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STYLE GUIDE
The AuburnTigers.com style guide defines standards and provides templates for use on the official Auburn Athletics Department site. The goal is to convey a consistent image for Auburn Athletics. Within the style guide, you will find information to help build and maintain pages at AuburnTigers.com.
 
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DATELINES
Please use the AP style shown below to begin all releases. Always bold. Auburn is in all-caps with the AP abbreviation for Alabama and dash:
 
AUBURN, Ala. -- Text
 
For other locations, use the AP style, which is to put the dateline city in all-caps and the state or nation in lower case, followed by a dash. Large cities do not require state. | AP-Style State Abbreviations
 
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COMMON TERMS
AP style for commonly used sports terms:
 
3-pointer
backboard
backfield
bullpen
drop-back pass
end zone
fast break
free throw
goal line, goal-line stand

halftime
home run
hurry-up offense
jump shot
kick off (v), kickoff (n, adj.)
layup
offseason
offside
onside kick
pitchers' duel
place kick
postseason
red zone
runback
running back
seasons (lowercase: spring)
sideline, on the sidelines
walk-on
 
Auburn

The Plains, Tiger fans, Auburn Family, Loveliest Village on The Plains, #WarEagle, AuburnTigers.com
 
Academic All-America, Academic All-American
The only organization that can recognize or designate "Academic All-American" is CoSIDA. | More Info
 
All-America, All-American
The Associated Press recognizes only one All-America football and basketball team each year. In football, only Walter Camp's selections through 1924, and the AP selections after that, are recognized. Do not call anyone an All-America selection unless he is listed on either the Camp or AP roster. Similarly, do not call anyone an All-America basketball player unless an AP selection. The first All-America basketball team was chosen in 1948. Use All-American when referring specifically to an individual. Use All-America when referring to the team. 
 
Baseball numbers
Some sample uses of numbers: first inning, seventh-inning stretch, 10th inning; first base, second base, third base; first home run, 10th home run; first place, last place; one RBI, 10 RBIs. The pitcher's record is not 6-5. The final score was 1-0.
 
Coach
Lowercase in all uses, as a job description, not a formal title.
 
Football numbers
Use figures for yardage: The 5-yard line, the 10-yard line, a 5-yard pass play, he plunged in from the 2, he ran 6 yards, a 7-yard gain. But: a fourth-and-two play. The final score was 21-14. The team won its fourth game in 10 starts.
 
Golf numbers
Use figures for handicaps: He has a 3 handicap; a 3-handicap golfer, a handicap of 3 strokes; a 3-stroke handicap. Use figures for par listings: He had a par 5 to finish 2-up for the round, a par-4 hole; a 7-under-par 64, the par-3 seventh hole. The first hole, the ninth hole, a nine-hole course, the 10th hole, the back nine, the final 18.
 
Scores
Use figures exclusively, placing a hyphen between the totals of the winning and losing teams: The Reds defeated the Red Sox 4-3, the Giants scored a 12-6 football victory over the Cardinals, the golfer had a 5 on the first hole but finished with a 2-under-par score.
 
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ATHLETICS
Please include the "s" in Athletics when referring to the Auburn Athletics Department.
 
Right: Auburn Athletics Department, Athletics Director
Wrong: Auburn Athletic Department, Athletic Director
 
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WEBSITE & LINKS
Please use AuburnTigers.com when referencing our official site. Please capitalize the "A" in Auburn and "T" in Tigers. Do not include the "www". This aids in branding our URL.
 
Right: AuburnTigers.com
Wrong: www.auburntigers.com, auburntigers.com
 
If telling fans to visit a site or to email for more information, please link (use Code Editor in Netitor). External links off AuburnTigers.com should open in new window (see below).
 
HTML for link: AuburnTigers.com | HTML for email link: Email Us
 
Internal links to pages on AuburnTigers.com do not open in new windows. All external links off AuburnTigers.com open in new windows. The code target="_blank" opens a link in a new window:

Internal Link: Internal Link | External Link: External Link
 
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EMBED TWITTER WIDGET
Use this link for instructions on embedding a "Follow: X" Twitter widget:
https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons#follow
 
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BIRTHDATES & AGES
For security and privacy reasons, please do not post full birthdates (month, day and year) for student-athletes, coaches or staff.
 
Please do not include ages in bios (for individual, children, etc.). This aids in security and lengthens the "shelf life" of the content. It's not immediately outdated after a birthday.
 
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You will see tables, icons and graphics for use throughout the site. To use, create a new release, click "Enable Code Helper" and cut and paste these elements into your release. You will see an "x" before and after the content below. Highlight both the "x" before and after the tables to grab the content. Delete the "x"s once placed in Netitor.
 
To create only one space between text, tables, etc., click "Shift + Return" instead of "Return".
 
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This table can be used to highlight links to related content or multimedia:
 
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This 525-pixel wide version of the same table can be used near the top of a release to accommodate the default photo:
 
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Use this table at the top of any event preview release:
 
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 Sport vs. Opponent  
 Date  Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. (CT)
 Location  Auburn, Ala. | Facility (link to facility page)
 Tickets  Auburn Ticket Office (link to sport-specific ticket page)
 TV/Radio  If any
 Online  Live Webcast on Auburn All-Access | Live Stats (link)
 Promotions  If any (link to sport-specific promotions page)
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Opening Comment:
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Square Logos
You may replace the Auburn logo in the header above with another SEC school logo:
 
Alabama  Arkansas  Auburn  Florida  Georgia  Kentucky  LSU  Mississippi State  Missouri  Ole Miss  South Carolina  Tennessee  Texas A&M  Vanderbilt  
 
SEC Matchup Logos
Logos boxes for use in recaps and championship pages:
 
Alabama
Alabama
Arkansas
Arkansas
Auburn
Auburn
Florida
Florida
Georgia
Georgia
Kentucky
Kentucky
LSU
LSU
Mississippi State
Miss State
Ole Miss
Ole Miss
Missouri
Missouri
South Carolina
S Carolina
Tennessee
Tennessee
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

NCAA Matchup Logos
Logos boxes for use in recaps and championship pages:
 

Air Force

Akron

Alabama

Albany

App State

Arizona

Arizona State

Arkansas

Ark Pine Bluff

Army
Auburn
Auburn

Ball State

Baylor

Boise State

BC

Buffalo

BYU

California

Cal-Davis

Cal-Fullerton

Central Ark

Chattanooga

Cincinnati

Clemson

Colorado

Connecticut

Cornell

Duke

East Carolina

E Michigan

Florida

Florida State

Fresno State

Georgetown

Georgia

Georgia Tech

Gonzaga

Hawaii

Houston

Idaho

Idaho State

Illinois

Illinois State

Indiana

Indianapolis

Iona

Iowa

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas State

Kent

Kentucky

La Lafayette

La Tech

Louisville

LSU

Marshall

Maryland

Memphis

Michigan

Michigan St.

Milwaukee

Minnesota

Mississippi St

Ole Miss

Missouri

Missouri St

Navy

NC Central

NC State

Nebraska

Nevada

N Hampshire

New Mexico

N Carolina

Northwestern

Notre Dame

Ohio State

Oklahoma

Okla State

Oregon

Oregon State

Penn State

Pittsburgh

Purdue

Rice

Rutgers

SFA

SMU

South Carolina

South Florida

Southern Miss

Stanford

Syracuse

TCU

Temple

Tennessee

Texas

Tex Southern

Texas Tech

Texas A&M

Tulane

Tulsa

UAB

UCF

UCLA

USC

Utah

Utah State

Vanderbilt

Virginia

Virginia Tech

W Illinois

Wake Forest

Washington

Washington St

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Texas State

FIU

E Tenn St

Chattanooga

JMU

E Kentucky

Ala State

Arkansas St
Charleston
Charleston
Long Beach State
Long Beach
Mercer
Mercer
Samford
Samford
Troy
Troy
Saint Louis
Saint Louis
ULM
La-Monroe
SIU
SIU
Green Bay
Green Bay
Jacksonville State
Jax State
Oakland
Oakland
Loyola Chicago
Loyola
Tennessee Women
Tenn Women
FAU
FAU
Western Carolina
W Carolina
Auburn
TX Woman's
Auburn
Florida A&M
Auburn
Murray St.
Auburn
Nicholls St
Auburn
NW State
Auburn
Paine College
Auburn
Tennessee St.
Auburn
G. Southern
Auburn
Ala A&M
Auburn
St. John's
Auburn
Presbyterian
UGA WBB
Georgia WBB
Auburn
Kennesaw St.
Auburn
Coppin State
Auburn
Bethune-Cook
Auburn
NDSU
Auburn
Tenn. Tech
Auburn
Omaha
Auburn
Winthrop
Auburn
Radford
Auburn
IPFW
Auburn
Savannah St.
Auburn
Georgia State
Auburn
Drake
Auburn
Davidson
Auburn
FGCU
Auburn
UC Irvine
Auburn
S. Illinois
Auburn
North Dakota
Auburn
G. Washington
Auburn
Auburn
Auburn
Auburn
Auburn
Auburn