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Twelve years later, Syracuse sports writer who was ‘Changed Forever’ by Auburn gameday experience reflects on his most popular column ever

Twelve years later, Syracuse sports writer who was ‘Changed Forever’ by Auburn gameday experience reflects on his most popular column ever

If history is any indication, Syracuse.com’s Bud Poliquin may have just written the second-most popular column of his career. Because it’s basically a cut ‘n’ paste Hey, remember this? repeat of what he says is “without a doubt” the most read thing he’s ever written, the column he wrote after returning home from covering the […]

Remembering Love Scales, Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate

Remembering Love Scales, Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate

  Continuing in our History-Making Miss Homecomings series, we pay tribute to the lovely Love Scales, whom in addition to having one of the most awesome homecoming queen names ever (her full name was actually even cooler: Loventrice), was also Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate. She was a sophomore. No, she didn’t win. The […]

The almost names of Jordan-Hare Stadium

The almost names of Jordan-Hare Stadium

It’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. It could have been Something Else Stadium. There’s kind of this idea, when you read Auburn history stuff, that an on-campus stadium at Auburn was basically the sole vision of Coach Jack “Green Jersey” Meagher. And Lord knows he was a champion of the idea, and a driving force for it once […]

‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War Eagle’

‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War Eagle’

What is War Eagle? It’s what Elizabeth Williams kinda sorta wishes she’d written down for her Final Jeopardy answer on Monday. Heck, we all do. But what she went with, a response almost identical to Cliff Clavin’s Jeopardy swan song on a Season 8 episode of Cheers, was still pretty awesome—so awesome it upstaged the […]

Aubie’s first appearance at an Auburn football game (vs. Kansas State in 1979) was almost his last

Aubie’s first appearance at an Auburn football game (vs. Kansas State in 1979) was almost his last

People dumped ice on their heads this summer to help save the lives of others. Thirty-five years ago, during Auburn’s season opener against Kansas State, Barry Mask pretty much did it to save his own. That was the day Barry Mask became the first Aubie. Others had worn the suit before, sure. When it arrived […]

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 […]

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