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Anatomy of an Alabama Football Fan

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.11.2015 | Sports
Neal Wooten

As the Crimson Tide makes another run for yet another national championship, I am once again enlightened by what I believe to be the most amazing, and...

Tomorrow: This Season's Best Baseball Game

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports
Keith Thomson

On Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m., the Birmingham Barons, currently 21-24 in the Southern League (AA-level minors), will host the last-place Jacksonville Suns. In and of itself, no, it's not the Game of the Year. Still, if you can see just one game in 2015, this is it. Because it's the only game of the year at Rickwood Field.

$20,000 Homes Created By Students Could Help Fix Rural America's Affordable Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact

Students at Auburn University may be turning their home-building expertise into real-world housing market solutions. Since 1993, the university's R...

Where True Quality of Life Comes From

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University's International Quality of Life Laureate Award.

Maryland Turkey... Not a Nutritious Bite in It!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Why is it that things that taste good are usually contain nothing nutritious at all? As a student at Auburn University in the late 1970's, I remember...

Awesome Pools Are Taking Over These Campuses

New York Times | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

When Louisiana State University surveyed students in 2009 to find out what they most wanted in their new recreation complex, one feature beat out even...

University Cancels Classes After Threat About 'Rampage Of Biblical Proportion'

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | College

April 16 (Reuters) - Alabama's Auburn University said it found no immediate safety threat after canceling classes on Wednesday because of a message ...

Auburn University Student Live Tweeted Her Neighbor's Break Up. Property Was Damaged, Swastikas Were Painted

BroBible | Posted 02.26.2014 | College

She just gave his tv away to some guy walking by! #badbreakup— Erica Bruington (@Erica_Bruington) February 25, 2014 I wonder if she would be willin...

Beating The Odds: A Victory Over Cancer

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

I've always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way.

This Homecoming Queen's Abortion Story Will Touch Your Heart

Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

22-year-old Molly Anne Dutton was crowned Auburn University’s 100th homecoming queen this past Saturday but that’s just part of what makes her sto...

The Strange New Southern Politics: Court-Approved Biracial Accommodation

Glen Browder | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

A new version of race relations seems to have taken hold in Southern political life. Cynics can snicker; but the changed order is better than anything practiced in the past in this part of the country.

Updyke's Lawyer Denies Alleged Confession To Student Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

Harvey Updyke may have said too much to Auburn's student press. A reporter from the Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University’s student-run newspaper,...

Auburn Shootings 'A Senseless Act,' Mayor Says

Posted 06.11.2012 | College

Investigators in Alabama are searching for a gunman who killed three people, including two former Auburn University football players, and wounded thre...

Auburn Discovers New Hunter Spider In Its Backyard (VIDEO)

Posted 05.11.2012 | College

Researchers with Auburn University have discovered a new species of trapdoor spiders in a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of Auburn. ...

Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Braxton, 20, From Auburn, Alabama (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl


5 Ways To Look Hireable On Facebook

Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

There’s another reason to feel a twinge of envy toward those acquaintances with 1,000-plus Facebook friends. You know, the ones whose walls are an i...

WATCH: New NYPD Super Dogs Will Hunt For Explosives In Crowds

Posted 08.02.2011 | New York

If this dog jumps on you while you're walking to the train, you're in some serious trouble. NBC New York recently caught up with the NYPD's newest ...

Celebrate Learning: It's the Only Thing that Keeps Us From Being Dumber Than Coal Buckets

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dan Silverstein

I keep running into extraordinary students -- of all ages -- from all over the world, and I think there should be a day set aside every year to honor them for making the effort to learn.

Lauren Burk Tried To Escape Killer, Prosecution Says | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OPELIKA, Ala. -- A prosecutor has told jurors that Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk tried to escape her abductor but was shot through the lungs....

Auburn Is First In One Ranking, 85th In Another | PETE THAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- In the aftermath of a football academic scandal at Auburn in 2006 that caused two department heads to step down and the N.C....

Student-Athletes and College Sports: Time to Do Something

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

The Army-Navy game and Heisman Trophy presentation have come to represent the opposite poles of what might still be called major intercollegiate football.

Cam Shafted

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

What is so troubling about the allegations of academic cheating against Cam Newton, one of the NCAA's premier quarterbacks, is that we are not at all surprised by them.

Students Study Less, Earn Higher Grades

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A recent study by University of California-Santa Barbara economist Philip Babcock found that students today work less and have higher expectations in ...

10 Minutes With...David Edwin Harrell | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEWS FEATURE By Adelle M. Banks (RNS) Three years ago, Auburn University scholar emeritus David Edwin Harrell asked religious broadcaster Pat Roberts...

Legislature Shores Up Alabama College Tuition Plan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Legislature found a compromise Wednesday that shores up the state's prepaid college tuition plan with nearly $548...