I hate to admit that during several football games my attention has been drawn away from the action to one goofy Tiger prancing around in costumes on the sidelines. The official costumed mascot of Auburn University, Aubie, is adored by young and old. Aubie came into existence as a cartoon on the Auburn/Hardin-Simmons football program cover on October 3, 1959. An artist for the Birmingham Post-Herald, Phil Neel, created Aubie who continued to appear on Auburn program covers for 18 years. In 1979, Aubie came to life at the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament. Brooks-Van Horn Costumes in New York, N.Y (who also provided costumes for Walt Disney) designed and produced the first Aubie costume for $1,350. Since then, Aubie's fame has spread and led him to be a six time National Champion in Mascot Challenges.
Currently Aubie is #3 overall in the Capital One Bowl Mascot Challenge and needs your help!
Make sure to vote for him every day by visiting: www.capitalonebowl.com
or by txting 78527 : with the text "AUBIE"
War Damn Aubie!