HARVEY UPDYKE

Overzealous Fan or Legend?: Alabama Super Fan Harvey Updyke Dead at 71

University of Alabama super fan Harvey Updyke has died. Some call him an overzealous fan, some call him a true Crimson Tide legend, but nevertheless, what he did will always be remembered. Updyke became famous, or infamous depending on who you’re asking, for poisoning the oak tree at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn. Toomer’s Corner is where Auburn fans gathered after…

Alabama Fan Who Poisoned Auburn Trees Increases Restitution

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – The University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University’s landmark oak trees has increased his restitution payments since prosecutors threatened to have him jailed. Court records show Harvey Updyke has made more than $3,000 in court-ordered payments since an October hearing on whether he should be arrested. That’s nearly half as much as Updyke had…