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Auburn’s Keurig Girl gaining national attention for coffee charisma

Auburn’s Keurig Girl gaining national attention for coffee charisma

“Hello?” “Hi, this is Madison Collins.” “Thanks for calling me back! Are you drinking coffee? “I’m not, but I can make some.” Can she ever… She’ll make coffee here. She’ll make coffee there. She’ll make coffee anywhere. Madison Collins is Keurig Girl–it says so on the name tag outside her dorm room—and it’s what she […]

That Time Auburn Students Raided a Train in Their Underwear: A Briefs History

That Time Auburn Students Raided a Train in Their Underwear: A Briefs History

In a previous post, I described the chaotic night that Auburn’s head football coach resigned at a pep rally the night before the Florida game in the dismal season of 1927. A throng of students left campus that night and created mayhem in the loveliest village. In addition to starting a bonfire in the middle […]

Auburn grad Ashley S. escapes the ‘Bachelor’ mansion with amazing exit, feels nothing

Auburn grad Ashley S. escapes the ‘Bachelor’ mansion with amazing exit, feels nothing

The Bachelor is over. Well, not technically. Technically it will still stream across the dome of America, over the Mesa Verde, and into your DVR. But the only real reason to watch the show–Ashley S., our Ashley S.– is gone. She’s off. She’s over it. And she feels… NOTHING. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) […]

That time Auburn students burned a Toomer’s oak

That time Auburn students burned a Toomer’s oak

The 1920s were not kind to Auburn. API had been underfunded for years, and the president, Spright Dowell, spent most of his time focusing on the school’s financial struggles. He was known for favoring the Agriculture Department (and its interests in the state) over other college concerns. He especially opposed intercollegiate athletics, believing them to […]

A list of the first items ever lost and found at Jordan-Hare Stadium

A list of the first items ever lost and found at Jordan-Hare Stadium

It was inevitable, really. The largest crowd in the town’s history, the greatest collective football experience in the school’s history, Thanksgiving (NOT FRANKSGIVING!!!)? Attention was going to be diverted, things were going to be lost–important things, valuable things, personal things. But thanks to the eagle eyes of the API Plant Service, they were found, both […]

The logical legacy of the Validascope, a forgotten Auburn invention

The logical legacy of the Validascope, a forgotten Auburn invention

As a “professional theologian” (scare quotes intended), I spend an inordinate amount of time reading old forms of print media. Occasionally, amidst the haystack of the uninteresting and unimportant, I find a golden needle of data worthy of investigation and further research. Often, my labors end by writing an essay to be submitted to an […]

The coldest day in Auburn’s (recorded) history

The coldest day in Auburn’s (recorded) history

Compared to January 21, 1985, it’s warm today in Auburn. A memoir: Every January, when the weather usually gets much colder, I am reminded of a very cold day during my freshmen year at Auburn. It’s funny how time sometimes makes us question our recollection of past events as the years roll along. For most […]

Auburn grad Ashley Brooke Salter stars in new season of ‘The Bachelor’; host calls her ‘the most talked-about girl on the show for quite some time’

Auburn grad Ashley Brooke Salter stars in new season of ‘The Bachelor’; host calls her ‘the most talked-about girl on the show for quite some time’

She’ll be going up against a cruise ship singer, a plus-size model, a WWE Diva-in-training, and maybe a baby, but none of the other 29 women appearing on the new season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” have what Ashley Brooke Salter has: an Auburn education. So what she looks like is pretty much irrelevant–that’s a deal […]

Legendary 1931 tie with Wisconsin earned Tigers the nickname ‘Iron Men from Auburn’

Legendary 1931 tie with Wisconsin earned Tigers the nickname ‘Iron Men from Auburn’

An 83-year-old, 7-7 tie with Wisconsin does not the stuff of legend make. The previous sentence was a lie. The final 1 in Auburn’s current 1-1-1 record vs. the Badgers was instantly the stuff of legend, and a completely underrated (and barely even remembered) chapter in Auburn’s big game history. Chances are you’ve never heard […]

It’s official—Auburn (once again) announces Will Muschamp as new defensive coordinator

It’s official—Auburn (once again) announces Will Muschamp as new defensive coordinator

Here’s Auburn’s press release announcing former Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as Auburn’s new defensive coordinator. (You can see Times Square’s official announcement here.) Muschamp will be re-introduced at a press conference Saturday, Dec. 13. at 10:30 a.m. at Auburn Athletics Complex Auditorium. AUBURN—Will Muschamp, one of the best defensive minds in college football and […]

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