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100 Things We Love About Auburn: #1 Aubie


We believe in Auburn. And love it! There’s so much to love about Auburn that it’s impossible to sum up in one post. So, to show our appreciation, we’ll be starting a series of things we love about Auburn from the very big (Jordan-Hare stadium) to the very small (the dorm rooms of the original Magnolia hall) and everything in between.


#1:  Aubie


He began life as a 1959 cartoon tiger on the Phil Neel-inked cover of the Auburn/Hardin-Simmons football game program. He began walking upright in 1962 and first wore clothes in 1963. Sixteen years later, with the help of a New York costume company that created designs for Disney, our favorite Tiger started creating comedy mayhem on the sidelines at sporting events. Now, Aubie is a beloved character and champion that has won seven national collegiate mascot competitions and been inducted into the Mascot Hall of fame.

Both on and off the field, Aubie is second only to Cam Newton in terms of our current campus celebrities. Students love getting a glimpse of Aubie while strolling through campus.  Along with his wild antics and lovable personality, one of our favorite things about Aubie is that he’s always willing to ham it up in front of the camera for a picture or two (or twelve)! What are some of your favorite Aubie moments?