Oct. 21, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn head basketball coach Jeff Lebo and his wife Melissa will be attending Red Carpet Day at the Children"s Hospital ofAlabama on 7th Avenue South in Birmingham Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Lebo will visit with the sick children after attending SEC Basketball Media Day Wednesday morning.
"The Children"s Hospital of Birmingham has been wonderful to many sick children, and I am really looking forward to spending some time with them," said Lebo. "They are battling many different diseases, and that is the ultimate game."
Lebo will be signing autograph photos and posing for pictures while meeting many of the children.
A couple of Tigers have been banged up during the first four days of basketball practice, but freshman Frankie Sullivan has been impressive. Senior Rasheem Barrett has not practiced at all after a bad groin pull last Friday. Tay Waller tweaked his knee Tuesday and did not practice Wednesday while Brandon McGee missed Monday with a bruised knee.
"From a competitive standpoint, practices have been good," said Lebo. "We have gone slowly and have done a lot of teaching in the first few days. We spent the majority of our time on the defensive end. Rasheem hasn"t practiced because of a bad groin pull, and we are hoping to get him back this weekend.
"When you start practice, the veteran players are well ahead of the newcomers. I really like the effort of the new guys from the start. Frankie Sullivan has been impressive from the standpoint of picking things up and wanting to learn. He is very coachable and has been very impressive in practice. It is nice to have a very competitive practice. We haven"t had one where we had everyone there. Rasheem may be able to do non-contact things Friday."
Auburn plays its only exhibition game against Morehouse Nov. 7 before playing its season opener at home against Missouri State Nov. 14. Season tickets are currently on sale for the 19-game home portion of the schedule for $199. Single-game adult tickets are $10 for non-conference games and $15 for SEC games except for the Alabama game, which are $20.
Two mini-SEC ticket packages for $50 each are available with the Orange pack consisting of the Alabama, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Arkansas games and the Blue pack consisting of the Florida, Tennessee, Ole Miss and LSU games. Non-conference single-game tickets will go on sale Dec. 1 while the exhibition game is free.
Holiday Game student section seats for NON-STUDENTS are $5 each for the Tulane, Alabama State, Alabama A&M and Southeastern Louisiana games. The Family Fun Zone for upper sections 17-26 are $10 each and are available for all SEC home games except for the Alabama game. Fun Zone tickets consisting of 311 seats are sold on game day only at the box office. Group tickets of 20 or more tickets are available for $5 each for all games except for Alabama with a required advance purchase.
For more information, please call the Tigers Unlimited or Athletic Department ticket office at 1-800-AUB-1957 or visit www.auburntigers.com.