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The Alabama Crimson Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide

First Football Season:

University of Alabama law student William G. Little learned how to play American football while attending prep school in Andover, Massachusetts and began teaching the sport to fellow Alabama students in early 1892.

Alabama’s first game was played in Birmingham on Friday afternoon, Nov. 11, 1892, at the old Lakeview Park.  The opposition was furnished by a picked team from high schools in the Birmingham area, with Alabama winning, 56-0.

The Name:

At an Alabama-Auburn game in 1907, the “Thin Red Line” (their name at the time) played a great game in the red mud and held Auburn to a 6-6 tie, in which Hugh Roberts, a former sports editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald, described Alabama’s performance as a “Crimson Tide.”


SEC, Southern

The Home Field:

Bryant–Denny Stadium (1929-present), capacity – 101,821

The Championships:

National Championships:  15 (1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012)

Conference Championships: 27

Bowl Appearances: 60


2013 Alabama Schedule:

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August 31 vs. Virginia Tech

September 14 at Texas A&M

September 21 vs. Colorado State

September 28 vs. Ole Miss

October 5 vs. Georgia State

October 12 at Kentucky

October 19 vs. Arkansas

October 26 vs. Tennessee

November 9 vs. LSU

November 16 at Mississippi State

November 23 vs. Chattanooga

November 30 at Auburn

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