Archive for February, 2011

Cam Inks Contract With Under Armour

By Posted on: February 15th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
Heisman Newton Football

        Auburn’s two greatest athletes Bo Jackson and Cam Newton. The Under Armour brand beat out Nike in the battle of the advertisers at this year’s BCS National Championship game. Now it appears that Under Armor has done it again by beating out Nike for the endorsement rights to NFL player to be Cam Continue Story…

TCU Turns Down Wisconsin in Rematch of Rose Bowl. Should Bowl Games Have Rematches the Next Season?

By Posted on: February 15th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Certainly Auburn fans know the sting of annoyance when their program turns down the chance at a one-off, nationally-televised matchup, but an extremely interesting scenario involving TCU and Wisconsin unfolded last week that had an equally disappointing result for college football fans in general. As you know, TCU finished 2nd in the country behind Auburn and even garnered at Continue Story…

Around the Plains… Monday Musings

By Posted on: February 14th, 2011 in Member Post Comments Off
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game - Oregon v Auburn

Good Monday to you. If there’s such a thing as the dog days of winter, we’re dead in the middle of it. This past weekend marked the first time since August that we’ve gone with no football on television. September feels a long ways away on this cold morning… Auburn haters were hit with another Continue Story…

Auburn Completes Historic Win Over Miss State

By Posted on: February 13th, 2011 in Basketball Comments Off

The Auburn Basketball team made one of the biggest comebacks in program history Saturday night defeating Mississippi State 65-62 in front of a sold out crowd in the Auburn Arena. State led the Tigers by 19 points with 11:24 to go when Auburn started chipping away at the lead. Then with a little over four Continue Story…

New Twist To Amen Corner

By Posted on: February 10th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Auburn’s T Sharvin Bell sacks Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy during the 2010 Iron Bowl   For the first time in close to fifty years Auburn will not have to play Alabama and Georgia back to back at the end of the 2011 season. Auburn has agreed to the SEC’s request to move their open date before the 2011 Iron Continue Story…

Can Auburn Softball Win The SEC ?

By Posted on: February 9th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

The Auburn softball team will open the 2011 season at the All-Alabama Classic Tournament this weekend February 12-13, at the Vestavia Hills Sports Complex at Liberty Park in Birmingham. And this could be the year that coach Tina Deese’s Tigers make a run at the South Eastern Conference Championship. The Tigers had a 31-26 overall record last year and made their eleventh SEC Tourney Continue Story…

Most Excellent Snow Day Ruminations!

By Posted on: February 9th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

War Eagle, everybody! For the third time this year, we’ve got snow covered streets and snarled traffic in North Central Alabama. This is the same state that went years without measurable white stuff after the 2001 New Year’s Day snow. Wow, I guess global warming is to blame? There’s something magical about a cup of Continue Story…

The Insanity They Call College Recruiting

By Posted on: February 7th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Recruiting is sick and twisted. Those who’ve been regulars at Track’em Tigers over the years know that I’m somewhat skeptical when it comes to ranking high school football players and assigning stars beside their names. There’s no need to rehash past columns other than to say I believe it’s impossible to take the top 50 prep athletes Continue Story…