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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 […]

VIDEO: Guillermo plants Scotts EZ Seed grass on Frank Thomas’ head on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

VIDEO: Guillermo plants Scotts EZ Seed grass on Frank Thomas’ head on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Baseball Hall of Fame induction has its perks—that turf looks as lush as the stuff Paul Conner planted in 1981! (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Video: Jeff Poor Related: Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt Beer arrives in Auburn. … Keep Reading: * Smithsonian Magazine photographs kid in Auburn hat at Texas prom * The WiFi Network Names of […]

Jason Dufner is a ‘War Eagle’ magnet

Jason Dufner is a ‘War Eagle’ magnet

How can Auburn warrior Jason Dufner can tell he’s a bigger golf deal than he was this tee time last year? People just keep shouting “War Eagle.” Here’s a clip from his appearance Tuesday at the Masters media day thing. (Can’t see it? Click here.) Video: Jeff Poor More fun Duff Stuff: * Chris Davis drawn […]

Fox News guest uses rolling Toomer’s Corner as example of fun, safe college celebration in ‘Hannity’ segment on UConn student riots

Fox News guest uses rolling Toomer’s Corner as example of fun, safe college celebration in ‘Hannity’ segment on UConn student riots

Chloe Melas was brought on Sean Hannity’s show Tuesday night to discuss the psychology of couch burning and car burning and all the other things schools like new NCAA basketball champs UConn and West Virginia can’t get enough of every time they win something. She drew upon her own experience with victory celebrations. (Can’t see […]

What the fence around Toomer’s Corner looks like

What the fence around Toomer’s Corner looks like

The renovation has begun. If they haven’t started digging up the valuable remains of the technically still alive Toomer’s Oaks, the roots of which are expected to be about the same size as the canopies, they will soon. Not that you’ll be able to see (from the street at least)—there’s a fence around Toomer’s Corner. […]

‘Because Auburn is a far superior team’: Final play of the 2013 Iron Bowl explained on The CW’s ‘Hart of Dixie’

‘Because Auburn is a far superior team’: Final play of the 2013 Iron Bowl explained on The CW’s ‘Hart of Dixie’

Sure, Bama probably did pay the refs off in the 2009 Iron Bowl like Annabeth’s Dad claimed in the last Auburn-referencing episode of Hart of Dixie, a CW show set in fictional Bluebell, Ala. in which, as we have spent years documenting, the Iron Bowl rivalry is a recurring theme. But the most recent episode […]

Sharing the Love: #AllforAuburn campaign has Auburn Athletics on the march to a million followers on social media

Sharing the Love: #AllforAuburn campaign has Auburn Athletics on the march to a million followers on social media

Between celebrated coaching hires and amazing seasons (see: , the past year has been pretty unforgettable for Auburn fans, and the team tasked with engaging those fans via social media is taking full advantage of it on their march to a million followers (which is just shy of Auburn senior Meghan McCarthy) with the #AllforAuburn […]

Here’s Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl getting dunked in a dunk tank for an Auburn fraternity charity event

Here’s Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl getting dunked in a dunk tank for an Auburn fraternity charity event

If Google Image search is any indication, Bruce Pearl doesn’t need an excuse to take his shirt off. But a Pi Kappa Phi fundraiser is a pretty good one. Here’s Auburn’s new basketball coach getting gettin’ his dunk on in front of Auburn’s student center. Related: AU student David McKinney, Bruce Pearl best friends forever […]

AU student David McKinney, Bruce Pearl best friends forever in photo snapped at coach’s arrival at Auburn airport

AU student David McKinney, Bruce Pearl best friends forever in photo snapped at coach’s arrival at Auburn airport

Auburn Basketball got a surge of energy with the hiring of former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl. The two-time SEC coach of the year’s arrival on the Plains March 18 was almost instantly the stuff of legend. For David McKinney, left, it will live on in this photograph. “I saw on Twitter around 10:30 or 11 […]

Bruce Pearl dons Auburn baseball jersey, football helmet on Thursday’s episode of ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike’

Bruce Pearl dons Auburn baseball jersey, football helmet on Thursday’s episode of ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike’

UPDATE: The video is even better… … You can take the coach out of recruiting (until August or whenever), but you can’t take recruiting out of the coach. Auburn Sports Information Director Kirk Sampson: “This is good stuff.” h/t @AUHoopsBlog, @CollegeandMag, @MikeandMike Related: Auburn Church of Christ marquee features ‘Pearl of Great Price’ Bible verse […]

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