8/24/1985: The new preseason Associated Press poll ranks Auburn No. 2 behind Oklahoma. “Well it’s obvious to me that the people who voted didn’t see the scrimmage I saw today,” said Pat Dye.
8/24/1993: Auburn officials decide to take an NCAA-imposed TV ban. The opener vs. Ole Miss is still scheduled for Thursday, September 2nd.
8/24/1999: Tommy Tuberville announces Auburn will return to traditional uniforms—no more orange shadows on numbers or “Tiger Eyes” patch on pants.
8/25/1984: Auburn opens the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll. The Tigers face Miami on Monday night in the 2nd annual Kickoff Classic.
8/26/1990: Bo Jackson hits a 450-ft HR off Randy Johnson on his 1st pitch since returning from DL, becoming the 19th player in history to homer in four straight at-bats.
8/27/1949: Auburn coaches report that Travis Tidwell, the nation’s leading rusher in 1946, has completely recovered from a broken leg which has hampered him the past two seasons.
8/28/1939: The date of the Florida-Auburn game (and stadium dedication) this year will depend on whether Governor Dixon follows the lead of Pres. Roosevelt’s proclamation of Thanksgiving Day.
8/28/1971: Auburn coach Shug Jordan said Bill Newton, a non-scholarship linebacker last year, was awarded a grant-in-aid last week.
8/29/1944: Auburn coach Carl Voyles announces the addition of Tex Warrington to the squad. Warrington, fresh out of service with the U.S. Marines, played under Voyles at William & Mary for two years prior to service.
8/30/2008: Kodi Burns gets the start at QB for the Tigers, as No. 10 Auburn defeats Louisiana-Monroe 34-0.
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