Category Archives: Sports

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

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

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

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

Happy Opening Day! How about That!

Mel Allen and Micky Mantle, from the Mel Allen Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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

March Basketball Fever

This week our post highlights photos from the Educational Media Photo Collection. This collection contains images of basketball games and other events from the University of Alabama between 1963 – 1966. All men’s basketball games were held in Foster Auditorium … 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

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

Our Super Starr: Alabama and Green Bay’s Bart Starr

Detail from Quarterbacking by Bart Starr with Mark Cox (Prentice-Hall, 1967) from the Hoole Alabama Collection The Green Bay Packers will make their fifth Super Bowl appearance this Sunday, and what better way to celebrate is to talk a little … Continue reading