Archive for the Category ‘AUlympics’

Miracle photographer repping Auburn in Sochi

Miracle photographer repping Auburn in Sochi

Auburn might as well have competed as its own country in the 2012 Summer Games in London. But if there’s any Auburn athletes competing in this year’s Winter Olympics, we haven’t heard about them. However, there is at least one Auburn connection in Sochi. Auburn graduate and photographer of miracles–she’s the woman behind arguably the […]

The 1903 Auburn gymnastics team

The 1903 Auburn gymnastics team

The U.S. men slid out of the medal count in the team gymnastics competition, but imagine if the Tigers had sent these guys … to St. Louis … to the 1904 games. These men represent the height of flexibility and agility at Auburn at the turn of the century. Take that Danell Leyva and your […]

Gettin’ Rowdy: Vintage Rowdy Gaines posters and commercials

Gettin’ Rowdy: Vintage Rowdy Gaines posters and commercials

We point and say “yeah, I think that guy went to Auburn” when we see him in the NBC broadcast booth, but it’s easy for Auburn fans to forget (especially if you’re mostly too young for remember—sorry Mr. Gaines, the only thing that stayed with five-year-old me from ’84 is the playground echo of “Mary […]

Auburn’s Tyler McGill in USA Olympic swim team’s viral ‘Call Me Maybe’ video

Auburn’s Tyler McGill in USA Olympic swim team’s viral ‘Call Me Maybe’ video

Tyler McGill has already locked up his 15 minutes of fame no matter how well he does in the 100 meter butterfly or the 400 meter freestyle relay. The Auburn economics grad (who issued us a “#WarDamnEagle” after making the U.S. Olympic team) gets some quality, horn-rimmed face time just before the 2:20 mark in […]

The Heroic History of Auburn’s First Two Olympians

The Heroic History of Auburn’s First Two Olympians

Aubie bragged about the university’s medals after the 2008 Olympics. Why not? People who bleed orange and blue won more bling than many of the countries nations that showed up in Beijing, tying Spain and Canada at 14th among nations with 18 trips to the podium. And though Aubie’s petition to have the fight song […]

Auburn swimmers pose by Olympic logo

Auburn swimmers pose by Olympic logo

Something about seeing a tiny Auburn logo set against a giant Olympic logo really hit it home—the AUlympics start today. And Auburn freshman Megan Fonteno and Auburn sophomore Marcelo Chierighini look about as ready as you can get. Fonteno, an All-SEC First Team’er, is the only woman swimming for American Samoa, or as it’s unfortunately […]

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