Plenty of people know about Auburn’s first fling with Sports Illustrated. The magazine, in a close internal vote, pegged Auburn as the favorites to win the 1964 national championship, and put a Frank Mullins painting of Jimmy Sidle — the first quarterback to lead the nation in rushing — on the cover of a college […]
In the summer of 1972, The Plainsman asked Auburn students about their sex lives and their drug habits and their church attendance and their thoughts on abortion and who they wanted to see they wanted to see on the presidential ballot and all other stuff.
Were those red stains in the parking lot just ketchup? Hopefully.
n 1892, Anthony Foster McKissick, the first director of Auburn’s first electrical engineering laboratory, helped lay the foundation for Auburn football as the Tigers’ first center. Four years later, he helped do the same for a scientific breakthrough that changed the world.
It’s so strange to go back to see what people thought when he did it. Because once he did, and once the success that was bound to happen happened — when the Bo we knew became the Bo everyone knew, it just totally turned into a cause for celebration and cartoons and awe and endless […]