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Auburn High’s Ted Wages Living Dream in Army-Navy Game

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Every year, after the conference championships are decided, the following Saturday is dominated by one tremendous scene, the Army-Navy game. Many call it the greatest rivalry in sports and the respect that the two squads have for one another back it up. The history. The tradition. The prestige.

This year, there’s an Auburn connection involved in the match up.

Ted Wages, an Auburn High School graduate, is suiting up for his first time in the annual Army-Navy game.

Ted Wages (12) with LtG Hall Moore at Ft. Benning.

Ted Wages (12) with LtG Hall Moore at Ft. Benning.

“This is really a dream come true for Ted,” said Dr. Trey Wages, Ted’s father. “There are so many people in the Auburn area that have West Point connections. West Point grads, even former West Point football players that have helped him navigate the process. And now he’s sitting on the cusp on being able to compete in America’s game.”

Dr. Wages has great respect and admiration for the local community.

“The Auburn community has been an incredible influence on Ted,” Wages said. “The coaching staff at the high school and the teaching faculty at Auburn High School. The community itself has been really influential in Ted’s life and groomed him to be in a very special place.

“Saturday will mark a seminal day for him that he dreamed of when he was 12 years old. When his buddies were in town watching Auburn, he was imagining himself playing for the Black Knights. It is a special place and a special game and more importantly, some really special young men.”

Of those young men, Wages will not be the only players that hails from Alabama. Both Army and Navy have seven men representing Alabama on their rosters.

Army’s men from Alabama:

Cam Thomas #4 Freshman QB Huntsville, Ala
Mike Reynolds #10 Junior DB Dothan, Ala
Jeremiah Lowery #34 Freshman LB Elmore, Ala
Jarrod Jones #44 Junior LB Prattville, Ala
Ted Wages IV #65 Freshman DL Auburn, Ala
Austin Schuffert #74 Junior OL Prattville, Ala
Rahmeel Cook #92 Freshman DL Gallion, Ala

Navy’s men from Alabama:

Garret Lewis #7 Junior QB Buhl, Ala
Marcus Wiggins #10 Freshman DB Mobile, Ala
Dalen Morris #13 Freshman QB Huntsville, Ala
Joshua Walker #24 Senior FB Decatur, Ala
Carter Bankston #33 Sophomore OLB Birmingham, Ala
Walker Little #35 Sophomore OLB Mobile, Ala
Keller Farni #97 Freshman K Mobile, Ala

Dr. Wages had an answer as to why Army’s squad was well represented by men from Alabama. “West Point has a distinctively Southern flair to their coaching staff, Dr. Wages explained. “Coach Monken, in addition to his tenure at the United State Naval Academy as an assistant coach, with Coach Paul Johnson who is now the coach at Georgia Tech, he followed Coach Johnson down there.” Wages explained that he eventually became the head coach at Georgia Southern. “He and his staff have a southeastern footprint.”

Army takes on Navy in Philadelphia at 2 o’clock central time.

Here’s the full conversation with Dr. Wages about his son, Ted, and the Auburn connections in Army-Navy game.

 

Congratulations to Robert Overstreet!

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The 12 Days of Christmas continues and our Day 4 winner is Robert Overstreet of Opelika who takes home a $300 Gift Card from Goree’s Furniture Express!

Tomorrow’s prize is a Yeti Cooler from First South Farm Credit and you can be the lucky winner. Plus, there are 7 more days of winning after that!

Text 12 to 88474 or register online HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter The ESPN 106.7 Bowl Mania Challenge

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Entries for the ESPN 106.7 Bowl Mania Challenge are now open! Click here to make your picks for the 41 college bowl games for your chance to win a prize package from ESPN 106.7. Our prize package includes a $20 Coupon from Outback Steakhouse, four free combo meals from Freddy’s Steakburgers, a $25 gift card from Wild Wing Cafe, a $30 gift card from La Cantina, a $100 gift certificate to Jimmy’s Car Stereo, and an ESPN 106.7 t-shirt.

 

Good luck from ESPN 106.7

 

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2017-2018 Bowl Games Announced

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It’s officially bowl season in college football! Here all all 41 bowl games, the 20 being broadcast on ESPN 106.7 will also be streaming online at espnau.com and on the ESPN 106.7 app:

Bowl Location Teams Date Time (CT) Radio TV
Celebration Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA) Gramblins vs. North Carolina A&T 12/16/2017 11:00 AM ABC
New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA) Troy vs. North Texas 12/16/2017 12:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Cure Bowl Camping World Stadium (Orlando, FL) Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky 12/16/2017 1:30 PM CBSSN
Las Vagas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, NV) Boise State vs. Oregon 12/16/2017 2:30 PM ABC
New Mexico Bowl Dreamstyle Stadium (Albuquerque, NM) Marshall vs. Colorado State 12/16/2017 3:30 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, AL) Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee 12/16/2017 7:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, FL) Florida Atlantic vs. Akron 12/19/2017 6:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Frisco Bowl Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX) SMU vs. Louisiana Tech 12/20/2017 7:00 PM ESPN
Gasparilla Bowl Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, FL) FIU vs. Temple 12/21/2017 7:00 PM ESPN
Bahamas Bowl Thomas Robinson Stadium (Nassau, Bahamas) Ohio vs. UAB 12/22/2017 11:30 AM ESPN
Potato Bowl Albertsons Stadium (Boise Idaho) CMU vs. Wyoming 12/22/2017 3:00 PM ESPN
Birmingham Bowl Legion Field (Birmingham, AL) USF vs. Texas Tech 12/23/2017 11:00 AM ESPN
Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, TX) Army vs. San Diego State 12/23/2017 2:30 PM ESPN
Dollar General Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, AL) Appalachian State vs. Toledo 12/23/2017 6:00 PM ESPN
Hawaii Bowl Aloha Stadium (Honolulu, HI) Fresno State vs. Houston 12/24/2017 7:30 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium (Dallas, TX) Utah vs West Virginia 12/26/2017 12:30 PM ESPN
Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field (Detroit, MI) Duke vs. NIU 12/26/2017 4:15 PM ESPN
Cactus Bowl Chase Field (Phoenix, AZ) Kansas State vs. UCLA 12/26/2017 8:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Independence Bowl Independence Stadium (Shreveport, LA) Florida State vs. Southern Miss 12/27/2017 12:30 PM ESPN
Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY) Boston College vs. Iowa 12/27/2017 4:15 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Foster Farms Bowl Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, CA) Arizona vs. Purdue 12/27/2017 7:30 PM FOX
Texas Bowl NRG Stadium (Houston, TX) Texas vs. Missouri 12/27/2017 8:00 PM ESPN
Military Bowl Navy-Marine Corps Stadium (Annapolis, MD) Virginia vs. Navy 12/28/2017 12:30 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Camping World Bowl Camping World Stadium (Orlando, FL) Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech 12/28/2017 4:15 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Holiday Bowl CDCCU Stadium (San Diego, CA) Michigan State vs. Washington State 12/28/2017 8:00 PM FS1
Alamo Bowl Alamodome (San Antonio, TX) Stanford vs. TCU 12/28/2017 8:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC) Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M 12/29/2017 12:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium (El Paso, TX) Arizona State vs. NC State 12/29/2017 2:00 PM CBS
Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN) Kentucky vs. Northwestern 12/29/2017 3:30 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium (Tucson, AZ) New Mexico State vs. Utah State 12/29/2017 4:30 PM CBSSN
Cotton Bowl AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX) Ohio State vs. USC 12/29/2017 7:30 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
TaxSlayer Bowl EverBank Field (Jacksonville, FL) Mississippi State vs. Louisville 12/30/2017 11:00 PM ESPN
Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN) Memphis vs. Iowa State 12/30/2017 11:30 AM ESPN 106.7 ABC
Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ) Penn State vs. Washington 12/30/2017 3:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL) Miami vs. Wisconsin 12/30/2017 7:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL) Michigan vs. South Carolina 1/1/2017 11:00 AM ESPN2
 Peach Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA) Auburn vs. UCF 1/1/2017 11:30 AM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium (Orlando, FL) Notre Dame vs. LSU 1/1/2017 12:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ABC
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) Oklahoma vs. Georgia 1/1/2017 4:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA) Clemson vs. Alabama 1/1/2017 7:45 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN
CFP National Championship Mercades-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA) TBD vs. TBD 1/8/2017 7:00 PM ESPN 106.7 ESPN

 

Golic & Wingo Debuts this Monday on ESPN 106.7

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The wait is over – the much-anticipated debut of ESPN 106.7’s new morning drive show Golic and Wingo, hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo, will air live Monday, Nov. 27. The program, which will team sports broadcasting legend Golic together with longtime NFL host Wingo, will broadcast weekdays from 5 – 9 a.m. on ESPN 106.7 . Mike Golic Jr., who hosts his own national ESPN Radio show (First and Last) and has been a frequent contributor on other ESPN Radio programs, will join the show for one hour daily.

Golic and Wingo will also be available via ESPNAU.com and the ESPN 106.7 app.

A member of the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Golic currently serves as one-half of ESPN Radio’s morning duo, Mike & Mike (with co-host Mike Greenberg), which has aired since January 2000. The long-running program set the bar for sports talk radio. Golic hosted the first iteration of ESPN’s morning drive show – The Bruno-Golic Morning Show – with original ESPN Radio voice Tony Bruno.

He joined ESPN in 1995 as an NFL studio analyst after a nine-year career in the NFL as a defensive tackle. Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he served as captain of the football team during his senior season and also wrestled for the Irish.

GOLIC_WINGO_logo_RED - SmallWingo has been one of the primary figures in ESPN’s year-round coverage of the National Football League. He joined ESPN in November 1997 as an anchor for ESPNEWS and has served as host of NFL Live since its inception in 2003. He is the host of ESPN’s multi-day NFL Draft coverage. He added NFL Sundays in 2015 as host of NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition and he assumed the host role of ESPN’s long-running highlight show NFL PrimeTime in 2007. Wingo hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio, a day-long update, interview and analysis program on NFL Sundays (2001-03). Wingo graduated from Baylor University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Golic, Jr. has hosted shows on ESPN Radio since 2015.  Like his father, he is a graduate of Notre Dame and played college football for the Irish.

 

 

 

La Cantina Lunch

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Thanks to the awesome folks at La Cantina restaurant in Historic Downtown Opelika!

They brought us lunch at the radio station on Thursday  and the staff enjoyed gourmet steak tacos with homemade hard shells, cheese quesadillas and La Cantina’s famous black bean salsa. Food’s normally not allowed in our studios….but for stuff this good, the boss made an exception. As you can clearly see from the photo, Zac chowed down during Thursday’s edition of The Lunch Break!

Enjoy a great meal at La Cantina. Great folks and, as we can attest, really great food! La Cantina. South of the Border, North of the Tracks in Historic Downtown Opelika.

 

WIN-VITATIONAL PRIZE PACKAGE #2 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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Congratulations to the winners of the ESPN 106.7 WIN-Vitational Prize Package #2 which we announced this past Saturday at the Wild Wing Café in Opelika: 
– Katie Lackey and Robert Taylor, both of Auburn, and Jasmine Crook of Lafayette all won Weekend Getaways at Wind Creek Casino and Resort; 
– Ron McCollum and Jessica Serda of Opelika each won a pair of tickets to see Drivin’ n Cryin in concert;
– Reese Smith of Dadeville and Jacoba Holloway of Camp Hill won a pair of college football game tickets;
– Jeannie Karabasz and Raymond Hill, both of Auburn, each won a pair of tickets to go to see Kings of Leon in concert;
– Peter Durkin of Auburn won a Bud Light Prize Pack;
– A pair of tickets to see Justin Moore in concert went to Josh Head of Opelika;
– Tim Wilson of New Site won WWE Monday Night Raw tickets.
Another incredible Prize Package will be given away soon…..so register to win TODAY.  You can also register at official sponsor locations including: 
Wild Wing Café at Capps Landing in Opelika  
Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM  
Twin Cities Yamaha in Auburn                                                                
TPE of Opelika and Tallassee 
Fun Carts of Opelika 
 
Follow these links to see complete contest rules and past Prize Package winners .  

Win a Trip to the Auburn-Arkansas Game from ESPN 106.7!

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20171018_143915_resizedCongratulations to our Auburn vs. Arkansas football road trip winner, Spencer Thomas of Opelika! Spender (center) is pictured here with ESPN 106.7 General Sales Manager John Bodiford (L) and Rich Perkins (R) of Rich & Jeremy in the Morning on our sister station, Wings 94.3

Spencer is a Pharmacy Tech student and took his dad with him on the trip to Fayetteville this past Saturday. They obviously brought the Tigers some luck as they brought home a Tiger victory!

Thanks to our sponsor, La Cantina Mexican Restaurant in Opelika and to all who entered the contest.

Stay tuned to ESPN 106.7 for more winning!

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