Setting the Tone: Wilson, Rivers lead volleyball team to record-setting season

As the semester winds to a close, the Alabama volleyball team’s fourth season under coach Ed Allen is nearing its end as well, though the team’s pursuit of its goals are just beginning.

With four matches remaining in the regular season, the team is on pace to break a school record for season wins after tying the record of 24 wins, set last season. Leading the team on this quest to break new records are its two captains, junior setter Sierra Wilson and redshirt sophomore outside hitter Krystal Rivers.

“They’re two personalities that are somewhat reserved but set an example by how they conduct themselves and how they use their voices in a very positive way with their teammates,” Allen said of the captains. “They’re kids that appreciate one another and enjoy each other’s company. They look to problem solve together, and it makes it pretty easy effortless to work together.”

Alabama bounces back from slow start, beats Western Carolina 48-14

Alabama overcame a slow start, scored 31 unanswered points and defeated Western Carolina 48-14 Saturday, clearing the way for the Crimson Tide’s annual Iron Bowl showdown with Auburn next week.

“We just didn’t have much energy in the beginning of the game, and just didn’t have much energy and enthusiasm in pregame,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said.

Student covers hockey for Russian publication

Nate Proctor left the United States as a Boston Bruins hockey fan that was fluent in the language of the National Hockey League (NHL) and not fluent in Russian.

Students tell tales during Tide Talks

Tide Talks, which was brought to the University of Alabama a little over a year ago, will occur this Friday, Nov.

Women’s basketball travels to Kansas for tournament

After a win in the season opener, Alabama women’s basketball has lost two straight home games to Duke and Jacksonville State. Now, Alabama has to regroup and travel to Lawrence, Kansas for the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge.

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Support for a Sister: Tri Delta raises money for member struck by vehicle

Megan Allen, a sophomore at the University and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, was involved in a serious accident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after the Alabama football game Saturday, Nov. 8, while walking home with her boyfriend. She was hit by a Cadillac Escalade going about 40 mph. Friends say that if it wasn't for her boyfriend, RJ McGraw, she would have most likely died.


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Seniors prep for homecoming

With the regular season coming to a close, many of Alabama’s stars will be playing in their last homecoming game and Iron Bowl in the next couple of weekends. Alabama coach Nick Saban talked about the senior class in his Wednesday press conference.


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ONE Campus fills notebook for AIDS awareness

The ONE Campus organization is partnering with Moleskine notebooks in a campaign to raise student and legislator awareness for HIV/AIDS. ONE Campus is filling a Moleskine notebook with messages and drawings to demonstrate the effect HIV/AIDS has on this generation and encourage legislators to continue to support programs like the Global Fund and PEPFAR.


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