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Recent Auburn grad featured in ABC News segment on professional Viners; Meghan McCarthy using social media stardom to pursue acting career in L.A.

Recent Auburn grad featured in ABC News segment on professional Viners; Meghan McCarthy using social media stardom to pursue acting career in L.A.

Last September, Meghan McCarthy was just a 21-year-old Auburn student with a thousand followers on Vine. This September, she’s a 22-year-old Auburn grad with more than 1.5 million followers on Vine who’s about to move to California on money she made from going to movies and drinking Coke and just generally being herself.Which is to […]

VIDEO: Auburn loyalties of new Medal of Honor recipient Bennie G. Adkins discussed by Obama, Fox News

VIDEO: Auburn loyalties of new Medal of Honor recipient Bennie G. Adkins discussed by Obama, Fox News

Another day, another Auburn fan receiving the Medal of Honor. In March, it was Auburn shirt-wearing Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, USMC, who in 2010 put himself between a fellow Marine and a Taliban hand grenade. On Monday it was Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, a former Green Beret who before graduating from Troy […]

Fore Eagle! Auburn fan Zach Manning describes the moment he found Rory McIlroy’s tee shot in his shorts pocket

Fore Eagle! Auburn fan Zach Manning describes the moment he found Rory McIlroy’s tee shot in his shorts pocket

Zach Manning went to his first PGA golf tournament today, the Tour Championship in Atlanta. He was there mostly to see his favorite golfer, Rory McIlroy. “I was sticking with him as much as I could,” says Manning, a 25-year-old Auburn fan who lives in Wetumpka. On the way to par-4 14th hole, Manning watched […]

‘Looks like he’s gotten a little faster’: Jake Longenecker’s former high school coach proud of Auburn ball boy’s newfound fame

‘Looks like he’s gotten a little faster’: Jake Longenecker’s former high school coach proud of Auburn ball boy’s newfound fame

My voicemail message was apparently a little garbled, so when Joe Allen called me back, he actually thought I was an Auburn coach inquiring as to how Auburn might best utilize Jake Longecker’s newly-discovered talents. The message he left for me was a bit garbled, too–and he got disconnected before he finished–but I distinctly heard […]

Aubie the Tiger is not like this man-hugging lion

Aubie the Tiger is not like this man-hugging lion

“Those other tigers?” That made sense. She had to be talking about Clemson’s freak, Mizzou’s guy, LSU’s dude — that’s pretty obvious. But who was “that lion that was hugging that man” that Aubie was so much better and cooler and nicer than? It was the lion in the video that Mattie Griffith happened to […]

Teen who poured her Auburn soul out after wisdom teeth extraction recovering nicely, dishes dirt on Dayton

Teen who poured her Auburn soul out after wisdom teeth extraction recovering nicely, dishes dirt on <i>Dayton</i>

Mattie Griffith is resting easy Saturday night, and not just because of the Percocet she’s still on for the pain. The 18-year-old from Atlanta, whose anesthesia-induced concern over Auburn’s chances against San Jose State helped make the hilariously adorable video (watch it now) her mother Amy shot Wednesday just after Mattie’s wisdom teeth were removed […]

VIDEO: Atlanta teen professes her undying devotion to Auburn, Aubie during anesthesia stupor following wisdom teeth extraction (and it’s amazing)

VIDEO: Atlanta teen professes her undying devotion to Auburn, Aubie during anesthesia stupor following wisdom teeth extraction (and it’s amazing)

UPDATE: Teen who poured her Auburn soul out after wisdom teeth extraction recovering nicely, dishes dirt on Dayton. Even under the gas, 18-year-old Mattie Griffith knew she was in good hands, thanks to the Auburn degree she saw hanging on Dr. Henry Blair’s wall. “War Eagle, man!” she garbled as he extracted her wisdom teeth […]

Former Miss Auburn trying to become Nashville’s first woman mayor

Former Miss Auburn trying to become Nashville’s first woman mayor

Auburn has been first at so many things. Football. Coke. The hurry-up offense. Next on the ever to conquer list: Woman mayorships of major southern cities. Leading the charge is Linda Eskind Rebrovick, one of the most powerful women in Nashville, and (most importantly) a former Miss Auburn (1976-77), who announced Tuesday that her hat […]

Gus Malzahn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense has turned Auburn into Ball Boy U.

Gus Malzahn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense has turned Auburn into Ball Boy U.

Jake Longenecker hopes his high school football coach was watching SportsCenter yesterday. “I said ‘I want to play running back’ because it was the easiest practice, and he said ‘no Jake, you’re too slow for that.’” The Potomac, MD native wound up playing quarterback and outside linebacker for the Churchill High School Bulldogs. “I wasn’t […]

Auburn grad Bill Holbrook cartoons the Kick Six a la ‘Kevin and Kell’

Auburn grad Bill Holbrook cartoons the Kick Six a la ‘Kevin and Kell’

Bill Holbrook’s reputation as the greatest cartoonist Auburn University ever awarded a degree to got even more secure Sunday. “With the college football season looming, I wanted to reach back and commemorate the contest held on November 30, 2013 between teams of elephants and tigers, otherwise known as the Iron Bowl,” the┬áKevin and Kell creator […]

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