• The gamble of the game: Former Alabama fullback faces degenerative nerve disease

    When Kevin Turner was 5 years old, he began his first season of organized football. Twenty-six seasons later at age 30, Kevin Turner would play his last season of organized football. Turner, a former University of Alabama and NFL fullback, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that control […]

    The gamble of the game: Former Alabama fullback faces degenerative nerve disease
  • Defensive front 7 rises to A-Day challenge

    Less than two hours before kickoff on Saturday, three former Crimson Tide captains mashed cleats and hands into wet concrete in front of Denny Chimes, forever cementing their legacies on Alabama’s campus. Two of those former players, quarterback AJ McCarron and linebacker C.J. Mosley, were widely regarded as the unquestioned leaders of the offense and defense, respectively, in 2013. Questions […]

    Defensive front 7 rises to A-Day challenge
  • Tide comes up short in Super 6 final

    Like so many meets this season, Saturday night’s NCAA Gymnastics Championship came down to the final rotation. Unlike so many meets this season, Alabama’s hopes for its seventh national title came up just short, doomed by two falls on balance beam from the least likely sources: seniors Diandra Milliner and 2014 NCAA All-Around Champion Kim Jacob. Alabama finished fourth in […]

    Tide comes up short in Super 6 final
  • Not a day for a murder

    By Lauren Ferguson and Andy McWhorter | CW Staff As Easter morning dawned on April 22, 1973, University of Alabama students were still asleep after a long night spent on Woods Quad listening to a concert by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Others had already driven home to celebrate with church services and foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies. But the holiday calm […]

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  • Students take to Tinder for relationships, dating

    Tess Severin, a University of Alabama sophomore from Illinois majoring in finance, is an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi. Rhys Butler, her boyfriend, is a junior studying telecommunication and film who speaks with a Southern accent. The two met having no mutual friends on Facebook or similar backgrounds, and yet they’re going on their fourth month of dating. Severin […]

    Students take to Tinder for relationships, dating
  • Lack of funding threatens to close Amtrak train station

    When Diane Salls, president of the Ceres Garden Club of Northport, moved to Tuscaloosa more than 50 years ago, she would pass the Greensboro Avenue train depot and think to herself that a town of Tuscaloosa’s caliber needed a better train station. The problem was the train depot was owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation, not the City of Tuscaloosa. […]

    Lack of funding threatens to close Amtrak train station

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Jacob wins all-around as Alabama advances to championship

April 19, 2014 at 10:13 AM

BIRMINGHAM–Alabama senior gymnast Kim Jacob’s floor exercise soundtrack starts with “Sweet Home Alabama.” Friday night in the BJCC Arena, that was more appropriate...

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Carson Tinker relives deadly April 27 tornado in new book

April 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Carson Tinker’s new book, “A Season to Remember,” wasn’t easy for him to write, going back through the afternoon of April 27, 2011, and how that EF-4 tornado ripped...

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Everything was more than worth it in the end

April 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM

When I was young, I would rummage through my mother’s dresser drawers. I loved her, and so I wanted a glance into her life – the details of her preferences, the objects...

  • Blunt advice from a salmon

    Over the past few weeks, the opinion pages of The Crimson White have been filled with a curious seasonal phenomenon....

    April 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
  • It’s not you, it’s me

    Sorry, University of Alabama, but I think we should really go our separate ways. I’ve decided to take my life...

    April 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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Musicians struggle from streaming

April 23, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Imagine you’re a musician playing in a cramped, dimly lit dive bar. Suddenly, a man walks up to you, says he’s with a major record label and offers you a record deal....

Other News

Relay for Life to raise money for cancer awareness

This Friday, The University of Alabama will host its annual Relay For Life fundraiser for The American Cancer Society. Teams will camp out at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium and take turns walking or running the track. “We’re hoping to see a big turnout because this is something that affects everyone,” Laura Lantrip, Relay For Life executive director, […]

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Accounting students gain experience via internship

Seniors Marina Roberts and Daniel Hubbard spent their days this spring learning about accounting – but not in class. Roberts could often be found researching international tax policies, but she did it at a desk in Houston at the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, not a desk in Bruno Library. Hubbard was auditing clients of Sellers, Richardson, Holman, & West, LLP in […]

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Traveling stressful for students far from home

For most students, the end of final exams means at least a few weeks of relaxation before summer jobs and internships start. But for Sirui Shao, the end of final exams is only a small step in the process of getting home for the summer. She must first complete 20 or more hours of traveling to get to her home […]

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Prison practices betray the Tutwiler legacy

The University of Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Hall residency received its namesake from the proponent of educational, prison and women’s rights reform, but another building off a busy Wetumpka highway carries her name as well: the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. Julia Tutwiler was a renowned innovator of Alabama’s educational system in her lifetime. But she is not remembered just for […]

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Door men provide security, safety at parties, other events

Nightly gatherings in Tuscaloosa’s bars, weekly Greek events and parties comprise much of The University of Alabama’s offerings for entertainment and social events for students. Besides the common elements of alcohol and college students, security and bouncers are present at almost any event and are tasked with the job of maintaining order and safety. “Your job is to prevent the […]

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