Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - It’s that time of year again. Students are moving back to Auburn, some for the first time, and classes begin on Monday.
Not only is Auburn becoming alive again with academics, Auburn sports are beginning to start up for the year with soccer kicking off their regular season first.
If you’re new to Auburn, or a faithful Auburn fan, and want to enjoy some fun and free, most of the time, events, the athletes of Auburn are welcoming the support from their Auburn Family.
Here is the breakdown of what you can expect from Auburn Athletics in the coming weeks and months.
Soccer, Volleyball, and Football are the main fall sports at Auburn. Both Men’s and Women’s Golf will begin their seasons in September and will play throughout the school year in various locations across the country.
Equestrian is another Auburn sport that will begin at the end of September and will continue throughout the school year. Along with Swimming and Diving, which is set to begin in October.
Soccer begins its season first on August 18, facing South Alabama, and will play their regular season through October. Games are absolutely free for students; all you have to do is bring your Ignited Card to the games to gain entry.
All home games are played at the Auburn Soccer Complex, which is behind the Red Barn and across from the Football Training Center.
Volleyball is next to start their regular season on August 19 against UAB. Their games are also free for students with an Ignited Card.
Volleyball will play all their home matches in the Auburn Arena through November.
The main fall sport at Auburn, and maybe the biggest event that takes place on campus each Saturday, is Football. Auburn Football has already made waves throughout the SEC this year after only two weeks of training camp.
The Tigers kick off their season on September 2 against Georgia Southern at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is conveniently right in the middle of campus. Football will play their regular season through the end of November, ending with the famous Iron Bowl.
Football is the only sport at Auburn that is not free for students. In order to attend games you must buy tickets online through AU Access and have your Ignited Card with you at all games.
Equestrian will start their long regular season on September 22 and will compete through March before playoffs begin. Their competitions are free to students with an Ignited Card. All home competitions are held at the Auburn University Horse Center, which is on Wire Road by the Vet School.
Swimming and Diving is another student favorite. The team is set to hold their first competition on October 16.
Swimming and Diving holds all competitions at the Auburn Aquatics Center, behind the Rec and Wellness Center. These competitions are, once again, free for students with an Ignited Card.
Baseball and Softball will also play a select number of games in the fall as warm-up for their spring seasons.
Their games will also be free for students with Ignited Cards. Baseball will play at Plainsman Park, across from Jordan-Hare Stadium. Softball will play at Jane B. Moore Field, next to the intermural fields.
Once November hits, the winter sports of Auburn will start to begin. Think basketball and gymnastics.
Both Men’s and Women’s Basketball will typically open their seasons in November. Both teams’ schedules for the 2017-2018 have not been released, but expect to see game times for their seasons come September.
Basketball is free for students with Ignited Cards. All home games for both men and women are held at the Auburn Arena. If it is a “big” game, plan accordingly. The student section in the arena is three quarters of the lower level and tends to fill up quickly.
Gymnastic will not start their season until the second semester, January 5. Gymnastics is a fan favorite among Auburn students. All matches are free for students with an Ignited Card.
Gymnastics will host all home competitions in the Auburn Arena.
Second semester will be the busiest for Auburn Athletics: Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Equestrian, Basketball, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, and Tennis.
Make sure to check the Auburn Athletics website frequently for game times, locations, and special event nights. All second semester sports are free for students with an Ignited Card.