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Alabama volleyballs seniors are recognized after the Crimson Tides three-set loss to the Tennessee Lady Volunteers on Nov. 25 at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Volleyball ties Tennessee in final series of season

November 26, 2022

In Alabama volleyball’s final series of its 2022 season, the Crimson Tide (10-20, 4-14) played one of its best games of the year. The team’s 13 aces during its Wednesday night match were one of its...

Volleyball finishes up season at home against Tennessee

Volleyball finishes up season at home against Tennessee

November 23, 2022

This week it all ends where it began — Foster Auditorium.   Three months ago, the Rashinda Reed era of Alabama volleyball kicked off at home, and this week, her first season culminates with a pair...

Marjama has record-breaking performance despite back-to-back sweeps at Arkansas

Marjama has record-breaking performance despite back-to-back sweeps at Arkansas

November 20, 2022

Despite a tough pair of losses in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend, Alabama volleyball saw a record-breaking performance at Barnhill Arena.  Outside hitter Abby Marjama served her 66th ace, the...

Volleyball travels to last away series of season at Arkansas

Volleyball travels to last away series of season at Arkansas

November 19, 2022

Alabama volleyball is back on the road this weekend for its final away contest of the season against the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Although the Crimson Tide’s latest victory has given the team more conference...

The Alabama volleyball team celebrates in the Crimson Tides three-set win over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Nov. 12 at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Volleyball splits with South Carolina at Foster Auditorium

November 12, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - After getting swept by the South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday night, Alabama volleyball rallied and pulled off a sweep of its own on Saturday afternoon.  “We were so close when...

Volleyball welcomes South Carolina to Foster Auditorium

Volleyball welcomes South Carolina to Foster Auditorium

November 11, 2022

After a disappointing match against Mississippi State last Saturday, Alabama volleyball continues its homestand this weekend with a pair of matches against South Carolina.   Head coach Rashinda Reed...

Alabamas Chaise Campbell (23) spikes the ball in the Crimson Tides loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Nov. 5 at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Volleyball swept at home by Mississippi State

November 7, 2022

Surrounded by a crowd of former Alabama volleyball alumni to celebrate Alumni/’90s Day, the Crimson Tide fell in three sets to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Foster Auditorium Saturday afternoon.  Head...

Volleyball returns home for Saturday matchup with Mississippi State

Volleyball returns home for Saturday matchup with Mississippi State

November 5, 2022

After winning its first road match of the season, Alabama volleyball is returning home to Tuscaloosa to continue its attempt to turn its 2022 campaign around.   The team’s Wednesday victory in College...

Head coach Rashinda Reed and the Alabama volleyball team smiles during a huddle in the Crimson Tides win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Nov. 2 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.

Volleyball walks away with first road win at Texas A&M

November 3, 2022

On Wednesday night, Alabama volleyball walked into Reed Arena ready to challenge the Texas A&M Aggies on their home court.  Walking away with a 3-1 victory, head coach Rashinda Reed and her Crimson...

Volleyball heads to College Station after ‘reset’

Volleyball heads to College Station after ‘reset’

November 2, 2022

After a bye week, Alabama volleyball jumps back into action Wednesday night in College Station, Texas, as they take on Texas A&M.  “I felt like it was much needed,” head coach Rashinda Reed...

Pitak wins big in women’s tennis’ annual fall tournament

Pitak wins big in women’s tennis’ annual fall tournament

October 30, 2022

This weekend, the Alabama women’s tennis team hosted its annual Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Nine teams traveled to the Alabama Tennis Stadium to compete, including conference opponent Ole Miss. As the...

Alabama volleyball players console each other in the Crimson Tides five-set loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga.

Volleyball loses twice to Georgia in Athens

October 24, 2022

Alabama volleyball fell to the Georgia Bulldogs (15-5, 6-3) in two hard-fought matches this weekend in Athens, Georgia. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide (7-15, 1-9) almost pulled off a reverse sweep and on...

Volleyball set to challenge Georgia in Athens

Volleyball set to challenge Georgia in Athens

October 21, 2022

After a tough five-set loss against LSU on Wednesday night, Alabama volleyball is back on the road. This weekend, the Crimson Tide (7-13, 1-7 SEC) is traveling to Athens, Georgia, to hopefully add to its...

Volleyball takes LSU to five sets

Volleyball takes LSU to five sets

October 20, 2022

A pinked-out Foster Auditorium watched a five-set thriller end in an Alabama loss during the annual Power of Pink match. The LSU Tigers (10-9, 5-4) won late Wednesday night after trailing the Crimson...

Transforming the look of UA cheer

Transforming the ‘look’ of UA cheer

October 19, 2022

In pop culture, the stereotype of a cheerleader is that she’s peppy. She has a large, red-lipsticked smile plastered on her face, and she’s blonde. Usually super tan as well, but always blonde. From...

Volleyball plays LSU in annual Power of Pink match

Volleyball plays LSU in annual Power of Pink match

October 19, 2022

Alabama volleyball’s first conference win of the season was last Wednesday against the University of Missouri Tigers, and they hope to take their second against the LSU Tigers Wednesday night at Foster...

Volleyball earns first SEC victory of season over Missouri

Volleyball earns first SEC victory of season over Missouri

October 13, 2022

As the Alabama and University of Missouri volleyball teams stepped into Foster Auditorium Wednesday night, both knew that only one would step out with their first conference win.   From the very first...

Volleyball returns for three-game homestand

Volleyball returns for three-game homestand

October 12, 2022

The Crimson Tide hasn’t played in Tuscaloosa since September.  The team will return Wednesday, Oct. 12 for its first match in a three-game homestand. Alabama will play The University of Missouri...

Volleyball falls twice against Ole Miss in Oxford

Volleyball falls twice against Ole Miss in Oxford

October 9, 2022

The Alabama volleyball program went 0-2 this weekend against The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The Crimson Tide took a total of two sets over the two matches, showing potential for...

Volleyball pursues first conference win in Oxford

Volleyball pursues first conference win in Oxford

October 7, 2022

In its first four matches of conference play, Alabama volleyball has played two nationally ranked teams and one undefeated team. Although it’s been a rough start in the SEC, the Crimson Tide (6-10,...

Volleyball takes one set in loss to No. 18 Kentucky

Volleyball takes one set in loss to No. 18 Kentucky

October 1, 2022

Alabama volleyball fell to No. 18 Kentucky in four sets Saturday afternoon in Lexington. The Crimson Tide (6-10, 0-4) won a dominant third set to avoid getting swept by the 2021 SEC conference champions....

Volleyball challenges No. 18 Kentucky in Lexington

Volleyball challenges No. 18 Kentucky in Lexington

October 1, 2022

This weekend, Alabama volleyball will travel to Lexington, Kentucky, to challenge the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats.   The Wildcats have made 17 straight NCAA tournament appearances and have held the SEC...

Alabama outside hitter Micah Gryniewicz (1) dives for a ball in the Crimson Tides loss to the Auburn Tigers on Sept. 25 at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Volleyball falls twice to undefeated Auburn

September 25, 2022

The Iron Bowl of Volleyball ended in Auburn’s favor this weekend in Foster Auditorium.  Despite strong starts on both Saturday and Sunday, Alabama couldn’t win more than one set each day, losing...

The ‘Iron Bowl of Volleyball’ comes to Tuscaloosa

The ‘Iron Bowl of Volleyball’ comes to Tuscaloosa

September 24, 2022

In Alabama volleyball’s first home match since August, the Crimson Tide will compete in the Iron Bowl of the volleyball world. On both Saturday and Sunday, the program welcomes their in-state rivals,...

Alabama volleyball players gather together after a point in the Crimson Tides loss to the No. 12 Florida Gators on Sept. 21 at Exactech Arena in Gainesville, Fla.

Volleyball falls to No. 12 Florida in SEC opener

September 22, 2022

The Crimson Tide got swept in The Swamp Wednesday night, losing in three sets to the No. 12 University of Florida in Gainesville.  “It was a battle throughout the entire match,” outside hitter...

Nacho Alabamo: How he wrestled his way into UA tradition 

Nacho Alabamo: How he wrestled his way into UA tradition 

September 21, 2022

Alabama football’s biggest fan traces his humble origins to a $50 shopping spree in Mexico.  It was 2018 in Costa Maya, Mexico. An excursion was canceled on a cruise, leaving the tourists nothing...

Volleyball takes on No. 12 Florida in Gainesville

Volleyball takes on No. 12 Florida in Gainesville

September 21, 2022

On Wednesday night, Alabama volleyball faces off against one of the best teams in the nation to begin conference play.   Under head coach Mary Wise, the No. 12 Florida Gators (8-2) have appeared in...

Alabama middle blocker Aliyah Wells (13) celebrates a point in the Crimson Tides victory over Texas State on Sept. 17 at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Volleyball ends non-conference season with a win over Texas State

September 17, 2022

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of the Alabama volleyball locker room.   The Alabama volleyball team looked like an entirely different team on Saturday afternoon in their win against Texas State University...

Volleyball goes 0-2 on Friday in Fort Worth

Volleyball goes 0-2 on Friday in Fort Worth

September 17, 2022

For the third week in a row, Alabama volleyball went 0-2 on their opening day of an away tournament. Six lost sets were broken up by a single win, a nail-biting opening set against their hosts, Texas Christian...

Volleyball in Texas: Go big or go home

Volleyball in Texas: Go big or go home

September 14, 2022

Go big or go home — for the Alabama volleyball team, many players are doing both this weekend.  “It’s exciting because I think there’s five girls from Texas on the team, all from around the...

Volleyball tallies second road win against Arkansas State

Volleyball tallies second road win against Arkansas State

September 10, 2022

Alabama volleyball is returning home with a win under its belt after beating Arkansas State University on the final day of the Ball State Tournament in Muncie, Indiana.   “We stayed in it,” head...

Volleyball struggles on the road again Friday night

Volleyball struggles on the road again Friday night

September 9, 2022

Alabama volleyball struggled traveling to the Ball State University Tournament this weekend, and its struggles continued on the court.   The team was forced to hit the road to Muncie, Indiana in buses...

Volleyball heads to Ball State this weekend

Volleyball heads to Ball State this weekend

September 9, 2022

Alabama volleyball is taking their 4-2 record on the road this weekend to the Hoosier state.   “Traveling with the team is great,” head coach Rashinda Reed said. “It’s been a long time coming....

Alabama volleyball celebrates a point in the Crimson Tides four-set victory over the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears on Sept. 3 at the Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas.

Volleyball takes first road win in Houston

September 5, 2022

Alabama volleyball pulled off their first road win Saturday afternoon, beating the University of Central Arkansas 3-1 (25-17, 16-25, 25-17, 25-21).  “Wrapping up the weekend with a win,” the program’s...

Volleyball loses undefeated status

Volleyball loses undefeated status

September 3, 2022

In Houston, we have a problem.  Alabama volleyball suffered two consecutive losses at the University of Houston’s Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup.  The Crimson Tide (3-2) lost their undefeated status...

Alabama volleyball heads to Houston for the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup 

Alabama volleyball heads to Houston for the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup 

August 31, 2022

The Alabama volleyball team is on the move for the first time this season.   The Crimson Tide (3-0) is testing their undefeated status at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup in Houston, Texas, this weekend....

‘We always love dubs’: Alabama volleyball takes Crimson Tide Invitational

‘We always love dubs’: Alabama volleyball takes Crimson Tide Invitational

August 27, 2022

Alabama beat Southern Miss in four sets (25-18, 27-25, 25-27, 25-22) to go undefeated in the opening weekend of its first season under head coach Rashinda Reed.  “We always love dubs,” Reed said....

Alabama volleyball setter Brooke Slusser (16) celebrates with her teammates in the Crimson Tides victory over the UTSA Roadrunners on Aug. 26 at Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Volleyball goes undefeated in first day of opening weekend

August 27, 2022

The Alabama volleyball program had a fired-up crowd watching every point as they went undefeated on the first day of the Crimson Tide Invitational Friday night in Foster Auditorium.   At the end of...

Volleyball readies for the Crimson Tide Invitational

Volleyball readies for the Crimson Tide Invitational

August 24, 2022

Four new head coaches will step into Foster Auditorium Friday afternoon, eager to begin the first day of volleyball season, and their debuts with their programs, with a win.   The Crimson Tide Invitational,...

Alabama volleyball: What to know for the 2022 season

Alabama volleyball: What to know for the 2022 season

August 21, 2022

The 2022 Alabama volleyball season kicks off on Aug. 26 with the Crimson Tide Invitational. Following a disappointing 2021 campaign (10-20, 2-16), this year features some new changes that will hopefully...

Game days in Tuscaloosa: The transformation from small town to frenzy 

Game days in Tuscaloosa: The transformation from small town to frenzy 

August 17, 2022

In the middle of Alabama and in the heartland of SEC football sits the headquarters of the Crimson Tide fan base. Although just a little more than 100,000 people claim Tuscaloosa as home every year, during...

Alabamas Mercy Chelangat poses with her trophy after taking home the NCAA Championship in the 10,000-meter race at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Chelangat takes home 10,000-meter NCAA Championship

June 10, 2022

For the first time ever, an Alabama runner has taken home the NCAA Championship for the 10,000-meter race. Junior Mercy Chelangat finished with a time of 32 minutes, 37.08 seconds — nearly 11 seconds...

The Alabama womens tennis team poses for a picture at the NCAA Regional on May 6 in Miami, Florida.

Alabama women’s tennis season ends in NCAA Regional loss to UCF

May 6, 2022

The Alabama women’s tennis team suffered a tough loss to the UCF Knights, 4-0, at the NCAA Regional Championships in Miami, Florida, on Friday. The Crimson Tide, coming off a loss in the SEC tournament,...

Baseball earns another exciting victory over Xavier Saturday afternoon

Baseball earns another exciting victory over Xavier Saturday afternoon

February 19, 2022

Saturday was another close call for Alabama baseball in Sewell-Thomas Stadium.  After an exciting walk-off win on Opening Day, the Crimson Tide sealed another nail-biting victory over the Xavier Musketeers...

Doubles partners Filip Planinsek and Juan Martin pose with their award plaques.

Men’s tennis heads to national championships

October 24, 2021
Doubles partners Filip Planinsek and Juan Martin won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southern Regional Championship on Oct. 18, hosted this year in Auburn, Alabama. 
Alabama women’s tennis opens season at the Ole Miss Fall Invite

Alabama women’s tennis opens season at the Ole Miss Fall Invite

September 29, 2021
Last weekend, the Alabama women’s tennis team traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, to open its season at the Ole Miss Fall Invite alongside players from Kansas State and Georgia.
APSC Alabama program in sports communication. Kickoff speaker Q&A with Paul Finebaum from ESPN. Thursday, Aug. 26 2 p.m. Room 100, English Building. College of Communication and Information Sciences.

ESPN’s Paul Finebaum visits UA

August 29, 2021
UA students crowded into the English Building on Aug. 26 to listen to ESPN reporter and talk show host Paul Finebaum — a voice most only hear on TV.  
A deadly tornado touched down in Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, in a day of destruction that killed 53 people in the county. CW File

Opinion | ‘Look it up’: Why students should remember April 2011

April 14, 2021
The University had two nearly back-to-back tornado scares this semester. Part of a population that turns over every four years, one columnist worries that UA students no longer have a healthy fear of the destruction a tornado can cause.
Opinion | May the opt-in process be ever in your favor

Opinion | May the opt-in process be ever in your favor

February 21, 2021

No matter what Alabama sports you follow, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of disappointment as you open up your email to find yet another unfulfilled ticket request. Whether you want to watch...

Senior Moka Ito was fierce on the court.

Recap | Alabama Women’s Tennis makes quick work of non-conference competition

February 18, 2021

The weather was cold, windy and cloudy on Friday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, but the Alabama women’s tennis team still managed to bring the heat against Tulane. Despite the dreary conditions outside, the...

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