AUBURN, Ala. — It's almost here. By the end of the week, Auburn's fall camp will be off and running. Then it's a rapid run-up to the season opener on Aug. 30, when the Tigers host the Arkansas Razorbacks at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Keeping this in mind, all of the links today have a decidedly Auburn feel.
1. The Baseball Hall of Fame ceremonies took place Sunday. The indomitable Chuck Williams was up in Cooperstown, N.Y., to cover all the festivities, so if you haven't checked out his work already, do so now. From Frank Thomas to Thomas' former coach at Columbus High, Bobby Howard, Williams produced a ton of content. And in his best piece from the weekend, Williams writes of one family that made the journey to Cooperstown to fulfill a promise.
2. It's still no guarantee Chris Davis will make San Diego's roster. But he's continued to do good things, leading one of the most respected talent evaluators in NFL history to ponder why the Iron Bowl hero wasn't drafted.
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3. The 2014 season hasn't even started yet, but Rivals is already looking ahead — to 2016. Today it released the the 16 prospects that will debut with five stars beside their names. At the top of the list is receiver Nate Craig, who committed to Auburn last week. In addition, Rivals unveiled its initial top 100 players for 2016, which includes a pair of players from the Bi-City area (Carver's Jawon Pass and Central's John Broussard and a handful of players the Tigers are recruiting heavily (Tavien Feaster, Stephen Davis Jr., Lyndell Wilson and Deontay Anderson, among others).
4. Just how good is Craig? Check out a sampling of his highlights from last season below.