Auburn fans schedule rally for historic oaks - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Auburn fans schedule rally for historic oaks

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn fans have scheduled a rally for the poisoned oak trees at Toomer's Corner, where fans traditionally rally to celebrate big wins.

The "Toomer's Tree Hug" was approaching 8,000 confirmed guests on Facebook by Friday morning. It's scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The university is strongly recommending that fans not roll the trees at Toomer's Corner.

Police charged 62-year-old Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. with first-degree criminal mischief on Thursday for allegedly using a tree-killing herbicide to poison the oaks.

The Facebook page for the rally says there won't be any actually tree-hugging but "the hugs should be reserved for other members of the Auburn Family who need a shoulder in this painful time."

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • AP Top 25: Alabama still No. 1; Boise State, Northwestern in

    AP Top 25: Alabama still No. 1; Boise State, Northwestern in

    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:22 PM EST2017-11-19 19:22:07 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 2:43 AM EST2017-11-20 07:43:11 GMT
    The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll held their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama, and Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.More >>
    The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll held their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama, and Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.More >>
  • Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

    Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

    Sunday, November 19 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-11-19 23:40:16 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 2:41 AM EST2017-11-20 07:41:37 GMT
    Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.More >>
    Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.More >>
  • NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

    NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:31 PM EST2017-11-17 20:31:15 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-11-18 20:47:34 GMT
    NFL investigating allegations Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denies allegation.More >>
    NFL investigating allegations Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denies allegation.More >>
Powered by Frankly