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Bo Jackson brought Herschel Walker to the stage during the 1985 Heisman banquet to tell him ‘I’m prettier’

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Before presenting the Gospel at the Heisman banquet 30 years ago, Bo Jackson did something very Christ-like. He humbled himself, pretending that he and Herschel Walker were the same mold of athlete in order to make the young man feel special. There were similarities, he admitted, after asking Walker to ...

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Legendary Auburn ball boy Jake Longenecker collides with defensive end, breaks nose during Auburn practice


Not even his road runner-shaming, T-shirt-inspiring, internet-crashing speed could keep celebrity Auburn Ball Boy Jake Longenecker from an accidental collision with 6″6, 243-pound defensive end Raashed Kenion. The encounter at the Tigers’ Friday afternoon practice broke Longenecker’s nose, but not his sense of humor. After his nose was popped back ...

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The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Dead Zone!

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Van and John help you through the dead zone of early summer with discussion of Auburn’s future football schedules, NFL draft talk, and listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. If you’d like to help TWER keep on keepin’ on, click here. … Keep Reading: * Praise and worship standard ‘More ...

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Rod Bramblett plays ‘Kick Six’ Iron Bowl call for Auburn Christian school kids, apologizes for using Lord’s name in vain in a completely appropriately way

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The Kindergarteners at Holy Trinity Episcopal School took their annual field trip to The Auburn Network offices Wednesday morning. The youngsters toured the facilities with Rod Bramblett, the Voice of Auburn himself, who taught them about satellite transmission, ISDN, and studio etiquette. Once trained, Rich Perkins, host of The Drive, ...

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The Shame in Our Game

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So perhaps West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr. was not too smart in calling out Kentucky before their Sweet 16 game last night.  Predicting a Mountaineers victory was preferable to pre-signaling defeat. But to claim the Wildcats “don’t play hard” might have been reckless. But the media’s post-Daxter takedown on ...

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Huge new scoreboard proposed for Jordan-Hare Stadium

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Next Friday, Auburn’s Board of Trustees will yea or nay a proposal for a new 200-foot-wide scoreboard above the south end zone of Jordan-Hare Stadium that would replace the ol ‘Tron in time for the 2015 season. Estimated cost: $13.9 million. If the university pays for it, the Athletics Department will ...

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