Many members of the Auburn family know that the origins of several of our names and phrases originate with the poem, “The Deserted Village,” by Oliver Goldsmith. What is probably far less known, however, is the sad set of circumstances that led Goldsmith to write the poem in the first place—just what village was it, […]
Second in a two-part series Van originally wrote as a “primary sources research paper” for Anthony Carey’s History Research Methods course in 1996, while working on a History PhD at Auburn.
If football is truly a religion in the American South, then Jordan-Hare Stadium is a grand cathedral.
To this special place, the faithful roll in for games like pilgrims headed to Mecca. More than a simple sports arena, the structure holds a special place in the hearts of Auburn people, as the scene of some of the happiest memories of their lives. It indeed borders on a level of spirituality, the attachment of these people to this stadium.
Like comic books? Like Van Allen Plexico? Then embrace your inner hero and help him get to Glendale!
Mr. Plexico’s debut column reads like Agatha Christie: “I was by that point well into year nine of my Eight Year Plan for earning college degrees and obtaining student tickets—with the emphasis probably more on the tickets, to be honest. So I had no business trying to squeeze in with a bunch of undergrads nearly ten years younger than me, just for the sake of yelling and booing on cue for the ESPN cameras. No business at all…”