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Here’s a great Christmas photo of Shug and David Housel (dressed as Santa Claus)

Here’s a great Christmas photo of Shug and David Housel (dressed as Santa Claus)

If they have a print of this–and how in the world could they not?–it has to be at the top of the Grab In Case of Fire list in the Housel household.  Imagine being an Auburn fan, being someone who has devoted your entire young life to Auburn, and being able to dress as Santa […]

Local Auburn Toyota commercial plays off Kick Six with Rod Bramblett voice over

Local Auburn Toyota commercial plays off Kick Six with Rod Bramblett voice over

It’s been riding the local airwaves since September. I’ve caught glimpses of it on TiVo fast forward. I’ve actually seen the whole thing live a time or two, but only on mute. But Kenny Smith sent a link and now my eyes have seen and my ears have heard. And I’m still not exactly sure […]

Short, silent clip of Pat Dye being introduced to fans at a 1981 Auburn basketball game

Short, silent clip of Pat Dye being introduced to fans at a 1981 Auburn basketball game

Pat Dye was introduced to Auburn fans on Jan. 10, 1981, at the Auburn-Florida basketball game in Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. We have an eight-second clip of it. The video is silent, but the place was loud. Dye got a standing ovation. He said that encouraged him. Three years later, Auburn won the national championship. (Can’t […]

In 1989, Pat Dye was all about Auburn playing UAB if the Blazers fielded a football team; Alabama’s Bill Curry said never

In 1989, Pat Dye was all about Auburn playing UAB if the Blazers fielded a football team; Alabama’s Bill Curry said never

Never. Never, ever. Alabama would never play UAB in football, because UAB should never ever even have a football team, former Crimson Tide coach Bill Curry shouted from the Capstone’s gilded rooftop in 1989—”We have a team in the University system and I’m the coach”— when the Blazers first dared dream of gridiron glory. So […]

Auburn develops smartphone app to show student-athletes exactly where to fuel like a winner in every SEC town

Auburn develops smartphone app to show student-athletes exactly where to fuel like a winner in every SEC town

The amazing new Wellness Kitchen — that’s where you eat in Auburn if you’re a student-athlete and want to maintain the body of a student-athlete. (And if you want good food — because trust me, it’s good. Good health + good taste: with $6.6 million, apparently anything is possible.) But what about in College Station? […]

VIDEO: That time Auburn fans flew banners over Legion Field to let Alabama and Florida know Auburn was real SEC Champ in ’93

VIDEO: That time Auburn fans flew banners over Legion Field to let Alabama and Florida know Auburn was real SEC Champ in ’93

There was no denying it—Auburn was the best team in the best conference in America. It was obvious, it was on the record. Which is why AU grad Will Collier felt fans attending or tuning in to the Alabama-Florida game on Dec. 4, 1993 deserved to know what they were actually watching: The SEC Consolation […]

Five Forgotten Fun Facts about the first football game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Five Forgotten Fun Facts about the first football game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Everyone has retweeted the commemorative infographics and seen the logo and stuff in the programs and stuff all year, but Nov. 30 was the actual anniversary: 75 years—football has been played in Jordan-Hare Stadium for 75 years. I wrote a story on the stadium’s history for the Winter 2015 issue of Auburn Magazine, trying to […]

Permanent tiger paw in intersection among possibilities for City of Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner renovation

Permanent tiger paw in intersection among possibilities for City of Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner renovation

There has been a tiger paw painted in the middle of the street at Toomer’s Corner first for nigh on 25 years. (I’ll soon be tackling the awesome back story of how it got there.) Each year, Auburn SGA crews add fresh coats of paint to the paw, as well as another identical paw on […]

Bama grads helped fund Auburn Stadium by purchasing 100 tickets to first game in 1939, given block seating on 50-yard line

Bama grads helped fund Auburn Stadium by purchasing 100 tickets to first game in 1939, given block seating on 50-yard line

Well, it’s awkward, for both sides. That’s probably why it doesn’t make it into the histories. But I prefer to think it a harder pill for Bama to swallow, to have to know about. Yes, they were here, a lot of them, taking part in what you think would have been, should have been the […]

Auburn Krystal Marquee promises sackful signing bonus for new Auburn defensive coordinator

Auburn Krystal Marquee promises sackful signing bonus for new Auburn defensive coordinator

We’ve kept coverage of Krystal Marquee communiques mostly confined to Facebook and Twitter for the past year. But offering free burgers to entice a replacement for now former Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson seems pretty post-worthy. Maybe that’s what it will take to get the right man for the job. Maybe sacks will equal sacks. […]

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