Volleyball drops match to LSU, Gymnast amongst prime NIL earners

Good morning, Tiger followers. It’s time to dig into the newest information surrounding Auburn athletics.

At present’s rush is dominated closely by Ladies’s sports activities. We start by recapping Auburn Volleyball’s powerful five-set loss to LSU Wednesday, which ends their excellent season. We additionally preview Auburn Soccer’s highway journey to Kentucky on Thursday night time, as they give the impression of being to earn their first SEC win.

Our third information headline involving ladies’s sports activities is all about NIL. Which Auburn athlete is among the many nation’s Most worthy?

Lastly, the 2022 SEC Tipoff is ready to happen in Birmingham later this month, we reveal Auburn’s representatives for the Basketball media occasion.

Get your day began by catching up on the newest headlines surrounding Auburn athletics with Thursday’s Auburn Morning Rush:

Auburn Volleyball undefeated no extra

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Auburn Volleyball dropped their first sport of the season, falling to LSU in 5 units Wednesday night time, 3-2.

Auburn and LSU performed a troublesome battle within the first set, with LSU successful 25-20. Auburn would go on to win the subsequent two units, and LSU got here from behind to win the 4th set, forcing a winner-take-all fifth set.

LSU dominated the early portion of the set, main by as a lot as 9-1. Auburn chipped away to trim the result in 10-7 earlier than LSU started one other rally.

Akasha Anderson led Auburn with 22 kills whereas Jackie Barrett had 60 assists. Subsequent up for Auburn Volleyball is a house match with Georgia on Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.

Auburn Soccer travels to Kentucky for key SEC battle

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Auburn Soccer (4-3-5) appears to search out their first convention win of the season Thursday night time in Lexington, as they journey to face Kentucky (7-5) for a key SEC match.

The Tigers are 0-3-1 in SEC play. After shedding three straight video games by a 1-0 choice, Auburn tied Vanderbilt final Sunday, 1-1. Auburn’s [autotag]Grace Sklopan[/autotag] scored a objective within the seventeenth minute. The Tigers held onto the lead till the ultimate minute of regulation when Vanderbilt’s Ella Shamburger scored within the 89th minute.

Head coach [autotag]Karen Hoppa[/autotag] has ready her group all week to play at Kentucky, which is taken into account to be an ideal atmosphere for SEC soccer.

“Kentucky is actually a difficult place to play,” Hoppa stated. “They’re a type of groups which can be higher than their document signifies. They’ve three attacking gamers which can be pretty much as good as anybody within the league. Their offense is harmful, so we’re going to need to preserve bringing that shut-down protection if we wish to beat them.”

Auburn faces Kentucky Thursday night time at 6 p.m. CT. The sport may be seen on SEC Community+

Suni Lee amongst Most worthy athletes in ladies’s collegiate sports activities

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After successful three medals on the 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, together with a gold medal within the All-Round, it’s no shock that Auburn gymnast [autotag]Suni Lee[/autotag] has racked up loads of offers by means of NIL.

In line with On3’s NIL 100, which lists essentially the most worthwhile athletes in NCAA athletics in accordance with NIL worth, Lee is No. 2 amongst ladies student-athletes, and No. 10 total.

Lee has a NIL worth of $1.5 million, and a social media following of three.5 million between Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok. A number of partnerships that Lee has made by means of NIL embrace Amazon, Invisalign, Gatorade, and Goal.

Lee is second amongst NCAA gymnasts on the record, trailing solely Livvy Dunne of LSU who has a NIL worth of $2.3 million.

KD Johnson, Wendell Inexperienced Jr. to characterize Auburn at SEC Basketball Media Days

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SEC Media Days representatives are being introduced, which implies that basketball season is simply across the nook.

The SEC introduced every program’s attendees for the upcoming SEC Tipoff that’s set to be held from October 18-19 in Birmingham. Auburn will probably be represented by [autotag]Aicha Coulibaly[/autotag] and [autotag]Honesty Scott-Grayson[/autotag] from Ladies’s Basketball, in addition to [autotag]Wendell Inexperienced Jr.[/autotag] and [autotag]KD Johnson[/autotag] from the Males’s group.

Auburn Males’s Basketball will open the 2022-23 marketing campaign on Nov. 7 in opposition to George Mason at Neville Area, whereas Ladies’s Basketball tip off the season sooner or later later at dwelling in opposition to Sam Houston State.

Story initially appeared on Auburn Wire