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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…

Watch: Auburn Fans Roll Toomer’s Corner after Rolling Over Alabama

Auburn football fans wasted no time in celebrating the Tigers’ 26-14 win over Alabama in the 2017 Iron Bowl, celebrating by rolling Toomer’s Corner in toilet paper. Click here to see the Live city of Auburn webcam of Toomer’s Cormer. Click here to see a different city of Auburn webcam of Toomer’s Corner. Auburn handed Alabama its first loss of…

Grand Jury to Hear Case of Tree Fire at Toomer’s Corner

Grand jurors will consider additional charges against a man arrested following a fire that an expert says probably killed one of the new oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that a judge decided to send the case against 29-year-old Jochen Wiest to a grand jury following a hearing Wednesday. Wiest was arrested after flames engulfed…

Woman Deemed a Hero after Confronting Suspect in Toomer’s Corner Fire

When Herron Taylor saw a man trying to flee – after seeing him light toilet paper hanging from one of the Toomer’s oaks on fire, she had one thought. Nope. Taylor began following the man, later identified as Jochen Wiest, and shouted that he was the one who lit the tree on fire. “I don’t think people understood that someone had…

Auburn University’s Tradition of Rolling the Auburn Oaks Returns

Auburn University football fans will enjoy rolling the two new Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper this fall, marking the return of one of college athletics’ best-known traditions. “This is a tremendous day for the Auburn Family and for all sports fans across the country who love the fall and football,” said Ron Booth, executive director of facility…