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Auburn student assistant dies

Updated: September 23, 2012, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Joe Bagwell, a student assistant on Auburn's football team, died unexpectedly before Saturday night's game against LSU.

Coach Gene Chizik opened his postgame news conference by announcing Bagwell died "shortly before the game."

Chizik said he had "a very heavy heart for myself and a lot of our players." He said Bagwell's sudden death was "tragic."

An Auburn spokesman said the 23-year-old Bagwell was from Huntsville, Ala. Bagwell was in his first season as a student ...

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