Monday, December 9 2013 7:46 PM EST2013-12-10 00:46:59 GMT
The rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide continues to thrive as each competes for bragging rights, championship wins and big awards.More >>
The rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide continues to thrive as each competes for bragging rights, championship wins and big awards. Monday afternoon, the Heisman Foundation announced six finalists for this year's award and on the list are representatives from both schools.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-12-09 23:40:52 GMT
Transcripted provided by Auburn University Athletics Dept.THE MODERATOR: At this time I'd like to introduce the head coach for the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher. Coach, welcome and congratulationsMore >>
THE MODERATOR: At this time I'd like to introduce the head coach for the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher. Coach, welcome and congratulations on a terrific regular season and ACC Conference Championship.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-09 22:57:00 GMT
The first year head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Gus Malzahn, is one of the eight finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunctionMore >>
The first year head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Gus Malzahn, is one of the eight finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-12-09 22:00:30 GMT
As Auburn heads to the national championship game in Pasadena they'll be getting support from all across the state, including many Alabama football fans. If you want a quick pulse check of the AlabamaMore >>
As Auburn heads to the national championship game in Pasadena they'll be getting support from all across the state, including many Alabama football fans.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 3:57 PM EST2013-12-09 20:57:20 GMT
SEC champion Auburn will play ACC champion Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The game will be played at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., with kickoffMore >>
SEC champion Auburn will play ACC champion Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Here is information on how to obtain tickets. More >>
AUBURN, Ala. – College Baseball Lineup has created the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball's breakout player of the year.
The to-be annual award will be given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season. Olson lettered at Auburn from 1986-88 and is the school's only two-time All-America selection.
As a freshman he was 7-3 with a 5.72 ERA in 19 appearances (14 starts) before being turned into one of the top relievers in college baseball history his sophomore year. In 1987 he was 11-1 with 10 saves and a 1.26 ERA in 42 relief appearances while in 1988 he was 7-3 with 10 saves and a 2.00 ERA, striking out 113.
His 20 career saves rank tied for fourth in Auburn history while his 271 career strike outs are sixth. His .781 winning percentage (25-7) is also fifth all-time in Auburn history.
"I was very pleased to hear that an annual college baseball award is to be named for Gregg Olson," former Auburn head coach Hal Baird said.
"Gregg pioneered the position of late inning closer at a time when no one put their most talented pitcher in the bullpen. Not only was he the first, but it is arguable that he remains the best in the annals of college baseball. He was a two-time First Team All-American, which was unprecedented for a closer, and he was the highest First Round draft pick ever for a college reliever. He was a totally dominant force who literally changed the strategies of our opponents due to his ability to shorten the game. In short Gregg changed the college game forever and the most appropriate accolade given him, in my opinion, was in 2000 when Baseball America named him the college closer of the century, which in effect means the greatest college closer of all time. True praise indeed."
Olson remains the highest drafted player to ever come out of Auburn, being taken fourth overall in the 1988 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He won the 1989 American League Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the All-Star Team in just his second season in the major leagues.
In a 14-year career as a reliever, Olson compiled 217 saves with a 40-39 record, 588 strike outs and a 3.46 ERA in 672 innings. The Olson Award has been developed to honor college baseball's success stories and showcase players like Olson who have raised the level of their game through hard work, strength of mind and determination.
Eligible players will be those who are omitted from major publication's preseason All-American prognostications; however by the end of the season their on-the-field performance will demonstrated that they are among the top amateur baseball players in the nation.
The winner of the 2013 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Neb., during the College World Series. A Watch List is scheduled to be released Monday, May 20th. At the conclusion of the regular season a selection of five finalists will be made by an independent panel.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>