Despite the turmoil and violence, Auburn’s record-setting snow of 1973 was not without its scenic serenity. Let’s start with the snow-score of the 1972 Iron Bowl on top of the Auburn University sign—the 16 had apparently and appropriately melted—and work our way down to the Old Snow Man Anders and a snow-covered Cliff Hare Stadium. [...]
One of the actual facts inside their comic book of a back-story is the year the band started: 1992. So it seems entirely possible that the Plainsman negatives recently discovered by Orion and dated May 19, 1992 do indeed represent the first photo shoot of Auburn’s most They Were From Auburn? band. Please to enjoy [...]
If 1972 was a Cinderella season, LSU was the tiny scar on the left side of Cinderella’s chin that you can’t really notice unless you’re looking for it, that might bother others but doesn’t bother you, because for you, Cinderella is perfect. And the weird thing is that Cinderella doesn’t really know how it got [...]
In 1969, James Owens, uncle of Auburn defensive end LaDarius Owens, became Auburn’s first black football player. These days he’s not struggling with issues related to race but to his health—specifically his heart. He needs a new one. He was recently taken off the transplant waiting list due to his other medical conditions, including neuropathy and [...]
It was the Dye-era picture day. No one forgot. Everyone dressed up. Everyone ordered the package. The class got a pizza party. And a new upper deck. And four in a row. Lord, look at it.
Here’s how Auburn Network legend Paul Ellen started his review for The Plainsman: “For at least one day, President Philpott ceased to rule the campus and east central Alabama became a monarchy. The King was here.” That one day was March 5, 1974. The concert had been sold out for two weeks. The only other [...]
Get around a Glom snob and one of the first things they’ll do is test you on the 1970 book. “You know why it’s rare, right?” You play along and say “why?” And then they’ll say “because it was burned.” It’s one of these stories that you hear—”man, really? Wow, that’s wild”—but the reality of [...]
The 2012 Glomerata is being distributed on campus this week. Here’s what Glom distribution looked like in 1974. And no, the folks inside that year’s book weren’t the only one’s flashin’ flesh.
What we know for sure is that it brought out the cameras. And hallelujah, the one belonging to Cecil Bridges had some Kodachrome in it. And if there’s anything that can give you a feel of what rolling wires and lines and anything but trees might be like, it’s these never before seen COLOR photos—the only we know of—of real people living just like we live: blue blue jeans, orange spray paint, taste the rainbow, kiss the dragon.
When The Legendary Beverly Bradford (TLBB) dumped the Auburn Plainsman’s weekly Loveliest of the Plains feature, her first act of defiance as 1970-71 editor, she preemptively countered objections to the decision by listing the titles still available for Auburn coeds to compete for—Miss Rat Hat, Miss Fall Rush, Glomerata Beauties, Miss A-Day, ad infinitum. But she left off one of the most important…