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Wisconsin man in Auburn sweatpants wins $1 million from Publisher’s Clearing House

Wisconsin man in Auburn sweatpants wins $1 million from Publisher’s Clearing House

The Greenbay Gazette was going for some nice detail to really put you there when, Karl Jonsson, an out-of-work electrician from Gresham, Wisconsin, opened the door to a million-dollar check from Publisher’s Clearing House: With his teenage daughter watching though a window, Jonsson stood in bare feet on the front sidewalk surrounded by news cameras […]

Five Auburn fans named Chris Davis tell what it’s like sharing the most famous name in Iron Bowl history

Five Auburn fans named Chris Davis tell what it’s like sharing the most famous name in Iron Bowl history

Part of Chris Davis’ home game duties as Associate General Manager for Auburn IMG Sports Network is to take Auburn’s playmakers to the Heisman Room, right next to the Auburn locker room, for post-game interviews. But the night of Nov. 30, 2013, it wasn’t just a player—Chris Davis was escorting an Auburn legend: Chris Davis. […]

That time a Bama cheerleader whose heart was in Auburn got kicked off the squad for saying ‘War Eagle’ during ESPN’s 2003 Iron Bowl broadcast

That time a Bama cheerleader whose heart was in Auburn got kicked off the squad for saying ‘War Eagle’ during ESPN’s 2003 Iron Bowl broadcast

Adrian Karsten baited him—surely the Bama fans who called for his head, and the administrators that gave it to them, could see that. He was asked—no, told—by an ESPN personality, on the spot, on live, national television, to say “Roll Tide”, which he did, and then “War Eagle”, which ha ha, sure, OK, whatever, “War […]

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

You may have won the BCS National Championship, Florida State. But you just lost the House of Representatives. That piece of wood buried deep inside the custom-made gavel that will symbolically enforce every edict issued by the Florida legislature for the next two years? It isn’t from Chief Osceola’s spear, it’s from the Toomer’s Oaks. […]

Former Auburn homecoming queen Wynn Everett starring in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’

Former Auburn homecoming queen Wynn Everett starring in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’

If you were at Auburn in the late 90s, Wynn Everett might look familiar. She may also look familiar if you’ve seen Charlie Wilson’s War. Or CSI. Or NCIS: Los Angeles. Or Vegas. Or Grey’s Anatomy. Everett is one of those of those B-list beauties (in name, not looks) who populate prime time series one “guest starring” […]

Kay Ivey in college

Kay Ivey in college

You most likely know her as Alabama’s newly reelected Lieutenant Governor, but she’ll always be Auburn’s lone representative at the 1965 Maid of Cotton contest… … and a 1966 Miss Homecoming candidate… … and Student Government Association Vice President to me. and not just the Women’s SGA mind you—she was in there with the big […]

VIDEO: Auburn showcased in episode of HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

VIDEO: Auburn showcased in episode of HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’

It’s not the first episode of HGTV’s House Hunters featuring Auburn grads. But the episdoe that aired Thursday night is the first built around the Return To Auburn instinct. “They basically moved to Auburn on a leap of faith,” says Kristi Smith, the Auburn Realtor who helped Glenn Loughridge, Auburn University’s director of campus dining, […]

19-year-old Auburn dropout snags female lead in SyFy film ‘Cobragator’

19-year-old Auburn dropout snags female lead in SyFy film ‘Cobragator’

October 10 was Savannah Goldsmith’s last day as an Auburn student. After visiting Florida this summer, the 19-year-old freshman decided to transfer. To Hollywood. You probably would to if you were an Auburn Theatre major already scoring lead roles in SyFy killer mutant reptile movies starring the guy who cut off the cop’s ear in Reservoir […]

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 […]

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