Auburn University football

Auburn is switching to a new type of football ticketing system that officials hope will speed up entry for fans and reduce the problem of counterfeiting.

   Workers at Jordan-Hare Stadium will now have scanners to check the bar codes on tickets.

   It's the first time the system has been used for home football games at Auburn, but it's been used previously for baseball and basketball games.

An Alabama jeweler says he owes customers tens of thousands of dollars since Alabama shut out archrival Auburn in their annual football game last weekend.

Jeff Dennis had promised to refund purchases at his Gardendale jewelry store if either team failed to score.

WIAT-TV ( ) reports that No. 2 Alabama's 49-0 victory over Auburn means Dennis is getting ready to pay up.

Auburn has fired coach Gene Chizik.

Auburn announced Sunday that Chizik was dismissed two years after leading the Tigers to their first national title since 1957. The Tigers closed with a 49-0 loss to No. 2 Alabama that was the second-most lopsided Iron Bowl game ever and worst since 1948.

The move came after a 3-9 season without any Southeastern Conference wins. It was the most losses by an Auburn team since an 0-10 season in 1950.

Chizik had three years left on a contract worth $3.5 million annually. The announcement came after a team meeting.