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Jacobs says It’s Time to Move in Different Direction, Fires Tina Deese

By Posted on: May 8th, 2013 in News, Other Sports 6 Comments »
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Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs announced the firing tonight of Tina Deese, the Tigers’ Softball Coach. Deese started the Auburn program from scratch in 1995 and had a 17 year record of 562-458-1. She led the Tigers to their fifth consecutive appearance in the SEC Tournament and NCAA Regional in 2012. Deese was the longest Continue Story…

To Forgive, or Not to Forgive (that IS the question)

By Posted on: May 8th, 2013 in Football, Memories, Other Sports 14 Comments »

Six months of prison, about half of which has already been served, with a laughable probation after that.  And when he gets out, he’ll be a hero to thousands, if not millions, for the rest of his pathetic life.Upon first reflecting on this, I figured that if Hell didn’t exist already, God would have to Continue Story…

Auburn Equestrian Wins Overall National Champioship

By Posted on: April 21st, 2013 in Other Sports 1 Comment »
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It was partiularly fitting this evening that Toomer Oaks went out on their last  weekend by being rolled in celebration of another Auburn championship. The Auburn Equestrian Team held a celebration at Toomer’s Corner Sunday evening for wining the 2013 NCEA Overall National Championship.The Tigers defeated Georgia, 3-1, in a ride-off competition Saturday at the Continue Story…

“Are you about TREE, or are you about FOOTBALL?”

By Posted on: April 18th, 2013 in Baseball, Basketball, Business - Entertainment, Football, Other Sports 11 Comments »
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                                 The last roll will take place on April 20, 2013. (Author’s note: In view of the fact that our Oaks’ time on the Plains is drawing to a close, I thought I would update and re-run the first article Continue Story…

Good showing but no green jacket for the Duf

By Posted on: April 15th, 2013 in Featured Article, Other Sports 5 Comments »
Jason carries his AU spirit with him on the course

War Eagle folks. I am taking Jays usual slot because he is heading to Hawaii. Tough gig huh. Have a great time Jay. It was a woulda, coulda, shoulda week for the Duf in the Masters. He was cruising around at 4 under par for the tournament, and in the hunt, when a cruel bounce on Continue Story…

Bad start, good comeback for Dufner

By Posted on: April 12th, 2013 in Member Post, Other Sports 2 Comments »

Jason Dufner got off to a pretty bad start Thursday at Augusta National, bogeying 2 of his first 4 holes, but played the remaining 14 holes at 2 under, to turn in a respectable even par 72. Despite 2 more untimely bogeys on the back 9, in typical Dufner fashion, he ground out 4 birdies Continue Story…

Dufnering, Spring, The Masters

By Posted on: April 9th, 2013 in Featured Article, Other Sports 10 Comments »
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War Eagle golfers (non golfers too). This week marks the official start to Spring. Forget that March 21st thing. That means nothing. The true official start of Spring is Masters week at Augusta National Golf Club.After that week pro shops everywhere will see increased traffic and sales. Every golfers blood pressure goes up several points Continue Story…

Old Friends, Old Friends

By Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 in Football, Memories, Other Sports 6 Comments »

One spring afternoon in the mid-Eighties, having previously seen the invitation painted on the cafeteria windows, I began walking from my class at Haley Center over to Foy Union to sign up for the College Bowl academic competition.  As I started toward Foy, I noticed a fellow of large stature (who naturally stood out from Continue Story…