Archive for June, 2011

1st and 5: Top Rivalries With the ‘Rest’ of the Conference

By Posted on: June 20th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Reading what the whimpering pups over at Dawgsports were saying last weekabout their rivalry with Auburn, there was little doubt that the taste was bitter indeed for them this whole off-season for a slew of reasons: 1) First losing season since the early Jim Donnan days 2) Capped by a Liberty Bowl loss to a directional Continue Story…

Is the NCAA on a Warpath?

By Posted on: June 18th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Not many people heard Friday that the NCAA had placed Georgia Tech’s football program on probation. Even fewer knew that they were being investigated at all. A 20-month long investigation starting from late in the 2009 season culminated in the program being placed on four years’ probation, the vacation of the 2009 ACC title and a Continue Story…

2011 Bowl Season Lineup

By Posted on: June 17th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

The Sugar Bowl rotates to be the national championship game for the 2011 season   January 1st is a Sunday, so the NFL will have that day for itself, but the rest of the 35 bowls, including the five BCS ones, will be dispersed as follows, all times Eastern: Sat. December 17 New Mexico Bowl Continue Story…

SEC Title Game Rematch!

By Posted on: June 16th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for another 2011 Acid Reign preview. This week, we’ll take a look at the SEC Eastern Division Champion South Carolina Gamecocks. Last season the Gamecocks made history with their first appearance in the SEC Title game in Atlanta. As successful as that sounds, the Gamecocks did suffer two losses to Continue Story…

“One of the Greatest Basketball Players in Auburn University History”

By Posted on: June 15th, 2011 in Basketball Comments Off

He was a tall skinny kid from Atlanta, Ga. who went on to become one of the greatest Basketball players in the history of Auburn University. Mike played ball for the Tigers in the mid to late seventies, completely rewriting the school’s record books. When he left Auburn in 1978, Mike Mitchell was Auburn’s all time leading scorer Continue Story…

No.1 Recruit In Georgia Commits To Auburn

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

JaQuay Williams, the number one wide receiver recruit in Georgia committed to Auburn this afternoon. Williams is  from Sandy Creek High School in the Atlanta area. He has 2300 yards receiving and 29 touchdowns in two years at Heard County High in Franklin, Ga. He moved this Spring to Sandy Creek and won the top Continue Story…

Prince William And The Auburn Football Renaissance

By Posted on: June 14th, 2011 in News Comments Off
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When I recently returned from vacation I noticed  my copy of  Tigers Unlimited - “Tiger Roar” magazine in my two weeks stack of mail. Flipping through its pages, I was surprised to read an article about the recent wedding of Prince William of Great Britain. But there it was on page 21 along with a full page picture Continue Story…

The Foes From Old Florida: Gators Back in Rotation

By Posted on: June 11th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

One should not get a little mushy-eyed over one’s opponents, but other than the firing of Mike Shula, few things  probably were as heart-breaking for Auburn fans the last decade or so as the loss of the Florida Gators matchup after the 2002 season as an annual event and sure-fire road trip for many a blue and orange clad fan. Having recently Continue Story…