Archive for December, 2013

Auburn gets SI cover: Will jinx apply?

Can Auburn defeat the Sports Illustrated cover jinx in the SEC Championship game?

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Auburn possesses Alabama football that may be worth $100,000

Auburn has gained possession of football owned by Alabama that’s probably worth $50,000 now and may be valued at $100,000 if the Tigers win the national championship.

You know which football this is.

It’s the one that was in the hands of Auburn’s Chris Davis, who returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown with no time on the clock in a miracle win over the Alabama dynasty.

Technically, the ball is owned by Alabama because in the SEC, just like the rest of the college football, teams use their own footballs on offense, including field goals. On the historic play, Alabama used its own football to attempt a 57-yard field goal.

Here’s where it gets interesting: During the wild celebration when fans rushed the field, an Auburn ball boy located and gained possession of the ball, according Bloomberg.com.

Technically the ball is still is owned by Alabama, but a spokesman for the Crimson Tide told the website that “I don’t think they would try to get the ball …

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Mettenberger to miss bowl game

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger won’t play in LSU’s bowl game.

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SEC championship tickets for sale for average of $400

If the BCS rankings were based on ticket demand, there would be at least one SEC team in the national championship game.

Out of the conference championship games featuring the nation’s top three teams, the SEC title match – as usual – is the hottest ticket.

Saturday’s showdown at the Georgia Dome between No. 3 Auburn (11-1) and No. 5 Missouri (11-1) is by far the most expensive ticket. An average ticket is selling for around $400, according to SeatGeek.com.

The cheapest nose-bleed tickets are $193, while you can get a much better view for up to $3,636, according to StubHub.com. There’s also suite tickets for sale for $20,000.

The average ticket price to watch No. 2 FSU vs. Duke in the ACC Championship is $71, while the average to observe No. 3 Ohio State against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship is $204.

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Malzahn to Texas? Will Auburn coach be one and done?

Gus Malzahn has turned around the program at Auburn, but if Texas calls, he should go running.

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Marshall grows into Auburn QB job

Auburn’s Nick Marshall has been a perfect fit for Gus Malzahn’s run-oriented offense and has quickly become one of the most efficient QBs in the SEC, if not the nation.

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Auburn’s miracle win immortalized by Tecmo Bowl

Remember Tecmo Bowl, arguably the greatest video game for football ever created? Remember how it was almost impossible to tackle Bo Jackson, the former Auburn star?

The folks at the YouTube channel Tecmo Super Bowl have created a video commemorating the game-winning play in Auburn’s miraculous win over Alabama.

Watch it and let us know what you think:

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Cremated human remains dumped on field after Iron Bowl

When Auburn’s fans rushed the field to celebrate an improbable win over Alabama, someone took advantage of the opportunity to create a lasting memory.

We mean “forever memories. Permanent memories.

According to Auburn’s Turf Grass management team, someone apparently poured ashes on the field of Jordan-Hare Stadium at the conclusion of one of the greatest college football games ever.

Here’s where it gets even stranger:

According to several websites, including The War Eagle Reader, this isn’t the first time it’s happened. And that’s why the grounds crew recognized the ashes of human remains.

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Gator meat on Georgia Southern menu

Gator meat is on the menu today as Georgia Southern students returned to school — they were out for Thanksgiving break — for the first time since the Eagles shocked Florida 26-20 on Nov. 23.

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Auburn’s football hero gets standing O

Life is good for Chris Davis, the instant Auburn football legend.

It was the little-known Davis who miraculously returned a missed field goal attempt 100 yards for a touchdown to topple the Alabama dynasty on Saturday.

Davis has been lauded on Twitter, and everywhere else someone had an opportunity to heap on the praise.

On Monday, Davis returned to his classes at Auburn and was greeted with this:

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