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Auburn's defense played well against LSU in its last outing, but will be tested by Arkansas' Tyler Wilson (Source: Todd Van Emst, AU athletics) Auburn's defense played well against LSU in its last outing, but will be tested by Arkansas' Tyler Wilson (Source: Todd Van Emst, AU athletics)
Texas A&M freshman QB Johnny Manziel brings his high-scoring offense to Ole Miss (Source: Texas A&M athletics) Texas A&M freshman QB Johnny Manziel brings his high-scoring offense to Ole Miss (Source: Texas A&M athletics)
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    The Auburn University baseball team fell just short of a comeback against the Samford Bulldogs on Tuesday night losing 7-6. The Tigers were down 6-0 before scoring four runs in the fifth inning and one
    The Auburn University baseball team fell just short of a comeback against the Samford Bulldogs on Tuesday night losing 7-6.
  • Auburn University baseball team blanks Troy at Plainsman Park

    Auburn University baseball team blanks Troy at Plainsman Park

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:56:38 GMT
    The Auburn University baseball team blanked Troy University on Tuesday at Plainsman Park, beating the Trojans 6-0. The Tigers recorded 14 hits, including four doubles, compared to just six that the Trojans
    The Auburn University baseball team blanked Troy University on Tuesday at Plainsman Park, beating the Trojans 6-0.
  • Auburn baseball commits 4 errors, drops game to Samford

    Auburn baseball commits 4 errors, drops game to Samford

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-02 21:57:02 GMT
    The Auburn University baseball team lost to the Samford Bulldogs on Tuesday night at Plainsman Park by a score of 8-1. Auburn committed four errors on the night, the fourth time in the last five games
    The Auburn University baseball team lost to the Samford Bulldogs on Tuesday night at Plainsman Park by a score of 8-1.
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  • A'ja Wilson still getting use to newfound celebrity

    A'ja Wilson still getting use to newfound celebrity

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:37:15 GMT
    It's been a full day since Heathwood Hall senior A'Ja Wilson made it official: she's staying in Columbia and will play basketball with the University of South Carolina. A'Ja already has a lot of name recognition
    It's been a full day since Heathwood Hall senior A'ja Wilson made it official and said she's staying in Columbia and will play basketball with the University of South Carolina. A'ja already has a lot of
  • USC QB Dylan Thompson visits fan in hospital

    USC QB Dylan Thompson visits fan in hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-04-17 05:19:46 GMT
    (Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)
    A man who lost his leg in a vehicle accident last week got a special visit Wednesday. Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson stopped by Palmetto Health Richland. Jeremy Brunson lost his leg below the knee
    A man who lost his leg in a vehicle accident last week got a special visit Wednesday at the hospital.
  • Gamecocks fall 10-8 at The Citadel

    Gamecocks fall 10-8 at The Citadel

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:34:30 GMT
    CHARLESTON, SC – Despite homers from Brison Celek and DC Arendas as well as seven hits and 10 walks at the plate, sixth ranked South Carolina fell to The Citadel 10-8 on Wednesday evening in non-conference
    CHARLESTON, SC – Despite homers from Brison Celek and DC Arendas as well as seven hits and 10 walks at the plate, sixth ranked South Carolina fell to The Citadel 10-8 on Wednesday evening in non-conference
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  • LSU adds home-and-home series with Syracuse

    LSU adds home-and-home series with Syracuse

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:46:13 GMT
    From LSU Sports BATON ROUGE –LSU has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse in football starting with a game at the Carrier Dome in 2015, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva
    LSU football has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse starting in 2015. LSU also announced that the Tigers will open the 2015 season against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium.
  • ESPN to televise LSU-Wisconsin game in Houston

    ESPN to televise LSU-Wisconsin game in Houston

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:36 GMT
    From LSU Sports BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN, the Southeastern Conference and the
    LSU's season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN.
  • Tigers perform drills for coaches at LSU Pro Day

    Tigers perform drills for coaches at LSU Pro Day

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:30:55 GMT
    With the NFL draft a month away, the LSU football players looking to move on to the next level are down to few opportunities left to show teams their worth. LSU reported 17 players from the 2013 squad
    With the NFL draft a month away, the LSU football players looking to move on to the next level are down to few opportunities left to show teams their worth.

(RNN) - We had to wait until Week 6 but finally, here's a first-rate weekend of SEC ball. We've got four Top 10 teams colliding, we have Auburn and Arkansas in a battle to retain a modicum of dignity, we've got a game Missouri might win, we've got Texas A&M with machetes and pith helmets slashing though the wilds of Mississippi and Mississippi State travels to Kentucky, where it will soon be basketball season.

Make sure the light and cable bills are paid, replenish the nacho supply and put the cell phone in the trunk of your car and lock it.

Arkansas at Auburn, Noon, ESPN/ESPN2

Arkansas has shown no visible signs of defense this year, but it remains to be seen if Auburn's wretched offense can do anything about it. Auburn's defense had a pretty good day two weeks ago against LSU with a big assist from LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who gifted the Plainsmen with two fumbles. One at the AU 2, cost his team a touchdown and another at his own 16, set up an Auburn TD.

Arkansas' quarterback Tyler Wilson has been swell when he's well, but awesome running back Knile Davis has been a ghost of a trace of a pale imitation of himself.

 Here's what I think: if Davis gets his act together and produces a ground game to go with what we all know Wilson can do, and if the Hogs defense can provide at least token resistance, then Arkansas might finally get in the SEC win column.

 If not, Auburn will cover the 10-point spread and then some.

 Mississippi State at Kentucky, 12:21 p.m., SEC Network

This wins the Depressingest Game of the Week award. Kentucky makes me sad and I think it's because their coach, who always looks like his dog died, is named Joker. All I can think about is how maybe, long ago when he was a kid, that cute, little Phillips child was such a chubby-cheeked cutup one of his aunts, teachers or somebody nicknamed him "Joker."

And now, here he is, all grown up, punished by the world and time, doing all these postloss press conferences, and the bottom-third graphic says, "Kentucky coach Joker Phillips" under the image of a brokenhearted child grown old.

I need a tissue. Anybody?

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has done a good job and this team is as dangerous as a rattlesnake. They could upset Alabama or something, maybe, one of these days. It wouldn't surprise me.

But in this game, they'll just whomp on poor, old Joker's guys and he'll go all droopy on me, and I'm not even going to watch.

LSU at Florida, 3:30 p.m. CBS.

OK, now. This is what I am talking about.

Both teams ranked in the Top 10, Florida is becoming my new favorite team because they aren't that pretty at all. They just line up and mash. I am thunderstruck that the flippy-floppy girlymen of LSU are a favorite. Was it that big fourth quarter against Towson or throttling Auburn by a safety that won the oddsmakers' hearts?

 LSU once again has fielded a very fine football team without a quarterback in sight. This guy Zach Mettenberger, who we all thought would be at least average, has shaved his moustache in the hopes of firing up his offense. LSU has lost about two fumbles a game, and Zach the ‘Stache was a major contributor to that woeful statistic. LSU also gets penalties in bunches. This team. is. sooooo. frustrating.

And I want to know why would shaving your moustache cause you to make fewer turnovers? I think it won't work because Florida's defense is big and mean and does that punch and claw thing to footballs and probably doesn't pay a lot of attention to opposing quarterbacks' upper lips.

LSU's defense is excellent, as usual. The thing to pay attention to in this game is how LSU's defensive front, which is probably the best in the country, does against Florida's offensive front, which has been totally engaged so far. And that Mike Gillislee is a love factory running the ball.

LSU's defense better bring oxygen and refreshments, because boys, you need to throw a shutout if the mustache thing doesn't work.

Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Now the challenge for Johnny Manziel and the rest of those Aggies is to see if they can wear Ole Miss out worse than Alabama did last week.

The Rebels played pretty well against Alabama, and it might have been a whole, different ball game if they hadn't given up an infinity-yard kickoff return and all those interceptions. But they did, and Alabama said here's some 33-14 for you on an off night.

 Georgia at South Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN

You know who Georgia reminds me of a little bit? Auburn's national championship team in 2010. They tear up and down the field, they give up a lot of points but score more, you expect them to lose right up until they win and every week, they get a little better, in a really weird way.

There's no Cam Newton, only one of those is known to man.

South Carolina is mighty peculiar and keeps winning weird, too. I love their defense, which is giving up like, 11 points per game, and now, here comes Georgia with all those explosive running backs and ends and things. I just got a chill.

Marcus Lattimore, who's the best running back in the league, or not, depending on how his karma is that day, ran naked wild last week and brought the Gamecocks back from the brink of disgrace after trailing Kentucky at the half.

Meanwhile, Steve Spurrier needs a tissue. He's so upset about some sports writer at the local paper publishing mean things that he said he might just quit and move to the beach. Toughen up, Spur. Why don't you just buy the guy and have him mounted on your office wall, like a big mouth bass?

Vanderbilt at Missouri, 7 p.m., FSN

Just when it looked like things were looking up for Mizzou, with downtrodden Vanderbilt coming to town, there's bad news all up in the school paper, The Maneater.

The paper reported that freshman receivers Dorial Green-Beckham and Levi Copeland and freshman LB Torey Boozer were caught in a white Lincoln Navigator in the stadium parking lot in possession of some pot. They'll be suspended for the game,

It probably won't hurt too much. Green-Beckham was ranked as the best prep receiver in the nation last year, but he's managed just seven catches this year for 128 yards and a TD.

Quarterback James Franklin has been erratic and banged up this year and at times looked like he couldn't drop a football and hit the ground, which has something to do with DGB's single-digit reception total.

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