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  • Alabama's Version of The Drive Keeps Its Playoff Hopes Alive

    11/28/2021 5:09:32 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 11 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Nov 27, 2021 | PAT FORDE
    QB Bryce Young leads a rally for the ages in regulation to help Alabama snap its Jordan-Hare drought and stay in the CFP hunt. AUBURN, Ala.—For 58-½ shocking minutes in Jordan-Hare Stadium, Alabama’s explosive offense was a dysfunctional mess. The nation’s No. 2 scoring team didn’t find the end zone once within that time, trailing three-touchdown underdog Auburn 10-3. After a deft Tigers punt was downed at the 3-yard line, the chances of the Crimson Tide going 97 yards in 95 seconds to tie the game seemed less likely than Nick Saban taking up stand-up comedy. This looked like another...
  • To Retain Federal Funding, University of Alabama and Auburn University Say Employees Must Get Vaccinated

    10/25/2021 9:57:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/25/2021 | Matt McGregor
    The University of Alabama (UA) and Auburn University (AU) announced on Friday that to keep federal funding, the colleges must comply with President Joe Biden’s Sept. 9 executive order on vaccine mandates for all employees.Employees must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 or be discharged.“Failure to comply will place The University of Alabama in jeopardy of losing hundreds of millions of dollars that we receive through federal contracts and awards, as well as thousands of jobs funded, in part, by those dollars,” UA said in press release to faculty, staff, and student employees.As part of his “Path Out of the Pandemic:...
  • Auburn University offers scholarships, other incentives to promote COVID vaccine

    07/30/2021 3:46:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 30, 2021 | 5:31pm | Paul Best, Fox NewsJ
    Auburn University is offering students a chance at winning a variety of prizes – including a $1,000 scholarship, an unlimited meal plan, and a premium parking pass – if they get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for the fast-approaching fall semester. The new incentive program comes as Alabama struggles to get people inoculated against COVID-19, with just 40.1% of the state’s population aged 12 and older fully vaccinated, the lowest rate in the nation, according to CDC data. Auburn is also offering student organizations the chance to win prizes if all of their members are vaccinated, such as custom...
  • Auburn analyst leaves for NFL after Vikings assistant fired for refusing vaccine, report says

    07/24/2021 3:20:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    AL.com ^ | Jul 23 | Tom Green
    One of Bryan Harsin’s support staff members is leaving for the NFL. Ben Steele, who joined Auburn’s staff as a special teams analyst during the spring, has left for a position on the Minnesota Vikings’ staff, according to a report by ESPN. Steele, 43, came to Auburn after spending last season as the Atlanta Falcons’ tight ends coach. The sudden move for Steele came as the Vikings shook up their coaching staff Friday. According to the ESPN report, Minnesota fired offensive line coach/run game coordinator Rick Dennison after he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Under NFL rules, all Tier...
  • Democrat Leadership Block Republican Legislators from Entering State House

    05/25/2021 6:14:00 AM PDT · by cp124 · 17 replies
    Email | 5/25/2021 | Jason Savage
    Democrat Leadership Block Republican Legislators from Entering State House AUGUSTA, ME -- Maine Republican Party Chair, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, released the following statement regarding a bi-partisan group of legislators being blocked from entering work at the State House for not wearing a mask: "Why is Democrat leadership not following the guidance put forth by the CDC and the Governors office?" said Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas. "Instead of operating on facts and science, Democrats in Augusta are once again more interested in control and fueling the mask hysteria within their party. As leaders of our state, members of the State House...
  • California mayor who compared Trump backers to KKK dies in plane crash: report

    04/18/2020 10:06:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/18/2020 | Dom Calicchio
    A California mayor who recently said he would resign over social media posts comparing Trump supporters to members of the Ku Klux Klan was killed in a plane crash Saturday, according to a report. Auburn Mayor Bill Kirby was identified as the person killed when a small plane went down near Auburn Airport just after 11 a.m. local time, FOX 40 Sacramento reported. The other person on the plane apparently survived but there was no immediate information about that person’s identity or medical condition. Kirby, who was also a physician, took heat from Auburn residents earlier this week during a...
  • California Mayor to Resign After Comparing Trump Supporters to KKK

    04/17/2020 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | April 17, 2020 | Catherine Smith
    The mayor of a Northern California city this week announced plans to step down after outrage erupted over recent social media posts comparing President Donald Trump’s supporters to members of the Ku Klux Klan, Fox News reported. The angry Auburn community, about 33 miles northeast of Sacramento, weighed in on Mayor William Kirby’s controversial comments on Facebook during a virtual City Council meeting by video Monday. Kirby addressed the controversy after several voicemails from residents were played. “I spent 40 years dedicating my life to serving the community of Auburn as a physician and through my volunteer efforts. Am I...
  • California mayor says he'll resign after comparing Trump backers to KKK: report

    04/15/2020 6:23:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15 2020 | Jack Durschlag
    The mayor of a Northern California city said this week that he'll step down after posting social media messages comparing supporters of President Trump to members of the Ku Klux Klan, a report said. Angry residents in Auburn, about 33 miles northeast of Sacramento, confronted Mayor William Kirby during a city council meeting conducted by video because of coronavirus concerns, FOX 40 of Sacramento reported. Kirby appeared remorseful as he addressed the council and residents, the report said.
  • Auburn (CA) mayor to ‘hand the gavel’ over after sharing meme comparing Trump supporters to KKK

    04/14/2020 6:03:55 PM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | APRIL 13, 2020 | BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH AND SAM STANTON
    The mayor of Auburn is facing backlash and calls for his removal from office following posts and comments he made last week on Facebook, which appeared to compare supporters of President Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan amid criticism of the president’s response to the coronavirus. Dr. Bill Kirby, the mayor of Placer County’s seat and a urologist, announced Monday evening that he intends to hand over the mayoral duties to a fellow council member, Auburn Journal reported. Kirby allegedly shared a reposted meme last Thursday from his personal Facebook account. The image depicted a hooded KKK member and...
  • DA: 'Bama fan who poisoned Auburn trees not making repayment

    08/15/2019 4:49:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    wfsa ^ | 08/15/2019
    Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes tells WRBL-TV that Harvey Updyke is being ordered to appear in court Oct. 30 to explain himself. Updyke served more than 70 days in jail in 2013 and was ordered to pay about $800,000 in restitution after admitting to poisoning trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn. Fans traditionally rolled the trees with toilet paper after a win.
  • TRAGIC: Frequent Finebaum caller and Auburn super fan Tammy Bullard killed in crash

    11/16/2018 5:03:52 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 8 replies
    WRBL.COM ^ | 11/16/2018 | Elizabeth White
    TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. - Law Enforcement sources tell News 3 that Tammy Renae Bullard, a long-time and frequent caller into the popular sports call-in program, "The Paul Finebaum Show," was killed in a vehicle crash Friday in Talladega County. The crash happened along Hwy. 280 between Merkel Mountain and Old Sylacauga Hwy. south of Childersburg. Bullard was a popular fixture on "The Paul Finebaum Show," from its origins in the 1990'a as a Birmingham-based statewide radio broadcast to its current run as part of ESPN's SEC TV Network.
  • How Does a University Advance an ‘Athlete-friendly’ Curriculum?

    08/24/2018 7:48:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 24, 2018 | George Leef
    ... Competing in the storied Southeastern Conference, Auburn University (located in Auburn, Alabama) has many great wins to its credit on the gridiron and, to a lesser extent, the basketball court. The rivalry with the University of Alabama is as intense as any in college sports. Winning is an obsession and a Chronicle of Higher Education article from February by Jack Stripling shows how it dominates the administration. (The article appears in the February 23 edition and is subscribers-only content, so I will quote from it at length.) Here’s how the story unfolded. In 2013, the university’s student data showed...
  • Doctors Stumped By Rare Eye Cancer Cases In North Carolina, Alabama

    05/05/2018 7:28:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    npr ^ | Samantha Raphelson
    A rare form of eye cancer has struck a group of people in two locations in North Carolina and Alabama, confounding medical experts who are trying to determine whether the cases are linked. Ocular melanoma typically affects 6 out of every 1 million people, but doctors have found dozens of cases where those affected have ties to either Huntersville, N.C., or Auburn, Ala. Many of those diagnosed attended Auburn University between 1983 and 2001 — at least three of them were friends. At least 38 people who went to Auburn have reported being diagnosed with the disease, according to a...
  • Dad knocks out kidnapper, saves daughter at park

    04/10/2018 9:34:39 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | April 10, 2018 | CBS13
    AUBURN, Calif. (CBS13) -- A California dad has been called a hero after knocking out a kidnapper to rescue his 3-year-old daughter. Freddie Cantrell lives across the street from Regional Park in Auburn, California, where his two girls were playing with their mother and stepfather Sunday evening. He said park is a place they used to love, but now is part of their biggest nightmare. “I got a phone call from the mother saying, ‘Hey you got to get down here quick. Somebody tried to kidnap Aubrey,'” Cantrell told CBS Sacramento. The incident unfolded in front of their 6-year-old daughter,...
  • Community upset after HOA tells them to leave garage doors open or face $200 fine

    01/09/2018 7:02:20 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 149 replies
    WCMH4 via WNCN ^ | January 9, 2018 | Staff
    AUBURN, Calif. (WCMH) – Members of a California community are upset after their homeowners’ association told them they need to keep their garage doors open during the day. A list left with homeowners in the Auburn Greens subdivision is giving many residents a cause for concern. It mandates leaving garage doors up from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, KTXL reported. Residents who fail to keep their garage door up face a $200 fine and an administrative hearing. “I have nothing to hide. I understand that somebody had someone living in the garage. I don’t,” said Shelly Ia....
  • 3-year-old girl drowns in grease trap at Auburn ice cream parlor

    10/15/2017 5:37:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    http://www.al.com/ ^ | October 14, 2017 | Paul Gattis
    A 3-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon when she fell into a grease trap and drowned at an ice cream parlor in Auburn, police said. The incident occurred at Bruster's Real Ice Cream on East University Drive, police said. According to police, video evidence from the scene showed the girl was playing with two of her siblings when she apparently fell through a lid covering one of the grease pits on the property.
  • Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods [Auburn ME]

    07/06/2017 8:25:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 6, 2017 4:29 PM ET
    A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run. He told the Sun Journal that the bears were 20 yards (18 meters) away from him and a vacant house was 20 yards away in the opposite direction. So he made a run...
  • Video - Somebody Intentionally Setting Fire To One Of Auburn's Famed Toomer's Corner Oak Trees

    09/25/2016 8:55:37 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesSeptember 25, 2016 The trees at Toomer's Corner after a game earlier in the season. Butch Dill/AP The toilet paper hanging from one of Auburn University's famed Toomer's Corner oak trees was set on fire late Saturday night and surveillance footage of the corner appears to show a person intentionally setting the fire. The toilet paper celebration is a longstanding tradition at Auburn following wins by their football team. Following Auburn's 18-13 upset win over No. 18 LSU, the toilet paper caught fire causing damage to the tree. (snip)
  • Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny

    01/28/2016 5:46:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2016 | STEPHANIE SAUL
    The online admissions application for Auburn University appears simple, until you get to this question on Page 7: "Have you ever been charged with or convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a crime other than a minor traffic offense, or are there any criminal charges now pending against you?" Those who check "yes," even though they have never been convicted of any crime, face extra scrutiny -- a follow-up call from the admissions office asking for additional information, the university says. Auburn, in Auburn, Ala., is one of 17 universities in the South that include broad questions...
  • Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American QB that Scares People'

    01/27/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 108 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism. "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don't like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.