Why Didn't Alabama and Auburn Play Football Against Each Other for 40 Years?

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Why Didn't Alabama and Auburn Play Football Against Each Other for 40 Years?

It does seem difficult to believe but, it is true. Alabama and Auburn went 40 years without playing their annual rivalry game.

The most obvious question should be "Why" but, the more interesting details may surround "Who" as in who was responsible for ending and then recreating the series that seems so much a part of each football season?

For whatever reason, the rivalry was suspended from 1907 to 1948.

The following information suggests possible reasons for the 40-year void in the record books of one of America's most intensely fought yearly competitions..

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