Auerbach, Nicole
Nicole Auerbach
The Athletic
Nicole Auerbach covers national college football for The Athletic. Previously, she was a national college football and basketball writer for USA Today for nearly six years.
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Setting up your Saturday: The Big Ten’s big debut is finally here
Four of the five Power 5 leagues will be back in action on Saturday as the Big Ten makes its return to the gridiron this weekend. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach previews a nearly-full slate of college football action this weekend.
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Setting up your Saturday: Georgia-Alabama highlights 12 hours of top-5 action
13 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach details another round of big games and offers some possible roadmaps for a full day of watching college football.
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Setting up your Saturday: A Clemson-Miami prizefight and rare Red River stakes
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
Nicole Auerbach breaks down a big college football Saturday and provides a few potential gameplans for your day in front of the TV.
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The pandemic-proof simplicity of Mike Leach’s Air Raid
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
With limited practice time and all the quirks of a pandemic, many speculated that Mike Leach might struggle to install his offense in Starkville. As it turns out, his system may be a cheat code to success in such an unusual season.
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Setting Up Your Saturday: The first top-10 matchup of the year is here
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
Georgia and Auburn will square off in an early top-ten matchup that will help shape the SEC race. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach details a big college football weekend to help you plan how to spend your Saturday on the couch.
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Setting Up Your Saturday: The SEC and all its Playoff hopefuls have arrived
While the season is technically a few weeks old, the debut of SEC football makes this Saturday decidedly more exciting. Nicole Auerbach returns with her weekly roadmap for plotting your day in front of the TV.
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Return-to-play (and two-a-days?) on the minds of leaders before a new CFB season
Before a 2020 college football season can be played, the teams must get back into shape. How that looks after the coronavirus pandemic canceled spring football remains up in the air, but it is of the utmost importance to coaches and athletic administrators around the nation.
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The Athletic: We tried the workouts CFB strength coaches create for quarantine
With self-isolation and quarantining continuing for the foreseeable future, how are college football players going to stay in shape for the upcoming season? Around the country, coaches are devising unique at-home workouts in order to keep student-athletes fit.
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What college football teams lose when spring football is lost
It's adjustment season in college football as coaches face the unfamiliar challenge of losing spring practices. Both long-tenured staffs and new hires eager to install new systems are making contingency plans with no idea whether they'll get the practice time back.
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The Athletic: Beset on all sides by NIL reform, the NCAA has begun to understand its fight
8 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
The biggest test facing the NCAA today is whether or not student-athletes should be able to profit off their name, image and likeness. With more and more states passing legislation, the NCAA is finally starting to understand the fight that they're in.
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For commissioners, Playoff expansion has become an open conversation
The playoff debate is a popular topic in college football, and fans aren't the only ones calling for an expanded eight-team field. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach provides the latest surrounding Playoff discussions among conference commissioners.
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I Was There: The Athletic’s writers relive the most memorable games of the 2010s
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 mo ago by Andy Staples
College football fans have been treated to many incredible moments and games over the last decade. From the "Kick Six" to Johnny Football and many overtimes and Hail Marys in between, The Athletic's staff compiles the most memorable games they've covered.
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‘What just happened?’ An oral history of LSU and Texas A&M’s history-making 7-OT marathon
The 2018 Texas A&M-LSU seven overtime game will always be remembered as one of the greatest college football games ever played. Now, as the Aggies and Tigers prepare to meet again, The Athletic offers an oral history of the wildest night in Kyle Field history.
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Setting Up Your Thanksgiving Weekend: How to navigate a loaded rivalry week
The final weekend viewing guide of the year is a super-sized one, with a fascinating Friday in-store before high-stakes rivalries are renewed. Nicole Auerbach provides a guide for you to maximize your Thanksgiving weekend.
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Setting up Your Saturday: Viewing plans for 2019’s penultimate full weekend
11 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
The end of the 2019 regular season is fast approaching, and several teams are looking to lock-in their spots at the top of their respective divisions. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach analyzes the slate for Week 13.
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Setting up Your Saturday: Week 12's big games offer little room for error
11 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
The stretch run is here and with chaos at the top, Week 12 should provide more answers as litmus tests such as Oklahoma-Baylor take the field. Additionally, the top-tier teams will be focused on putting together complete performances.
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The Rival Next Door: The shortest road trip in Division II is also the most heated
The Battle of the Ravine is the shortest road trip in college football, as Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist literally cross the street each year to renew their rivalry. Nicole Auerbach profiles the annual clash between neighbors and friends.
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Setting up your Saturday: The weekend we’ve all been waiting for has arrived
11 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
LSU-Alabama is undoubtedly the main event on Saturday, however, Weekend 11 offers a full array of games with implications of all sizes and on paper appears to be some of the best matchups this season.
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Setting up your Saturday: Florida-Georgia headlines spotty Week 10 slate
Two massive clashes of unbeatens loom next week, but Week 10 provides games worth keeping an eye on, including "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" as Florida takes on Georgia.
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Setting up your Saturday: Week 8 is all about stretch-run positioning
Halfway through the college football season, we have learned a lot about the national landscape, including a top tier all gunning for a CFP spot. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach analyzes the slate for a Saturday with the potential for upsets.
 
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