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AU HOOPS: Several names emerge as top candidates

AU HOOPS: Several names emerge as top candidates

There’s no freshly enforced probation, no lack of scholarships and no gray eyesore of a coliseum awaiting Auburn’s new head basketball coach.

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AU HOOPS: Lebo fired after six years without NCAA bid; Jacobs begins search for replacement

AU HOOPS: Lebo fired after six years without NCAA bid; Jacobs begins search for replacement

For moments, when he contemplated the future of Auburn’s basketball program, Jay Jacobs pretended that the big, new, $92.5 million arena sitting outside his window was a mirage.

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SZVETITZ COLUMN: Chuck Person at Auburn just makes sense

SZVETITZ COLUMN: Chuck Person at Auburn just makes sense

When Jay Jacobs hired Gene Chizik, one point the Auburn athletic director kept coming back to was that Chizik was the best “fit” to lead the Tigers.

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AU HOOPS: Tigers eliminated by Florida, Lebo’s status up in air

AU HOOPS: Tigers eliminated by Florida, Lebo’s status up in air

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On a similar makeshift podium last year in the bowels of the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., Jeff Lebo stumped for his team’s candidacy as an at-large NCAA Tournament team with the gusto of a politician.

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AU HOOPS: Tide drop Tigers in ugly regular-season finale

AU HOOPS: Tide drop Tigers in ugly regular-season finale

TUSCALOOSA — The first foul came a little more than 2 minutes after he stepped on the court.

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Full wrap from Duluth: Smalley, Alverson cash in with big 3’s in Auburn’s upset victory over Florida

Full wrap from Duluth: Smalley, Alverson cash in with big 3’s in Auburn’s upset victory over Florida

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DULUTH, Ga.—Nell Fortner likes to think she has a 3-point shooting team, even if the numbers don’t exactly back it up.

The Tigers entered their SEC tournament first-round game with Florida ranked at t…

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