AUBURN – The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee has selected Auburn University to serve as a first- and second-round host for the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.
The games will take place in the new Auburn Arena, which will be in its first year of operation. The 2011 event will mark the first time for Auburn to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament under its current bid format.
AUBURN – Members of the Auburn University family can show their colors this fall by participating in the upcoming All Auburn All Orange and College Colors Day loyalty programs.
Events begin on Friday, Sept. 4, with College Colors Day, a national movement in conjunction with the kick-off of the college football season. College Colors Day promotes higher education and celebrates the achievements, spirit and traditions of colleges and universities. Governor Riley has officially proclaimed Sept. 4 as College Colors Day in Alabama. The Auburn Family is encouraged to wear their orange and blue on College Colors Day to show support for the Tigers.
Auburn fans can continue to show their support at home events throughout the fall by participating in All Auburn All Orange. Established in 2004 to celebrate the unity and spirit of the Auburn family, the All Auburn All Orange program encourages fans to purchase and wear the official All Auburn All Orange T-shirt to designated events.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s campus will be filled with activities Saturday, April 18, for football fans and other guests in town attending various events. Highlighting the day will be the A-Day football scrimmage at 1 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium as new head coach Gene Chizik gives the public its first look at the 2009 Tigers. After the game, fans will be allowed on the field for an autograph session with the team. More information about the game, which is being presented by the U.S. Navy, can be found at www.auburntigers.com.
Prior to the game, the Auburn Alumni Association will host its Minority Alumni Involvement Now, or MAIN, A-Day tailgate party from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Nichols Center lawn near Jordan-Hare Stadium’s west entrance. More information is available at www.aualum.org. The Student Alumni Association and the Auburn University Parents Association will have their Spring Family Day Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Wallace Center lawn. Details are at www.auburn.edu/parents/spring09.html.
AUBURN – David Housel, athletic director emeritus at Auburn University, will speak at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., on “Victory Auburn Style.”
Housel’s talk is part of the museum’s monthly Free Night offering and will be followed by a reception and a free wine tasting provided by Gus’s Fine Wine and Beer. His presentation is in conjunction with the exhibition, “Visions of Victory: 100 Years of Sports Photography, on display in the museum through Nov. 29.
AUBURN – Minority alumni of Auburn University are invited to a special tailgate event hosted by the Auburn Alumni Association prior to the annual A-Day game on Saturday, March 29. The Minority Alumni Involvement Now, or MAIN, A-Day Tailgate is a spring event held each year to help reconnect minority alumni with Auburn and with each other.
The tailgate event will begin at 11 a.m., two hours before the A-Day Game kickoff, and will take place at the corner of Roosevelt Drive and Duncan Drive at the usual location of the alumni hospitality tent. To register, visit the Auburn Alumni Web site at http://www.aualum.org/main/main-tailgate.html. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. There is no charge for children under 12.