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AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn spent nearly $3 million on its trip to Glendale, Ariz., for the BCS national championship game in January, according to a bowl expense report obtained by the Ledger-Enquirer on Thursday.
AUBURN, Ala. -- In front of Samford Hall, just down the block from the dying Toomers Corner oaks, Auburn police chief Tommy Dawson gave a candid opinion about Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr., the 62-year-old man accused of poisoning the universitys iconic trees.
DADEVILLE, Ala. -- James Whitman said he still had six photos left on the roll of film he took to Auburns national championship football victory over Oregon in Arizona.
AUBURN, Ala. -- In the aftermath of the poisoning of the Toomers Corner oaks, Stephen Enloe, an assistant Auburn professor of Agronomy and Soils, tried to stay composed while giving his grim prognosis of the 130-year-old trees.
Harvey Updyke isnt smart enough to spell tebuthiuron, but he is believed to be dumb enough to use the stuff on two ageless oak trees that were around when Shel Toomer was playing football instead of making lemonade.
Authorities believe they have found the "Al in Dadeville, Alabama" who called a sports talk show to brag about having poisoned Auburn University's two iconic oak trees at Toomer's Corner. Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, of Silver Hill Road in Dadeville, Ala., was arrested and booked into the Lee County Justice Center this morning, said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
AUBURN, Ala. -- They lined up down the block more than two hours beforehand, bundled up on a sunny, cool January afternoon, eager to fill even the upper reaches of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
School estimates 70,000-100,000 in attendance
AUBURN, Ala. -- Now comes the hard part: doing it again.
AUBURN, Ala. -- This year’s BCS national championship game wasn’t the prettiest of games, and it wasn’t just because the recently replaced University of Phoenix Stadium left players slipping all night.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The airport heckler, once the face of disillusioned Auburn’s fans in the immediate aftermath of Gene Chizik’s hiring two years ago, is now but a humorous footnote, immortalized on YouTube for eternity as a reminder not to jump to conclusions.
AUBURN, Ala. -- To say it was expected is disingenuous. Not outside of the Auburn locker room, that is.
Jack Smith stuck out like a sore thumb. As scores of Auburn faithful swooned over the BCS National Championship trophy -- forming a line that snaked outside the lawn and garden section of a north Columbus Walmart -- Smith watched in subdued silence, sporting a spiteful Georgia Bulldogs T-shirt.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Facing an up-tempo offense is nothing new for Auburns defense, which lines up against one every day on the practice field.
EUGENE, Ore. -- In the weeks leading to the national championship game, the quarterback chatter will naturally focus on Auburn’s Cam Newton, who certainly earned the Heisman Trophy.
PHOENIX -- Lining a red carpet next to a mariachi band, a group of fans broke into a cheer as the door to Oregon’s plane swung open. Sensing a chance to get a bit of the spotlight for himself, an airport worker in an orange vest raised his arms in mock triumph and mouthed sarcastic thank yous as he made his way down the temporary staircase.