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We Have Lost Lutzie … “Crushed and without words.”

By Posted on: June 29th, 2014 in Football, News 13 Comments »
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                                                                                                                                          (photo:al.com)Reports have surfaced from Georgia that Phillip Lutzenkirchen was killed in car crash in Troup County, Georgia. He was signed by the Rams and released in August 2013. I will always remember him as a fine young man who did his 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…

Change on the Horizon for SEC as Part of NCAA Super Division

By Posted on: May 28th, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article, Football, News, Other Sports 6 Comments »
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                                      SEC Commissioner Mike Slive (photo:Marvin Gentry,USAToday) The spring meetings of the South Eastern Conference got underway yesterday in Destin, Florida. And for the first time in several years SEC scheduling is not the hot button issue. That Continue Story…

On Behalf of A Grateful Nation

By Posted on: May 26th, 2014 in Featured Article, News 6 Comments »

I remember it like it was yesterday. The honor guard took the flag from my father’s casket, folded it, and saluted it. Then one of them knelt down in front of me, speaking softly as he placed it in my hands. Although there were more words spoken, what stood out to me was when he Continue Story…

Reese Dismukes Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

By Posted on: May 19th, 2014 in Football, News 3 Comments »
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                                                                                                                                          (photo:al.com)The 2014 announcements of watch list for major football awards for collegiate players has begun. And it was announced today that Auburn’s Reese Dismukes is on the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. The award recognizes the nation’s top collegiate center. He anchored a line last season that paved the Continue Story…

Auburn Claims Five National Football Championships

By Posted on: May 16th, 2014 in Football, News 22 Comments »
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Finally a champion? Former quarterback, Dameyeune Craig, a member of Auburn’s 1993 undefeated team, has been a vocal supporter of recognizing the team as champions. (photo:Brian Bahr/getty images)For nearly two years Auburn officials have been considering recognizing as many as seven more football national championship teams. Many have taken notice in the last few days Continue Story…

Remembering David Langner

By Posted on: April 26th, 2014 in Member Post, Memories, News 6 Comments »

He and Bill Newton were the main characters in one of the most memorable Auburn wins in Iron Bowl history and now, David Langner has lost the battle with cancer and slipped the mortal coil. I was fortunate to witness, in person, the Punt Bama Punt game and will always remember the heroics by “The Continue Story…

My Soul Will Forever Yell War Eagle!

By Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 in Basketball, Featured Article, Football, News, Other Sports 6 Comments »
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Auburn great, Doc Robinson with Auburn Media Relations Director Chuck Gallina, and former Auburn AD David Housel at 2014 Tiger Trail Induction Ceremony. (photo:Anthony Hall/Auburn media relations)A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend Auburn’s walk of fame (the Tiger Trails) induction ceremony by a tailgate friend from Texas. Holly Byrd usually attends Continue Story…