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La. Tech falls to Auburn 37-13

Until Saturday, Auburn first-year head football coaches have a record of 16-8-1 for first-game play, Head Coach Gene Chizik has brought that record to 17-8-1.The Tigers beat Louisiana Tech 37-13, bringing their record to 1-0, 0-0 SEC.

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Women's Soccer Team Beats Kennesaw State Owls

The No. 21 Auburn women's soccer team (2-0-2, 0-0-0) beat the Kennesaw State University Owls Friday night, 3-1.The first half belonged to the Tigers.Senior midfielder Jenni Prescott opened up the scoring at the 29:10 mark of the first half with the assist going to sophomore midfielder Katy Frierson."It felt great to get the goal, I've been working hard this season to get the ball in the back of the net," Prescott said.Auburn took a 1-0 lead into the half.KSU came out in the second half and tied the score at one on a Jade Dempster goal at the 56:45 mark.Head Coach Karen Hoppa said the team played well and was pleased with the result.

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Hostess Spotlight: Tigerettes and Tiger Hosts

The Tigerettes and Tiger Hosts have served as the public relation representatives for the Auburn University Athletic Department since the fall of 1978, and they continue each year as an honored legacy and tradition of Auburn."As the official hosts of the athletic department I would say that having the opportunity to meet many different people and being able to form lasting relationships is one of the many things I cherish about being a part of this organization," said Dominique Neville, president of Tigerettes and Tiger Hosts.The group of 87 members works with the athletic department by assisting the Athletic Director, Tigers Unlimited, the Alumni Association and at community functions.They also work with the Office of University Recruitment, serving as a part of the athletic division of Students of Auburn Recruitment recruiting prospective student-athletes alongside Student Recruiters, operating in the academic division."We need as many people in the recruiting process as possible," said Doug Taylor, a sophomore in business.

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Wrestling Prepares for New Season

The Auburn University Club Wrestling Team is getting ready for the 2009-2010 season with practice just around the corner.The club is part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association with the season beginning in November and carrying through until spring. The team was a Division I sport at Auburn before it was cut by Title IX, which states that no one shall be denied to partake in any activity receiving Federal financial assistance based purely on sex.Audra Creech, a senior in psychology who joined the team last year, said there aren't many female wrestlers in her weight class."It's uncommon but not unheard of," Creech said.

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SEC Freshman of the Week: Amy Howard

The goalkeeper for the Auburn Women's Soccer team gave the team a confidence boost the first week of the season by nabbing the honor of SEC Freshman of the Week.Amy Howard received the honor after posting a shutout in the first game of her collegiate career.The two saves against Samford got recognition from more than just the fans."It was kind of a surprise, I played one game and I got the honor," Howard said.

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Soccer Shuts Out South Alabama, 3-0

The Auburn Women's Soccer team defeated the University of South Alabama on Sunday for its first win of the season.The teams battled it out in the pouring rain at Auburn's soccer complex.The Tigers were determined to win after a tie Friday night against Dayton."Friday night's game was frustrating, but a tie is always better than a loss," said senior midfielder Jenni Prescott.

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Welcome to the Show

"Ladies and gentlemen, please, would you bring your attention to me."Everyone on The Plains for the past two years knows that the opening line to the Saliva's "Ladies and Gentlemen" means football is here.By the time you pick this paper up, the RVs will have already started to file into their usual positions out at the beaches and the west parking lot.The regular season officially starts tonight with games like South Carolina at North Carolina State and Boise State vs.

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Auburn Wins War Eagle Invitational

Auburn's Head Coach Wade Benson and the Tigers' Volleyball Team began the 2009 season with a successful performance in the War Eagle Invitational.The Lady Tigers started off their season with high intensity and a win against Alabama A&M Friday.The team then went on to defeat the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Alabama A&M again Saturday."I thought it was a great start for this team," Benson said.

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Football Week 1: AU vs. La. Tech

The Tiger's off-season has seen more changes than Joe Paterno's years of coaching, with Head Coach Tommy Tuberville resigning after 10 seasons and new Head Coach Gene Chizik trying to instill a throwback, no-nonsense style of football.Chizik has talked a lot this off-season about what it means to be an "Auburn man" and is big on enforcing team rules and what he expects of his players, hoping it will create a disciplined squad.This will be Chizik's second coaching job at Auburn.

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Auburn Ignited Cards Give Reward Opportunities to Fans

Athletic tickets will no longer be available on the Auburn TigerCard.The Auburn University Athletics Department has released the new Auburn Ignited card to students for security purposes and to promote spirit points.The Auburn Ignited Program has been on the Plains for three years and is used as a motivator to get students to attend as many sporting events as possible and to provide support for Auburn athletics.