Fans say goodbye to Toomer's Oaks

Originally Published: April 23, 2013
By Kevin Van Valkenburg | ESPN.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- There was a funeral at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street this weekend, and thousands of people traveled great distances to be here, determined to say a final goodbye to a pair of old friends. Many took pictures, hoping to freeze the moment in time, while others paused to say a few words before offering a final gesture of love.

Few tears, however, were shed, despite the finality of the day, and the undercurrent of sadness touched all who attended. Everywhere ...

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