AUBURN IS SO MUCH MORE than a city or a school or a team or a degree. It is something that, once you have experienced it, will live inside of you forever and become a part of what makes up who you are…
It is the students…dressed in their best, because going to an Auburn game is like going to church for Auburn people…. Those students remind you of the days when you were walking in their shoes and Auburn was your home…but then you realize, in many ways, it is still and always will be HOME.
It is knowing that year after year, no matter how things change in our hectic lives, you can always come back to “the Loveliest Village on the Plains”…the place where you came from…your home. It will probably look a little different and there will be new names on the backs of the jerseys, but deep down, no matter what, it is still the same. You still love it as much as you always have, because Auburn is as much a part of you as your arms and your legs and the orange and blue blood that runs through your veins.
Excerpted – “From the Heart of a Tiger” by Amy Bentley ’98