In October we're apparently getting Brad Paisley in Auburn (though not at JHS). I would have been thrilled at that a few years ago before he became a caricature of the great artist he started out as.
Now we find out that Noted Auburn (and everyone else) Fan Kenny Chesney will play at Jordan-Hare Stadium on April 23rd with Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt as part of the "Music and Miracles" event.
It's a great cause, so I applaud that. I haven't been a fan of Kenny Chesney in years, though. Miranda Lambert might make it worth the trip, though...
The PGA Tour Released it's 2015-16 schedule following the end of this year's FedEx Cup Playoffs. Of note for folks in Auburn is that the Tour will be returning to the Auburn/Opelika region for the Barbasol Championship the week of the The Open Championship, 11-17 July 2016.
According to an article by the Auburn Villager, the tree on Magnolia Avenue will be replaced.
For those who drove by the corner before the intersection was closed for the renovations to the area, it was obvious that this tree was struggling. It is not dead, but it is not putting out leaves, either. Meanwhile, the College Street Oak is doing quite well.
The third, "spare" oak that was brought when the two trees were replaced on Valentine's Day will not be used. The school is planning on going with a tree from a farm in Florida according to the Auburn Villager article.
Auburn University's official Twitter account tweeted this picture of one of the new "Auburn Oaks" (they'll always be "Toomer's Oaks" to me) being loaded on a flatbed for transport. If you're an Auburn fan and see these making the trip from South Carolina, send us pictures!
I had the opportunity to speak with Rece Davis on the phone late Monday afternoon about Auburn's performance so far this season, the new College Football Playoffs, and Aubie's participation in the Capital One Mascot Challenge