Category Archives: Sports

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

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

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.

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

Peanuts? Cracker Jack? Happy Opening Day!

Advertisement, Crimson White, April 1929 From the Mel Allen Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library Here’s to the first day of Major League Baseball season! And here’s to all who continue to love the game.

The Swinging Sounds of Babe Ruth!

Ninety-four yeas ago, on July 11, 1914, the soon-to-be legend Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball — he played for the Boston Red Sox, but in the 1919 season he was sold to the New York Yankees. … Continue reading