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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Benjamin Clark

Aging athletes have potential to be valuable assets to sports world

Benjamin Clark April 14, 2014

On Monday, former Olympian Michael Phelps surprised everyone when he announced he was going to end his retirement and begin working toward the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The swimmer...

NFL should drop ideas of moving ball back on extra point attempt

Benjamin Clark March 9, 2014

Every year, the NFL spends the offseason tinkering with every little rule of the game, trying to make football safer or, in this case, more competitive. The NFL rules committee reportedly is exploring...

Track and Field team looks to improve scores

Benjamin Clark February 27, 2014

The University of Alabama’s track and field team will look to improve on last year’s scores as it travels to College Station, Texas, for the SEC Indoor Championships on Thursday. At last year’s...

Coach Jim Harbaugh should leave 49ers, avoid office conflict

Benjamin Clark February 26, 2014

Last week, the NFL Combine was rocked by a report that San Francisco 49ers had almost completed a trade to send head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for multiple picks in this April’s...

Athletes can be heroes too

Benjamin Clark February 18, 2014

Last week, after the United States men’s hockey team defeated Russia 3-2 in an eight-round shootout, American T.J. Oshie gained a huge number of fans with his post-game comments. Oshie, who scored four...

The Olympics are dividing the world

Benjamin Clark January 21, 2014

With the 2014 Winter Olympics only a few weeks away, the big question once again presents itself: Why do we still hold the Olympic games? The modern Olympics were created as a way to unite the world and...

Recent rivalries reach intense levels

Benjamin Clark December 2, 2013

Rivalry week in college football may be the best and worst week in all of sports. All season, players and fans alike look forward to the week when they finally play “the team down the road,” whether...

Offensive names have no place in sports

Benjamin Clark November 25, 2013

As a disclaimer, I will start by saying that I am 1/32 Cherokee Indian. It may be the lowest classification used by Native American tribes to determine membership, but it’s still a part of my heritage....

Cross-country team to host 46 schools for NCAA South Regional

Benjamin Clark November 14, 2013

The University of Alabama cross-country team will host the NCAA South Regional Friday at the Harry Pritchett running course in an all-day event. The event will bring 46 different universities to Tuscaloosa,...

Offseason coaching carousel could be biggest seen in years

Benjamin Clark November 5, 2013

With only four weeks left to go in the college football season, the madness of the offseason coaching changes are already upon us. To begin this season, 31 teams had new head coaches, and while this...

Adapted sports searches for new coach

Benjamin Clark October 15, 2013

The University of Alabama’s adapted athletics department will soon begin the search to replace a head coach who won two national championships in two different sports. Miles Thompson, who coached both...

Continue the debate, but solve the problem

Benjamin Clark September 29, 2013

The big debate in college athletics right now is whether or not athletes should be paid to play. This debate isn’t likely to be settled for a long time, and in the meantime athletes are still going to...

Cycling team aims for NCAA recognition, varsity status

Benjamin Clark September 22, 2013

The cycling team at The University of Alabama may be considered a club sport by University standards for now, but its members believe it could soon become NCAA- recognized. Club president Alex Heldman,...

Soccer team making changes before taking on Tigers, Blazers

Benjamin Clark September 12, 2013

The University of Alabama soccer team will look to rebound from back-to-back losses against Colorado and No.20 Denver in the Denver Invitational last weekend as they travel to play Memphis on Friday before...

Adapted golf program breaks ground at UA

Benjamin Clark July 30, 2013

The University of Alabama has once again proved to be the trailblazer in adapted athletics, becoming the first institution in the country to have a collegiate adapted golf program. Beginning in the fall,...

New rules aren’t the problem, referees’ mixed calls cause the problems

Benjamin Clark July 30, 2013

Last week, ACC officiating coordinator Doug Rhoads made waves at ACC Media Days when he said Jadeveon Clowney’s hit from the Outback Bowl would have resulted in an ejection according to a new NCAA rule...

Heisman doesnt signal success for Alabama, consecutive national title does

Heisman doesn’t signal success for Alabama, consecutive national title does

Benjamin Clark July 23, 2013

Mark Ingram won The University of Alabama’s one and only Heisman Trophy in 2009, and if the Crimson Tide wants to keep winning national championships, it should hope the stiff arm trophy count remains...

Seawell adds former national champion Mike McGraw to staff

Benjamin Clark July 16, 2013

The University of Alabama men’s golf team and head coach Jay Seawell have added another national championship winning coach to the staff with the hiring of former Oklahoma State head coach Mike McGraw...

Crimson Tide could play overseas in near future

Benjamin Clark July 16, 2013

With the announcement on Sunday that Penn State and The University of Central Florida will be opening the 2014 college football season at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, the NCAA has taken another step...

South End Zone creates problems for turf

Benjamin Clark July 9, 2013

Bryant-Denny Stadium may be known as the home of the repeating national champions and the stomping grounds of future hall-of-famers and NFL stars, but the grass isn’t always greener for the Crimson Tide....

Housing options to rise with student enrollment

Benjamin Clark April 21, 2013

With each new semester, enrollment at The University of Alabama continues to climb. Along with a dramatic rise in students, new housing complexes are sprouting all over Tuscaloosa to meet the demand....

Ingram’s ‘I Still Roll’ to give back to community

Benjamin Clark April 17, 2013

This Saturday, fans may spot a familiar face pacing the sidelines during the annual A-Day game, but this time, Mark Ingram Jr. will be here to do much more than just support his former team. Ingram, who...

Culverhouse business school ranks No. 29 nationally

Benjamin Clark April 7, 2013

The UA Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration has risen again on the annual Bloomberg Businessweek rankings. The Capstone’s business school is up four spots to No. 29 among public...

Biology student to recieve award for humanism

Benjamin Clark April 3, 2013

Samuel Hand is not a typical college student. Hand, a junior majoring in biology, has split much of his free time as a student at The University of Alabama working on medical mission trips in the Philippines...

University series celebrates 1st generation students

Benjamin Clark March 12, 2013

This week, The University of Alabama is making an effort to recognize students who are the first in their families to attend college. First Generation Scholar’s Week represents a series of events...

Research scientist to speak on conservation partners

Benjamin Clark March 6, 2013

The University will welcome Jessica Deichmann, a research scientist from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, to speak as part of the department of biological sciences lecture series Thursday....

Saturday in the Park events return to Moundville

Benjamin Clark February 28, 2013

For the Moundville Archaeological Park, each spring brings with it the return of Saturday in the Park. The annual event held from the end of February through May at the Moundville Archaeological Park that...

Students find it difficult to read for pleasure

Benjamin Clark February 26, 2013

As members of the digital generation, most would believe today’s college students no longer read for pleasure, mostly because of the growth of technology in their lifetimes. Classic novels now have movie...

Tide, Tigers duel in hovercraft battle

Benjamin Clark February 7, 2013

The rivalry between Auburn University and The Univeristy of Alabama will be pushed to a new level next month as both schools take to the air in the first ever University Hover Challenge hovercraft competition,...

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