The ailing oaks at Toomer’s Corner are a mottled mix of yellow and brown these days, but experts say there’s still a chance the trees will be in good enough shape for Auburn football fans to roll them with toilet paper after wins this fall.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after leading Auburn to a national championship and drawing nearly as much attention for a pay-for-play scandal as for his dynamic performances.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 9 Alabama can just relax and play ball.
No national championship shot potentially hangs in the balance, no Heisman Trophy chances are on the line. It’s No. 2 Auburn’s turn to feel the heat in Friday’s Iron Bowl.
“Those guys are undefeated and going to the SEC championship game,” Crimson Tide tailback Mark Ingram said. “If they win out, they’re going to play for the national championship. All the pressure is on them. It’s like reversed roles.”
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A former Mississippi State player who worked with agents says Cecil Newton told him it would take anywhere from $100,000 to $180,000 for his son, Cam, to sign a scholarship with Mississippi State.
Kenny Rogers told ESPN radio in Dallas on Thursday that when he and Cecil Newton met with two MSU coaches at a hotel in Starkville, Miss., last Nov. 27, one of the coaches said, “No, no I don’t want to hear that,” when Cecil Newton asked about the payment for Cam Newton to attend Mississippi State.
A man who said he represented Auburn quarterback and Heisman hopeful Cameron Newton during his recruitment out of junior college last year asked for payment to secure his commitment to Mississippi State, according to former MSU player John Bond.
Newton has led Auburn (9-0) to the No. 3 ranking in The Associated Press poll and the No. 2 spot in the most recent Bowl Championship Series standings.
David Brandt, AP Sports Writer
, November 05, 2010
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Cameron Newton threw two touchdown passes and accounted for 206 total yards to help No. 21 Auburn beat Mississippi State 17-14 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
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