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Auburn grad runs Boston Marathon in War Eagle shirt, gets kissed by six Wellesley women

Auburn grad runs Boston Marathon in War Eagle shirt, gets kissed by six Wellesley women

Auburn grad (1994) Scott Walker broke a personal record in this year’s Boston Marathon: Six kisses! “My War Eagle T-shirt got lots of attention,” Walker says. “Especially from the girls at Wellesley College!” Wellesley? Had Auburn had been adopted as the team of choice by yet another private Yankee college? Could they actually have been […]

From The Zoo to The Zoo Gallery: Amazin’ Chris Wilson reflects on football days at Auburn

From The Zoo to The Zoo Gallery: Amazin’ Chris Wilson reflects on football days at Auburn

Chris Wilson still remembers the details. A freshman suddenly eligible under the new varsity regulations, Wilson was punter and place kicker on Auburn’s 1972 Amazins squad that overcame preseason predictions to enter the Iron Bowls with an 8-1 record. “They needed someone to kick off that year,” he says. “Gardner Jett was all SEC that […]

‘Let Them Come’: Caleb Hyles, the Auburn student whose cover of ‘Let It Go’ went viral in February, films epic ‘Frozen’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ video in California

‘Let Them Come’: Caleb Hyles, the Auburn student whose cover of ‘Let It Go’ went viral in February, films epic ‘Frozen’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ video in California

I saw Caleb Hyles walking down Glenn Ave. the other day and whipped the car around to take a picture with him because dude will obviously be huge one day. His amazing cover of Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen has been viewed nearly 5 million times by folks all over the world—”Man, who knew Korea […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook broke into Samford Hall as an Auburn student to try to change the music the clock tower played

Apple CEO Tim Cook broke into Samford Hall as an Auburn student to try to change the music the clock tower played

Thanks to an interview he recently granted the Plainsman (which you can read here) while in town this past weekend to receive the Auburn Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, we now know a little more about Tim Cook the Auburn student, at least more than what he looked liked. Cook, who graduated from Auburn in […]

VIDEO: Auburn grad in Auburn shirt leads ‘The Price Is Right’ audience in ‘War Eagle’, wins car

VIDEO: Auburn grad in Auburn shirt leads ‘The Price Is Right’ audience in ‘War Eagle’, wins car

Wear an Auburn shirt on The Price Is Right and you will win big. In 2005, it was Auburn student Chase Gallimore. In 2012, it was Auburn fan Brenda from Eclectic (Drew Carey: “They raise’em smart at Auburn.“) Thursday, it was AU grad and Auburn resident Megan Sumners, who won a Volkswagen Jetta on the […]

Auburn Accent Challenge: British Dee Ford reads the names of Auburn coaches, players, and expressions in a proper Medway brogue

Auburn Accent Challenge: British Dee Ford reads the names of Auburn coaches, players, and expressions in a proper Medway brogue

Apparently there’s this thing that lonely teenagers from Ireland and England and places like that do, where they read words aloud in front of their webcams so lonely American teenagers on Tumblr or something can hear how they talk. They call it the accent challenge, or the Tumblr Accent Challenge. Kids these days! And do […]

Coming Attraction: Recent Auburn grad Anna Larson is cutting her own trail in trailer cutting

Coming Attraction: Recent Auburn grad Anna Larson is cutting her own trail in trailer cutting

For 2012 Auburn graduate Anna Larson, moving to California wasn’t just the next step in her post-college career.  It was the only step. “I knew that I wanted to cut trailers, but there’s not been a lot of opportunity for this outside LA and New York,” Larson said. “It was a really big decision and […]

Screen career of 1974 Auburn grad Michael O’Neill, star of Oscar-nominated ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, started with first commercial after Bo went over the top

Screen career of 1974 Auburn grad Michael O’Neill, star of Oscar-nominated ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, started with first commercial after Bo went over the top

I’m sure Dallas Buyers Club stars Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey would tell you they won the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively, thanks in no small part to being able to play off other great actors, like Auburn man Michael O’Neill. O’Neill, who graduated as Mike Wilson from AU in 1974, […]

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