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Auburn’s assistant city manager says expecting an arch at Toomer’s Corner in 2015 is ‘premature’

Auburn’s assistant city manager says expecting an arch at Toomer’s Corner in 2015 is ‘premature’

TWER has been your number one source for Arch Talk since those disorienting Attractive Intersection Structure days of 2011. Having what “they have at Purdue” span the intersection of College and Magnolia has been on the table since the very first meetings of the Committee to Determine the Future of Rolling Toomer’s Corner. And the […]

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

You may have won the BCS National Championship, Florida State. But you just lost the House of Representatives. That piece of wood buried deep inside the custom-made gavel that will symbolically enforce every edict issued by the Florida legislature for the next two years? It isn’t from Chief Osceola’s spear, it’s from the Toomer’s Oaks. […]

Ahem Corner: A Pat Dye cough compilation

Ahem Corner: A Pat Dye cough compilation

Of all Pat Dye’s loveable idiosyncrasies, The Cough may be his most endearing. And enduring. How do you do a Pat Dye impression? To this day? You cough. It’s not mocking—Dye knew about the cough. He knew you knew about it. Everyone who settled into their recliner for the Auburn Football Review from 1981 to […]

VIDEO: Taylor Swift and her Auburn fan friend bake birthday cake for boy in ‘Fearless’ tour documentary

VIDEO: Taylor Swift and her Auburn fan friend bake birthday cake for boy in ‘Fearless’ tour documentary

Considering besties constantly swap clothes, especially when they’re on career-defining rock tours together, there’s a decent chance the Auburn T-shirt seen in the final episode of Taylor Swift: Journey To Fearless was actually T-Swizzle’s. You may have heard something about her rerouting the Fearless tour through Auburn to hug some guys; you don’t just shake […]

Hut, Hut: That year Auburn football players had to live in tents

Hut, Hut: That year Auburn football players had to live in tents

The four-stars like four-star facilities, so the thinking goes, and so Philip Marshall has issued a warning: Get nicer, fancier, swanker lobbies and gyms and showers and stuff, Auburn, or pay the price in recruiting. It ain’t 1920 anymore. From the Plainsman: Talk about being in the doghouse. Related: Zelda Fitzgerald, Auburn fan. Do you […]

That time Auburn tore down the goalposts after upsetting undefeated Georgia and put them up at Toomer’s Corner for a week or so

That time Auburn tore down the goalposts after upsetting undefeated Georgia and put them up at Toomer’s Corner for a week or so

There were no automatic lowering mechanisms or whatever. No rent-a-cops to stand guard. Back in the day, the only thing to keep you from tearing down the goalposts after a win were the fists of rival fans. But for Auburn students in the 1930s and 1940s, black eyes were a small price to pay, at […]

Poor communication by official cost Auburn a win over Florida in first game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Poor communication by official cost Auburn a win over Florida in first game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Auburn fans leaving the most recent game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium were bitter and confused. Ditto the Auburn fans leaving the first game played in Jordan-Hare 75 years ago. Rules change. Uniforms turn into space suits. Stadium capacities quadruple. But bad officiating—ah, that is college football’s one constant. Actually, in Auburn’s first (varsity) game played […]

Former Auburn homecoming queen Wynn Everett starring in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’

Former Auburn homecoming queen Wynn Everett starring in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’

If you were at Auburn in the late 90s, Wynn Everett might look familiar. She may also look familiar if you’ve seen Charlie Wilson’s War. Or CSI. Or NCIS: Los Angeles. Or Vegas. Or Grey’s Anatomy. Everett is one of those of those B-list beauties (in name, not looks) who populate prime time series one “guest starring” […]

Former Auburn player Jason Fitzgerald gives “a War Eagle to the Auburn Family out there” on ‘Family Feud’

Former Auburn player Jason Fitzgerald gives “a War Eagle to the Auburn Family out there” on ‘Family Feud’

“Name something done to nuts that Mr. Peanut’s wife might do to him for cheating on him?” Steve Harvey asked former Auburn lineman (1989-1992) Jason Fitzgerald on Thursday’s episode of Family Feud. It’s surely one of the weirdest survey questions ever. “Throw him out,” Fitzgerald replied. The answer wasn’t on the board. But unlike that […]

Auburn to plant thirty Toomer’s Oaks descendants in Samford Park

Auburn to plant thirty Toomer’s Oaks descendants in Samford Park

The tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner migrates deeper into Samford Park with every Auburn win, to the quiet annoyance of AU officials. “It creates a lot of mess to clean up,” Dan King, assistant vice president for facilities at Auburn University, told TWER in February. “We like to have less mess to clean up. I […]

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