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“War Eagle” is Auburn’s battle cry

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began majestically circling the playing field. As the eagle soared, Auburn dates began a back to steady the first time march Auburn met Geortoward gia on the football Georgia end field in 1892 and the zone for a thrilling centers around a spectator who was victory. Elated at their team’s play a veteran of the and taking the bird’s Civil War. presence as an omen In the stands with of success, Auburn him that day was students and fans an eagle the old began to yell “War soldier had found Eagle” to spur on on a battlefield their team. At the during the war. He game’s end, the eagle had kept it as a took a sudden dive, pet for almost 30 crashed into the years. According ground, and died. But to witnesses, the the battle cry “War eagle suddenly Eagle” broke free and lived on to become a “One y symbol m of of the e it r o fav proud Auburn Auburn s traditionespirit. e is s e th ing Lourdes Betanzos eagle flrye Associate befo Professor Foreign the homae ll games. if d d tb n foo inspiring a It is awe- ferent each time.”

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Rolling Toomer’s Corner

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