Preserve the annual Auburn vs. Georgia football game
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Preserve the annual Auburn vs. Georgia football game

    1. Darrell Meece
    2. Petition by

      Darrell Meece

      Chattanooga, TN

The annual Auburn-Georgia football game is a tradition that predates the South Eastern Conference. In fact, it is known as the "oldest rivalry in the south." The two schools have played in football every year since 1892, with the only breaks being 1917, 1918, and 1943 (for WWI and WWII). A recent report from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2012/02/08/georgia-auburn-game-could-be-sacrificed-in-sec-scheduling/) states that the annual game may be lost due to scheduling with the addition of Texas A & M and the University of Missouri to the SEC. We recognize that change occurs, but there are many possible solutions to conference scheduling that will allow the annual Auburn-Georgia game to continue. We insist that SEC Administrators and Athletic Directors explore those options and preserve this annual game. College football is built on history and tradition, and a tradition as important as this one simply must continue.

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    • Michael Skipper FLOWERY BRANCH, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's one of the longest running traditions in college football and has been traditionally one of the most competitive games every year. As a UGA fan and Auburn fans alike don't want to lose this game. It is a great border war between two teams that are very similar and have strong ties to each other. It needs to stay. We are losing our traditions in a sport that is strongly backed by tradition. Please keep this match up going.

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    • Scott Wilson BETHLEHEM, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      HUGE MISTAKE!! The title says it all " The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry" This is what college football is all about.

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    • Lauren Hale WIRTZ, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      UGA and Auburn have played each other for over 100 years with only three breaks due to war. The SEC simply cannot kill this rivalry because of the addition of two new schools into the Conference. I believe this is the one time UGA/Auburn fans will agree on anything and the power of that should absolutely be considered.

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    • Broke Highman TURDTRAIN, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      We need more Chick Fila's NOW! It's the secret to our recruiting success. #4 Spicy Chicken Combo with Waffle Fries for every recruit!

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    • Jil Chastain Clowers TRUSSVILLE, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is the longest SEC rivalry. KEEP IT! Most tradition.

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