The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Tornado Outbreak 2011

December 28, 2011

Top Local News Stories of 2011: Tornadoes, immigration, snow

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10. Auburn Tigers crowned national champs

An Associated Press reporter wrote: “Auburn’s climb to its first national title in 53 years was unprecedented.” While some diehard fans may argue that Auburn should have been crowned national champs on at least two other occasions the Tigers went undefeated, it was the first official title since 1953.

The Tigers finished No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 following a 22-19 victory against Oregon in the BCS championship game.

Quarterback Cam Newton also won the 2010 Heisman Trophy, a feat that mirrored the University of Alabama’s championship win and Heisman Trophy honors in 2009.

And, for those among our readers who are taking note, The News Courier listed Alabama’s victory on its Top 10 news stories of 2010.

See more Top Stories of 2011 in Thursday's and Friday's print editions and online.

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