Auburn Tigers football
As of 2012, Auburn has won seven Southeastern Conference football championships, winning the western division eight times since the conference was split in 1992. They were crowned national champions by the Associated Press in 1957 and 2010. The 2004 Auburn Tigers also went undefeated, but were left out of the championship game under the Bowl Championship Series formula.
Auburn was one of the first colleges to field a football team. Their 1892 game against Georgia in Atlanta was the first intercollegiate football game in the South. In 1895, legendary coach John Heisman arrived for a successful four-year span. The Tigers' first bowl appearance was in 1937 in the sixth Bacardi Bowl played in Havana, Cuba. Three Auburn players, Cam Newton in 2010, Bo Jackson in 1985 and Pat Sullivan in 1971, have won the Heisman Trophy.