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Auburn University said the historic oak trees at Toomer’s Corner, that fans rolled with toilet paper after the Auburn Tigers won a football game, are too far gone after being poisoned and will be removed — after a final ceremonial rolling following the A-Day game on Apr. 20. “The Oaks at Toomer's Corner have been a part of Auburn tradition for generations,” said Debbie Shaw, Auburn University’s vice president for alumni affairs. “Their removal will in no way diminish the Auburn spirit, which has grown even stronger during these past two years.”
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Two years ago, the iconic trees on the campus of Auburn University at Toomer’s Corner were poisoned. The university has tried desperately to save the trees, but the damage is apparently too much. University officials have announced that they will remove the trees. “The Oaks at Toomer’s Corner have been a part of Auburn tradition for generations,” Debbie Shaw, Auburn University...
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn running back Mike Blakely has left the team and an already thin backfield.
Athletics spokesman Kirk Sampson said Wednesday Blakely is no longer enrolled. Blakely initially signed with Florida but transferred a few months later and sat out the 2011 season.
He played in six games for the Tigers and was third on the team with 153 yards on 33 carries.
One of college football’s most storied traditions will come to an end this spring.
The oak trees at Toomer’s Corner on the campus of Auburn University, which are ceremoniously covered in toilet paper (or “rolled”) after each Tigers win, are scheduled to be removed, more than two years after they were poisoned by Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. after the 2010 Iron Bowl between...