Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Kendall, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Kendall, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Marking the official 35th anniversary of Actors' Playhouse, during opening night on February 3, the organization will celebrate with an anniversary street party.Actors' Playhouse will present the Miami premiere of Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville coming to the Miracle Theatre. The production will run for a limited time beginning February 1 through February 26 with performances running from Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sun...
Actors' Playhouse will present the Miami premiere of Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville coming to the Miracle Theatre. The production will run for a limited time beginning February 1 through February 26 with performances running from Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on select Saturdays. Ticket prices range from $40 to $100 and can be purchased by calling (305) 444-9293 or by visiting www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Marking the official 35th anniversary of Actors' Playhouse, during opening night on February 3, the organization will celebrate the momentous occasion with an anniversary street party inclusive of cocktails by Bacardi U.S.A., bites by Catering by Les and Edda's Cake Designs, and music by SUÉNAFRO. Tickets for this Gala Opening Night celebration are $250.
Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy that features both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Cheeseburger in Paradise", "Margaritaville," "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," "Fins," "Volcano," and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia ("My Name is Earl," "Raising Hope") and Emmy Award nominee Mike O'Malley ("Survivor's Remorse," "Shameless"), this engaging fun-loving show is all about the choices we make-and the people we become-once we've had a change in latitude.
The show stars Sam Sherwood as Tully, Kayleen Seidl as Rachel, Jordan Bell as Brick, Cindy Pearce as Tammy, Kareema Khouri as Marley, Stephen G. Anthony as J.D., Elijah Word as Jamal, and Jeremy Sevelovitz as Chadd.
The company also features Christina Carlucci, Jeffrey "J. Case" Cason, Jr., Andy Garcia, Alexandra Grant, Melanie Johnston, Isabella Kwasnik, Taylor Hilt Mitchell (Ensemble/Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer), Hugo E. Moreno, Sofia Porcel, Meredith Pughe, Jermarcus Riggins and Paul Tuaty.
The show is directed by Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco, featuring choreography by Ron Hutchins, and musical direction by Nick Guerrero. The creative team is led by Gene Seyffer (Technical Direction), Carlos Correa (Production Manager), Sean McClelland (Scenic Design), Ellis Tillman (Costume Design), Eric Nelson (Lighting Design), Shaun Mitchell (Sound Design) and Jodi Dellaventura (Set Dressings & Properties Design).
This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners for Major Cultural Institutions, and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and the following sponsors: Azamara, Bacardi U.S.A., Lexus of Kendall, NBC 6 South Florida, Mega TV, Zeta 92.3 and South Florida PBS.
Ticket prices range from $40 to $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling (305) 444-9293, visiting www.ActorsPlayhouse.org, or at the Actors' Playhouse Box Office (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134). The theatre offers 10 percent off all weekday performances for seniors and $15 student rush tickets to any performance 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Group discounted rates are offered for ten patrons or more through the group sales department at (305) 444-9293 ext. 1 or on www.ActorsPlayhouse.org.
Preview performances will take place on Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, February 3 at 8 p.m. and the final performance will take place on Sunday, February 26. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Sundays at 3 p.m., and select Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Keep up with all updates about Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville and join the conversation by following Actors' Playhouse on Facebook @actorsplayhouse, Instagram @apmiracletheatre, YouTube @actorsplayhousecg and Twitter @apmiracle. #EscapeToMargaritaville
Career Source South Florida, will host nine job fairs at various MDC Campuses from Wednesday, Jan. 18, through Wednesday, March 29. These events are free and open to students and the community at large.MDC students and graduates can access their free Handshake Career Account, a free digital platform for job seekers, at ...
Career Source South Florida, will host nine job fairs at various MDC Campuses from Wednesday, Jan. 18, through Wednesday, March 29. These events are free and open to students and the community at large.
MDC students and graduates can access their free Handshake Career Account, a free digital platform for job seekers, at www.mdc.edu/mdcworks. Click on the Handshake button and enter MDC email address and password. Attendees are encouraged to dress in business attire and bring copies of their resume. Others can register on Eventbrite (links below).
Below a list of the fairs and their dates, times and locations.
For more information about MDC WORKS, visit www.mdc.edu/mdcworks.
Recruiting:2024 athlete Ricky Knight III has been offered by Florida State: I am HONORED and BLESSED to say that I have received my first offer from THE Florida State University #GoNoles ...
2024 athlete Ricky Knight III has been offered by Florida State:
I am HONORED and BLESSED to say that I have received my first offer from THE Florida State University #GoNoles #fsufootball @Coach_Norvell @Zerbe_FSU @RyanBartow @CoachAdamFuller @Andrew_Ivins @RWrightRivals @GHamilton_On3 @TheUCReport @ErikRichardsUSA @EricKresser @floridafireFB pic.twitter.com/Yz9F9AxO2h— Ricky Knight III (@Knight6Ricky) January 15, 2023
2025 QB Tramell Jones Jr is encouraging his five-star teammate to FSU:
Make the move https://t.co/5mT8HaK7B3— Tramell Jones Jr. (@TramellJonesJr) January 16, 2023
With the vast majority of the 2023 class accounted for; the focus has shifted to Rising Seniors and Juniors.
If you are a Seminole Booster Mike Norvell will be coming to a city near you very soon.
A couple of former Seminoles found new homes over the weekend.
Between RisingSpear and TheBattlesEnd FSU’s NIL prospects are in a good place:
I want to truly thank Rising Spear for empowering me to work with the kids from the Kendall Boys and girls club in Tamiami FL.If you would like to support the cause subscribe today at https://t.co/YExTkgDo73 pic.twitter.com/PzdvzS4Hno— Julian Armella (@ArmellaJulian) January 16, 2023
CBSSports did its final 131 rankings of the season with FSU finishing 10th and Miami and Florida finished much, much lower.
Matt Baker says that FSU will be a playoff contender in 2023.
Ta’Niya Latson has already tied an ACC record with about half the season left:
We are a little over three weeks away from FSU Softball:
Men’s Basketball takes on Notre Dame tonight at 7pm (ESPNU) in South Bend:
ProFootballFocus graded Jalen Ramsey as the third-best CB in football:
If you had a taco in Miami and didn’t immediately go for drinks in its hidden, backroom speakeasy, did you even have a taco in Miami? Sometimes, the answer is yes, as our city is loaded with stand alone taquerias that do just fine without booze in the back. So, whether you’re up for a big night out,...
If you had a taco in Miami and didn’t immediately go for drinks in its hidden, backroom speakeasy, did you even have a taco in Miami? Sometimes, the answer is yes, as our city is loaded with stand alone taquerias that do just fine without booze in the back. So, whether you’re up for a big night out, or just want flavorful meats stuffed into warm tortillas, nearly every part of our city has you covered. From South Beach sidewalks to gritty Little Havana holes in the wall, here are the best places to get a taco in Miami.
Tacombi | Tacombi
This Design District taqueria began as a bus-bound operation in the Yucatan, before spreading to nearly a dozen locations in NYC and ultimately Miami. Inside you’ll find crispy, greasy hard shell tortillas, best filled with marinated pollo yucateco or the specialty black bean and sweet potato. Tacombi also offers aguas frescas that taste just like what you’d find on the beach in Cancun, and a pretty solid daily happy hour with $5 beers.
Late night taco cravings in Brickell and Wynwood are quickly satiated at Talkin’ Tacos, which stays open until 6 am. Since you’re probably not rolling in here for a pre-dawn breakfast, opt for any of the simple, single-meat tacos, served in lightly fried shells that strike the perfect balance between dry soft tacos and over-fried hard shells. If shellfish is your game, the Bang Bang Shrimp tacos are served with a spicy mayo that feels especially soothing after a long night out.
For years, the iconic neon "taqueria" sign on Calle Ocho stood in front of the classic hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint that sat here. But a few years back, the Ball & Chain people took it over, transforming it into a contemporary restaurant that holds true to its roots, cranking out some of Miami’s best street tacos in a vintage taco bar setting. The tacos play the hits, with classic selections of carne asada, pollo, pescado, and other menu staples. And if you just want to post up somewhere with a taco and a beer after a long walk down Eighth Street, this a perfect spot.
Los Felix Miami | Los Felix Miami
Typically, searching for a city’s best tacos doesn’t bring you across places with a Michelin star. But Los Felix didn’t get its Bibendum seal of approval by putting out a pedestrian product, and while the curated music and regionally specific ingredients are a big part of the place’s popularity, the tacos are downright delicious. Don’t go in expecting a long list of carne asadas and pollos. Los Felix’s lone taco offering is an al pastor, marinated in chiles and apple cider vinegar and served with pineapple and cilantro.
Miami Beach | Pretty Swell
If you’re coming in off the sand South of Fifth and hankering for tacos al fresco, might we suggest the ground floor of the Life House Hotel. Its lobby bar Pretty Swell might look like an unassuming boutique boozer, but order up the BBQ jackfruit or Wagyu barbacoa tacos and you’ll realize why the place is such a hidden gem. The blue corn-wrapped tacos come with a trio of house salsas that taste straight out of an upscale Mexican restaurant, and as you enjoy them all on the hotel’s sunny front patio you’ll feel like you’re in on a secret not even SoFi locals know about.
HotLime Craft Tacos & Ceviches | HotLime Craft Tacos & Ceviches
Food halls have certainly changed the way fast casual restaurants reach hungry customers, and Hot Lime is Miami’s starring example of a taqueria thriving with the concept. The taco and ceviche spot started in the Design District’s MIA Market, and expanded into Sistrunk Marketplace in Ft. Lauderdale and Chela’s Beer Garden in Miami Lakes. Location is important, but Hot Lime has proven so popular because of stuff like the chipotle chicken and garlic shrimp tacos, offering more intricate flavors than most meats stuck between tortillas.
Bartaco | Bartaco
The majority of our picks for Miami’s best tacos stick with the traditional. The lone spot to make the list with some off-the-wall offerings is Bartaco, which dishes up falafel tacos, crispy oyster tacos, and tuna tatakos that’ll have you forgetting all about carne asada. The fresh juice margaritas certainly don’t hurt the experience either, and while Bartaco isn’t trying to be anything authentically Mexican, if you’re looking to broaden your taco palate this is the place to do it.
Hoja Taqueria | Hoja Taqueria
Somehow, the hidden-down-an-office-building-hallway taqueria trend didn’t catch on quite like the taco shop speakeasy. But this Mexico City-style taqueria is making it a thing, plating up tacos unlike any we’ve seen in the city. Hoja’s expertly-crafted taco selection is a simple sampling of complex flavors, whether you’re nibbling on the koji sweet potato, peanut, and almond tacos. Or trying the shrimp and potato flautas with salsa campechana. All are served on fresh-made tortillas made from blue, white, and yellow corn.
Though Bodega may be better known for its Insta-famous neon sign in the back lounge, the tacos here are every bit as good as the suggestive artwork. Before heading back through the not-so-secret outhouse door for tequila shots, fill up on coconut or tequila-marinated shrimp tacos in Bodega’s front section. The Coconut Grove and South Beach locations are also great places to kick back with tacos and watch a game, as they boast copious big screen TVs and plenty of ice cold margaritas.
Coyo Taco | Coyo Taco
Some things in Miami are worth waiting in line for. Admission to a club? Absolutely not. Literally anything from Coyo? Absolutely, which is why you’ll find a queue snaking its way around the original Wynwood location at pretty much all hours. If you’d like to try the best chef Scott Linquist has to offer, head to the South Miami, Brickell, or Coral Gables locations, which all typically have less of a wait. Or, if you happen to find yourself in Lisbon, Portugal, there’s a Coyo there too.
Matt Meltzer/Thrillist | Matt Meltzer/Thrillist
The quintessential hole-in-the-wall taco spot, El Taquito serves tortillas bursting with meat, ideal for late night indulgences in The Grove or mid-day snacks while cruising Calle Ocho. The tacos here are simple. It’s just meat, cilantro, onions, and a tortilla, though topping them with smoky salsa roja makes the most of the experience. You’ll also find reasonably priced beers to pair with your tacos too, making El Taquito a phenomenal dinner value.
El Punto by Tacos & Tattoos | El Punto by Tacos & Tattoos
First off: No, you cannot get a tattoo at any of Tacos & Tattoos four locations, though the combination of hot needles and habanero salsa does sound strangely inviting. What started as a Kendall taqueria tucked away in a tiny strip mall has grown into a Miami taco all-star, thanks mostly to its uniquely seasoned meats, and wide selection of French fries covered in everything from jerk chicken to slow-roasted carnitas.
Though the cinnamon-and-orange-braised carnitas here can hold their own with any in Miami, what sets this spot aside are the tortillas. Blue corn is nothing new, but these hand-ground ones offer a warm, comfortable pillow for any of Taquiza’s delicious proteins. That includes its trademark chapulines tacos, dried and sauteed grasshoppers that’ll have you rethinking your stance on eating bugs.
For years, Rancho Grande on Lincoln Rd was the only place in Miami to get a decent taco. Even though they closed and re-opened as this Sunset Harbour Mexican spot, the tacos are still just as great. Everything on the menu is fantastic, but the intricate seasoning on the meats shines the most against the white meat chicken in this taco. Topped simply with cilantro, onion, and lime, it’s a light bite that leaves plenty of room for the signature margaritas.
For the adventurous eater, hit this taco counter in the heart of Little Havana where diners are greeted with a menu board boasting ear, head, and tongue tacos. The last one on that list is its signature item, a tortilla filled with diced lengua—beef tongue for you gringos—that tastes just like beef, but a little more tongue-y. If you’re intimidated, Viva Mexico serves it with a tray of about eight house-made hot sauces that can cover it up. But if you want to live on the edge of the glorious taco world, this is the place to do it.
You want authentic? How about instead of a cool speakeasy behind your taco shop, you have a single stall bathroom that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since the Reagan administration? But that’s just part of the ambiance at El Carnal, the closest to a real Mexican taco shop you’re getting in the 305. The slow-braised pulled chicken taco is made up of salty, juicy white meat that melts in your mouth with an explosion of adobo spice. Top it with the spicy red salsa served alongside for a savory/spicy mix that’s so addictive it’ll be hard to eat less than three.
Auburn baseball head coach Butch Thompson often refers to the SEC as the "highest level of amateur baseball" in the country, and recent polls reinforce that notion. D1Baseball.com just released their preseason Top 25 rankings ($) for the upcoming 2023 season, and Auburn's not one of the nine ranked teams from the Southeastern Conference, a ye...
Auburn baseball head coach Butch Thompson often refers to the SEC as the "highest level of amateur baseball" in the country, and recent polls reinforce that notion. D1Baseball.com just released their preseason Top 25 rankings ($) for the upcoming 2023 season, and Auburn's not one of the nine ranked teams from the Southeastern Conference, a year removed from a three-game stint in Omaha at the College World Series.
D1Baseball managing editor Kendall Rogers, in comment to Auburn Daily, says he would have Auburn somewhere in the 26-29 range, along with Mississippi State and future SEC foes Texas & Oklahoma. Aaron Fitt, national writer, said he would take Auburn, Mississippi State, & Texas from that grouping along with Arizona State for his "next four" teams in the poll.
Fitt elaborated when asked, saying: "I hated leaving Auburn out of our Top 25, because it feels like this program has a knack for exceeding expectations under Butch Thompson's leadership. Could certainly envision that happening again. SEC is just so very rugged."
Leading that "rugged" conference, and the nation, is LSU - their first-ever #1 ranking. They were one game away from advancing out of the Hattiesburg Regional last year, and then added the #1 transfer class AND the #1 prep recruiting class to become the odds-on favorite to win the College World Series.
Rounding out the Top 5 from the SEC is #2 Tennessee, #4 Ole Miss, and #5 Texas A&M. Other SEC teams in the Top 25 include: #7 Florida, #8 Arkansas, #10 Vanderbilt, #20 Alabama, and #23 South Carolina.
Auburn's schedule this year slants towards getting those ranked teams on the road - 5 of the 7 ranked series are away, with a trip to #8 Arkansas opening conference play in March and trips to #7 Florida, #20 Alabama, #23 South Carolina, and #4 Ole Miss all coming at the end of bus and/or plane trips.
However, some of the biggest tests will be within the friendly confines of Plainsman Park: #5 Texas A&M comes to Auburn April 6th-8th, with game three being scheduled for sometime before or after Auburn's A-Day spring game.
The Tigers strategically timed game two of last year's Vanderbilt series to coincide with the end of A-day and were rewarded with a sellout crowd of 4,096, only the 2nd sellout of the year to that point. Against Texas A&M, who was a College World Series team in Jim Schlossnagle's first season as head coach, Auburn will need a raucous crowd to disrupt the as-yet-to-be-determined third starter for the Aggie pitching staff and give the Tigers a chance for the upset series win at home.
The other Top 5 test, the largest of the season, comes May 5th through 7th when preseason favorite LSU comes to town. Auburn played the Bayou Tigers tough in Baton Rouge last year, winning the series 2-1 after a masterful Joseph Gonzalez start in game three was turned over to closer Blake Burkhalter to close out the final 2.2 innings.
LSU projects to be better this year, with historically strong offense and starting pitching options, but questions about the defense and the overall team speed. This series being on graduation weekend allows for Auburn to "juice" attendance as families and alumni are in town for commencement ceremonies.
Other underrated home matchups for Auburn include half of the split two-game series against Georgia Tech (in Auburn on Tuesday, March 14th and in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 11th) as well as a postseason rematch when Southeastern Louisiana comes for the final series before conference play, March 10th-12th. The Tigers defeated #4 seed SELA 19-7 in each team's first game of the 2022 Auburn Regional.
Feb. 17 (Fri) Vs Indiana
Feb. 18 (Sat) Vs Indiana
Feb. 19 (Sun) Vs Indiana
Feb. 21 (Tue) Vs North Alabama (Huntsville, Ala.)
Feb. 24 (Fri) At USC
Feb. 25 (Sat) At USC
Feb. 26 (Sun) At USC
Mar. 1 (Wed) Vs Florida A&M
Mar. 3 (Fri) Vs Lipscomb
Mar. 4 (Sat) Vs Lipscomb
Mar. 5 (Sun) Vs Lipscomb
Mar. 7 (Tue) Vs UAB
Mar. 8 (Wed) At Jacksonville State
Mar. 10 (Fri) Vs Southeastern Louisiana
Mar. 11 (Sat) Vs Southeastern Louisiana
Mar. 12 (Sun) Vs Southeastern Louisiana
Mar. 14 (Tue) Vs Georgia Tech
Mar. 17 (Fri) At #8 Arkansas
Mar. 18 (Sat) At #8 Arkansas
Mar. 19 (Sun) At #8 Arkansas
Mar. 21 (Tue) Vs South Alabama (Montgomery, Ala.)
Mar. 23 (Thu) Vs Georgia
Mar. 24 (Fri) Vs Georgia
Mar. 25 (Sat) Vs Georgia
Mar. 28 (Tue) Vs North Alabama
Mar. 31 (Fri) At #7 Florida
Apr. 1 (Sat) At #7 Florida
Apr. 2 (Sun) At #7 Florida
Apr. 4 (Tue) At UAB
Apr. 6 (Thu) Vs #5 Texas A&M
Apr. 7 (Fri) Vs #5 Texas A&M
Apr. 8 (Sat) Vs #5 Texas A&M
Apr. 11 (Tue) At Georgia Tech
Apr. 14 (Fri) At #20 Alabama
Apr. 15 (Sat) At #20 Alabama
Apr. 16 (Sun) At #20 Alabama
Apr. 18 (Tue) Vs Samford
Apr. 21 (Fri) Vs Mississippi State
Apr. 22 (Sat) Vs Mississippi State
Apr. 23 (Sun) Vs Mississippi State
Apr. 25 (Tue) Vs Troy
Apr. 28 (Fri) At #23 South Carolina
Apr. 29 (Sat) At #23 South Carolina
Apr. 30 (Sun) At #23 South Carolina
May 5 (Fri) Vs #1 LSU
May 6 (Sat) Vs #1 LSU
May 7 (Sun) Vs #1 LSU
May 9 (Tue) Vs Samford (Hoover, Ala.)
May 11 (Thu) At #4 Ole Miss
May 12 (Fri) At #4 Ole Miss
May 13 (Sat) At #4 Ole Miss
May 16 (Tue) Vs Jacksonville State
May 18 (Thu) Vs Missouri
May 19 (Fri) Vs Missouri
May 20 (Sat) Vs Missouri
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