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Watch wisdom tooth video sensation Mattie Griffith remind her high school that Aubie is not like those other tigers before being crowned homecoming queen

Watch wisdom tooth video sensation Mattie Griffith remind her high school that Aubie is not like those other tigers before being crowned homecoming queen

Mattie Griffith’s 15 minutes of fame are still paying dividends nearly six weeks after the video of her baring her Auburn soul in a post-wisdom tooth extraction haze of anesthesia went viral. At least they are for us. Griffith was crowned Hillgrove High School’s homecoming queen Friday night, and her new-found celebrity was front and […]

SNL alum Victoria Jackson’s year at Auburn

SNL alum Victoria Jackson’s year at Auburn

If you’re an aspiring actresses in Auburn’s Theatre Department these days, having a wacky, high-pitched voice will open all kinds of doors. Three decades ago, it them closed tight. At least it did for Victoria Jackson. “I liked my teachers (at AU),” Jackson, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986 to 1992, recalled in […]

Bo Knows Parodies

Bo Knows Parodies

It’s easy to forget just how deep it got into America’s cultural DNA. But man, if there’s a textbook example of a meme (at least if the textbook was published before the advent of freaking “meme generators”), “Bo Knows” was it. War Eagle. Take it away, YouTube… Mike Knows Underwriting: Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance […]

As Kroger expands, we look back at the first and most recent artist renderings of the legendary Auburn grocery store

As Kroger expands, we look back at the first and most recent artist renderings of the legendary Auburn grocery store

Publix’s come, Bruno’s goes, Winn-Dixies shall not rise again. But Kroger… Kroger remains constant. It thrives. It is constantly packed. After work, after church, it is simply impossible for someone who has lived in Auburn for more than five years to walk its hallowed, narrow aisles without trying to avoid someone you don’t have time […]

Did Auburn players ring cowbells during a Mississippi State game in the late 1960s?

Did Auburn players ring cowbells during a Mississippi State game in the late 1960s?

All the talk about Auburn fans giving Mississippi State a taste of its own artificial medicine by bringing their own cowbells to the MSU game? Auburn fan Ann Adams says it’s nothing new, and she decided to have a little show and tell at work Friday morning to prove it. Adams’ brother, Billy Erwin, played […]

Former AU quarterback Phil Gargis talks about the 1974 Auburn-Mississippi State game that led to cowbell ban

Former AU quarterback Phil Gargis talks about the 1974 Auburn-Mississippi State game that led to cowbell ban

When the Mississippi State fans rattled their cowbells on Nov. 9, 1974, the person they were trying to rattle the most was Phil Gargis. Gargis, Auburn’s tough-as-nails starting quarterback from 1974-1976 , was under center for the Tigers for their showdown with the Bulldogs in Jackson, ground zero for the cowbell controversy that still rages […]

Watch Terry Bowden’s press conference response to 1993 Mississippi State allegations that Auburn inflated football with helium

Watch Terry Bowden’s press conference response to 1993 Mississippi State allegations that Auburn inflated football with helium

It’s one thing to read about it. But watching Terry Bowden (who somehow kept a straight face) actually respond to charges from Mississippi State coach Jackie Sherrill that Auburn was spiking its footballs with helium is a nice reminder that, no, it isn’t some apocryphal tailgate tale people trot out once a year… it came […]

PHOTOS: Auburn legend Chris Davis’ 2013 Iron Bowl helmet is going up for auction

PHOTOS: Auburn legend Chris Davis’ 2013 Iron Bowl helmet is going up for auction

Jimmy Brandt is keeping the gloves. And the sleeves. But starting Oct. 6, the helmet that Chris Davis wore during the 2013 Iron Bowl, that protected his holy head during arguably the greatest play in college football history, is up for grabs. Brandt, a 2003 Auburn grad who lives in Birmingham, says he acquired several […]

Remembering the forgotten victims (and ‘rumors’) from the ‘Night the Barn Burned’

Remembering the forgotten victims (and ‘rumors’) from the ‘Night the Barn Burned’

Most remember it as The Night The Barn Burned. At least 24 people probably remember it as The Night I Needed a Ride Home. Because destroyed (or mostly destroyed) by the heat of the towering inferno (crazy photo here) that devoured the old Auburn Sports Arena and sort of stole the show during the 1996 […]

How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s cooler cousin in 1985

How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s cooler cousin in 1985

Maybe “hey” was thought to be, like, too plain or bogus at the height 0f Valspeak and surfer slang, but whatever the reason, the revival of Auburn’s Hey Day tradition in 1984-85 inspired a countermovement not in spirit but in tone: How’s It Goin’ Man Day. TWER reader David Bivins tells us that How’s It […]

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