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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, […]

AU grad Katherine Webb subject of question in Miss America pageant won former AU student Mallory Hagan

AU grad Katherine Webb subject of question in Miss America pageant won former AU student Mallory Hagan

What with Mallory Hagan, an Auburn hat-wearing former Auburn student, actually winning the crown, Auburn fans could understandably view the World Wide Webb’s latest pop culture milestone as downright surreal, almost meta even. Al.com notes that the question posed to first runner up Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers was actually about whether Brent Musburger’s comments […]

Former Auburn student (and Niffer’s employee) Mallory Hagan crowned Miss America

Former Auburn student (and Niffer’s employee) Mallory Hagan crowned Miss America

Katherine Webb is so last week. (Even though she was actually a topic in the Q&A portion.) Yes, unbelievably (but not really), Auburn has a new beAUty queen to buff our nails with — but not just any beauty queen: THE beauty queen. 23-year-old Opelika native turned Miss New York Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss […]

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