Pat Dye always called him a thoroughbred. Had things gone differently, we might have called him a Stallion. Yes, lost in the tug of war between baseball and football, between the NFL and the MLB, was that Bo Jackson was in the spring of 1986 being courted by a third professional sports league. It wasn't just rumors of phone calls or whatever. He met with team … [Read more...] about Bo Jackson, the Birmingham Stallion?
100 Years (?) of Homecoming
Continuing in our History-Making Miss Homecomings series, we pay tribute to the lovely Love Scales, whom in addition to having one of the most awesome homecoming queen names ever (her full name was actually even cooler: Loventrice), was also Auburn's first black Miss Homecoming candidate. She was a sophomore. No, she didn't win. The legendary Libby Lively wound up … [Read more...] about Remembering Love Scales, Auburn’s first black Miss Homecoming candidate
You typically think of it as a one-time thing. At least I think you do. Something with term limits. And maybe it's that way now. But once upon a time, at least at Auburn, it was like the Heisman Trophy. If you're awesome enough, you can win it twice. Same thing with Miss Homecoming at Auburn. Once (and maybe twice for all I know at this point), an Auburn coed was twice crowned … [Read more...] about That time had the same Miss Homecoming two years in a row (kinda)
It's come to our attention that our quick story on how this past Saturday was more than likely the 104th anniversary of homecoming at Auburn, rather than the 100th, ruffled some official feathers. That's understandable, I suppose. It costs money to reprint programs, and deleting tweets is a pain—I get that. But it wasn't run as some sort of last minute "gotcha!" I was as … [Read more...] about Auburn—and America’s?—first homecoming was definitely held in 1909, not 1913
I'm sure there are other photos of the exterior of The Auburn Stadium around. I just don't think I've seen one. But there it is, at least the west side. Looks like the letters are in that Toomer's Drugs font (they're expecting a visit from everyone of you). Pretty interesting. Even more interesting? THAT STAT IN THE CAPTION. Again, this may be some call-in show trivia … [Read more...] about Rare photo of the exterior of The Auburn Stadium before its dedication at Auburn’s 1939 homecoming game vs. Florida