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Watch this 1982 WSFA Iron Bowl week news segment on Aubie and Big Al (starring young Rich Thomas)

Watch this 1982 WSFA Iron Bowl week news segment on Aubie and Big Al (starring young Rich Thomas)

I found Rich Thomas—somebody had to—at the end of this WSFA segment on Aubie and Big Al shot the week of the 1982 Iron Bowl, back when The Friends weren’t muzzled when dealing with the media. It was just Rich’s second year on the job. P.S. Please tell me that’s Morgana the Kissing Bandit… Can’t […]

Was an Auburn fan photobombing broadcasts of other teams’ games in the 1970s?

Was an Auburn fan photobombing broadcasts of other teams’ games in the 1970s?

Remember the Rainbow Man? Well, Auburn may have once had a Rainbow Man. Only instead of John 3:16 signs (and kidnapping charges), he was holding up Auburn seat cushions and promoting the gospel of Shug. Or at least it seems like the guy our old pal Allen Spain spotted holding up a “War Eagle” seat […]

VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio showed up to a Coachella pool party in his Auburn hat

VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio showed up to a Coachella pool party in his Auburn hat

Standing out amid the flower crowns at this year’s Coachella? The headwear of noted Auburn fashion icon Leonardo DiAuburnCaprio. I don’t care what the Academy says–give that man an AUscar! Can’t see the video? Try here. Leo’s Auburn hat first hit the Internet in 2010.  In 2011, he wore it to a soccer game. The […]

Rising dance music duo features first freshman to win Miss Auburn University pageant

Rising dance music duo features first freshman to win Miss Auburn University pageant

I know what you’re thinking—Tim Cook has done it with computers, Bo Jackson with sports, but when is an Auburn grad going to conquer the Electronic Dance Music charts? Maybe pretty soon. They call themselves STASH, and by all accounts they have the look, the sound—their single Don’t Tear Me Down is apparently tearing it up—and […]

Auburn grad overwhelmed with gratitude after beloved horse saved by Auburn vets

Auburn grad overwhelmed with gratitude after beloved horse saved by Auburn vets

“You better go hook up your trailer.” The words from the vet hung in the air like a fog. I knew that’s what he was going to say, but I still stood there dumbfounded for a moment. My legs went numb and my stomach felt like Saturday morning after too much Friday night. My horse […]

Rare photos of, reflections on Jimmy ‘Big Red’ Phillips

Rare photos of, reflections on Jimmy ‘Big Red’ Phillips

Jimmy “Big Red” Phillips passed away last Wednesday in Auburn. He was 79. And he was such a good football player. Wikipedia says it’s only 10. Wikipedia is wrong. There’s some Plainsman story from back in the day that says Red was on nearly twice as many All-America lists in 1957, 18 in total. That’s […]

The true, criminal origins of the Toomer’s Corner tiger paw

The true, criminal origins of the Toomer’s Corner tiger paw

The true history of Toomer’s Corner, as it pertains to Auburn tradition, is in large part a history of Auburn vandalism. No, it wasn’t some ancient form of communication—the toilet paper was a slow-developing ritual of rambunctiousness gradually granted immunity from legal tsk, tsk, tsks because hey, Auburn won, who cares? But the questions of […]

Back to reality: Auburn grad Ashley Salter reflects on ‘Bachelor’ stardom, boredom

Back to reality: Auburn grad Ashley Salter reflects on ‘Bachelor’ stardom, boredom

She doesn’t do a lot of interviews. TMZ keeps reaching out. She ignores it. An Auburn website, she says, is different. “Auburn — I know they have my back and they’re my family at the end of the day.” Ashley Salter didn’t say “bye” when we hung up, she said “War Damn.” Onion Girl is […]

Never-before-seen photos of Leonard Nimoy’s 1974 star trek to Auburn

Never-before-seen photos of Leonard Nimoy’s 1974 star trek to Auburn

“On a humorous note, Nimoy began speaking of experiments conducted by Dr. Werner Von Braun dealing with flashes of light. He related the flashing theory to the Auburn crowd by saying the flashing is happening now in the form of what we call streakers.” Yes, it was a heck of a week for Spock to […]

That time Bruce Jenner came to the University of Alabama Auburn University

That time Bruce Jenner came to <s>the University of Alabama</s> Auburn University

Bruce Jenner has recently transitioned from sideshow to the center ring of Cirque du Kardashian. Thanks to his evolving sense of self, the reality star and one-time Olympic golden boy is earning headlines at a rate not achieved since his days as America’s buff breakfast buddy. How big a deal was Bruce Jenner after destroying […]

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