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Remembering the forgotten victims (and ‘rumors’) from the ‘Night the Barn Burned’ during the 1996 Auburn-LSU game

Remembering the forgotten victims (and ‘rumors’) from the ‘Night the Barn Burned’ during the 1996 Auburn-LSU game

Most remember it as The Night The Barn Burned. At least 24 people probably remember it as The Night I Needed a Ride Home. Because destroyed (or mostly destroyed) by the heat of the towering inferno (crazy photo here) that devoured the old Auburn Sports Arena and sort of stole the show during the 1996 […]

How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s cooler cousin in 1985

How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s cooler cousin in 1985

Maybe “hey” was thought to be, like, too plain or bogus at the height 0f Valspeak and surfer slang, but whatever the reason, the revival of Auburn’s Hey Day tradition in 1984-85 inspired a countermovement not in spirit but in tone: How’s It Goin’ Man Day. TWER reader David Bivins tells us that How’s It […]

VIDEO: Curley Hallman’s 1994 Auburn-LSU post-game press conference

VIDEO: Curley Hallman’s 1994 Auburn-LSU post-game press conference

Curley Hallman, Curley Hallman, Curley Hallman. You have to say that name when you talk about the game (“It cost Curley Hallman his job.”). Frankly, I wouldn’t even know his name if it weren’t for that game. But man, I’m probably going to feel a little bad about punchlining him from now on because the […]

Twelve years later, Syracuse sports writer who was ‘Changed Forever’ by Auburn gameday experience reflects on his most popular column ever

Twelve years later, Syracuse sports writer who was ‘Changed Forever’ by Auburn gameday experience reflects on his most popular column ever

If history is any indication, Syracuse.com’s Bud Poliquin may have just written the second-most popular column of his career. Because it’s basically a cut ‘n’ paste Hey, remember this? repeat of what he says is “without a doubt” the most read thing he’s ever written, the column he wrote after returning home from covering the […]

Remembering Love Scales, Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate

Remembering Love Scales, Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate

  Continuing in our History-Making Miss Homecomings series, we pay tribute to the lovely Love Scales, whom in addition to having one of the most awesome homecoming queen names ever (her full name was actually even cooler: Loventrice), was also Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate. She was a sophomore. No, she didn’t win. The […]

Viral slow motion tattooing video features former Auburn tattoo artist who inked Lee Ziemba with National Championship ring (and that Auburn Creed chest tatt is in it)

Viral slow motion tattooing video features former Auburn tattoo artist who inked Lee Ziemba with National Championship ring (and that Auburn Creed chest tatt is in it)

In terms of fame and publicity and all that, lifelong Auburn fan Leah Farrow probably thought being interviewed by, and having her work featured on The War Eagle Reader would be her crowning achievement (totally understandable, and she wouldn’t have been alone). But then Destin Sandlin, the science-loving star of the popular (nearly 2 million subscribers-popular) […]

That time had the same Miss Homecoming two years in a row (kinda)

That time had the same Miss Homecoming two years in a row (kinda)

You typically think of it as a one-time thing. At least I think you do. Something with term limits. And maybe it’s that way now. But once upon a time, at least at Auburn, it was like the Heisman Trophy. If you’re awesome enough, you can win it twice. Same thing with Miss Homecoming at […]

The almost names of Jordan-Hare Stadium

The almost names of Jordan-Hare Stadium

It’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. It could have been Something Else Stadium. There’s kind of this idea, when you read Auburn history stuff, that an on-campus stadium at Auburn was basically the sole vision of Coach Jack “Green Jersey” Meagher. And Lord knows he was a champion of the idea, and a driving force for it once […]

Auburn grad, resident Jimmy Brandt has something to prove (to his former AU coach) on Golf Channel’s ‘Big Break: Myrtle Beach’

Auburn grad, resident Jimmy Brandt has something to prove (to his former AU coach) on Golf Channel’s ‘Big Break: Myrtle Beach’

If Auburn resident Jimmy Brandt does end up going as far in the golf life as he thinks he can, he may actually need to end up thanking his former Auburn coach after all. Brandt, who graduated from Auburn in 2008, seems to think he was kind of done wrong by AU’s golf program back […]

‘Jeopardy’ legend Ken Jennings includes wearing ‘an Auburn cap’ in multiple choice Slate.com quiz question about religious expression

‘Jeopardy’ legend Ken Jennings includes wearing ‘an Auburn cap’ in multiple choice Slate.com quiz question about religious expression

And you know, it’s probably the second most believable option. You can take the quiz yourself here. h/t Kathryn England Related: ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War Eagle’. If you’d like to help TWER keep on keepin’ on, please click here. … Keep Reading: * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing […]

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