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Former Tiger Tim Puetz Plays Today in Second Round at Wimbledon – (Updated: Puetz impressive in loss)

By Posted on: June 25th, 2014 in Featured Article, Other Sports 3 Comments »
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                              Tim Puetz won his debut match at Wimbledon. (photo:Jim Kruger,yahoo)In four seasons at Auburn, star tennis player, Tim Puetz was named All-SEC four times averaging at least 18 wins per season including racking up an incredible .857 winning percentage during his senior year. Now that Puetz is a tennis pro, it comes as no Continue Story…

Judge in Ed O’Bannon Case Appears to be Leaning Toward Decision to Radically Change College Sports

By Posted on: June 24th, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article, Football, News 5 Comments »

In July, 2009 former UCLA All-American Basketball Player Ed O’Bannon filed a suit against the NCAA to allow players to sell the rights to their names, images and likenesses for use on television broadcasts and in video games. The problem with that: The NCAA has always viewed college athletes as amateurs. The official line from Continue Story…

West Title on the Line Against LSU.

By Posted on: June 19th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 8 Comments »
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Can Auburn take LSU at home?(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On October 4th, Auburn resumes its SEC West Schedule in earnest, taking on the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. I’d look for this game to either be the CBS afternoon headliner, or a primetime Continue Story…

Auburn Has More Than 5 Potential Starters on the O-Line (which is) “A Good Problem to Have”

By Posted on: June 18th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
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                                                                                                                         (photo:Julie Bennett, al.com)A football team is only as good as it’s offensive line. The big uglies don’t get as much attention as the skill players, but every play begins with them. At Auburn the O-Line was the reason the Tigers were good enough to Continue Story…

Auburn Could be a Nightmare for SEC Defenses in 2014

By Posted on: June 11th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 5 Comments »
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                                                                                                                                                    (photo:Auburn media, Anthony Hall)He signed to play for Auburn out of junior college and even though Gus Malzahn said he was a, “great athlete, an impact player (that could) come in and give Auburn a chance right off the bat,” he didn’t garner that much press attention heading into the 2013 summer workouts. Now Continue Story…

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1986 Iron Bowl Edition

By Posted on: June 10th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 10 Comments »

              Lawyer Tillman celebrates scoring the winning touchdown in the 1986 Iron Bowl. (Source:al.com file photo)Since last I visited these pages with my scrivenings, we have started looking forward to the next season’s games, one opponent at a time. Nonetheless, looking back at some memorable plays I was privileged to see in person, still seems Continue Story…

Could New Four Team Playoff Eventually Harm Smaller Schools?

By Posted on: June 4th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 4 Comments »
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With the transition to a four team playoff in 2014 for Division I (FBS) schools, the scheduling of FCS teams by the big boys may be a thing of the past. A glimmer of what’s to come was seen in the days after the SEC voted in April to keep the 6-1-1 conference model. It Continue Story…

Can’t Wait to Run Out of That Tunnel With 85,000+ Fans Screaming War Eagle!

By Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 4 Comments »
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