Category Archives: Sports

Newly Online: James B. Tipton papers

This year for Veterans Day, we celebrate a man who was a veteran twice over during his long career in the military. Major General James B. Tipton was a pilot and pilot instructor with the United States Army Air Forces (later … Continue reading

Campus Rewind: Foster Auditorium and Coleman Coliseum

It seems like it’s impossible to write a blog post about any building on campus without talking about what came before or after. In this case, a look at Foster Auditorium led down an unexpected path — to Coleman Coliseum. But how? … Continue reading

Newly Online: Birmingham Barons Baseball Records

Part of the extensive Woodward Family Papers is a collection of documents pertaining to the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, owned by A. H. “Rick” Woodward. The team’s park, Rickwood Field, was named after him. Many of these records, … Continue reading

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 is here! The theme for this year is “Leaving a Crimson Legacy,” so let’s look back at some homecoming parades that left a legacy of elaborate decorations, beauty queens, and timely putdowns for our SEC rivals. The images … Continue reading

Football Champs Again!

To celebrate UA Football’s 15th national championship, we share these scenes of championship football past and the faithful support of Tide fans throughout the years! January 1926. Running back Johnny Mack Brown takes a break on the sidelines during the … Continue reading

A Day in the Life: November 28

On this date, through the years… * 1860. Alabama. Hugh Davis laments the political tumult of his day, which in hindsight we recognize as the prelude to Civil War. Davis writes: “Revolution. Fire. Precipitation. Slaughter. How rapidly, how fearfully the … Continue reading

Small Photo Collections: James Harry Cowan scrapbook

The James Harry Cowan photograph scrapbook is a unique document, and uniquely presented. Each page contains multiple photographs of student life at UA — especially athletics — about a hundred years ago. In Acumen, when you click on the thumbnail … Continue reading

Snapshot into the 1960s with student magazine Farrago

Welcome back, students! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that we’re just over a week away from the first football game of the season! Did you know that a UA student magazine, Farrago, interviewed Bear Bryant at the … Continue reading

Tag the University of Alabama Photos!

The University of Alabama Photograph Collection is now available for TAGGING! This collection includes more than five thousand black and white photographs illustrating the history of The University of Alabama from the middle of the 19th century through the early … Continue reading

As ‘A’ Day Approaches

Some places they play football, at Alabama we live it… As time draws nearer to the ‘A’ Day game, we will take a look back at Alabama football.  Here are some pictures from the University Photo Collection illustrating decades of … Continue reading