70
      Saturday
      86 / 66
      Sunday
      89 / 67
      Monday
      89 / 66

      Gene Chizik's mother passed away

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      The mother of Auburn coach Gene Chizik has passed away. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said Rita Chizik passed away early Monday morning. He didn't have any other details. {}So, no word yet on any funeral arrangements. {}Sampson said the family appreciates the support and prayers and asked that "everyone respect the family's privacy during this difficult time."The Tigers don't practice on Mondays. It has already been a trying season for Chizik and Auburn. {}The Tigers' 1-6 start is the program's worst since losing seven of their first eight games in 1952. {}They host No. 22 Texas A&M Saturday night.

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