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Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident

Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident

A car crash early this morning in Lagrange, Georgia killed two, including UGA baseball player Ian Davis and Auburn great Philip Lutzenkirchen. If you think really hard about it, you might remember the first time you tried to pronounce the name “Lutzenkirchen.” It might have been when your friend emailed you the link to that […]

Auburn grad Katie George shines in Season 1.5 premiere of SyFy’s ‘Heroes of Cosplay’

Auburn grad Katie George shines in Season 1.5 premiere of SyFy’s ‘Heroes of Cosplay’

The casting director for SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay maybe deserves a raise. Because Katie George, one of the show’s new featured members, is kind of whippin’ the competition so far. George, whom we interviewed in 2011 (and did a little thing on last week—she’s in an Auburn shirt!), won the Wizard World Cosplay Con in […]

Auburn MBA student Casey Mikula one of 14 people to place preseason bets on Auburn to win the national championship, will get $10,000 when Auburn beats FSU

Auburn MBA student Casey Mikula one of 14 people to place preseason bets on Auburn to win the national championship, will get $10,000 when Auburn beats FSU

Auburn MBA student and earthquake survivor Casey Mikula was at the Iron Bowl, as happy as anyone, but maybe a bit more bummed than most that Michigan didn’t knock off Ohio State. “I called my dad and said, ‘it looks like we’re probably not going to make it because (No. 2) Ohio State beat Michigan […]

Auburn grad included in TIME Magazine list of Africa’s wealthiest people

Auburn grad included in TIME Magazine list of Africa’s wealthiest people

The blurb about Mohamed Mansour in the latest issue of TIME actually says he used to teach at Auburn; we’re told the man in charge of Egyptian supercompany the Mansour Group actually graduated from Auburn. We can’t find him in the Glom—of course when you have billions at your disposal to keep off the nostalgia […]

Charles Carr, the Auburn student who drove Hank Williams on his last trip, dies at 79

Charles Carr, the Auburn student who drove Hank Williams on his last trip, dies at 79

Almost all of the stories on Charles Carr’s passing last week mention that he was “just a teenager” or “only 18″ or a “college student” when he agreed to chauffeur Hank Williams’ from Montgomery to a New Year’s Eve gig in West Virginia he never played to earn some extra Christmas break cash to help […]

Jamie Hampton wears Auburn shirts, advances to French Open’s Round of 16

Jamie Hampton wears Auburn shirts, advances to French Open’s Round of 16

A list of the dispatched: 25th ranked Lucie Safarova from the Czech Republic 150th ranked Anna Karoline Schmiedlova from Slovakia 7th ranked (and one time Wimbledon champ) Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic And who did the dispatching? Auburn’s own Jamie Hampton. The 2008 AHS graduate is taking Roland Garros by storm, part of the […]

AU bass fishing star Jordan Lee sports Auburn shirt in new issue of TIME Magazine

AU bass fishing star Jordan Lee sports Auburn shirt in new issue of TIME Magazine

Magazines can’t get enough of Auburn’s bass happy Lee brothers. Matt (decked out in Auburn gear) landed the cover of the February issue of BASSMASTER. Now Jordan has reeled in the new issue of TIME. Maybe it’ll help him get a date. His one quote in the story on the growth of college angling? “Telling […]

[UPDATED] Auburn PR grad is American Apparel model

[UPDATED] Auburn PR grad is American Apparel model

Auburn’s newest banner ad beauty? A fetching, freckled young lady named Kristina (anyone know her last name?), whose American Apparel lip print Crop Top! has been cropping up on blogs throughout May. Per her American Apparel bio, she “holds a degree in Public Relations from Auburn University in Alabama” but is currently following her acting […]

Munificentest of the Plains: Million dollar Auburn Band benefactor was a Loveliest

Munificentest of the Plains: Million dollar Auburn Band benefactor was a Loveliest

That $11 million Auburn band facility soon to be the envy of Bama fans everywhere? Thank Meredith Birchfield. The 1969 Auburn graduate is so passionate about Auburn’s band she donated $1 million to the project. “It’s a way of giving back for all the joy they’ve given me,’ Birchfield said in the January issue of […]

Auburn student Lauren Terry crowned Miss Rodeo USA

Auburn student Lauren Terry crowned Miss Rodeo USA

Giving new spider species crazy new names and winning beauty pageants: THAT’S WHAT AUBURN DOES — most recently by Auburn senior Lauren Terry, who Sunday night in Oklahoma City beat out 11 other contestants (none of whom go to Auburn) for the title of Miss Rodeo USA. Miss Alabama U.S.A. turned ‘Net Goddess Katherine Webb, […]

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