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The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

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Alabama softball recollects the storm

Morgan Upton April 26, 2012

On April 27, the Alabama softball team started practice as if it was any other day. Severe weather was forecasted to hit Tuscaloosa, but the sun was shining. The softball team’s game that night had...

Bama shows championship potential

Bama shows championship potential

Morgan Upton April 23, 2012

Patrick Murphy has been with the Crimson Tide softball program since its inception in 1997. Since taking over as head coach in 1999, Murphy’s biography reads similarly to an Alabama football pregame...

Tide softball suffers third loss of season

Morgan Upton April 17, 2012

A five-run fifth inning by the Georgia State Panthers sunk the No. 2 Alabama softball team 5-1 Tuesday night. “We play fifty-six games, it’s bound to happen,” head coach Patrick Murphy said. In...

Tide aims to remain unbeaten in non-conference play

Morgan Upton April 16, 2012

After a convincing sweep over South Carolina, the No. 2 Alabama softball team plays Georgia State tonight at 6 p.m. Alabama will face its first nonconference opponent since March 25, when it defeated...

Gamecocks next up for Crimson Tide

Gamecocks next up for Crimson Tide

Morgan Upton April 15, 2012

After getting its 800th program win Friday and breaking attendance records Saturday, the Alabama softball team didn’t break records or reach milestones Sunday. Instead, the No. 2 Crimson Tide provided...

Gamecocks next up for Crimson Tide

Morgan Upton April 11, 2012

SOFTBALL After clinching a 2-1 series win over the LSU Tigers Sunday, the No. 2 Alabama softball team is gearing up for this weekend’s South Carolina series. Head coach Patrick Murphy said he felt...

Tide slaughters State in Starkville

Tide slaughters State in Starkville

Morgan Upton April 1, 2012

STARKVILLE, Miss. — After two close games in a weekend series against Mississippi State, the No. 2 Alabama softball team used a six-run fourth inning in the series finale to earn a 9-3 win to sweep the...

Tide faces former coach at Mississippi State

Tide faces former coach at Mississippi State

Morgan Upton March 28, 2012

The No. 2 Alabama softball team will face former pitching coach Vann Stuedeman in Starkville for a three-game series against Mississippi State this weekend. For 11 years, Stuedeman served as pitching...

Tide relies on Traina to beat Auburn

Tide relies on Traina to beat Auburn

Morgan Upton March 27, 2012

The No. 2 Alabama softball team pushed its winning streak against Auburn to 17 in a doubleheader Tuesday. Alabama won the first game 4-2 and the second game 5-2. Jackie Traina pitched both games in the...

Alabama prepares for Auburn doubleheader

Alabama prepares for Auburn doubleheader

Morgan Upton March 26, 2012

The No. 1 Alabama softball team continues Southeastern Conference play today as it looks to win its 16th and 17th-straight games against Auburn today. Alabama leads the series 38-13, with a 14-7 record...

Tide sweeps Longwood, DePaul at home over weekend

Morgan Upton March 25, 2012

The No. 1 Alabama softball team swept the Alabama Easton Challenge over the weekend, moving to 30-1 on the year. The Tide started the weekend by sweeping the No. 25 DePaul Blue Demons Friday and Saturday...

Vols hand softball team first loss of season

Vols hand softball team first loss of season

Morgan Upton March 21, 2012

After nine hours of softball Wednesday, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide was only able to split the doubleheader against No. 11 Tennessee, winning 3-2 in the first game and dropping a 5-2 decision in the...

Softball team looks to extend win streak to 27

Softball team looks to extend win streak to 27

Morgan Upton March 19, 2012

The No. 1 Alabama (25-0, 6-0 SEC) softball team is off to its second-best start in program history and faces a doubleheader tonight against No. 12 Tennessee. A tough week and a half of travelling gave...

Tide sweeps Rebels, move to 25-0

Tide sweeps Rebels, move to 25-0

Morgan Upton March 19, 2012

After Sunday’s 12-1 mercy-rule final over Ole Miss, the No. 1 Alabama softball team swept the Rebels and tied for its second best start in program history, moving to 25-0 overall and 6-0 in conference...

Alabama defeats Samford, looks to SEC play

Morgan Upton March 8, 2012

The No. 1 Alabama softball team closed its 10-game home stretch with a 7-3 win over Samford Wednesday. With the win, Alabama improved to 18-0. The Crimson Tide’s offense got off to a fast start on the...

Bama sweeps weekend, stays undefeated

Bama sweeps weekend, stays undefeated

Morgan Upton March 5, 2012

The Alabama softball team had just enough life at the plate to squeeze out a 4-1 victory over the UAB Blazers Sunday to sweep the Easton Alabama Invite. With the win, Alabama improves to 17-0. Nothing...

Softball gains No. 1 ranking, prepares for Easton Invitational

Softball gains No. 1 ranking, prepares for Easton Invitational

Morgan Upton March 1, 2012

The Alabama softball team claimed the No. 1 spot in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll after a 13-0 start to the season. The Crimson Tide will defend its No. 1 position this weekend hosting the Easton Alabama...

Tide shuts out Cougars, sweeps Bama Bash

Morgan Upton February 27, 2012

After a season-high seven run first inning, the No. 2 Alabama softball team defeated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 8-0 in five innings to sweep the Bama Bash. “Anytime you can get a shutout...

Softball excited to play for home crowd

Morgan Upton February 23, 2012

With an 8-0 start on the season, the Alabama softball team will play at home for the first time this season as it hosts the annual Easton Bama Bash. Head coach Patrick Murphy said his team was looking...

Experienced Braud to be important to success of Tide softball season

Experienced Braud to be important to success of Tide softball season

Morgan Upton February 16, 2012

For junior outfielder Kayla Braud, softball isn’t just a sport; it’s a way of life. Growing up in a family filled with softball and baseball players, it didn’t take long for Braud to become involved...

Tide hungry for season to get underway Friday

Tide hungry for season to get underway Friday

Morgan Upton February 7, 2012

After falling one game short for a spot in the final round of the Women’s College World Series last year, the Crimson Tide softball team is ranked second and third in the ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA...

Volleyball faces tough challenge in last home matches

Volleyball faces tough challenge in last home matches

Morgan Upton November 9, 2011

The Crimson Tide volleyball team will return to Foster Auditorium this weekend, competing against Kentucky and Tennessee for the last home matches. Alabama dropped matches to Kentucky and Tennessee in...

Tide volleyball faces tough competition on road

Tide volleyball faces tough competition on road

Morgan Upton November 1, 2011

The Crimson Tide volleyball team will travel to Florida and South Carolina for this weekend’s matchups. The Tide will travel to Gainesville for Friday night’s competition. Head coach Ed Allen expects...

McQuaid talks volleyball, life at Alabama

McQuaid talks volleyball, life at Alabama

Morgan Upton October 24, 2011

In her first year at the Capstone, sophomore setter Andrea McQuaid is a serious competitor. McQuaid transferred to Alabama after her freshman year at the University of Oklahoma. She has grown throughout...

Tide ready for big weekend

Morgan Upton October 18, 2011

  The Alabama women’s soccer team will face Southeastern Conference opponents Tennessee and Georgia this weekend. “These teams are ranked higher than us, so it’s a great opportunity for our team,”...

Bama falls to No. 13 Florida

Morgan Upton October 16, 2011

The University of Alabama’s volleyball team fell in three sets to the No. 13 Florida Gators on Sunday at Foster Auditorium. “We’re real pleased with how we approached the match,” head coach Ed...

Alabama returns to Foster to face Ole Miss

Morgan Upton September 27, 2011

The University of Alabama volleyball team returns to Foster Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 28, to square off against Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss. After defeating Georgia on Sunday, Alabama picked...

Tide looks for first SEC victory

Morgan Upton September 22, 2011

The University of Alabama volleyball team travels this weekend to face Auburn on Friday and Georgia on Sunday. After dropping its first two conference matches, the Crimson Tide is eager to get a strike...

Tide excited to begin conference play

Morgan Upton September 14, 2011

After three weeks on the road, the Alabama volleyball team will return home to Foster Auditorium with conference play set to start this weekend. The Crimson Tide squares off against Arkansas on Friday,...

Tide set to compete in Rocket Classic Tournament

Tide set to compete in Rocket Classic Tournament

Morgan Upton September 8, 2011

The Alabama volleyball team will travel to Toledo, Ohio, this weekend to compete in the Rocket Classic for their final nonconference games of the season. The Crimson Tide will compete against three teams,...

Tide looks to rebound after loss

Morgan Upton September 1, 2011

The University of Alabama’s volleyball team travels to Dallas, Texas this weekend to compete in the SMU Doubletree Invitational. The Tide looks to rebound from a five-set loss to Samford University Tuesday...

Tide looks to rebound after loss

Morgan Upton August 31, 2011

The University of Alabama’s volleyball team travels to Dallas, Texas, this weekend to compete in the SMU Doubletree Invitational. The Tide looks to rebound from a five-set loss to Samford University...

Tide wins tournament in Puerto Rico

Morgan Upton February 25, 2011

The Crimson Tide men’s golf team won the Puerto Rico Classic Tuesday, besting No. 5 Georgia Tech for the victory. The tournament featured many ranked teams, including the then No. 1 Oklahoma State....

Pancake, Tide to start spring season on top

Morgan Upton February 11, 2011

The Alabama women’s golf team opens the spring schedule at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic Sunday. The Crimson Tide begins the season ranked No. 1 in both the Golf World/NGCA Coaches’ Poll and the Golfweek/Sagarin...

Tide enters offseason optimistic

Morgan Upton November 30, 2010

The Alabama women’s volleyball team wrapped up the 2010 season Nov. 24 with a win over Mississippi State. With the 3-1 victory over State, Alabama finished the season 11-19. The game gave head coach...

Distance no factor for Tide recruits

Morgan Upton November 3, 2010

In a fast-paced recruiting world, the University of Alabama volleyball team slows things down to focus on finding one thing: competitors. These competitors aren’t always from Alabama. In this year’s...

Tide prepares for Notre Dame Invitational

Morgan Upton September 30, 2010

The University of Alabama men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the Notre Dame Invitational today. Both teams look to improve with the trip to South Bend, Ind. The high-status race...

Alabama sweeps Alabama A&M

Morgan Upton September 8, 2010

The Alabama Crimson Tide volleyball team swept the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in three sets Tuesday night at The CAVE. The Tide improved to 5-2 with the win, and an undefeated 4-0 at home. Alabama started...

Former UA athlete awarded gold

Morgan Upton July 14, 2010

After ten years of waiting, former University of Alabama athlete and five-time Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson received her second gold medal, a full decade after competing for it. In the 2000 Olympics...

Kirby brings positive outlook to US Open

Kirby brings positive outlook to US Open

Morgan Upton July 8, 2010

University of Alabama sophomore golfer Jennifer Kirby arrived Sunday in Oakmont, Penn. for the U.S. Women’s Open. She has only positive momentum behind her, having finished the NCAA Championships and...

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