December 2001 Issue - On Newsstands Now!

Young Coaching Duo Follows Hoop Dreams

Women's assistant basketball coach Carolyn "C.J." Jones Young and men's assistant basketball coach Chariton Young are heavily involved with the game they love. Charlton Young's playing days are finished, but C.J. is doing double-duty as a professional player and as an assistant on Joe Ciampi's staff. By Phillip Marshall

Greater Expectations

The future, both the short term and long term, looks brighter for the Auburn women's gymnastics team. With star Sally Cantrell making a comeback from injury and a very strong signee class on board, third-year coach Jeff Thompson should put a talented and exciting team on the floor this season. By Jason Caldwell

Bird Migrates South For Fresh Start

Derrick Bird's collegiate basketball career got off to a rough start. A change of scenery did wonders for the shooting guard and attracted the attention of Auburn's coaches, who appear to be very happy with their new starter. By Ryan Powell

Battle Of The Bulge

When Monreko Crittenden declared war on his excess weight, with lots of help from drill sergeant Kevin Yoxall, he became a better football player. The Auburn coaches say the redshirt sophomore has made major strides, but has a long way to go before reaching his potential. By Lorie Johnson

Tigers In Pro Sports

Auburn University has made major contributions to the ranks of major league professional sports. The report features Auburn's representatives in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, WNBA and the PGA tour. By Ryan Powell