a sophomore, scored just two points in a..." November 16

  • Three-star guard becomes Auburn’s fourth official signee

    College Basketball Talk "Auburn has just four seniors on its roster this season, and all are guards with K.T. Harrell, Antoine Mason, K.C. Ross-Miller and Malcolm Canada all factoring into the team’s perimeter rotation. With that being the case one of the tasks that head coach Bruce Pearl and his staff were faced with..." November 15

  • Trayvon Reed commits to Auburn, Tigers keep foot on recruiting gas

    CBS Sports "Former Maryland commit Trayvon Reed has committed to Auburn, sources told The 7-1 big man is expected to enroll in prep school for the fall semester and be eligible to play beginning in December of 2014. Reed was thought to be a big part of the Terps' incoming class this..." August 29

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl lands top junior college guard T.J. Dunans

    CBS Sports "Bruce Pearl's hot streak continues. Fresh off his NCAA-imposed show-cause penalty, the new Auburn coach received a commitment from 2015 junior college guard T.J. Dunans from Columbia State (Tenn.) Community College. On Sunday, Pearl got a commitment from four-star power forward Horace..." August 25

  • Auburn lands four-star forward Horace Spencer

    CBS Sports "Bruce Pearl's show-cause penalty ended at midnight Saturday -- and Horace Spencer was in his office shortly after. About 12 hours later, that late-night meeting paid off. Spencer has committed to Auburn, sources told Ranked No. 57 in the 247Sports Composite, the 6-foot-8..." August 25

  • Charles Barkley reveals why he almost transferred to Alabama in 'Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt'

    Alabama "Charles Barkley was not always in love with the idea of playing at Auburn. In the upcoming SEC Network documentary "Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt," the Auburn legend reveals he nearly transferred to Alabama after a brief falling out with coach Sonny Smith. The SEC Storied documentary will debut..." August 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Small forward granted release from letter of intent at Auburn

    Alabama "Auburn signee Sam Logwood has been released from his national letter of intent, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The small forward signed with Auburn under former coach Tony Barbee and had not yet arrived on campus. The news was first reported by Logwood was..." July 31

  • Charles Barkley criticizes NCAA, supports Bruce Pearl at Auburn reunion event

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Barkley is at it again. The outspoken NBA analyst, and former league MVP, was invited back to Auburn along with other prominent former Tiger players and coaches on Friday and Barkley spoke out against the NCAA while defending new Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl took the Auburn job..." June 28

  • Niagara transfer Antoine Mason heading to Auburn

    CBS Sports "Bruce Pearl continues to make an impact in his first offseason at Auburn. Niagara transfer Antoine Mason announced on Wednesday morning that he will be playing for the Tigers next season. Mason is eligible immediately. The nation's leading returning scorer had dozens of schools on his..." June 11

  • Marshall transfer Kareem Canty reportedly flips back to Auburn

    Alabama "Kareem Canty has changed his mind again. The former Marshall point guard, who originally visited Auburn in April, committed on April 19 and then committed to South Florida later this month, told ESPN's Jeff Goodman he now plans to follow through with Auburn. Canty, who averaged 16.3 points..." June 04

  • Auburn scores visit from nation's top returning scorer Niagara transfer Antoine Mason

    Alabama "Bruce Pearl is at it again. Auburn's new men's basketball coach has the Tigers in the running to land the services of the nation's top returning scorer. Niagara transfer guard Antoine Mason, who averaged 25.6 points per game as a junior this past season, is set to visit Auburn this..." June 02

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell considering Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Mitchell became the latest departure from the Maryland program when he announced his transfer last week. The sophomore forward was looking to return closer to his home in Atlanta to be with his grandmother. “I loved playing for Coach [Mark Turgeron]. He is a great man and a great coach...." May 29

  • New Mexico State transfer K.C. Ross-Miller to Auburn, eligible immediately

    College Basketball Talk "Former New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller will transfer to Auburn, according to multiple media reports on Monday night. The 6-foot-1 guard is eligible to play immediately for head coach Bruce Pearl. Ross-Miller averaged 8.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this past season for..." May 20

  • Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn recruiting basketball players for Bruce Pearl

    College Basketball Talk "Since Bruce Pearl cannot speak to recruits until August 24th, he’s getting some recruiting assistance from Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn. Malzahn was a major success in his first season at Auburn as he led the Tigers to a SEC Title and an appearance in the BCS National Championship game and..." April 26

  • Auburn will not appeal Bruce Pearl’s show-cause penalty

    College Basketball Talk "Auburn made one of the biggest splashes of this year’s coaching carousel last month when they hired ex-Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl is an excellent coach, taking Tennessee to a No. 1 ranking and within a possession of the Final Four, but his success was cut short when he was given a..." April 23

  • Kareem Canty will also visit USF

    ESPN "Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, hours after giving coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn a verbal commitment, has decided to visit South Florida before making a decision. "After speaking with my family, I need to really consider where I'm going to spend the next three years," Canty told on..." April 20

  • Bruce Pearl named Auburn men's basketball coach

    CBS Sports "Auburn has hired Bruce Pearl to be its new men's basketball coach, a source told on Tuesday morning. The school subsequently announced the hiring. "I'm humbled and blessed to be back in the game that I love," Pearl said. "I don't know how long it will take, but it's time to..." March 18

  • Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as men's basketball coach

    Alabama "Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs has made a big splash by hiring former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl as the Tigers' new men's basketball coach, according to the school. Pearl's hire ends a whirlwind six-day search that focused its energy on him. "I'm humbled and blessed to back in the..." March 18

  • South Carolina 74, Auburn 56

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman guard Duane Notice scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Gamecocks to the first-round victory in the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Brenton Williams scored 16 points, Laimonas Chatkevicius finished with 11 points and nine rebounds and Sindarius Thornwell..." March 13

  • Auburn fires Tony Barbee after Wednesday's loss

    CBS Sports "Auburn fired Tony Barbee late Wednesday, less than an hour after the Tigers lost in their opening game of the SEC tournament, a source told Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs subsequently confirmed the news. "After careful evaluation of the last four years, I feel this is..." March 13

  • Auburn's Tony Barbee enters tournament amid job questions

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Chris Denson (Shaw) and the Auburn Tigers can't escape the questions about coach Tony Barbee's job security going into the Southeastern Conference tournament. They just try not to spend too much time thinking about it. "We hear it all the time, but we can't focus on that," Denson said on..." March 11

  • Auburn 69, Texas A&M 64

    ProSportsDaily "KT Harrell scored 20 points to lead the Tigers to a rare SEC road win over the Aggies. Harrell banged home three 3-pointers and Chris Denson registered 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Tigers (14-15, 6-12). Asauhn Dixon-Tatum notched 12 points and seven rebounds and Allen..." March 09

  • Tennessee 82, Auburn 54

    ProSportsDaily "Jordan McRae and Jarnell Stokes each scored 12 points in the first half, and the visiting Volunteers overwhelmed the Tigers after jumping to a 24-4 lead. Stokes finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Tennessee (19-11, 10-7 SEC), which shot 50 percent from the field in the..." March 06

  • Alabama 73, Auburn 57

    ProSportsDaily "Levi Randolph had 24 points and nine rebounds to help the Crimson Tide win their third straight at home. Trevor Releford contributed 16 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals for Alabama (12-17, 6-10 SEC). Retin Obasohan added 13 points off the bench for the Crimson Tide. KT..." March 02

  • Auburn 83, South Carolina 67

    ProSportsDaily "Chris Denson led four players in double figures with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting as the Tigers rolled past the visiting Gamecocks. Allen Payne contributed 15 points and five steals while Tahj Shamsid-Deen scored 14, including three 3-pointers, for Auburn (13-13, 5-10 SEC). KT Harrell added 11..." February 27

  • How bad is college basketball in Alabama? Let me count the ways

    Alabama "If you love college basketball, you have to hate what's happening to the sport in the state of Alabama. Because what's happening is we're living through what may be the worst college basketball season here in the last 30 years. Take a look at this snapshot. If you care about the game, it'll..." February 25

  • Vanderbilt 67, Auburn 59

    ProSportsDaily "Dai-Jon Parker hit five 3-pointers en route to a career-high 21 points as the visiting Commodores rallied to knock off the Tigers. Damian Jones scored 14 points and Luke Kornet added 10 points off the bench for Vanderbilt (15-11, 7-7 SEC), which has won 10 straight in the series dating to the..." February 23

  • UF rallies to top Auburn, Gators set new win streak record

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Gators center Patric Young dreamed of this moment, rather than dreaded it. The free-throw line had not been kind to Young over the years. But with 19.4 seconds remaining on Wednesday night and Auburn poised for a major upset, Young, a career 55.9-percent foul shooter, calmly stepped to the line..." February 20

  • Full-Court Press: Mississippi State at Auburn

    The Clarion-Ledger "It’s been a while since Mississippi State last won a game. It came against the same opponent it plays today — Auburn. The Bulldogs beat the Tigers at home on Jan. 22. This time MSU tries to do it on the road even though the Bulldogs have lost 14 straight road games. Their last win away from..." February 15

  • Kentucky basketball beats Auburn 64-56

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Well, that doesn’t count as clicking, which had been the goal, but the University of Kentucky basketball team did avoid disaster Wednesday night at Auburn, beating the Tigers 64-56 to set up the Wildcats’ biggest game of the season Saturday at home against third-ranked Florida. No. 14 Kentucky..." February 13

  • Auburn-Alabama game postponed due to snowy weather

    CBS Sports "The SEC/Auburn/Alabama announced late Tuesday night that snowy weather has forced the game between the Tigers and the Tide to be postponed one day. "After consulting with the Southeastern Conference, it has been determined that the men's basketball game between Auburn and Alabama has been..." January 29

  • No. 7 Florida survives 68-61 scare against Auburn

    Florida Today "Billy Donovan cautioned his Florida Gators before the game not to assume Casey Prather would instantly return to form after a two-game layoff. Prather scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half in his comeback from a badly bruised right knee and helped No. 7 Florida survive a scare from..." January 19