In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news the 2024 football schedule has been announced and Auburn basketball wins the Rocket City Classic
It's the moment that the Auburn Tigers have been waiting for: the release of the 2024 schedule, including dates and opponents. After a roller coaster of a season in 2023, the Tigers are looking to bring in the first recruiting class under Hugh Freeze and take a step up from being middle-of-the-pack.
Interestingly, there will be two bye weeks in the 2024 season, one in October and one in November. Auburn football will welcome Cal and Oklahoma to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time and will play an SEC opponent the week before the Iron Bowl. The 2024 Auburn football schedule is as follows, per Auburn Live:
Aug. 31: Alabama A&M
Sept. 7: Cal
Sept. 14: New Mexico
Sept. 21: Arkansas
Sept. 28: Oklahoma
Oct. 5: AT Georgia
Oct. 12: BYE
Oct. 19: AT Missouri
Oct. 26: AT Kentucky
Nov. 2: Vanderbilt
Nov. 9: BYE
Nov. 16: Louisiana-Monroe
Nov. 23: Texas A&M
Nov. 30: AT Alabama
Auburn basketball takes care of business on the road
Meanwhile, Bruce Pearl and his squad traveled to Huntsville, AL, to take on UNC Asheville in the Rocket City Classic. The Tigers brought home a 87-62 victory, their second in a row on a neutral site.
Though Pearl called this "a trap game" against a smaller opponent right before the Tigers host USC at home, but Auburn basketball took the lead early and dominated throughout the entire game. 10 Tigers scored at least six points, and 51 points came from the bench, making it a fun game for the team, per Auburn Undercover:
"It felt good as a team to get out and run and just share the ball," Donaldson said. "I feel like everybody enjoys that. Anybody on the team enjoys that, really, when everybody's able to get out and run and get dunks, layups and easy buckets like that. And I know (Pearl) likes it."
Auburn basketball will next face USC at home from Neville Arena this Sunday, December 17.