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Auburn, UAB online student newspapers no longer display Planned Parenthood ads

Two campus newspapers in Alabama appear to no longer show ads from pro-abortion nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which was aggressively advertising abortion services to college students last week. 

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‘Our Doors Are Open’: Planned Parenthood engaging in aggressive marketing tactics in Auburn, UAB online student newspapers

Pro-abortion nonprofit Planned Parenthood is aggressively advertising on students newspapers at Auburn University and the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB).

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Troy, Alabama A&M receive poor ‘red’ rating from campus free speech advocacy group

Nonprofit civil liberties group the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) rated two public four-year schools in Alabama "red" for having some of the most restrictive speech codes in the country.

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Diversity dollars: Who are the highest paid DEI admin at Alabama’s three largest public universities?

Alabama’s three largest tax-funded universities are spending at least $2.5 million a year on salaries for staff working in diversity, equity and inclusion departments on campus.

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Foreign money in state-funded colleges: Who funds Alabama schools the most?

Over the past thirty years, public higher education institutions in Alabama have received millions from foreign sources, including the Chinese government and Saudi Arabia.

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Auburn University's Office of Sustainability touts DEI, CRT, feminist theory, environmental activism in new report

Auburn University released its second annual United Nations (UN) “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) report for 2019 to 2020, praising its faculty for researching and teaching topics involving critical race theory (CRT), feminist theory and environmental activism. 

Mar 4, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; between Auburn and Florida at Neville Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Shannon/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics soars on senior night, scores 197.600

It was already going to be a big night for the No. 9 Auburn Tigers.

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Auburn Plainsman campus newspaper gives Black Student Union a pass — White racial slurs 'no way, shape or form the same as the historic systematic and structural racism' against black people

The editorial board for Auburn University’s primary campus newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, released an opinion piece in response to the list of white racial slurs leaked from a group message titled “AU Connect.”

Johni Broome (4) during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn dominates in crucial 'must-win' game against Missouri

In what Bruce Pearl called a “must-win” game, the Tigers (18-8, 8-5 SEC) not only defeated but completely dominated Missouri (19-7, 7-6 SEC) in a wire-to-wire victory at Neville Arena. Auburn jumped out to a 19-2 first-half lead against the Tigers of the SEC East, and from there the result was rarely in doubt. Auburn is back in the win column after an impressive 89-56 victory, as the road to the NCAA Tournament continues. 

Oct 16, 2022; Panama City, Fl, USA; Maddie Penta (9) throws the pitch during the game between Auburn and Golf Coast State at Joe Tom King Field . Grayson Belanger/AU Athletics Alabama News
Maddie Penta named SEC Pitcher of the Week; No. 21 Auburn starts season 4-1

In what is likely the first award of many this season, Maddie Penta has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after a stellar opening weekend. Penta combined for three shutouts during the five game opening weekend for the Tigers.

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Auburn University denies 'AU Connect' GroupMe tied to list of white racial slurs affiliated with school's Black Student Union; Investigation underway

Auburn University officials issued a statement that claims that the group message in which members listed racial slurs for white people on a Google Doc is not associated with the Black Student Union (BSU) or the university, as the whistleblower who leaked the information claimed.

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State Rep. Oliver on leaked Black Student Union white racial slur list: Auburn University ‘should be aware that the world is watching’

State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) urged Auburn University to be careful after a document was leaked from a group message allegedly associated with the Auburn University Black Student Union (BSU) in which group message members listed over 250 racial slurs for white people.

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Auburn Black Student Union produces list of racial slurs for white people — Discovered on GroupMe text chat allegedly associated with organization

A whistleblower in the Auburn University Black Student Union claims to have retrieved a Google Doc from a group message associated with the organization, which lists over 250 racial slurs for white people, including “failed abortions,” “diseased neanderthals” and more.

Dylan Cardwell (44) during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the #29 Auburn Tigers at Reed Arena in College Station, TX on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn plagued by foul trouble in close loss to Texas A&M

It was another hostile environment, another physical and controversial contest and another loss for the Tigers Tuesday night. Auburn had a solid lead twice, but each slipped away as they surrendered their third straight game on the road, falling in College Station to Texas A&M 83-78.

Johni Broome (4) during the game between The Tennessee Volunteers and the #25 Auburn Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN on Saturday, Feb 4, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn goes ice cold in Knoxville, falls to No. 2 Volunteers 46-43

It was a true “rock fight” between two of the best defenses in the country, but the Volunteers hit just a few more shots than the Tigers, ultimately taking the win 46-43 and keeping pace with Alabama in the SEC. 

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Suni Lee scores two 10s, but Auburn still falls in Iron Bowl of gymnastics

Suni Lee was brilliant again, scoring two more 10s and adding another chapter to her legacy with the No. 11 Tigers scoring a season-high 197.700, but it was not enough as the No. 11 Crimson Tide wrapped the night up with season-high team scores on beam and floor, ultimately taking the win in Tuscaloosa. 

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Four-star cornerback commits to Auburn for 2024; Jeremiah Cobb signs

Auburn football's 2023 class has been wrapped up while the 2024 class has a new addition to close out National Signing Day.

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Auburn earns commitment from 2025 Opelika defensive lineman

With National Signing Day 2023 in full swing, Auburn has landed its first commit from the Class of 2025. Malik Autry, a defensive lineman from Opelika High School, has committed to the Tigers with two years left on the Bulldog roster. 

K.D. Johnson (0) and Johni Broome (4) during the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the #15 Auburn Tigers at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, Jan 28, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Broome and Johnson shine in second half comeback that falls short in Morgantown

Down by double digits at the half, No. 15 Auburn (16-5, 6-2 SEC) was forced to battle back once again.

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Auburn cruises in non-conference meet; Stevens wins all-around

With two major SEC meets looming, and Sunisa Lee not competing on the floor, No. 5 Auburn took care of business against No. 20 NC State. The Tigers surpassed 197 for the fourth time this year, defeating the Wolfpack 197.175-196.125. 

Chris Moore (5) during the Men's Basketball game between Texas A&M Aggies and the #15 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn's winning streak ends, Tigers fall behind in the SEC

On the precipice of making more history in Neville Arena, and with the Jungle out in full force, the nation’s longest active home winning streak ended before it could really begin. Texas A&M(14-6, 6-1 SEC) shot the lights out in the first half and held on to their 15-point halftime lead, taking down the Tigers 79-63. 

Former Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell talks with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn during warmups before the San Jose State game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com) AL.COM Alabama News
Jason Campbell takes over for Stan White as Auburn Football radio analyst

Before the 87th Iron Bowl, football radio analyst and former Auburn quarterback Stan White announced that after 22 years in the booth, he was retiring from his position with the Auburn Sports Network. Only a few months later, it has been announced that Jason Campbell, another former quarterback and legend in his own right, will be replacing White as the radio analyst ahead of the 2023 season. 

Apr 16, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sophia Groth Floor during NCAA Women's Gymnastics Final Four at Dickies Arena. Photographer: Elaina Eichorn/AU Athletics Alabama News
Business as usual for Tigers in gymnastics home opener

A Final Four banner was hung, Suni Lee won the all-around and Derrian Gobourne(along with her equally as exciting family) stole the show once again.

Lior Berman (24) during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the #21 Auburn Tigers at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Jan 14, 2023. Alabama News
Tigers weather second-half LSU run to win fourth in a row

For the second time this season and the first time on the road, the Auburn defense held a team to under 50 points. The No. 16 Tigers of the Plains took care of the Bayou Bengals of LSU (12-6, 1-5 SEC) and cruised to a 67-49 victory behind a suffocating defense and another solid performance from the duo of Wendell Green Jr. and Jaylin Williams. 

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Bruce Pearl: No money for Palestinian Authority terrorist 'martyrs' despite Biden administration complaints

Saturday, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl reiterated his support for Israel on social media by declaring his approval of the Jewish state giving $39 million in tax revenues to the victims of terrorism instead of terrorist "martyrs."

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Auburn gymnastics scores 197.200 in tough road loss to No. 2 Gators

On the road once again, No. 5 Auburn gymnastics traveled to one of the toughest environments in all of college gymnastics, the Swamp. At the home of the No. 2 Gators, the Tigers led after the first rotation, but Florida pulled away behind three perfect 10s, winning the meet with a score of 197.825 to Auburn’s 197.200. 

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Teen involved in crash killing Auburn sportscaster Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, arrested again; Bond revoked

A Lee County judge revoked the bond for the teen sentenced in connection to the 2019 deadly crash that claimed the lives of Rod Bramblett, the voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula.

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