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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, schedule, games today: Georgia, Auburn battle SEC foes

The stakes are ratcheting up this week in college football as teams jockey for positioning in the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings that will be released Tuesday. The headliner is No. 3 Ohio State’s game with No. 9 Indiana, but several other teams with playoff aspirations will be in action as well.

While No. 4 Clemson’s game at Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff, No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Cincinnati, No. 8 BYU, No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 11 Oregon will all be in action before the evening wave of games even arrives. It would likely take a significant upset at the top for someone other than the current top-four in the polls — Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Clemson — to crack the debut top four in the CFP rankings. 

But it’s been a crazy year, and with a ton of ranked

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Auburn vs. Tennessee odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 12 predictions from proven model

The No. 23 Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers are set to square off in an SEC matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn is 4-2 overall and 3-0 at home, while Tennessee is 2-4 overall and 1-2 on the road. The Vols are just 1-4-1 against the spread. Auburn has a 3-3 ATS mark. 

The Tigers are favored by 10 points in the Auburn vs. Tennessee odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under is set at 49.5 points. Before entering any Tennessee vs. Auburn picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 39-21 on

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Auburn University unveils Student Center naming in honor of Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton

Melton—the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and first African American president of the Auburn Student Government Association, or SGA—was joined by his wife, Kimberly, parents, Augustus and Carole, and several other family members at the half-hour ceremony. Melton—a 1988 Auburn graduate who studied international business and Spanish—was appreciative while giving remarks in front of the building, which is in the heart of campus near Jordan-Hare Stadium and Haley Center.

Auburn University owes me nothing, it really doesn’t, and already it has given me all I could ever hope or ask for,” said Melton, who became Auburn SGA president in 1987. “It is a privilege to hear so many great things said about me, many of which I don’t feel like I can even begin to deserve. Thank you to Dr. [Jay] Gogue for his continued leadership of this institution and the members of the Board of

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Cavs draft former Auburn University standout Isaac Okoro fifth overall

The Cleveland Cavaliers have added a wing player to their collection of young talent.

The Cavs on Wednesday night, Nov. 18, selected former Auburn University standout Isaac Okoro fifth overall. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Okoro is the Cavs’ third top-eight selection in as many years, joining 6-1 guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.

Okoro averaged 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his lone season at Auburn. He shot 51.4% from the field and 28.6% from 3-point range.

The Atlanta native was ranked as the draft’s fifth-best prospect by The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie. ESPN had Okoro as the draft’s No. 7 prospect.

Okoro has drawn rave reviews for his quickness, leaping ability, defense, feel for the game and his ability to finish at the hoop. His biggest drawback, according to scouts, is he’s not a very good shooter.

Okoro will sign a two-year contract that is estimated to be worth

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College football schedule, Week 13 kickoff times: Alabama vs. Auburn in Iron Bowl picked for SEC on CBS

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Thanksgiving weekend in the SEC usually brings a slate full of traditional and in-state rivalries that are as engrained into college football’s November routines as the feasts that will be enjoyed across the country. The lack of nonconference games has taken some of those out of rotation, but one of the best rivalries in the entire sport remains. What better pick for the SEC on CBS Game of the Week on Thanksgiving weekend than the rivalry that has divided family and friends in the state of Alabama for decades: the Iron Bowl. 

No. 23 Auburn’s trip to No. 1 Alabama has been set for the 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call from Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game can be seen on CBS and streamed on CBSSports.com or through CBS All Access and the CBS Sports App on mobile or OTT devices. 

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Auburn University releases plans for spring semester

Auburn students who thought ahead to spring break will need to cancel their plans. Friday afternoon, Auburn University announced changes to its academic schedule, including the cancellation of spring break.

The spring 2021 academic plans have modifications to the calendar as well as updated protocols designed to create a safe environment.

Instead of spring break, Auburn will start its semester late and will add a number of “wellness days” throughout the semester, as well as a “reading day” before final exams start. The university will open Jan. 4 as planned, but the semester will start on Jan. 11. The wellness days are on Feb. 16, March 10 and April 1. While campus remains open on those days, no classes will meet.

Classes end on April 22 with the reading day on the 23. All exams will be wrapped up by the 30th, and graduation ceremonies will be held from May

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Auburn University researchers aim to fuel new markets from hurricane-ravaged timber

The research is funded by a $1.05 million federal appropriation to the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the USDA. These funds will be allocated to four Auburn research teams led by faculty members Sole Peresin, assistant professor of forest biomaterials; Tom Gallagher, the Regions Professor of Forest Operations; Brian Via, the Regions Professor of Forest Products; and Yucheng Peng, assistant professor of sustainable packaging systems. Each researcher will work with a Forest Service representative.

Graeme Lockaby, the Clinton-McClure Professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, said the idea began as he spoke to landowners who were facing the ravages of Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 tropical cyclone that made landfall Oct. 10, 2018, and obliterated hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of timber in the Southeast.  

Landowners had just 30 days to extract downed timber because the region’s hot, wet climate

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Auburn University political science professors address concerns, questions about voting, election during hourlong webinar

Auburn University political science professors address concerns, questions about voting, election during hourlong webinar

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AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 23, 2020

AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Six Auburn University political science professors addressed public concern about everything from cybersecurity to potential wait times at polling locations less than two weeks ahead of Election Day during an hourlong webinar session on Friday.

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Mitchell Brown, Kathleen Hale, Soren Jordan, Jon Fisk, Bridgett King and Ryan Williamson—all members of Auburn’s Election Administration Initiative, or EAI—joined Auburn Student Government Association Executive Vice President of Outreach Michael Bennett to offer their thoughts about the impending elections in a webinar titled “Voting in 2020: What to Expect.” The group discussed a variety of topics during the session, including polling location logistics, early voter turnout and post-election procedure, taking questions from a group of attendees that included media,

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Auburn vs. Ole Miss odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 8 predictions from proven model

The Ole Miss Rebels and the Auburn Tigers will face off in an SEC clash at noon ET on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field. The Rebels are 1-3 overall and 0-2 at home, while Auburn is 2-2 overall and 0-2 on the road. The two SEC West rivals have met 43 times and Auburn holds a 33-10 advantage in the series.

However, the two sides have split their last three meetings against the spread 1-1-1 and the Rebels are 2-2 against the spread on the season, while Auburn is 1-3 against the number. The Tigers are favored by 3.5-points in the latest Auburn vs. Ole Miss odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 70.5. Before entering any Ole Miss vs. Auburn picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game

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South Carolina beats Auburn for 1st time in 87 years: College football Top 25 roundup

Kevin Harris had two touchdown runs and South Carolina turned three interceptions into points to beat No. 15 Auburn for the first time in 87 years, a 30-22 victory on Saturday.

The Tigers (2-2 Southeastern Conference) had won eight in a row in the series and jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes. But Bo Nix threw three interceptions and the host Gamecocks (2-2) cashed in each time to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a year.

Shi Smith had eight catches, including a 10-yard TD grab midway through the third quarter that put South Carolina ahead for good, 20-19.

Auburn was driving on its following series when Nix threw his third interception — and second to cornerback Jaycee Horn who brought the ball down the left sidelines to the Tigers 8. Harris was in the end zone a play later for

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