The University of Alabama
is the home of one of the most winning and successful football teams in the United States of America. Nicknamed the Crimson Tide, they have won twenty-two Southeastern Conference Titles and fourteen national championships. The football team has been invited to fifty-eight bowl games and has won thirty-two of them! The most recent bowl games that the team has played in are the Orange Bowl, the Independence Bowl, the Music City Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Capital One Bowl, and the BCS National Championship. The football program has been in place since 1892 and since has had thirty-one seasons in which they won all ten games. Currently the home football games are played at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which was originally opened in 1929. It can hold around 102,000 people since there have been some major additions to the original stadium. A notable of the Alabama football team was Paul "Bear" Bryant, who led the team to six national titles. Nick Saban is the coach at the present and in 2011 the Crimson Tide finished second in the nation during the regular season. The very first Heisman trophy winner, Mark Ingram, was awarded in 2009. The major rivalry of this football team is Auburn University, which is also located in the state. These two teams put up a great fight to become champions of their state and have been doing so since 1893. Other rivalries have formed between Alabama and the University of Tennessee and the LSU Tigers
. The Alabama Crimson Tide
has been Tennessee forty - eight times and LSU forty-six times. Alabama has had quite a few of their players go pro in the National Football League and some of them are: Josh Chapman, Darius Hanks, Andre Smith, Brad Smelley, Trent Richardson, Greg McElroy, Julio Jones, and Courtney Upshaw. The Bama Crimson Tide
football team is by far one of the best in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. When attending the football games at The University of Alabama, you will definitely see girls wearing crimson and white and also hounds tooth print! Judith March makes some great dresses with hounds tooth print incorporated into the design! Check out Judith March game day dresses
Greek Life Organizations at Alabama date back to the 1840's when two gentlemen from Yale started the first fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Following Delta Kappa Epsilon was Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, and Phi Delta Theta. At the beginning of the 20th century in 1903, the women started the Kappa Delta and Alpha Delta Pi sororities. To date there are twenty-nine fraternities and twenty-three sororities on campus. In addition there is a secret coalition of sororities and fraternities called "The Machine." "The Machine" has been around since 1914 and has been influencing the decisions of who gets elected to the Student Government, Homecoming, and even State Government positions. Not only will you find your typical fraternities and sororities on campus, but you will also find a number of honor societies. Some of these are the Anderson Society, the Mortar Board, the Order of Omega, and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Getting involved in a student organization on campus should not be extremely difficult with all the options offered to students.