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Watch the 1993 and 1994 Auburn episodes of Florida Football Highlights with Steve Spurrier

Watch the 1993 and 1994 Auburn episodes of Florida Football Highlights with Steve Spurrier

I’m supplementing the meager Auburn-South Carolina history stories with old Spurrier stuff (when he was at Florida. And San Francisco). Since we won’t see the Gators again until 2094 or something (unless they decide to start playing football and meet us in Atlanta), I feel good about it. The man is the Gamecocks’ coach; I […]

Tuberville-era Auburn football game shows up in ‘Parenthood’ episode—again

Tuberville-era Auburn football game shows up in ‘Parenthood’ episode—again

An Auburn game was on the television(s) in the background of an episode of Parenthood. Again. That’s two in less than a year. I could try to get cutesy with it again. Man, looks like ol’ Craig T. Nelson is really trying to keep those coaching skills sharp. Last November, he was watching the 2006 […]

VIDEO: Auburn showcased in episode of HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

VIDEO: Auburn showcased in episode of HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

It’s not the first episode of HGTV’s House Hunters featuring Auburn grads. But the episdoe that aired Thursday night is the first built around the Return To Auburn instinct. “They basically moved to Auburn on a leap of faith,” says Kristi Smith, the Auburn Realtor who helped Glenn Loughridge, Auburn University’s director of campus dining, […]

Remembering Spurrier to Beasley

Remembering Spurrier to Beasley

You think of them as legends, but legends in two different realms or universes or Wikipedia categories or something. Finding old articles that don’t just mention them in the same sentence but that document an actual football play that started with one and ended with the other is like what I would imagine reading some […]

Here’s the College Football Final coverage of Cam Newton’s coming out party vs. South Carolina in 2010

Here’s the College Football Final coverage of Cam Newton’s coming out party vs. South Carolina in 2010

Myself, I stood up and shouted Heisman during his first long touchdown jog in the 2010 season opener against Arkansas State. But the South Carolina game three weeks later—that’s what really delivered those Cam Newton Is a Heisman Candidate optics. That five-yard, just-in-case dive at the end of his, like, 60-yard touchdown run understandably dominated […]

The original capacity of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium was twice as much as everyone says

The original capacity of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium was twice as much as everyone says

I stumbled across my current favorite example of how almost everything you’ve been told about Auburn history is wrong while doing some digging for an Auburn Magazine story on the history of Jordan-Hare Stadium, this year being its 75th anniversary and all (I mean, I guess it is… who knows…). It’s a favorite because it’s […]

Gus Malzahn, Blind Ref are your first Auburn costumes of the Halloween season

Gus Malzahn, Blind Ref are your first Auburn costumes of the Halloween season

There was trick or treating at Wind Creek State Park this past Saturday. Third-generation Auburn grad Leah Dickinson (whose blog you can check out here) took her two sons Ethan (age 7) and Owen (age 9), or as they introduced themselves to the candy-hoarding denizens of Lake Martin: Coach Gus Malzahn and “Mr. Auburn Fast”. […]

Watch wisdom tooth video sensation Mattie Griffith remind her high school that Aubie is not like those other tigers before being crowned homecoming queen

Watch wisdom tooth video sensation Mattie Griffith remind her high school that Aubie is not like those other tigers before being crowned homecoming queen

Mattie Griffith’s 15 minutes of fame are still paying dividends nearly six weeks after the video of her baring her Auburn soul in a post-wisdom tooth extraction haze of anesthesia went viral. At least they are for us. Griffith was crowned Hillgrove High School’s homecoming queen Friday night, and her new-found celebrity was front and […]

SNL alum Victoria Jackson’s year at Auburn

SNL alum Victoria Jackson’s year at Auburn

If you’re an aspiring actresses in Auburn’s Theatre Department these days, having a wacky, high-pitched voice will open all kinds of doors. Three decades ago, it them closed tight. At least it did for Victoria Jackson. “I liked my teachers (at AU),” Jackson, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986 to 1992, recalled in […]

Bo Knows Parodies

Bo Knows Parodies

It’s easy to forget just how deep it got into America’s cultural DNA. But man, if there’s a textbook example of a meme (at least if the textbook was published before the advent of freaking “meme generators”), “Bo Knows” was it. War Eagle. Take it away, YouTube… Mike Knows Underwriting: Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance […]

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