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  • Ex-Auburn assistant Chuck Person avoids prison time

    CBS Sports "Former Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person avoided prison time Wednesday at his sentencing for a bribery conspiracy charge after being implicated in the college basketball recruiting scandal in the fall of 2017. According to The Associated Press, Person was instead sentenced to..." July 17

  • Bruce Pearl, Auburn agree to new 5-year contract

    Alabama "Bruce Pearl will be at Auburn for the foreseeable future. The fifth-year coach agreed to a new five-year contract with Auburn that extends through the 2023-24 season, the program announced Friday. The contract extension comes after Pearl led Auburn to its most successful season in..." April 12

  • Bruce Pearl on missed double dribble: 'Get over it'

    ESPN "Auburn coach Bruce Pearl isn't dwelling on the missed call on a potential double dribble by Virginia's Ty Jerome that might have helped his team advance to the national title game. Pearl said Monday on ESPN's Get Up! that human error is a part of the game and..." April 08

  • Auburn fan Charles Barkley agrees with controversial foul call

    The Big Lead "Of course, after Auburn’s heartbreaking, controversial loss in the Final Four, it is Charles Barkley’s take and analysis we all are looking for. Shockingly, unlike Chuck’s expected reaction, he actually said it was a foul. He is correct here. It is..." April 07

  • Auburn’s Bryce Brown on loss to Virginia: ‘NCAA needs to get some new refs’

    Sporting News "Auburn senior Bryce Brown wasn't happy with the way his team's Final Four appearance ended as he called for the NCAA to find new referees.  The fifth-seeded Tigers led No. 1 Virginia by two points with less than two seconds remaining in Saturday's game when Cavaliers..." April 07

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl 'proud' that he's fourth Jewish head coach to reach Final Four

    USA Today "Bruce Pearl, Auburn’s head basketball coach, has no plans to hide that he’s only the fourth Jewish head basketball coach to reach the Final Four. “I’m kind of loud and I’m kind of proud,’’ Pearl said Friday. April 06

  • Other teams might be better, but no team tougher than Auburn in NCAA tournament

    USA Today "There might be teams better than Auburn. There is no team tougher, however. Kansas. North Carolina. Kentucky. They are the titans of college basketball, winners of more games than any other programs. And Auburn, a school where basketball has mostly been something to pass the..." March 31

  • Auburn's Okeke joins team on bench vs. Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Not even a torn ACL could keep Auburn star Chuma Okeke away from what figures to be a thrilling Elite Eight finish on Sunday afternoon between No. 2 seed Kentucky and No. 5 seed Auburn. Okeke was at the the team hotel to watch the first half where he witnessed the Wildcats take a..." March 31

  • Auburn forward Chuma Okeke's has torn ACL, will miss rest of NCAA Tournament

    Montgomery Advertiser "Chuma Okeke's season is officially over. Auburn star sophomore power forward suffered a torn ACL in the second half of Friday's Sweet 16 game against North Carolina, an MRI revealed Saturday morning. Coach Bruce Pearl announced the news at a press conference Saturday..." March 30

  • Auburn coach Bruce Pearl emotional after losing Chuma Okeke to injury

    CBS Sports "No. 5 seed Auburn's 97-80 win over No. 1 seed North Carolina in the Sweet 16 was bittersweet. On one hand, the victory sent the Tigers to their second Elite Eight in school history and was further proof that, when this team is hot, they have Final Four potential. On the other hand, they..." March 30

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl symbolizes the rot in college athletics

    USA Today "Bruce Pearl could outlive a cat. Just one of his run-ins with the NCAA would have been enough to torpedo the career of pretty much any other coach. There was the secret taping of a recruit to try and bust a rival. There was the barbecue with recruits, at his house, which he made worse..." March 29

  • Chuck Person to plead guilty for role in NCAA basketball corruption scandal

    New York Post "Ex-NBA star Chuck “The Rifleman” Connors Person, one of the coaches caught up in one of the largest corruption scandals to hit college basketball, will plead guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in a scheme to steer players to agents and advisers in exchange for..." March 16