Auburn Tigers

Bo Nix
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Bo Nix will be Auburn's starting quarterback in the season opener.

Auburn announced coach Gus Malzahn's decision on Twitter Tuesday, officially ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Nix will lead the 16th-ranked Tigers against Oregon on Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas.

He was a five-star prospect rated the nation's top dual threat quarterback in the 247Sports composite rankings. Nix's father, Patrick, played quarterback for the Tigers from 1992-95.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn and Georgia will play the Deep South's oldest rivalry earlier than usual in 2020.

The traditional rivals meet Oct. 10 in Athens, Georgia that season. The SEC released the league-wide schedules for 2020 Wednesday.

It's the first time the Tigers and Bulldogs have played a regular season game outside of November since 1936 when they faced off in Columbus, Georgia.

NCAA

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball.

Person was sentenced on Wednesday to 200 hours of community service during the two years the Probation Department will supervise him. Judge Loretta A. Preska said "no purpose would be served by incarceration."

Sentencing guidelines called for two years in prison, though three other coaches who pleaded guilty to the same charge also received lenient sentences.

Rod Bramblett
Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A teen driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel before rear-ending Auburn broadcaster Rod Bramblett and his wife in a crash that killed the couple.

AL.com reported that the 16-year-old told police he doesn't remember what happened just before the May 25 accident.

Steve Flowers on Monroeville

Nov 27, 2018

Last week, APR commentator Steve Flowers managed a unique feat - he was able to pair state politics with the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers. This week, Steve does something similar. This time, it’s politics and the literary history of one Alabama town…

2017 Football Bowl Season in Alabama

Dec 4, 2017

The road map is in place for the 2017 college football postseason. Here's the picture for Alabama's colleges and universities, as well as the bowl games that will be taking place across Alabama this year:

A new survey shows the majority of U.S. military veterans aren’t happy with the treatment they get after their service. The Disabled Veterans Pulse Survey found that only 1 in 5 veterans think the government treats them well.

Less than half believe they receive the benefits and support they were promised. Dan Clare is the National Director of Communications for the group Disabled American Veterans. He says many veterans out repeat their service.