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Mental health just as important as physical health

December 5, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” piece on concussions in college football and former college football players who had suffered traumatic brain complications from playing...

Transfers spark new Alabama culture

December 4, 2012

This time last year, the Alabama women’s basketball team had team members who were not able to play due to NCAA transfer rules. The Tide has turned, per se, and Alabama fans are getting to see a new...

Alabama basketball team makes name for itself in 2012

November 20, 2012

We’re a couple of weeks into basketball season and both the Alabama men’s and women’s basketball teams are undefeated. Has the time finally come for our basketball programs to be considered among...

Crimson Tide leads SEC in 6 statistical categories

Crimson Tide leads SEC in 6 statistical categories

November 19, 2012

The women’s basketball team won the first of three consecutive home games Saturday night against Arkansas-Pine Bluff 79-60 and pushed their record to 3-0 on the season. “We’re getting enough shots,...

Brighter day to come in Los Angeles?

November 15, 2012

It all started with Dwight Howard. Then there was Steve Nash. And Los Angeles Lakers fans were claiming their throne back atop the western conference of the NBA. The season started and Lakers fan’s...

Tide faces Houston for 1st time since 2004

November 13, 2012

The University of Alabama women’s basketball team will have its first road test of the season Tuesday as it heads to Houston, Texas to take on the Houston University Cougars. The Tide is coming off...

Both UA cross country teams head to regionals

November 8, 2012

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 9 for the NCAA South Region Championships. “We’re in the best spot that we’ve been all year,” assistant...

Alabama beats Stillman 94-39 in exhibition game

November 6, 2012

The Alabama women’s basketball team defeated the Stillman Tigers Monday night 94-39 in its lone exhibition game of the season. Junior guard Shafontaye Myers scored Alabama’s first two points off of...

New coaches improving women’s basketball team

October 25, 2012

The Alabama women’s basketball team may just shock the basketball world this year - or at least are track to do so. Since head coach Wendell Hudson took the reigns of the program, the team has shown...

Denton leads team into SEC championship

October 23, 2012

Senior runner Elsbeth Denton is regaining speed after a junior season that was harbored by health issues. “The fact that she’s healthy, that she’s got all the pieces of the puzzle back together...

Defending champions fall hard in WNBA finals

October 23, 2012

Every basketball fan was happy to see Tamika Catchings hold her first Women’s National Basketball Association trophy, but the question remains: What happened to defending champion the Minnesota Lynx?...

WNBA’s Catchings, powerhouse on both sides of the court, ‘fights’ for first championship

October 16, 2012

Tamika Catchings is arguably the most efficient player in the WNBA on the offensive and defensive ends of the court. But she’s never won a WNBA championship. She has won five WNBA Defensive Player of...

Alabama looks to improve on last performance

October 11, 2012

This is a big weekend for Dan Waters and the Alabama cross country teams as the Crimson Classic is set for Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at Harry Pritchett Running Park. “I think it’s a perfect race for this...

Transition to Tuscaloosa means more training for freshman runner

October 9, 2012

One runner is working on becoming a freshmen sensation. First year Alabama cross country runner Robbie Farnham-Rose is making the transition from standout junior athlete in Great Britain to full-time...

Tide has work to do during bye week

October 1, 2012

Alabama defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 33-14 this past Saturday, but the margin of victory does not show the Tide’s weaknesses exposed in the game. Offensive efficiency and scoring touchdowns in the red...

Tide spends 15 seconds trailing Ole Miss, comes back to beat Rebels 33-14

September 30, 2012

Alabama fell behind to the Ole Miss Rebels 7-6 in the first quarter before coming back to claim a 33-14 victory over the Rebels. The Tide had problems with efficiency on offense and struggled to score...

For once, fans, players want refs back on field

September 27, 2012

If you didn’t know before this week’s Monday Night Football game, you probably have heard the National Football League has locked out its referees. The debacle that started before preseason went to...

Former walk-on Palee Myrex has SEC, national championship goals

September 18, 2012

Faith and a book scholarship took junior cross country and track athlete Palee Myrex’s trek from a preferred walk-on to one of this season’s top returning runners, she said. “I’m very grateful...

Tide looks to build an Olympic program

September 4, 2012

Dan Waters is in his second year at The University of Alabama, but he’s already working to build a program that will produce athletes ready to take on the rest of the world. “It’s a long term vision...

Storm prompts campaign to make Holt a city

Storm prompts campaign to make Holt a city

April 27, 2012

A parade of 50 people marched through Holt last month in favor of making the community something it’s never been before: a city. Residents and supporters held up signs and chanted, “What do we want?...

Bragg to present Last Lecture tonight

Bragg to present Last Lecture tonight

April 23, 2012

Students have cast their votes, and the 2012 Last Lecture speaker will be journalism professor Rick Bragg. Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in 118 Graves Hall, Bragg will present his lecture titled, “So People...

Streiffer named dean of Community Health Sciences

Streiffer named dean of Community Health Sciences

April 19, 2012

           The University of Alabama recently appointed Richard H. Streiffer as dean of the College of Community Health Sciences.             Streiffer was one of the 345 people to complete...

Sustainability Day shows students UA’s green initiatives

April 19, 2012

Members of the University of Alabama Business Honors Program’s Clean Energy Team hosted the third annual UA Sustainability Day Tuesday. The event took place across the University of Alabama and highlighted...

Forensics Council takes home top-ten finish at nationals

Forensics Council takes home top-ten finish at nationals

April 18, 2012

UA's speech team has returned from nationals with a top-10 finish for the 11th year in a row. The Alabama Forensics Council finished seventh place out of the top-90 forensics teams in the country. Thad...

Study: Melanoma linked to tanning

April 17, 2012

The number of melanoma cases in young adults has risen over the years, and health professionals say tanning-bed use is one of the main contributing factors. USA Today recently reported on this issue with...

Campus gets cash for trash

Campus gets cash for trash

April 5, 2012

The University of Alabama Recycling Department recycles a variety of items that can turn into fast cash. A tractor-trailer of 44,000 pounds of compacted recycled paper leaves the dock at least once a week,...

UA refunds twelve percent of Dining Dollars per year

April 3, 2012

Every UA student is well aware of the mandatory purchases of $300 in Dining Dollars and a freshman year meal plan that are required. But like so many plates at the dining halls, there are often leftovers...

More than 10 percent of Dining Dollars go unused each year

April 3, 2012

Every UA student is well aware of the mandatory purchases of $300 in Dining Dollars and a freshman year meal plan that are required. But like so many plates at the dining halls, there are often leftovers...

First all-male pageant showcases student talent

First all-male pageant showcases student talent

March 26, 2012

After showing off their beach bodies and wowing the crowd with never-before-seen talent, participants in the 2012 Mr. Esquire Scholarship Pageant stood on stage as the award winners were called. Peyton...

Students break out in dance to promote comedy show

Students break out in dance to promote comedy show

March 26, 2012

Last Thursday, more than 35 students gathered in the lobby of the Ferguson Center for something other than lunch. A song by dance music duo LMFAO played in the background, and the students, most of whom...

Video reached UA on Facebook

Video reached UA on Facebook

March 22, 2012

Invisible Children showcased Kony 2012 all over the world on Feb. 28, including in the Ferguson Center Theatre. Since then, the film about the African rebel group leader indicted for war crimes has been...

Text-a-thon aims to raise money for hungry children

March 22, 2012

Students involved with Secret Meals for Hungry Children are working to raise money for the initiative. Five public relations students are hosting a text-a-thon throughout the week. By texting “FOOD”...

Interns gain experience, networks

March 6, 2012

According to a recent USA Today education story, 70 percent of college students participate in internships before graduation. Internships provide students with opportunities to get first hand experience...

Career Center gets new director

March 6, 2012

The University of Alabama Career Center named John Railsback as its new executive director. Railsback began his term Feb. 1. “The University is extremely pleased that Ouhn Railsback is joining the Career...

Alabama travels to Auburn looking to avenge earlier loss

February 23, 2012

After knocking off high-ranking Kentucky and falling to South Carolina to end its home season, the women’s basketball team will take on rival Auburn at 8 p.m. tonight. “We have to continue to keep...

Bama Slammer Sungods honor champions

Bama Slammer Sungods honor champions

February 22, 2012

Dave Carlson started his own business by making two-pound painted statues he calls Sungods in honor of sports teams. In light of Alabama football’s most recent national championship victory, he has now...

Author attacks American ideals

February 16, 2012

George Kelley has written a book bringing more attention to last year’s tornado destruction across the country. His latest work was released last year and is titled “Ayn Rand Hates Tuscaloosa… (And...

Elect Her helps women run for student government

February 14, 2012

The University was one of 30 schools chosen to be participants in this year’s Elect Her Initiative entitled Campus Women Win. This was the second year the University hosted the one-day training session....

Hampered by injuries, Russell hangs up laces

Hampered by injuries, Russell hangs up laces

February 14, 2012

After three knee surgeries and consistently playing through pain, Tuscaloosa native and senior shooting guard Ericka Russell’s college basketball career has been cut short. “It was a tough decision,...

Tide prepares for Ole Miss rematch

Tide prepares for Ole Miss rematch

February 9, 2012

The women’s basketball team gears up to face Ole Miss in Oxford tonight at 7 p.m. in Tad Smith Coliseum. This will be the second time the teams have played each other this season. “We have gone through...

“It’s Your Move!” health campaign kicks off

February 8, 2012

  Public relations students have coordinated a healthy initiative for kids to help fight childhood obesity. The “It’s Your Move!” campaign kicks off today at the YMCA in downtown Tuscaloosa. The...

Tide looks to stop SEC losing streak at Arkansas

Tide looks to stop SEC losing streak at Arkansas

February 2, 2012

The Alabama women’s basketball team travels to Arkansas today to take on the Razorbacks. The Crimson Tide is coming off a loss to league-leading Kentucky in Lexington. “I think this Arkansas game...

Title IX leaves footprint at UA

Title IX leaves footprint at UA

January 30, 2012

Women’s athletics at the University of Alabama has come a long way. It was not that long ago when there were technically no organized women’s sports team on campus. Today, the 11 NCAA women’s athletics...

New health care bill covers birth control

January 30, 2012

The Obama administration has agreed to include the payment for birth control or contraceptives in the new Affordable Care Act. After President Barack Obama signed the bill, government officials from the...

Robinson continues to grow through second year

Robinson continues to grow through second year

January 24, 2012

Jasmine Robinson is turning the sophomore slump theory on its head. The second-year, standout guard is leading the Tide in points per game and spearheading a youth renaissance for the women’s basketball...

Sleep texting a growing problem for young people

Sleep texting a growing problem for young people

January 24, 2012

Some students may find that their social life doesn’t end when they turn out the lights and their head hits the pillow each night. There has been growing conversation about sleep-texting, which includes...

Championship boosts New Orleans economy

Championship boosts New Orleans economy

January 17, 2012

The Tide took care of business at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday, and the city of New Orleans brought in hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. Experts estimate about half a billion dollars...

Animal shelter encourages adoption

December 8, 2011

The Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter is one of the main domains where one can find a cat or dog without a home. While the shelter has seen an abundance of animals come through its doors, they are doing...

Tide travels to North Texas for second road test

Tide travels to North Texas for second road test

December 6, 2011

Head coach Wendell Hudson and the Alabama women’s basketball team have a 7-2 record and are undefeated at home. The team defeated previously unbeanten Kansas in its last game, and now they will travel...

Don't be bitter, it's just Twitter

Don’t be bitter, it’s just Twitter

December 6, 2011

Twitter is a social networking site that many people use to stalk celebrities, talk with friends and share links to other sites. Some people use Twitter as a means of blog where they can share their personal...

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