Monday, December 9 2013 7:46 PM EST2013-12-10 00:46:59 GMT
The rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide continues to thrive as each competes for bragging rights, championship wins and big awards.More >>
The rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide continues to thrive as each competes for bragging rights, championship wins and big awards. Monday afternoon, the Heisman Foundation announced six finalists for this year's award and on the list are representatives from both schools.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-12-09 23:40:52 GMT
Transcripted provided by Auburn University Athletics Dept.THE MODERATOR: At this time I'd like to introduce the head coach for the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher. Coach, welcome and congratulationsMore >>
THE MODERATOR: At this time I'd like to introduce the head coach for the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles, Jimbo Fisher. Coach, welcome and congratulations on a terrific regular season and ACC Conference Championship.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:57 PM EST2013-12-09 22:57:00 GMT
The first year head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Gus Malzahn, is one of the eight finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunctionMore >>
The first year head coach of the Auburn Tigers, Gus Malzahn, is one of the eight finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:00 PM EST2013-12-09 22:00:30 GMT
As Auburn heads to the national championship game in Pasadena they'll be getting support from all across the state, including many Alabama football fans. If you want a quick pulse check of the AlabamaMore >>
As Auburn heads to the national championship game in Pasadena they'll be getting support from all across the state, including many Alabama football fans.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 3:57 PM EST2013-12-09 20:57:20 GMT
SEC champion Auburn will play ACC champion Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The game will be played at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., with kickoffMore >>
SEC champion Auburn will play ACC champion Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Here is information on how to obtain tickets. More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Troy Trojans head football coach Larry Blakeney says when he talks to fans, the number one question they ask is about when the Trojans will play the Auburn Tigers or the Alabama Crimson Tide.
"Everybody in our league has played Auburn and Alabama," Blakeney says, adding that his team has to go out of state and play SEC teams like Georgia and South Carolina.
Blakeney's frustration about the Tide and Tigers' refusals to schedule their in-state neighbor recently boiled over when Blakeney told a Savannah, Georgia newspaper that the administrators over the two teams are "cowards" and "chicken".
In Montgomery Wednesday, WSFA 12 News asked Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs about the absence of play with Troy.
"Larry's a great guy," Jacobs says of the man he used to share an office with, "...when I was the tight end coach, he was the wide receivers coach [at Auburn]."
While Jacobs praises Blakeney's job at Troy, he says the reason the two teams haven't played boils down to schedules. "We're full through 2015," Jacobs said.
"It doesn't make any sense," Blakeney says. "It think would be a great thing for college football in this state. It would be a great thing for high school football in this state."
Asked if playing Troy is just not in the best interests of Auburn, Jacobs says the door is never closed. "We're always open to what we should and shouldn't do..." Jacobs explained.
Blakeney puts it this way. "Everybody thinks if Auburn or Alabama play Troy, they will be helping Troy. And, you know, I don't see it." Blakeney says to the two teams to, "...go ahead and send 'em a million and a half dollars out of state for whomever to come in and play."
Bottom line for Jacobs is finding what is best for Auburn's student-athletes.
Smiling, Blakeney says a game between the in-state SEC teams may happen, and he may watch it on TV if he's still alive.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description forMore >>
One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
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