The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry: Auburn vs. Georgia

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Go inside the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry that is Auburn-Georgia. The rivalry between Auburn University and the University of Georgia began in 1892 and has largely been a competition more brotherly than bitter. According to one legend, Auburn's "War Eagle" battle cry originated at the first game between the two schools. The first overtime game in SEC history occurred in 1996, when Georgia topped the heavily favored Tigers, 56-49, in four extra periods. Renowned UGA coach Vince Dooley graduated from Auburn, while Auburn coach Pat Dye was an All-American at UGA. Join award-winning journalist and Athens, Georgia, native Doug Stutsman, who was raised by Auburn graduates, as he recounts the unforgettable games, moments and personalities on the 125th anniversary of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry.
ISBN: 9781467137669
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: Sports
Images: 76
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Doug Stutsman is a native of Athens, Georgia, but attended high school and college in Macon. He graduated from Tattnall Square Academy in 2003 and received a finance degree from Mercer University in 2007. Ultimately, his love for sports won out, and he's covered an array of subjects for the Augusta Chronicle since 2013. Though raised by Auburn University graduates, he was never able to suppress his curiosity for UGA traditions, and ultimately spent years researching his first book on the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry. Regardless of the colors you don, come the second week of November, no one can deny the rich history of a contest woven through three centuries of competition.
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