On May 9, 1962, sophomore Jim Dinsmore penned a column, "Cluttered Heart Cries for Expression on Issues," in The Auburn Plainsman. The column wandered over a variety of topics. One paragraph would ignite a firestorm. That was it. A single paragraph on integration that turned out to be accurate in its forecast. But meetings and statements and letters later, Dinsmore … [Read more...] about That time a cluttered Auburn heart cried for expression on integration (and paid the price)
Jonathan Bullard is a senior defensive tackle for Florida. He passed on the NFL draft to return for his senior season, and is having a great year as a defensive leader for the Gators. But for the right now, he is noteworthy for the following statement he made about how to defend LSU running back Leonard Fournette: It might seem like careless trash talk, but that … [Read more...] about Gotcha Tweets Are Nothing That We Can’t Stop
Update: Now with audio... On July 14, while watching President Obama describe the recently concluded nuclear agreement with Iran, Bruce Pearl couldn't help it. He tweeted the following: The tweet got a mainly positive response from Pearl's followers. The media reaction, however, was nil (until now). The situation gave us the opportunity to talk with Pearl … [Read more...] about Time to Speak: Bruce Pearl on his parents, his players (and yes, even the possibility of a nuclear Iran)
With the renewed focus on the Confederate battle flag and what it symbolizes, schools and other public institutions in the South are also taking a look at their history. Do colleges and universities, building a tradition of instilling the highest values, harbor in their past individuals who worked against principles of equality? Do they honor these individuals by naming … [Read more...] about Auburn’s Dr. William L. Broun: No Heritage of Hate
It's an oversimplification worth heeding: Journalists should never be in charge of anything. Don't ever say to a columnist, "If you're so smart, why don't you do something other than criticize?" Too risky. We can organize words, sentences and paragraphs into an article. Beyond that, we struggle to organize a BLT sandwich. Kidding, mainly, but there is a grain of truth in the … [Read more...] about Can Whitlock Coach the Undefeated Team?