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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 […]

That time Shug Jordan bailed out the entire Georgia basketball team

That time Shug Jordan bailed out the entire Georgia basketball team

Unlike other iconic college football coaches from yesteryear, Shug Jordan actually found time to coach basketball for a few seasons. And coach it well. In a 1968 interview, Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp said Shug was “as fine a football coach as he was a basketball coach.” Not only is Jordan Auburn’s fifth winningest basketball coach, with […]

Auburn hackers develop app that tells you if Toomer’s Corner is being rolled

Auburn hackers develop app that tells you if Toomer’s Corner is being rolled

The national championship celebration in 2011, the blizzard before the oaks (1.0) were taken down, the 3rd heaven that opened up after the 2013 Iron Bowl — they did, they seemed like dreams. And even though you knew it was real, it still would have been nice to have an official, hi-tech pinch to confirm […]

Praise and worship standard ‘More Precious Than Silver’ inspired by 1978 french fry theft at Auburn McDonald’s

Praise and worship standard ‘More Precious Than Silver’ inspired by 1978 french fry theft at Auburn McDonald’s

You know that modern Christian praise and worship song More Precious Than Silver? Of course you do. (There was a techno version of it on that awesome 1995 N’Soul Records sampler CD—you know the one—and your youth group probably sang it a million times.) Well, it was written by an AU alum, Lynn DeShazo, and […]

VIDEO: The story behind the 1986 Coke commercial filmed in Auburn

VIDEO: The story behind the 1986 Coke commercial filmed in Auburn

In the summer of 1986, Coca-Cola started doing these college-themed commercials for that stuff that briefly masqueraded as Coke to run in local markets across the country, and they were shot at actual colleges (you can’t beat the real thing). A Montgomery-based advertising firm got the nod for the two Alabama commercials—one for the good […]

Gus Malzahn in junior high

Gus Malzahn in junior high

What better way to weather the football lull between National Signing Day and spring practice than to look at 35-year-old photos of Gus Malzahn during his awkward awesome years at Ramsey Junior High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We’re not sure what this Pittsburgh Pirates fan was studying here, but we’re sure he learned it […]

Auburn’s first amazing new scoreboard

Auburn’s first amazing new scoreboard

The impulse that will possibly soon raise a spaceship over Jordan-Hare: IMPROVE THE GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE. It is the mantra, mantra, mantra of Auburn Athletics. And it was always thus. Forty feet wide, 15 feet tall: These were the jaw-dropping specs for Jordan-Hare’s first scoreboard — “one of the most modern in the country” — that […]

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