Found April 17, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
On March 22, Harvey Updyke, Jr. — an Alabama Crimson Tide fan — was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal damage for poisoning the legendary Toomer’s Oaks in 2010. The trees, located on the Auburn University campus at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College street, were part of a longstanding school tradition that included fans congregating at Toomer’s Corner and adorning the trees with rolls upon rolls of toilet paper to celebrate big victories by the school’s athletics teams. Due to Updyke’s disgraceful act, the trees are scheduled to be cut down on April 23 after efforts to revive the trees over the years since the poisoning failed. In light of the impending removal of Toomer’s Oaks, Giancarlo Guida, a graduate of the school and a member of the Auburn Tigers rugby team from 1998-2002, wanted to pay proper tribute to the beloved campus symbols and the site where the majestic oaks stood for so many years. And he did so by getting a massive tat...

Auburn fan's huge Toomer's Corner tattoo

The oaks at Toomer’s Corner are gone thanks to a crazy guy named Harvey Updyke who poisoned them, they will live on in tattoo form. The War Eagle Reader was able to obtain pictures of the tattoo as well as the guy’s name which happens to be Giancarlo Guida. Guida happens to be a former rugby player for the Auburn Tigers and was a part of the team that won the 1999 SEC National...

Eubanks: Allegations cast pall over Auburn

Auburn's spring game kicks off on Saturday (2 p.m. EST). And while Gus Malzahn's no-huddle offense will, indeed, take the field with battles at quarterback, receiver and tailback expected, the defense should garner the most attention. Not the 11 guys lining on the defensive side of the football, but the defense the entire institution uses as Auburn once again tries to beat...
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