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SPORTS Bama’s chances of making it to a national championship despite loss


Monday, November 7, 2011

Serving the University of Alabama since 1894

Vol. 118, Issue 50

Victory slips through Alabama’s fingers ROAD TO BCS CHAMPIONSHIP


| Alabama is ranked No. 3 in the current BCS standings, ahead of undefeated Stanford.


| The number of points Oregon scores per game. Alabama will hope for Oregon to light up the scoreboard against Stanford, as the Tide looks to avoid being jumped by the Cardinal.


| Tommy Tuberville’s record at Texas Tech. Alabama will be cheering for Tuberville to get win number 14 as a Red Raider against No. 2 Oklahoma State.


| The number of wins Penn State has this season. The Nittany Lions success has been a key component in the Tide’s strength of schedule. If Penn State keeps winning, it will help the Tide’s odds come December.

Key Matchups to watch:

Nov. 12 Oregon at Stanford Alabama will be rooting for Oregon to take down Stanford, which would move the Tide one team closer to the No. 2 spot.

CW | John Michael Simpson Trent Richardson (3) attempts to catch an AJ McCarron pass in overtime Saturday against the LSU Tigers in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

After weeks of hype before the game, Crimson Tide suffers tough loss to Tigers By Marquavius Burnett Assistant Sports Editor @Marq_Burnett

Saban said. “Certainly, we’re all disappointed, but nobody’s more disappointed than the players. The players wanted to win more than anybody else.” “Two very physical football teams played tonight and it definitely didn’t go by script. The most interesting thing is that you just have to keep fighting and finding a way to win,” LSU head — Nick Saban coach Les Miles said. Alabama’s offense outgained LSU to the tune of offenses were able to get inside the red zone, neither could get more than three points on their 295 yards to 239, but LSU did a better job of executing on the rare chances they had to make plays. possessions. “I told the players that I was proud of the way that they played in the game,” head coach Nick See FOOTBALL, page 8

“Certainly, we’re all disappointed, but nobody’s more disappointed than the players. The players wanted to win more than anybody else.”

For the football purists who still believe defense wins championships, Saturday’s ‘Game of the Century’ lived up to the hype when Alabama and Louisiana State clashed in Bryant-Denny Stadium. It was a defensive battle for the ages, with neither offense able to produce any touchdowns. The defenses imposed their will, and even though the

Nov. 12 Auburn at Georgia Tide fans will find themselves in an odd scenario with the Tide pulling for an Auburn win to boost strength of schedule.

Nov. 25 Arkansas at LSU Alabama could win the SEC West by virtue of a three-way tie. First Bama would need a big Arkansas win in Baton Rouge.

Nov. 26 Penn State at Wisconsin A Penn State win would clinch the Leaders Division in the Big Ten for the Nittany Lions. That would help the Tide’s strength of schedule. Dec. 3 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Alabama will be rooting for an Oklahoma upset in Stillwater to keep OSU from having an undeafeated season.

SGA Executive Secretary resigns

Board of Trustees approves new Fresh Foods

Resignation comes after problems with First Year Council selection process

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved stage one of construction for a new Fresh Foods Dining facility at a meeting Friday. The new dining hall will be located on the current site of the Kilgore House, which sits between Rodgers Science and Engineering Library and Hackberry Lane. Tim Leopard, UA assistant vice president for construction, said the new Fresh Foods will seat 700 students, with the capacity to serve 3,000 lunches a day. That is more than double the cur-

By Victor Luckerson Editor-in-Chief

S tu d e n t G ove r n m e n t As s o c i at i o n Exe c u t ive Secretary Kelsey Kurth resigned Friday in relation to the altering of First Year Council applications in September, said SGA Attorney General David Simpson. As executive secretary, Kurth’s responsibilities under the SGA constitution included blinding applications for First Year Council, a freshman leadership forum, and reducing the applicant pool to a number appropriate for interviewing. However, Simpson, who led an SGA investigation into the FYC violations, said these duties were not carried out. “One of the problems that I identified in my investigation was that FYC applications were not blinded in a manner that would keep applicants’ information anonymous when reviewed for grading,” he said in an email. In October, SGA Speaker of the Senate Ryan Flamerich said in an interview with The Crimson White that SGA le this

officials altered the GPAs of FYC applicants and purposefully selected applicants from specific fraternities and sororities. Kurth is the third SGA leader to resign during the investigation, after former FYC Director Sara Lavender and former SGA President Grant Cochran. The Office of Student Judicial Affairs took over the investigation from the SGA in late September after Simpson recognized violations of the Code of Student Conduct had occurred. When asked why she resigned and whether the Office of Judicial Affairs was involved in her resignation, Kurth provided the following statement: “It has been an honor to serve the students in this capacity and I am very appreciative for the opportunity.

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By Melissa Brown Staff Reporter Do you ever get those late night cravings after a night out on the town, but the normal greasy fries or drive-thru Taco Bell just isn’t appealing? UA grads Craig Williams and Jordon Warren hope to fix that with Brothers Street Eats, a new mobile food unit offering a cooked-to-order southern creole style menu that has recently opened in the downtown area. “We wanted to be mobile but still serve people with a high quality product,” Williams said. “We weren’t comfortable with having another hamburger and

hot dog stand. We have gumbo, fried green tomato BLTs, beignets – fresh ingredients, we’re not ordering anything from food distributors.” Williams and Warren, who both graduated with degrees in restaurant and hospitality management, have a combined 15 years of experience as restaurant managers, having started in the industry as teens. “We’ve always wanted to go into business together, and decided this opportunity would be great,” Warren said. “The food truck industry is really big right now, especially in big cities.”

FEMA-compliant storm shelter. The center will be located in the North Bluff area and include dining and recreation facilities. The board’s Friday meeting at the Bryant Conference Center on the UA campus was preceded by a series of board committee meetings Thursday afternoon at which UA Provost Judy Bonner was recognized for a memorandum she sent trustees regarding race relations at the University. The memo was sent after racial slurs were chalked on the Moody Music Building last month. “I appreciate you doing this,” Trustee John England said. “We’ve made prog-

See BOARD, page 5

See EATS, page 3

CW | Bryce Denton Jordon Warren, owner, stands in front of Brothers Street Eats on Nov. 2.

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rent Fresh Foods Dining in the Ferguson Center, which seats 250 students and is capable of serving about 1,200 meals during a typical lunch cycle. The project will cost an estimated $15 million. The board also authorized University administrators to execute an architectural agreement for the second phase of the North Bluff Residential Community, a project that is estimated to cost $62.5 million. The project will begin construction after Rose Towers is demolished in the summer of 2012. Along with the construction of the new residence hall, the board voted to increase the budget for the North Campus Student Center to $24.7 million in order to build a 23,700 square foot

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“Kelsey will be missed, but we recognize the need to move forward.”

By Tray Smith Special Projects Reporter

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Key Matchups to watch: current BCS standings, ahead of undefeated Stanford. Texas Tech. Alabama will be cheering for Tuberville to get win n...


Key Matchups to watch: current BCS standings, ahead of undefeated Stanford. Texas Tech. Alabama will be cheering for Tuberville to get win n...