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Here’s a few more looks at some highlights from Auburn’s win over Vanderbilt last weekend. There’s only one more home game remaining at Jordan-Hare Stadium, so you’ll want to take in every moment as many times as possible.
This is a look at Tiger Walk from the Auburn Athletics Twitter account. It almost feels as though you’re walking through thousands of fans alongside your favorite Auburn Tigers.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) November 5, 2016
And here are some highlights in slow motion.
— Auburn Football (@FootballAU) November 9, 2016
- Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee writes about how underdog quarterback Sean White is leading an underdog Auburn team to success.
- USA Today’s Dan Woken asks four questions brought to mind by the College Football Playoff committee’s second release of rankings.
- Auburn senior writer Charles Goldberg writes about why head coach Gus Malzahn believes his team will be ready regardless of who starts or plays in the backfield.
- AL.com’s Mark Heim explains why Gary Danielson would want to play 10 different SEC teams before facing Georgia if he were Gus Malzahn.
- Former Auburn head coach Pat Dye writes a column for scout.com about getting ready for the Georgia game.
- CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon says the College Football Playoff committee used inconsistent logic in choosing Washington over Ohio State in the second release of rankings.
A place where stars want to be
The Walking Dead is an insanely popular TV show. Whether you like the at-times-gruesome show or not, it’s still pretty cool to know that TV celebrities want to come to Auburn.
Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes on the show, was accepted into Auburn University last week.
ayy i just got accepted into auburn
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) November 7, 2016
And while he was excited about it, fans of the TV show may have been even more thrilled.
Happening on the Plains
Basketball season is finally here. The men and women open their seasons on Friday night in a doubleheader at Auburn Arena.
The women will take on Troy before the men face North Florida.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) November 9, 2016
Head coach Bruce Pearl’s team didn’t even have to wait until the end of the week to start having fun — the Tigers were busy having a historic Wednesday. A trio of commits gave Auburn the No .2 signing class in the country this week and plenty of reason to smile about the future.
There is a pretty cool thank-you video from Bruce Pearl, who also helps Auburn fans become familiar with the three newest members of the Auburn family. If you’re not already excited about the start of college hoops, you will be after this.
Take a minute to get to know Austin Wiley, Davion Mitchell and Chuma Okeke.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) November 9, 2016
Unfortunately, there was some not-so-great news on the Plains as the Auburn volleyball team lost to Alabama in five sets on Wednesday in Tuscaloosa.
— Auburn Volleyball (@AuburnVB) November 10, 2016
The men’s golf team signed five new members of the Auburn family on Wednesday, too!
— Auburn Men's Golf (@AuburnMGolf) November 10, 2016
Poll: Celebrating at Toomer’s?
As reports surfaced about Donald Trump winning the presidential election on Tuesday night, Auburn students headed to Toomer’s Corner.
It’s no secret that toilet papering the Toomer’s Oaks is a cherished tradition on the Plains. After football wins, the corner of South College and Magnolia is typically flooded in a sea of orange and blue as Tiger fans celebrate, sing and cheer for hours.
Sometimes, other sports’ wins warrant the rolling of the Oaks. It’s happened after big softball and equestrian wins, just to name a few.
But as Trump was predicted to become the president elect after a stunningly close victory, determining whether the election was considered a win was a split opinion.
Here’s the scene from the corner that unfolded late Tuesday night:
It’s happened before. Over two decades ago when Bill Clinton was elected President, students toilet-papered the trees.
Other sites expressed their opinion about the famous tradition. Chad Scott of Gridiron Now says the rolling should be reserved for wins the entire Auburn family can enjoy. TrackemTigers.com wrote a similar opinion, explaining that rolling the trees for events unrelated to Auburn University “rips the significance” away.
So, what are your thoughts, Tiger fans?
(Please share your thoughts in the comments section below)