Auburn University unveils new Aubie statue

The New Aubie Statue
The new Aubie statue at Auburn University. (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

Auburn University unveiled a new statue of their beloved mascot, Aubie the Tiger, in front of the Harold D. Melton Student Center.

Across from the campus green, the bronze statue stands six feet tall and boasts an Auburn Tigers jersey—an esteemed symbol of tradition and unified pride.

Bringing the Aubie statue to Auburn University

Aubie Statue At Auburn University
Aubie proudly stands in front of the student center. (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

When Aubie won his 10th UCA Mascot National Championship in 2021, Auburn University knew they needed to do something to celebrate.

The project for a bronze statue of Aubie was approved to go forward in April 2023.

Alison Caswell was commissioned to create the statue. Caswell is an Oregon-based sculptor known for creating bronze sculptures of mascots for many schools and businesses (like the Buc-ee’s beaver mascot)!

The History of Aubie

History Of Aubie At Auburn University
The history of Aubie the Tiger. (Audrey Kent / The Bama Buzz)

Aubie made his first debut in October 1959 as a cartoon character on the Auburn vs. Hardin-Simmons football program cover in the Birmingham Post-Herald.

His first live appearance was at the SEC Basketball Tournament in Birmingham on Feb. 28, 1979.

Quickly after Aubie was created, he was cherished by every Auburn football lover and continues to be celebrated today. The 11-time winner of the Mascot National Championship will celebrate his 45th birthday on Feb. 28.

See this commemorative statue for yourself at Auburn University’s student center—255 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849.

What do you think of Auburn’s new addition? Tag us @thebamabuzz + let us know!

Audrey Kent
Audrey Kent
Articles: 31