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Auburn coed earns Trekkie street cred with her Toyota

Auburn coed earns Trekkie street cred with her Toyota

There was no question.When she was 16 and it came time to buy a new car and pick out a license plate, there was but one option. You don’t pass up an opportunity like that, not if you’re a Trekkie. And 18-year-old Auburn freshman Tori Chancellor is a Trekkie. An almost-cry-when-you-see-Patrick Stewart-on-Broadway, take-a-cardboard-cutout-of-Spock-to-senior-prom level Trekkie. […]

NPR uses 2013 Iron Bowl radio call to illustrate southern passion in report on possible ‘SEC Presidential Primary’

NPR uses 2013 Iron Bowl radio call to illustrate southern passion in report on possible ‘SEC Presidential Primary’

Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, thinks “it’s time the South gets off the sideline when it comes to Presidential primary campaigns.” Why? Because southerners are a passionate people. I mean, just listen to this: (Can’t see the player? Try here.) It isn’t the first time the Kick Six has been politicized, but NPR’s Morning Edition […]

Despite disappearing act, Auburn’s Ashley S. receives yet another rose on ‘The Bachelor’

Despite disappearing act, Auburn’s Ashley S. receives yet another rose on ‘The Bachelor’

The most talked about girl on The Bachelor was hardly even seen on Monday night’s episode. Was she even on it? I honestly thought she left after the stupid goat milking thing, no doubt headed for the Mesa Verde. But no, there she is with those amazing eyes, staring into the “soul” of Chris Soules […]

Despite cryptic, ‘full-blown crazy’ behavior, Auburn grad Ashley S. receives another rose on ‘The Bachelor’

Despite cryptic, ‘full-blown crazy’ behavior, Auburn grad Ashley S. receives another rose on ‘The Bachelor’

Acid? Muscle relaxants? Or just being awesome? We may never know. But we can keep watching. Because Ashley S.–our Ashley Brooke Salter–got (against seemingly insurmountable odds and conventional wisdom) yet another rose from Prince Farming on Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor. “That has to just be the producers keeping her on,” my wife said. Sure, […]

Golden Globes gift bags to include Toomer’s Coffee Company’s ‘Auburn City Blend’?

Golden Globes gift bags to include Toomer’s Coffee Company’s ‘Auburn City Blend’?

The folks at Toomer’s Coffee Company will likely be tuning in intently to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, but not to see which movies will win. Even if we didn’t already know, who cares — the important thing is that more than 60 gift bags given to whomever gift bags are given to at […]

Five Auburn fans named Chris Davis tell what it’s like sharing the most famous name in Iron Bowl history

Five Auburn fans named Chris Davis tell what it’s like sharing the most famous name in Iron Bowl history

Part of Chris Davis’ home game duties as Associate General Manager for Auburn IMG Sports Network is to take Auburn’s playmakers to the Heisman Room, right next to the Auburn locker room, for post-game interviews. But the night of Nov. 30, 2013, it wasn’t just a player—Chris Davis was escorting an Auburn legend: Chris Davis. […]

Photo of son who wanted to be his Auburn fan dad for Halloween goes viral on Reddit

Photo of son who wanted to be his Auburn fan dad for Halloween goes viral on Reddit

I once asked Santa to help me look like my dad when I grew up, so this photo of a kid wearing a fake beard and an Auburn hat because his dad wears a beard an an Auburn hat really resonates with me. It was posted yesterday on Reddit by user brookatthebeach, who wrote “My […]

19-year-old Auburn dropout snags female lead in SyFy film ‘Cobragator’

19-year-old Auburn dropout snags female lead in SyFy film ‘Cobragator’

October 10 was Savannah Goldsmith’s last day as an Auburn student. After visiting Florida this summer, the 19-year-old freshman decided to transfer. To Hollywood. You probably would to if you were an Auburn Theatre major already scoring lead roles in SyFy killer mutant reptile movies starring the guy who cut off the cop’s ear in Reservoir […]

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) […]

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 […]

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