During the halftime festivities of Auburn basketball's 66-60 victory over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban voiced his support for Lee County and the victims of the devastating tornadoes that claimed 23 lives Sunday.
“We’d like to join everyone in supporting all of the people in Lee County who were affected by the tornado, and I'm sure we will do that here at the University of Alabama," Saban said.
Before tipoff Tuesday, a moment of silence was observed at Coleman Coliseum for the 23 Lee County residents that lost their lives as a result of the EF4 tornado that tore through the Beauregard area, less than 10 miles from Auburn's main campus.
After the April 2011 tornadoes that caused tremendous damage to Tuscaloosa, Auburn University reached out in support by creating the "Toomer's for Tuscaloosa" campaign, which raised $76,150. In 2011, Auburn's football team, led then by Gene Chizik, helped with storm cleanup in Tuscaloosa.
Head to ThePlainsman.com for the latest stories surrounding Sunday's tragedy, including President Donald Trump's planned visit to Lee County.
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