The “Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships” book has created a discussion among Auburn people whether the Athletic Department should claim more than two college football national championships (1957, 2010), given that an additional seven could possibly be claimed and the NCAA recognizes Auburn as a national champion for an additional three seasons (1913, 1983, 1993). The Never to Yield Foundation offered their opinion in this article on its web site. Read the article here.
Last week, Michael Skotnicki was a guest on Kevin Scarbinsky and Scott Griffin’s show, Smashmouth Radio, on 97.3 FM in Birmingham to discuss his book, Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships and the possibility of Auburn claiming additional national championships. Here’s the link to the podcast of the interview.
Last week, Michael Skotnicki was interviewed by the hosts of Sportz Blitz Live, a weekly sports show out of Sylacauga that airs on Charter cable statewide. Although he was not in studio, you can watch the telephone interview. You might be surprised, but the host who is an Alabama graduate was a supporter of Auburn claiming at least a few of these National Championships.
Van Allen Plexico and John Ringer of The War Eagle Reader’s “Wishbone” podcast recently interviewed Michael Skotnicki about his book, Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships, and why Auburn should claim additional championships. A link to the podcast is here.
Andrew Salser, a writer for the Auburn sports blog, College and Magnolia recently interviewed Michael Skotnicki about the “Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships” book and the idea of Auburn claiming additional national championships. The article is in an article titled:“Reviewing ‘Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships.” It’s worth a read.
The all things Auburn blog, The War Eagle Reader, interviewed Michael Skotnicki about the “Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships” book and the idea of Auburn claiming as many as seven additional national championships in an article titled: “Rational Championships: Birmingham lawyer’s new book argues Auburn should claim 7 more national titles.”
We are proud to announce the publication of a fascinating new book on the history of the Auburn University Football team, Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships. It is now ready for order. The link to the right (or down below on your mobile device) takes you to the publisher’s ordering page.
Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships is also now in stock and available for purchase at both locations of J & M Bookstore in Auburn. It is also available at Little Professor Book Center in Homewood, located at 2717 South Eighteenth Street, just down the hill from Birmingham’s Vulcan Park.
Because major college football has never had a playoff system to produce a true champion, controversy has surrounded the issue of which team could be declared a National Champion, even as far back as the early years of the last century. The sports media and followers of college football filled that vacuum by creating polls and mathematical systems to name various teams as National Champions, even retroactively naming champions for college football’s early years. Some colleges have seized every opportunity to glorify their football teams by claiming a National Championship for every year possible.
An exception has been Auburn University, which has not done all it can to celebrate its success on the gridiron and officially claims a National Championship for only two seasons, 1957 and 2010. Auburn even declines to claim a National Championship for its undefeated 1913 team, although that squad is recognized as a National Champion in the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book.
Auburn’s Unclaimed National Championships presents a uniquely-told history of the Auburn football program, focusing on seven dominant seasons – 1910, 1913, 1914, 1958, 1983, 1993, and 2004 — where the author, an appellate attorney, makes the case for Auburn claiming additional National Championships for those years. This is a book that should be treasured by every Auburn football fan.
Because the book is print-on-demand, it may take 1-2 days more before shipping.