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Fore Eagle! Auburn fan Zach Manning describes the moment he found Rory McIlroy’s tee shot in his shorts pocket

Fore Eagle! Auburn fan Zach Manning describes the moment he found Rory McIlroy’s tee shot in his shorts pocket

Zach Manning went to his first PGA golf tournament today, the Tour Championship in Atlanta. He was there mostly to see his favorite golfer, Rory McIlroy. “I was sticking with him as much as I could,” says Manning, a 25-year-old Auburn fan who lives in Wetumpka. On the way to par-4 14th hole, Manning watched […]

Vested Interest: Faith-based charity started by former Auburn equipment manager to auction off Gus Malzahn’s Iron Bowl sweater vest; ‘Managers On A Mission’ funded by excess apparel donations from athletic departments

Vested Interest: Faith-based charity started by former Auburn equipment manager to auction off Gus Malzahn’s Iron Bowl sweater vest; ‘Managers On A Mission’ funded by excess apparel donations from athletic departments

When it comes to individual excess apparel donations, Mangers On A Mission typically asks for at least 20 items. For Gus Malzahn, the young, faith-based charity was willing to make an exception. True, Malzahn probably could have spared several of his now iconic sweater vests. But the only one MOAM really had its eye on […]

Teen who poured her Auburn soul out after wisdom teeth extraction recovering nicely, dishes dirt on Dayton

Teen who poured her Auburn soul out after wisdom teeth extraction recovering nicely, dishes dirt on <i>Dayton</i>

Mattie Griffith is resting easy Saturday night, and not just because of the Percocet she’s still on for the pain. The 18-year-old from Atlanta, whose anesthesia-induced concern over Auburn’s chances against San Jose State helped make the hilariously adorable video (watch it now) her mother Amy shot Wednesday just after Mattie’s wisdom teeth were removed […]

VIDEO: Atlanta teen professes her undying devotion to Auburn, Aubie during anesthesia stupor following wisdom teeth extraction (and it’s amazing)

VIDEO: Atlanta teen professes her undying devotion to Auburn, Aubie during anesthesia stupor following wisdom teeth extraction (and it’s amazing)

UPDATE: Teen who poured her Auburn soul out after wisdom teeth extraction recovering nicely, dishes dirt on Dayton. Even under the gas, 18-year-old Mattie Griffith knew she was in good hands, thanks to the Auburn degree she saw hanging on Dr. Henry Blair’s wall. “War Eagle, man!” she garbled as he extracted her wisdom teeth […]

Gus Malzahn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense has turned Auburn into Ball Boy U.

Gus Malzahn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense has turned Auburn into Ball Boy U.

Jake Longenecker hopes his high school football coach was watching SportsCenter yesterday. “I said ‘I want to play running back’ because it was the easiest practice, and he said ‘no Jake, you’re too slow for that.’” The Potomac, MD native wound up playing quarterback and outside linebacker for the Churchill High School Bulldogs. “I wasn’t […]

The AU Wishbone’s 2014 Auburn Preview

The AU Wishbone’s 2014 Auburn Preview

After the most fun-filled, exciting, dramatic season in school history, what can the 2014 Auburn Tigers do for an encore?  Finish the job the 2013 team started. Coach:  Sweater vest marketer Mascot makes us think of:  “They can’t keep them off the field tonight!” Returning starters:  8 on offense, 6 on defense.  (Auburn returns a […]

The last minute, cold-battling equipment management decisions that helped Auburn win the 1993 Arkansas game

The last minute, cold-battling equipment management decisions that helped Auburn win the 1993 Arkansas game

Long sleeve undershirts. Blue tights. Some random, just-sittin’-on-the-desk samples of some magic hand muffs. When Auburn traveled to arctic Fayetteville in 1993, football equipment manager Frank Cox decided he’d better be packin’ heat. And thank heavens. Because Otis Mounds’ hot temper couldn’t keep everyone warm. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) h/t Auburn Obsessive Related: […]

Football rules ‘and other pointers of interest’ from the 1914 Auburn-Vanderbilt program

Football rules ‘and other pointers of interest’ from the 1914 Auburn-Vanderbilt program

Football looked a whole lot more like football one hundred years ago than it did the first time Auburn took the field in 1892. Still embryonic, I guess, but in 1914 you could definitely make out the hands and legs and the face of the sport it would grow up to be. Players had been […]

Malzahn’s Thirteen Seconds: Sealing the Deal in 2014

Malzahn’s Thirteen Seconds: Sealing the Deal in 2014

Having lampooned the forecasting record of the expert media pundits, Doug Dean makes the case for a monster season for Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers in Part II of his preseason forecast. “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” – Admiral David Farragut (1801-1870) One hundred fifty years ago, Admiral David Farragut surveyed a treacherous Mobile Bay aboard […]

Wherefore Art Thou, Nostradamus? The Forecasting Failures of Expert Punditry

Wherefore Art Thou, Nostradamus? The Forecasting Failures of Expert Punditry

In part one a two-part preseason forecast, Doug Dean first exposes the folly of the prognosticating “experts”; on Friday, he makes the case for a monster season for Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers in 2014. “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910) With ESPN’s […]

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