Let’s take a look Auburn’s first showdown with Texas A&M — which was in 1911, Winsipedia, not 1916 — and refer to a 110-year-old Auburn team as “we” a lot. Played in Dallas, the game was billed as the biggest in the south that year, which, sure, papers were wont to do with pretty much […]
At 12:42 a.m. this past Sunday morning, I cracked open a second celebratory beer and raised it to the man whose inspired performance had made that celebration possible: T.J. Finley. Yes, of course, Finley had little to do with Auburn’s Saturday night exorcism of 22 years’ worth of Tiger Stadium bayou voodoo. The superhero cape […]
Eighty-five football seasons.
Eighty-four years and ten months.
That’s how long Ralph O’Gwynne’s name was on the top line in the Auburn football record book for the longest scoring run from scrimmage: 92 yards.
“I told Bobby we came to play and he said he understood that.”
Auburn was kind of a horse college in the 1930s. Like, a really good one. “I believe we had about 85 horses, enough to mount two teams for six periods,” W.J. Klepinger told Inside The Auburn Tigers magazine in 1982. Klepinger was the head coach of Auburn’s 1935 polo team. Yes, polo. “We used riding […]