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January 12, 2011 12:00 AM

Auburn football: Weather, kindness allow deceived 81-year-old fan to get ticket to BCS title game

AUBURN, Ala. -- Dial Gibbs, an 81-year-old Auburn resident, had almost given up hope Saturday afternoon.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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