- Bodda Getta Daily Brew
- Bodda Getta Daily Brew 1/26: Who's Cutting Onions?
Bodda Getta Daily Brew 1/26: Who's Cutting Onions?
DeWanna Bonner becomes fifth player Auburn women's basketball player to have her jersey retired
Good morning. With tears in her eyes, DeWanna Bonner pointed to the Neville Arena rafters, where a spotlight shined on her No. 24.
“This is my home,” she said. “I grew up here. This is my family atmosphere, this is where I get my love, my joy.”
Auburn honored its all-time scoring leader Sunday before the Tigers defeated Alabama, the fifth player in program history to have her jersey retired, joining Carolyn Jones, Ruthie Bolton, Becky Jackson and Vickie Orr.
“This has been probably one of the best weekends of my life,” Bonner said at halftime after an on-court recognition of Auburn women’s basketball players from the 1970s to the 2020s. “I bleed orange and blue. Blood, sweat and tears here for four years. It was all worth it for this moment.”
What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?
🎾 ITA Kickoff Weekend gets underway tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT in NC
👟 Auburn Track & Field faces big SEC competition @ Razorback Invitational
🐅 And much, much more!
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Jeff’s Juggernaut. The No. 13 Auburn gymnastics team is set to travel to No. 4 Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks Friday night to go head to head at 7 p.m. CT in Barnhill Arena, and the meet will be streamed on SEC Network+.
"Arkansas is going to have a great crowd and have proven they are a great team early in the season," head coach Jeff Graba said. "If we do a good job on Friday, I think we can compete with anybody in the country."
The Tigers are closing out the month of January having faced a gauntlet of opponents. Not a single meet in the season-opening month was against a team outside the top 10.
"We're in a really good spot right now," Graba said. "Physically, I think we're doing really good gymnastics."
Auburn returns to Neville Arena on February 2, hosting its first-ever quad meet in the regular season. The Tigers will welcome Temple, Fisk and Talladega to the Plains, and the meet will kick off at 7 p.m. CT.
🔼 Order on the Court. No. 14 Auburn will play for a chance to participate in the 2024 ITA National Indoor Team Championships over the weekend in Durham, North Carolina, at ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Tigers' first match will be at 5:30 p.m. CT against Denver on Friday, and their second match will be against either host school Duke or Princeton on Saturday.
Last season, Auburn hosted ITA Kickoff Weekend and defeated both UCSB and UCF to punch its ticket to the Indoor Championships in Seattle.
Denver will enter the weekend with a 2-0 record, No. 15 Duke will enter with a 4-0 record and Princeton with a 1-0 record. The Blue Devils have four ranked singles players, while Princeton has one ranked doubles team and one ranked singles player.
The weekend will begin on Friday with Duke and Princeton at 2 p.m. CT, prior to the Tigers' match against Denver. The winners of each respective match will face each other in the championship match on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT, while the losers will follow in the consolation match at 6 p.m. CT.
🔼 All in Favour. Auburn Track & Field looks to continue its strong start to the indoor season as the Tigers head to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 26-27 at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The meet will start with the men's heptathlon on Friday at 11:35 a.m. CT and Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.
The men will go toe-to-toe with nine nationally ranked teams and nine SEC opponents, including the reigning indoor champion, Arkansas. The Auburn women will also have to face the reigning indoor women's SEC champions as well as 11 nationally-ranked programs.
"We would like to see some things develop more on the track," Auburn track & field head coach Leroy Burrell said. "On the men's side, we will give Favour Ashe an opportunity to confirm his performance from the dual meet a couple of weeks ago. I want to see how he performs with more competition."
The team opened the season in Birmingham at the inaugural Harvey Glance Tide & Tiger Dual Meet, where Ashe logged the No. 1 time, nationally, in the 60m at 6.53 and was awarded the SEC Men's Co-Runner of the Week following the performance.
Live results from the meet can be found on flashresults.com.
🤔 TIGER TRIVIA
Meet Us Halfway. The Auburn gymnastics team is currently ranked No. 13 in this week's RoadToNationals.com rankings.
The Tigers improved their average to 196.883 after scoring another 197.025 last Friday vs. Florida in Neville Arena. Auburn faces off with Arkansas tonight at 6:45 p.m. CT on SEC Network+ in Fayetteville.
"Our ranking this week shows that we are slowly improving," head coach Jeff Graba said. "However, we have a big task ahead of us going on the road to No. 4 Arkansas.”
That brings us to today’s question—what is Auburn’s overall record vs. Arkansas in gymnastics?
Think you know the answer? Scroll down to the bottom to find out!
🐅 ONE BIG THING
Pitch Perfect. It’s been a bit since soccer was on the radar, but with 29,419 minutes played between these returning athletes, it’s time to get on the ball.
📬 FORWARDED BY A FRIEND
Did someone send you the Bodda Getta Daily Brew? Well, the first thing you should do is thank them. The next thing you should do is subscribe here and get it in your inbox every weekday morning just in time for your first cup of coffee!
🏆 VICTORY FORMATION
We’re calling on YOU to be part of our On To Victory movement!
Become a member of On To Victory today to support Auburn student-athletes. Your support fuels their success and our success. Let's go, Auburn Family!
📅 THE WEEK AHEAD
👟 XCTF @ Razorback Invitational
🤸🏼♂️ Gymnastics @ Arkansas - TBA
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Denver @ ITA Kickoff @ 5:30 p.m. CT
👟 XCTF @ Razorback Invitational
🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Duke or Princeton @ ITA Kickoff @ Time TBA
🏌️♀️ Women’s Golf at Lady Bulldog Individual
🏀 Men’s Basketball @ Mississippi State @ 2:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network | Live Audio
🎾 Men’s Tennis @ ITA Kickoff Weekend @ Time TBA | Live Stats
🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: Auburn has 11 wins and 9 losses vs. Arkansas in meets that have taken place from Mar 2, 2007 - Mar 18, 2023.
🐅 Have a great Friday, y’all