Tigers. War Eagle. The Plainsmen. When it comes to Auburn there are a lot of names and traditions to keep track of.

First, they are The Auburn Tigers.  Their fight song and Battle Cry is “War Eagle”.   “Aubie” is the Tiger Mascot and “Nova” is ‘War Eagle’.   Nova, and other iterations of him, take flight in pre-games at Jordan-Hare Stadium circling the stadium before landing at midfield.  The “War Eagle” story dates back to the 1892 Auburn/Georgia game when an Eagle suddenly nose-dived into the football field following Auburn’s 1st ever victory over the Bulldogs.  The fight song featuring War Eagle was written in 1954.

The War Eagle Girls & Plainsmen are charged with the duty and honor of representing Auburn University students to faculty, administrators, and the community. The group was chartered to serve directly under the Office of the President in conjunction with the Auburn Athletic Department and Auburn Alumni Association as the official hosts and hostesses of Auburn University.  The Auburn Plainsman is also the student newspaper of Auburn.  The term Plainsman dates back to a Oliver Goldsmith poem “The Deserted Village”which includes the line “sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain.” While the poem is actually referring to a town in Ireland, Auburn fans still took in the description as their own and adopted the “Plains” nickname.

Tiger Walk typically happens similar to CARDMARCH, but Auburn claims to beginning the tradition in the 1960s.  In Atlanta, the CARDMARCH and Tiger Walk will both take place inside Fan Fest at the Georgia Dome.

Rolling Toomer’s Corner after big wins became a tradition at Magnolia Ave & College Street in Auburn, AL.  Named Toomer’s Corner because of the business named “Toomer’s Drugs” across from which two massive old-growth oak trees that have had Auburn fans regularly celebrating with toilet paper for decades.  Like we’ve seen with other college football & sports traditions, the trees at Toomer’s Corner were killed by crazed Alabama fan Harvey Updyke.  New trees have been planted in the place of the old trees, but no “Rolling Toomer’s” will happen during the 2015 as the trees are being given a chance to acclimate to their new soil. Fans will just have to enjoy Toomer’s Lemonade in the meantime.

Barner’s is not a term of endearment for Auburn fans.  Although folks may have learned this nickname in reference to Auburn over the years.  To Auburn fans, it’s actually a slur that pigeon holes Auburn fans & alumni as solely agricultural products of the university.

Attending, Listening, Watching

Attending

9/5/2015, 3:30 EST.  Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome

The Chick-fil-A Kickoff is SOLD OUT.  Tickets are available in the secondary market this morning starting in the $80-$85 range for Upper End Zone seats.   200 level End Zone seats can be found for about $120 and getting into the Lower Level will cost fans around $150.  Sideline seats are going for $200 or MORE.

Listening

The Louisville call of the game will be broadcast on Louisville Sports Properties.  Paul Rogers will provide play-by-play with Craig Swabek adding color along with Doug Ormay who will be on the sideline.

Nationally the game will be on the ESPN network with Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, and Tom Luginbill with the call.

If you’d like to tune in and listen to the Auburn broadcast the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic is broadcast on the Auburn IMG Sports Network.  In Atlanta, the Auburn call will be on WZGC -FM 92.9.  Rom Bramlett, Stan White, Quentin Riggins, Paul Ellen, and Andy Burcham will provide the coverage.

Watching

The Louisville vs. Auburn game will be broadcast on CBS nationally with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, and Allie LaForce.  CBS is also making the game available on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports Mobile app.  Coverage on-line will include an ‘All-22″ angle as an option for fans to watch all players on the field. Live Stats & Highlights will also be available on-line.

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