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The eternal final second of the 1982 Iron Bowl

The eternal final second of the 1982 Iron Bowl

For Auburn fans, especially those for whom Bo going over the top relieved of nine, long, win-less years of pain, the 1982 Iron Bowl never ended. But according to the scoreboard, it technically never ended for anyone. We’d seen the pictures, tons of pictures. But that the game’s final second wasn’t just the moment when […]

‘He had come to my rescue’: Nolan Ryan discusses Bo Jackson’s heroic role in legendary Ventura fight in new biography

‘He had come to my rescue’: Nolan Ryan discusses Bo Jackson’s heroic role in legendary Ventura fight in new biography

The 1993 Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura Fight is the stuff of legend. And wherever there’s stuff of legend, Bo Jackson is usually somewhere near by. And thank God he was, Ryan says. Here’s an excerpt on the MLB melee, and the crucial role Bo had in ending it, from the new biography Nolan Ryan: The Making […]

Noted Auburn alumnus bought, brought century-old eagle statues to Toomer’s Corner after spotting them in driveway of wealthy Philadelphian

Noted Auburn alumnus bought, brought century-old eagle statues to Toomer’s Corner after spotting them in driveway of wealthy Philadelphian

Last week we learned that what little we thought we knew about the history of the eagle statues at Toomer’s Corner was wrong, duh… because this is Auburn, and that’s what happens when you’re dealing with traditions tied to Toomer’s Corner (see: everything). But that century old Philly connection obviously isn’t the whole story. Sure, […]

[UPDATED] On The Mysterious Origins of the Toomer’s Corner Eagle Statues: Marble birds may have once perched on a building in Philadephia…and may be 150 years old

[UPDATED] On The Mysterious Origins of the Toomer’s Corner Eagle Statues: Marble birds <s>may have</s> once perched on a building in Philadephia…and may be 150 years old

Toomer’s Corner is, like, the Bermuda Triangle of Auburn tradition. Dates disappear, memories go haywire, origin theories appear out of thin air, facts vanish without a trace. The Toomer’s Oaks were a million years old. I mean 85 or something. Check out this picture of one of the Toomer’s Oak on my shirt—ha, made you […]

Sense of humor, unique voice turn Meghan McCarthy into social media megastar; Auburn senior has more than a million followers on Vine

Sense of humor, unique voice turn Meghan McCarthy into social media megastar; Auburn senior has more than a million followers on Vine

When Meghan McCarthy posted her impression of Boo from the Pixar movie Monster’s Inc. on Vine in August of 2013, she had 20 followers. Later that day she had a couple hundred. Now, barely six months later, McCarthy sits atop more than one million followers on Vine, almost 17,000 followers on Twitter, and 96,000 followers […]

Thankin’ Our God, Thankin’ Our People: Rare locker room footage of a teary Pat Dye praying after Auburn beat Alabama the 1982 Iron Bowl

Thankin’ Our God, Thankin’ Our People: Rare locker room footage of a teary Pat Dye praying after Auburn beat Alabama the 1982 Iron Bowl

You’ve probably seen video of that “I’m gon’ go back out there and thank your people” line before, but you probably hadn’t seen them actually thankin’ our people. I hadn’t, at least. And I hadn’t see that teary Pat Dye prayer. Oh man, that prayer: “I want to thank You for… what Auburn University stands […]

VIDEO: Bruce Pearl puts on Auburn football helmet, shouts ‘War Eagle, baby! War Eagle! I’m back!’ on ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’

VIDEO: Bruce Pearl puts on Auburn football helmet, shouts ‘War Eagle, baby! War Eagle! I’m back!’ on ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’

We were excited just about what Twitter told us Bruce Pearl was wearing during his interview this morning on Mike & Mike. The things he said were even better. Pearl spent the first of his three segments on the show discussing his new job at Auburn—how he got it, why he took it, and why […]

Listen to Lindsey Nelson and Tom Brookshier discuss the pronunciation of Shug Jordan’s name during CBS’ broadcast of the 1973 Sun Bowl

Listen to Lindsey Nelson and Tom Brookshier discuss the pronunciation of Shug Jordan’s name during CBS’ broadcast of the 1973 Sun Bowl

One good thing to come out of Auburn’s first meeting with Missouri (which we more than made up for in our second meeting with Missouri) is this wonderful little clip on pronunciation of Shug’s last name… which according to plaid-clad Lindsey Nelson and Tom Brookshier was pronounced two different ways on Woodfield Drive, both correctly […]

Before and After illustrations from City of Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan meeting reveal possible look for the hip Auburn of Tomorrow

Before and After illustrations from City of Auburn’s Downtown Master Plan meeting reveal possible look for the hip Auburn of Tomorrow

You know those artist renderings of the City of Auburn’s vision for the new Toomer’s Corner we showed you a few weeks back? Well, the Toomer’s stuff (including that possible arch) may be the most important part of the Auburn Downtown Master Plan, but judging by the graphics shown Tueday at the final public meeting […]

Marine vet—and Auburn fan—Kyle Carpenter to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

Marine vet—and Auburn fan—Kyle Carpenter to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, USMC, was nominated for the Medal of Honor in 2011. Last week, he learned he will receive it. Carpenter served in Afghanistan, specifically Helmand Province, where in 2010 he put himself between a fellow Marine and a Taliban hand grenade. He lost his right eye, which he has since replaced with […]

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