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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recent Auburn grad Sara Hopkins is social media superstar via Vine

Recent Auburn grad Sara Hopkins is social media superstar via Vine

Vine is something like the redheaded stepchild of the social media world: bizarre, misunderstood and perpetually in the shadow of giants Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But for “Viners,” the six-second video platform has become an art form, one growing increasingly complex and adventurous, with the added challenge of maintaining a sense of individuality. Arguably no […]

Recent Auburn grad is rising writing star at Nickelodeon

Recent Auburn grad is rising writing star at Nickelodeon

It’s been two years since Carson Montgomery moved to Burbank, California to work for Nickelodeon, but it still doesn’t feel real. Working for the channel that brought the world SpongeBob, Rocko’s Modern Life and The Fairly Odd Parents would seem like a dream job for any ’90s kid, but for Montgomery there’s an especially surreal […]

‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’ got recorded by an Auburn grad

‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’ got recorded by an Auburn grad

If you’re an Auburn fan and love it, you’ll probably love it more. If you hate it, you’ll probably have to tolerate it now, or at least hate it a little less. Either way, you’ll probably never listen to it the same way again… unless of course you already knew that the undisputed heavyweight champion of Christmas novelty songs was recorded by an Auburn Man.

Auburn grad photographs an Auburn miracle

Auburn grad photographs an Auburn miracle

Miracles happened at Jordan-Hare Stadium last Saturday. For Auburn graduate Shanna Lockwood, one of them was a photograph. Lockwood is the woman behind the arguably the best image of Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis’ improbable catch, resulting in a stunning last-minute victory for the Tigers.  The shot has circulated across multiple media outlets since. “I […]

[UPDATED] Auburn man among real POWs featured in ‘Back To Bataan’; John Wayne film premiered at Tiger Theatre

[UPDATED] Auburn man among real POWs featured in ‘Back To Bataan’; John Wayne film premiered at Tiger Theatre

[VETERAN'S DAY 2013 UPDATE] After some digging in the Plainsman, we’ve learned that the world premiere of Back To Bataan was actually held at the Tiger Theatre, thanks of course to Green’s Auburn connection. He didn’t graduate from API. But he married an Auburn girl and they lived at 326 Armstrong Street, and hey, Armstrong is […]

Shug Jordan’s houndstooth hat is prized possession of former Auburn coed who caught it after ’69 Iron Bowl, claims it predates Bear’s

Shug Jordan’s houndstooth hat is prized possession of former Auburn coed who caught it after ’69 Iron Bowl, claims it predates Bear’s

Kathy Moates’ most prized piece of Auburn memorabilia is a houndstooth hat. Each fall, she takes it out of her closet, dusts it off, and places it on her coffee table, where it stays all football season long. It’s the centerpiece to her living room’s Auburn decor. Folks come over for games. They look down. […]

Auburn’s Blanche Alverson is Queen of the Court

Auburn’s Blanche Alverson is Queen of the Court

Whether it’s on the hardwood, the homecoming court, or the hallways, Auburn senior Blanche Alverson is always getting recognized. “People come up and talk to me all the time,” Alverson says. “Someone I don’t know will walk over to me at a restaurant or somewhere on campus and say, ‘You’re Blanche Alverson, right?’” But that’s […]

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