Posts Tagged ‘Auburn’

MORE TREE-POISONING GUY AWESOMENESS

February 20, 2011

Remember Harvey Updyke? He’s the over the top Alabama football fan who murdered the legendary “Toomer Trees” on the Auburn campus by poisoning them by using a massive herbicide on the pair of 130-year-old oaks.

Updyke faces up to 10 years in prison and his family is still getting death threats. He is reportedly such a hoge Alabama fan that he named his kids Crimson and Bear. Updyke was busted after calling a Birmingham sports talk show and bragging about killing the trees.

Updyke awesomely flipped off a tv camera crew after being after being arraigned:

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGN OF THE YEAR

January 13, 2011

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THE DEVIL MADE HIM DO IT?

November 11, 2010

Auburn beat writer Evan Woodbery got the quote of the year from embattled Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. (see above Tweet)

ESPN ran a story on Newton and his father’s possible involvement in pay-for-play allegations. This comes the same week as revelations by Fox Sports detailing the young qb’s cheating ways at Florida. The allegations have reached such a furious level that Newton and his father are reportedly now being investigated by the FBI.

HEISMAN TROPHY FRONT-RUNNER NAMED IN RECRUITING SCANDAL

November 5, 2010

 

IT TURNS OUT CAM NEWTON’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME WASN’T EVEN CLOSE TO BEING HIS MOST EMBARRASSING REVELATION OF THE WEEK

The leading candidate for this year’s Heisman Trophy may actually be ineligible. The New York Times, ESPN’s Pat Forde and numerous other media outlets are reporting that the NCAA is investigating star Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.  Representatives of Newton reportedly sought a “six figure” paycheck for signing with a major college football program.

There is even a campaign to NOT vote for Newton for the Heisman Trophy because of the allegations.

CAM NEWTON RUN FOR AUBURN OVER THE WEEKEND

October 25, 2010

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AWAY DOWN SOUTH IN DIXIE

December 16, 2008

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There are several reports that Buffalo coach Turner Gill did not get the recently filled job as Auburn football coach because he has a white wife. Gill is one of just four African-American coaches in the Division 1 subdivision of college football. Thus far, Gill has been by far the most successful of the quartet.

Just a couple of seasons ago, the University of Buffalo was literally the worst team in college football. This season Gill led the Bulls to a win in the MAC Championship Game. Under Gill, Buffalo featured one of the nation’s top offenses. Gill also had a solid resume as an assistant coach both in college and the NFL. He was one of Nebraska’s winningest quarterbacks, during his playing career, and a Heisman Trophy finalist.

All of these qualities would seem to make Gill infinitely more qualified than Gene Chizik, the man Auburn eventually hired. Except in Alabama.

Mark Schlabach went on the ESPN show Outside the Lines yesterday and said to Bob Ley that two SEC coaches had told him point blank that Gill would never get the Auburn job because he has a white wife. Schlabach is a college football writer with ESPN.com.

Monday, the school’s most famous alum and possible-future-Alabama-governor, former NBA star Charles Barkley, said Turner Gill didn’t get the Auburn job SOLELY AND ONLY because he is black. Chizik was WINLESS in the Big 12 at Iowa State this season. His career record as a head coach is 5-19. Chizik has lost his last 10 straight games as a college football coach.

But, hey, at least he’s white. And in Alabama apparently that counts for something.

 

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NCAA CLEARS AUBURN OF ACADEMIC FRAUD

September 20, 2008

 

How corrupt is the NCAA? Despite mounds of evidence, they just cleared Auburn University and their football program on charges of academic fraud. The practice of Auburn football players receiving high grades for classes they never attended was so widespread that it was featured in the New York Times.

Eighteen members of the undefeated 2004 Auburn football team, which finished No. 2 in the nation, took a course from the same professor which required no class attendance and virtually no work.  

According to ESPN.com,

“The NCAA had investigated claims that a sociology professor was helping football players and other athletes stay eligible through independent study courses, which allow students to avoid classroom time.”

Why am I not shocked over the NCAA’s findings? Auburn plays in the SEC which is the same conference as Mississippi. Ole Miss drew criticism a couple of years ago when they tried to give a scholarship to a high school football player who was illiterate.

 

ILLITERATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUIT JERRELL POWE