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One step closer Alabama takes down LSU, clears major hurdle for title By Marc Torrence | Sports Editor Nick Saban stood just outside the Alabama tunnel before the game, hand over his heart, as his No. 1 Crimson Tide team stood behind him jumping and pumping their fists. The crowd roared as 101,000 shakers shook in unison to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” It felt like Bryant-Denny Stadium would take off and soar into the night sky. It felt different. This game was different, and everyone knew it. The crowd stayed at that fever pitch until midway through the fourth quarter, when LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s fourth down pass to Jarvis Landry sailed over his head and into the end zone. The fans finally exhaled for the first time all night and sang “Dixieland Delight” with such fervor that it shook the Bryant-Denny Stadium press box. It took a couple of lucky bounces, some opportunistic plays from its defense and even a fake punt, but the Crimson Tide eventually overcame LSU and kept its hopes of an historic season alive, taking down the Tigers 38-17 in the most physical game Alabama may play all year. “I could tell in some of the players’ eyes that it was about over for them,” senior linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “After that we just started making play after play after play. As a defensive player, that gets you fired up, knowing that if you execute Alabama football, great things can happen.” All that stands in Alabama’s way now between a national championship appearance in Pasadena, Calif., is an Auburn team that looks better every week and an SEC East team in Atlanta, Ga. The Crimson Tide put together a dominant performance in what quarterback AJ McCarron called the toughest test of the season and only solidified its place at the top of the polls. CW | Austin Bigoney SEE FOOTBALL PAGE 6
Coach Nick Saban warmly addresses his team during the opening of the second half of the LSU game.
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Bonner presents ‘success agendas’ UA Institutional Presentation recaps progress over 5 years By Lauren Ferguson | Managing Editor
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University of Alabama President Judy Bonner presented the UA Institutional Presentation to the Board of Trustees on Friday, which outlined an overview of her first year in office and detailed ‘success agendas’ for students and faculty. Bonner recapped some of the year’s pivotal events including the Through the Doors celebration of 50 years of University integration, the death of former UA Athletics Director Mal Moore and the success following continuous open bidding for Panhellenic sororities.
“We have one of the most beautiful campuses in America, but the asset we have that makes this university the capstone of higher education is our people,” Bonner said. “Going forward, we are going to focus more sharply on creating a culture of success for our students, for our faculty and staff and for our community and state.” Bonner said the University will continue to “aggressively recruit the best and brightest students” for the incoming freshman classes and cited the large progress made in enrollment and academics over the last five years. “Over the last five years The University of Alabama has increased its freshman class by 1,304 students,” Bonner said. “Collectively, the 13 public universities in our state have increased the first time, full
time students by 1,504. In other words, The University of Alabama has contributed 87 percent of the new students studying at our public universities.” This year’s profile of the freshman class included 6,478 students with an average ACT score of 25.8 and a 3.6 average high school GPA. Twenty-seven percent of the class scored a 30 or higher on the ACT and 1,768 had a 4.0 high school GPA. Over the last five years, the University has increased the number of degrees granted by 2,000, or by 42 percent. For the 20122013 school year, UA offered $100,494,977 in scholarship support to students, an increase of more than $16 million from the year before and a $64 million increase since 2008. SEE BOARD PAGE 6
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What do you get when you take the United State’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson, put him in black eyeliner and give him a mob of fishnet-clad citizens? You get “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” a rock musical the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance will perform this week in the Allen Bales Theatre. “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” premiered off-Broadway in 2010. Music and lyrics are by Michael Friedman and the book is by Alex Timbers. This wild west musical
WHAT: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Allen Bales Theatre Rowand-Johnson Hall
Through the commotion, it resonates with modern audiences because of its commentary on the current political landscape. John Nara, an M.F.A. directing student, and the director of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” chose this musical with that social commentary in mind. “I think it has timeliness with regard to what it has to say about popular politicians. There are numerous links and similarities to Jackson’s rise to fame and the careers of Clinton, Bush and Obama,” Nara said. In addition to its subject matter, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” allowed the cast to explore a musical theatre genre that has been growing and gaining popularity in recent years. Shows such as “Rent,”
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looks at history with comedic irreverence. In it, Jackson is a modern day rock star. The gaggle of early 19th century Washington, D.C., politicians he deals with are a group of squabbling attention seekers. “Andrew Jackson’s somewhat factual history that’s found in the show is just a platform that we use to parallel what’s happening in our political agenda today,” said Gia Asperas, who plays Jackson’s wife. “If we’re not careful, history will certainly repeat itself. Sometimes, we need that shock value to take us back down to the base level of the actual crisis before us. Be prepared to leave the theatre with a sensory overload.” The hour-and-a-half-long show explores some of Jackson’s controversial legacy through populism, the Indian Removal Act and his own personal relationships.
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WHAT: Veterans Day Walk of Champions WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Walk of Champions
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UA honors Veterans Day The University of Alabama will host a number of events in honor of Veterans Day. At 11 a.m., the University will host a service on the Quad in front of Gorgas Library. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Duane Lamb, assistant vice president of facilities and grounds at the University, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a presentation naming The University of Alabama a “Purple Heart University” in commemoration of its support for combat-injured veterans. Food will be available after the ceremony in Gorgas Library Room 205. At 6:30 p.m., the UA Campus Veterans Association will host a “Walk of Champions” on the north side of BryantDenny Stadium. Luminaries will be lit on the Walk of Champions to honor each of the 6,740 veterans killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. There will be a roll call of all of the Alabama veterans killed in action, as well as speeches from veterans and other organizations. Funds raised during the event will go towards the creation of two new scholarships, one for veterans and the other for dependants of veterans who were killed in action.
Opt in for SEC Championship UA students who are interested in attending the SEC Championship game may opt in to a request list starting Monday at 7 a.m. Students must add themselves to the list by 5 p.m. Tuesday in order to be considered for tickets. To be placed on the request list, go to myBama and click “Opt in to Request SEC Championship Student Football Ticket” on the home tab. Opting in to the request list does not guarantee a ticket, and tickets are not allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Undergraduates will be allotted 80 percent of available tickets and graduate students will be allotted 20 percent. Tickets will be distributed by descending number of UA earned hours through the summer of 2013, until all tickets have been assigned. Students who are eligible to purchase a ticket will receive an email on Wednesday, detailing how to purchase their ticket. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday. Student tickets to the SEC Championship game will cost $60 each.
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With Hawaii vote, same-sex marriage wave continues to grow testimony from thousands of testifiers on both sides of the issue, evaluating When Hawaii’s House of dozens of amendments, and Representatives passed a same-sex deliberating procedures through hours marriage bill late Friday, the state of fl oor debates, the House passed joined a wave of activity – mainly of this signifi cant bill, which directly lawsuits and legislation – that has creates a balance between marriage been rapidly growing since the U.S. equity for same-sex couples and Supreme Court struck down parts of protects our First Amendment the Defense of Marriage Act in June. freedoms for religious organizations,” After a 12-hour marathon session, Abercrombie said in a statement the Hawaii House passed SB1 with a Friday. 30-19 vote just after 10 p.m. on Friday. On Oct. 28, Abercrombie required The action came just three days after by proclamation that both houses of lawmakers approved same-sex the Legislature meet to consider marriage legislation in Illinois. same-sex marriage legislation. The When the vote was tallied at the House debated nearly 30 capitol in Honolulu, hundreds of amendments, most of which people crammed into the capitol concerned broadening religious rotunda, many wearing rainbow- exemptions in the law. Hawaii already colored leis and cheered, danced and allows civil unions for same-sex waved giant rainbow flags. A chant of couples. “Love is love,” broke out. Opponents Twenty years ago, Hawaii’s of the bill were on hand as well, and Supreme Court ruled that not allowing they asked that the state consider a gay and lesbian couples to marry was 1998 state constitutional amendment discriminatory and illegal – a ruling that prohibits the Legislature from generally regarded as the official start allowing same-sex marriage. of the movement to legalize same-sex The Hawaii Senate, which passed a marriage. If Hawaii legalizes gay similar marriage bill 20-4 late last marriage, couples will be able to month, will likely pick up the measure marry as soon as Dec. 2. With the again Tuesday and then send it to addition of Hawaii and Illinois, gay Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s desk. marriage would become legal in 16 Abercrombie has said multiple times states, plus the District of Columbia. that he will sign the bill. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has said he “After more than 50 hours of public would sign the measure passed there From MCT Campus
Tuesday. The spread of gay marriage has been rapid. In 2013 alone, Delaware, Minnesota and Rhode Island began allowing such nuptials. New Jersey courts, citing the Supreme Court decision from June, said samesex marriage could proceed in New Jersey and such weddings began there in October. The Supreme Court voided a key section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to gay and lesbian couples who were married under state law. The court’s decision means that same-sex couples who are legally married can take advantage of tax breaks, pension rights and other benefits available to married couples. In Idaho on Friday, four couples filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking the right to same-sex marriage. The lawsuit covers those who were married elsewhere and want their nuptials to be legally recognized, as well as those seeking to wed. “Like many other couples with a lifelong commitment, the unmarried plaintiffs are spouses in every sense, except that Idaho law will not allow them to marry,” according to the complaint emailed to reporters. “In fact, under Idaho law, solemnization of their commitment without a marriage license is a crime.”
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Counseling Center offers personal, group sessions By Jason Frost | Contributing Writer Last year alone, The University of Alabama Counseling Center saw 24,000 students through 7,000 student sessions. Though October is the busiest season of the year for the therapists and psychiatrists of the UA Counseling Center, the end of the year still sees high numbers of students coming to work through problematic situations and seek advice on everything from school to personal life, all in strict confidence. Ian Sherwood, a psychology trainee who has been with the center since late August, is pursuing a Ph.D. in his field. Like the rest of the Counseling Center’s staff, he enjoys seeing his patients succeed and finding out what they want from their university experience. “I’m able to do therapy, but since I’m still a grad student the clients I see are under less stress,” Sherwood said. “I’ve always loved talking to people, and I had a really great high school instructor who sort of pushed me in this direction.” According to the Student Health Center, the Counseling Center also engages in community outreach programs, such as alcohol and drug abuse awareness campaigns and college adjustment seminars for the Week of Welcome. “One thing we’re working on right now is the Stress Free Daze, which takes place right after finals week before the winter break,” Coordinator of Clinical Services Jennifer Turner
said. “We might show movies in the Ferg and offer food and just anything that helps students unwind and relax.” Although he is still a student, Sherwood works with professionals like Turner on a regular basis. Sherwood also works with other programs like the Suicide Awareness Walk, a cause he said is close to his heart. Most of the time, however, he is counseling students one-on-one. “A session lasts about 45 to 50 minutes,” Sherwood said. “We talk about someone’s life, what concerns them, sometimes we follow up on previous sessions. Just help the students work through their problems.” The center has attempted to increase its presence on campus over the past year, particularly by promoting their free group therapy sessions. Turner said these sessions have traditionally been invisible to students, but cover everything from tornado recovery to body appreciation and self-kindness. Group therapy complements their regular paid services such as individual help and couples’ counseling, which covers every type of interpersonal conflict. “Most people think couples’ counseling means romantic, but we usually do siblings, or intervene with roommate problems,” Turner said. Sessions cost $15 after the first consultation. For students who cannot attend sessions, the center offers a 24-hour hotline called the Listening Ear, and works with as many communities as possible on campus, from residential
CW | Jason Frost Ian Sherwood and Jennifer Turner work at the UA Counseling Center, providing personal and group sessions as well as community outreach, such as alcohol and drug abuse awareness. houses to the women’s health center. “We have a lot of 101 classes come request us to come speak about anxiety, especially from the psychology department,” Turner said. “But anyone can request our services, be it speaking or outreach. Somebody even asked us to do a time management one next week, but they had to reschedule.” The Counseling Center is located at the
1000 South Lawn Office Building, and can be reached at 205-348-3863. For more information, visit counseling.ua.edu. All inquiries are confidential. “What we provide is a much-needed service,” Turner said. “It’s an area where you can see change in your clients very quickly, which is very positive. This is a safe place for students and faculty alike.”
UA student elected to National FFA Ofﬁcer Team By Mark Hammontree | News Editor Going into the ninth grade at Eufala High School, Jackson Harris joined a team of other high school students for a tractor repair competition. It was one of his first experiences with the Future Farmers of America, and five years later Harris still considers it one of his favorite memories of his time in the organization. Harris, currently a sophomore majoring in community development through New College, was one of six students elected to the 2013-14 National FFA Officer Team on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo. As the Southern Region Vice President, Harris will spend the next year traveling across the country and internationally as a representative of the National FFA Organization. With 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570
local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the National FFA Organization is one of the largest student-run organizations in the United States. Harris said he was motivated to become more involved in the organization after attending his first national convention in 2008, where he listened as one of the outgoing national officers gave her retiring address to a crowd of over ten thousand. “I set a goal then and there, not to necessarily be a national officer, but to go through FFA in a way that would let me offer something to the organization at a national level,” Harris said. During his freshman year, Harris, along with another UA student who had served as a state FFA officer, began a collegiate FFA chapter at The University of Alabama to meet the need for a campus organization that talked about the
agricultural industry and career opportunities and to support FFA chapters in west Alabama. This semester, Harris has been taking agriculture at Oklahoma State University through the National Student Exchange. Harris said he chose to take the semester at OSU to be able to gain a better perspective on the agricultural environments of other parts of country, as well as the opportunity to take classes not offered at the University. With his election as a national officer, Harris will not return to classes at the University until the spring of 2015. “There’ll certainly be a lot of nights where I’m sitting in a hotel room somewhere, and I’ll be missing my parents and my golden retriever and my friends here at college,” Harris said. Despite the long amount of time he will spend traveling far from home, Harris said he and the other national officers realize the value
of their work and the purpose of the organization they represent. “Luckily the sacrifice still makes a lot of sense to us all because we hold the organization in such high esteem, knowing what it can do for students,” Harris said. Harris and the other national officers will have until Thanksgiving to wrap up their classes at their respective schools, before beginning training which will last for most of December. Harris said he is proud and excited to be the first University of Alabama student to ever make the national officer team and hopes that he can give back to both FFA and the University. “FFA got me on my first airplane. It got me in my first big city. It allowed me to travel my own state and learn a lot about where I came from,” Harris said. “I owe the organization a lot, and I’m excited for the opportunity to give back in some way.”
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NFL culture of bullying, hazing needs reform Matthew Bailey | Staff Columnist The sports culture in the United States has shown its ugly side in the past year in a variety of ways. The most recent example has been the reaction that both the sports media and the mainstream media have had towards Richie Incognito’s bullying of Jonathan Martin. For those who have not been following this story, offensive guard Incognito has been suspended from the Miami Dolphins for “conduct detrimental to the team” after accusations of bullying were brought by offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. This bullying included racial epithets, physical threats and threats against his family. Some of the issues surrounding the situation have become muddled as statements come out, but one thing that has become clear is that there are things that can be reformed in the NFL. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has appointed an independent investigation into the incident and declared, “Under league policy, all employees have the right to a workplace free of any form
Matthew Bailey of harassment.” Allegedly, the Miami Dolphins’ general manager Jeff Ireland advised Martin’s agent that Martin should punch Incognito to resolve their differences, and before that, Miami asked Incognito to toughen up Martin. No workplace free of harassment should include a manager saying that you should have to physically assault someone to resolve a difference. Evidence that this is not merely an isolated incident can be found in an ESPNconducted anonymous survey of three players from each NFL team, 72 in total. The survey found that 31 admitted
that they had been hazed in the NFL and 28 had paid between $40 and $18,000 in connection with that hazing. Many have said that it is not a big deal because the NFL and professional sports are meant to be “manly” and all of the players should be able to deal with this type of hazing behavior. This does not have to be so. Other traditionally “manly” jobs h ave had rules regarding hazing without a drop-off in camaraderie. The United States Marines has specific punishments and rules regarding hazing, but there are no NFLwide rules against hazing. Instead, individual NFL teams set the hazing policies in the NFL. Because of the individual team policies, we can see that hazing does not really help the team. The Indianapolis
Colts are No. 2 in the ESPN Power Rankings right now, and they have also had rules against extended hazing since Tony Dungy started coaching in 2002. If a team can get 10 playoff appearances, seven division championships, two conference championships, and one Lombardi Trophy with stronger rules against hazing, there’s very little excuse for the NFL to not have stronger rules. There are a variety of issues that come with this hazing problem, including the mental health concerns that Brandon Marshall has talked about, but it is clear that the NFL must do something to prevent another player from being forced out of playing the sport he loves due to bullying under the guise of hazing.
Because of the individual team policies, we can see that hazing does not really help the team.
Matthew Bailey is a second year law student. His column runs biweekly on Mondays.
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Mallet: learning from our mistakes On the very first Friday of this semester, long before the events of September, reporters from Vice Media came to the University while Mallet was running an Open Mic Night (a publicly open talent show). They started filming interviews with anyone on the steps who was willing to talk to them about greek life. That night, I told the reporters I didn’t give them permission to use any of that footage and didn’t sign off on the release form that they brought. The next day, I swung by the Retreat to meet up with some friends. We ran into the same reporters there, and they ended up with a few minutes of footage of us. The
three of us were allowed in the party, but Vice was not. This time, the reporters were asked by both the staff at the Retreat and later myself to destroy any footage they received. The reporters told me that they did not have sufficient footage to finish the story, and if they did manage to put one together they would have to send it to me for approval. You can probably guess what happened next. The release of that video is ultimately my fault for blindly taking these reporters at their word, and I apologize. That video is inaccurate both in its portrayal of Mallet’s and the greek community’s feelings on current campus
The release of that video is ultimately my fault for blindly taking these reporters at their word, and I apologize. issues, and it distracts from serious issues on campus that Mallet doesn’t want to be and shouldn’t be the mouthpiece for. There are more courageous people on our campus who are working hard to make
great things happen for the rest of us than I can fit in this article. There are people of all races and backgrounds who have been outspoken and active to help work on these problems, members of the greek community who continue to be insightful and open-minded in working with the rest of campus to make it a better place, and especially girls who first brought the issue of discrimination to light. Those are the people who make me happy I attend this university, and those are the people who deserve praise and attention. Isaac Bell is the president of the Mallet Assembly.
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On Thursday afternoon, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (or ENDA) was passed by the United States Senate. The largest, most specific piece of legislation regarding the protection of LGBTQ people in this country was passed by a federal legislative voting body. But you probably wouldn’t know that just by following national media outlets, who barely made a peep about this historic victory. L e t ’s do some word association. What pops into your mind wh e n yo u read the word “equality”? How about when you read the wo r d s “ L G B T Q rights”? If LGBTQ lobbyist groups are doing their jobs, then what comes to the mind of the typical US citizen is the fight for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Indeed, the media has essentialized LGBTQ rights to be synonymous with marriage equality, with the majority of LGBTQ national news coverage being solely devoted to marriage. It’s a small miracle if a story about LGBTQ adoption rights sneaks onto the airwaves. It’s not hard to see why marriage is such an attractive issue for agenda setters. For one thing, it’s easily quantifiable. Just this past week, Illinois and Hawaii became the 15th and 16th states to legalize same-sex marriage, respectively. Over 41 percent of people in the United States now live in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. Those are sexy numbers to throw around in press releases and television ads. Another reason marriage dominates the national conversation is that the people in same-sex relationships with the ability to get married often have just that: the ability to get married and the privilege that inherently comes with that ability. The same cannot often be said for LGBTQ people who experience employment discrimination, are barred from renting apartments, have trouble finding safe health care or are cut off financially and emotionally from their families. Happy, financially secure LGBTQ couples getting married is a much prettier picture. The problem with painting LGBTQ issues with such a wide brush is that it allows the media and, by proxy, the general public, to avoid implicating themselves in LGBTQ oppression. Marriage equality lies in the hands of state legislatures and judicial systems. For many, supporting marriage equality means a bumper sticker and a Facebook status. The minimum contribution for ending transphobia in the nation’s homeless programs, for example, calls for much more tangible action. I’m in no way saying that marriage equality isn’t important. To the contrary, it has tremendous importance. Marriage offers couples over 1,100 federal provisions and benefits, including estate protection and hospital visitation rights. LGBTQ families deserve every right and consideration given to every other family. But to allow marriage equality to monopolize the conversation on LGBTQ liberation is to erase the fundamental rights and safety of millions of LGBTQ people for whom marriage is either not on the radar or not even an option. ENDA will soon be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives. I confess myself fairly pessimistic about its chances of being passed in the House, given the partisan bickering we’ve come to expect from that group. But at the very least, I hope the media coverage surrounding ENDA is comprehensive and gives proper credence to this important issue. And I hope we all take a moment to realize that our red equal sign profile pictures mean so much more than we may think.
It’s a small miracle if a story about LGBTQ adoption rights sneaks onto the airwaves.
Noah Cannon is a junior majoring in telecommunication and film. His column runs biweekly on Mondays.
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HCA brings Bollywood movie night to campus By Reed O’Mara | Staff Reporter In celebration of International Education Week, Honors College Assembly will be hosting a Bollywood movie night on Monday, Nov. 11, where students can see “Three Idiots,” the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time. The film follows the story of three engingeering students and their takes on education. Chloe Smith, a senior and director of cultural experiences in HCA, said her main motivation for picking an Indian movie night was to help facilitate what students wanted and what she felt the Capstone needed for International Education Week. “The goal of our branch in the Honors College is to bring the world to UA,” Smith said. “So one of the ways we do that is by asking international students to show their own culture, and if they’re not there, it’s like our job to do what we can do. None of us are experts on Indian culture, but we’re doing what we can.” Genevieve Miller, sohpomore majoring in biology said she thinks many don’t know much about Inida’s culture. She said she wanted to promote a Bollywood
PLAN TO GO WHAT: Bollywood movie night WHEN: Monday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. WHERE: 120 Lloyd Hall
night on campus because of several of her own experiences with Indian culture in and around Alabama. She said she believes a movie night could be a great way to pique students’ interest in Indian culture. “I think Bollywood in particular is a good introduction to their culture, since Bollywood is, in a literal sense, India’s Hollywood and has a huge impact on their culture,” Miller said. “The movies are also just fun to watch, especially the intricate dance numbers.” In Indian culture, this past week, Nov. 3 to Nov. 7, was the Diwali Festival, or Festival of Lights, a Hindu celebration where participants often light clay lamps and shoot off firecrackers. Junior Shashank Wattal moved
from New Delhi, India, to study electrical and computer engineering at the University, and celebrated Diwali with friends, though he said it differed from celebrating back home. Wattal said he knew of only one official celebration of Diwali, which was on Nov. 10 when the South Asian Society hosted the festival in the Riverside Community Center. “I kind of celebrated it, but not like we usually do back home because back home it involves a lot of firecrackers and lots of candles, which you can’t really do here,” Wattal said. Wattal said students should attend the Bollywood movie night if they’re looking to get insight into another culture. “If you watch a Bollywood movie, you’re seeing the kind of entertainment that’s produced within India, within that society, and I feel like that a really good way to learn about a culture is to see what sort of entertainment they have and what kind of things they do when they have free time. And movies are a big part of the cultural entertainment in India,” Wikimedia Commons Wattal said. Bollywood movie night helps introduce the UA campus to Indian culture, which The screening will be Monday, celebrated the Diwali Festival Nov. 3-7. Participants of the Hindu festival often Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in 120 Lloyd Hall. light clay lamps and shoot off firecrackers.
COLUMN | FASHION
Mix basics with personal favorites to master business casual look By Bianca Martin
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The term “business casual” is one that I have fought with for as long as I can remember. I have been told to “basically be dressed up, but not too dressed up.” That may sound simple, but when it comes to finding something to wear for important occasions – such as job interviews, internships and presentations – I need a description a little less vague. If you are like me, the idea of dressing professionally can be scary. When I am told to dress “business casual,” my stress level automatically goes up. I rummage through my closet multiple times to find the perfect fit and appropriate length while trying to incorporate my own personal style, which can lead to nothing but frustration and a messy room. Finding something to wear can bring just as much anxiety as whatever you are dressing up for. But it does not have to be. You can create a fun outfit while still looking appropriate. There are just a few basics that can be incorporated with anyone’s style for professional occasions – a blazer, dress pants and simple shoes.
Fitted blazers are a must. I personally believe that this is one item that needs to be in every person’s closet. A blazer has the power to give even the most casual outfit a boost of professionalism and can always come in handy. Of course, it goes great with dress pants and low heels for a standard business outfit. For a look that is more casual than business, wear one over a fun dress or with dark jeans. Another essential for a professional look is a good pair of dress pants. A pencil skirt looks nice and can be great for a business look, but skirts always come with their own share of possible problems. A pair of black jeans work for some occasions, but can come off as too casual. Dress pants are simple, versatile and can instantly make an outfit look more put together. The key is to have the right fit. Make sure your pair isn’t too tight or too loose. Another tip: you may want to invest in two pairs – one that is long enough to wear with heels and one that is hemmed to go with flats. Speaking of shoes, a good pair is definitely needed. Trust me, I know your wedges and booties may look great for a short class presentation, but it is good to have
a pair of shoes that look more sensible. Simple, closed-toed heels are ideal for the business look. Flats work well and can be found in many designs and colors, but heels can look even more professional. Keep them practical and no more than two inches high. Your feet will thank you later. Fashion is all about showing your personality, even in the professional world. Pair your dress pants with a blouse that is your favorite color. If you really like to stand out, try a colored blazer. There are many different colors that, with some confidence and a good balance with neutral items, can easily be rocked for any class presentation or interview. Another way to spice up your outfit is to add a scarf. After all, it is fall and we are all looking for any opportunity to bring out a new one, right? The list of different colors and styles of scarves is endless. Try a bold color or animal print to bring a pop of personality to your look. See? No need to stress over the confusing idea of “business casual.” Just structure your outfit around a couple of essential rules and you will be fine.
University Honors students mentor local children through chess By Elayne Smith | Contributing Writer The silence was deafening. Jenna Jackson and her fellow chess teammates had suddenly transformed from a bunch of kids milling around to serious players debating their every move. Jackson, a seventh grader at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School, is part of the Every Move Counts program. Designed to teach kids various skills through chess, the program is a University Honors seminar that meets twice a week to instruct mentors in the art of teaching chess and then requires two hours a week working with kids in a school. Every Move Counts started in spring of 2010 with just 12 sixth grade students being taught by three students from The University of Alabama. Now, this fall, 54 UA students help teach 280 kids ranging from second to 12th grade from seven different Tuscaloosa city schools. Courtney Stokes, a research project coordinator for the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, primarily deals with this program and said that the hardest part is adapting to the increasing growth of interest in the program. “We’re trying to make sure we can keep up with the demands in the schools and the demands in the children,” Stokes said. Jackson, who has been a part of the program for about three years, took on chess to have a hobby. She said she
notices how she pays more attention in class and chess has taught her discipline. Every day after the class she goes home and teaches her mom what she learned. She’s not really competitive about chess; she just sees it as a fun game. “My favorite part is in the middle of the game where it can really be either player that wins,” Jackson said. The seminar incorporates first-time mentors from a variety of chess backgrounds collectively learning how to teach chess with returning volunteers teaching the mentors and overseeing the classes in the schools. Josh Konantz, a senior majoring in biology, is a lead volunteer that has been with the program for several years and is now teaching mentors. He said teaching the mentors is more intimidating than teaching kids, but there is a difficult balance when dealing with the students in the schools. “It’s a balancing act between trying to teach them as much as you can without boring them or burning them out,” Konantz said. Coming from a small chess background, Luke Moore, a junior majoring in finance, did not know what to expect when signing up for the program. He said he has been able to get to know the kids and get to know them outside of just talking to them about chess. He said that spending time with the kids is the most important aspect and it means a lot to them. “The most gratifying thing is when I see how much it means to them that
we come each week,” Moore said. “I learned that reaching out and helping others is really gratifying and obviously means a lot to them.” The students are currently preparing for their Nov. 12 chess tournament happening at Oakdale Primary School. The chess teams will meet for five rounds of games. Each team has eight students that tested onto the team and gets points for each member that wins a game. At the end, whichever team has the most points takes the trophy. Ayush Kotru, a fourth grade student at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School, has been to a tournament before and is excited and nervous, but ready for the tournament. “I like that you don’t know who you’re going to face or the challenges ahead of you,” Kotru said. Although the program focuses on teaching chess, other vital skills go hand in hand with the game. Stokes said that math skills increase from the grid format of the board, vocabulary grows as kids learn names for moves and communications skills are developed in a nonverbal setting. The academics fall into place as chess also develops discipline, focus and critical thinking. “Our goal is to work with as many kids as possible, introducing chess and teaching them that every move counts in your life, in the classroom, at home, and with friends,” Stokes said. “We teach them to stop and think because every choice, every move, is going to have an effect later on.”
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COLUMN | FOOD
Holiday favorites abound in seasonal dishes, from chili to pumpkin pie recipes Wikimedia Commons Both Thanksgiving and Christmas give opportunities past Halloween for good food to enjoy with family and friends. By Tara Massouleh Halloween is over, but before we all mourn the passing of our favorite fall holiday, let’s not forget that with the end of October comes the knowledge that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. After all, what we should probably be crying over is not the end of Halloween but our subsequent loss of dignity during the festivities, or maybe the amount of people who stole our novel idea to strap on our best stuffed-bear backpack, dig out our most revealing leotards and dress as Miley. For most, Halloween is filled with the stress of picking a costume that is both clever and somewhat attractive. However, Thanksgiving and Christmas are focused on two of life’s most important themes – family and food. Sure, you can load up on sugary candy bars for one night on Halloween, but that’s nothing compared to loading up on homemade turkey, stuffing and desserts galore on Thanksgiving Day. This goes without mentioning the weeks of leftovers you enjoy after the initial meal.
Tide pulls through during second half FOOTBALL FROM PAGE 1
“It was our next win,” McCarron said. “That’s the win we needed at the time. It was our toughest opponent yet, probably. It was going to be a great test for us.” With the game tied in the third quarter, Alabama had just been stuffed on a third-and-one run, uncharacteristic for the usually physical Crimson Tide. Alabama had to call a timeout before it punted because safety Landon Collins wasn’t on the field. When Mosley came back on the field for the punt, he noticed the coverage was lined up where Alabama wanted it for a fake. He made the call, took the snap and handed it to Jarrick Williams, who picked up the first down. “I’m still mad that I didn’t break it,” Williams said. The Crimson Tide had new life and capitalized. It scored on its next three possessions, which all featured a heavy dose of rushing, breaking the will of the LSU defense while keeping its offense – which put up 232 yards of offense in the first half – off the field. “It was all about execution and not giving up, trying to find each other’s breaking point,” Mosley said. “We kept battling to the end, until the point where
With the shortening days and first signs of chillier weather comes the massive barrage of fall food advertisements that you just don’t see with any other season. Sure, there are a fair number of commercials featuring watermelon and backyard barbecues as summer approaches, but nothing compares to the great pumpkin onslaught that we are all subjected to every fall. I once scrolled through my Pinterest feed for a solid three minutes before arriving at a pin that was not pumpkin related. I imagine someone with a pumpkin allergy would be likely to break out in hives just from logging onto Pinterest between October and December. Outside the stereotypical pumpkin recipes for pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, there are recipes for pumpkin monkey bread, pumpkin soup, pumpkin waffles and even pumpkin pasta sauces. And if you’re not a fan of pumpkin, but don’t want to miss out on the fall food fun, there are plenty of other seasonal dishes that are sure to please your palete. One of the most popular meals to have on a cool
We kept battling to the end, until the point where it seemed like they gave up and we just had to ﬁnish the game. — CJ Mosely it seemed like they gave up and we just had to finish the game.” Alabama was lucky to be leading the game at halftime. The Tigers moved the ball almost at will in the first half, but shot themselves in the feet on multiple occasions. On its first drive of the game, LSU drove straight down to the goal line, but fullback J.C. Copeland fumbled and Alabama recovered. On its next drive, quarterback Zach Mettenberger got hit in the torso with a snap he wasn’t expecting and Trey DePriest jumped on it. “I would say that we changed the way we thought,” senior defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan said. “They came in here thinking that they were going to be more physical than us. I feel like we changed that.” McCarron guarded against any talk that Alabama would have a letdown in November like it has the last two years. It’s unlikely that the Crimson Tide will falter on the road next week at Mississippi State or at home the following week against Chattanooga.
But a trip to Auburn in a game that will decide the SEC West champion looms. With Florida State on a tear through the ACC and Ohio State doing the same in the Big Ten, it’s unlikely that a one-loss Alabama could make the championship game for the third year in a row. “We’re hungry,” McCarron said. “We’ll be ready.” McCarron walked off the field after taking three kneel downs, and as the Million Dollar Band began to play “Rammer Jammer,” Saban, in a rare show of emotion, leapt into his quarterback’s arms and stayed suspended there for a second or two. In a year of astronomical expectations, Alabama keeps coming through in the biggest moments and coming through in big ways. The relief, and even joy, was splashed across the players’ faces in the postgame media room. “When we do what we have to do and we put our mind to the task,” Mosley said, “We can do great things.”
with a faculty success agenda. “If we are going to be successful, we’ve got to have BOARD FROM PAGE 1 the best and brightest facThe University also ulty to mentor the best and employs almost 6,000 stu- brightest students,” Bonner dents, ranging from under- said. “We’ve got to ensure graduate federal work- that we provide an envistudy to graduate pro- ronment that provides an opportunity grams. For the for them to be 2012-13 school ye a r, stu We will be the capstone successful.” Fa c u l ty dent employof higher education with e m p l oy m e n t ee earnboth part ings totaled the culture of success. for time and $32,863,259. full time has The presen— Judy Bonner increased by tation also 300 since the detailed col2009-10 school laboration year. Of the between the College of Engineering and 300, 142 faculty members College of Commerce and are full time, and 158 are Business Administration, part time. In 2012, UA faculwhich includes programs ty received $72.8 million in such as the STEM pathway awards. Additionally, four to the MBA, IDEALab and departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, five The Edge. Bonner also out- departments in the College lined faculty prog- of Engineering, and four ress at the University other colleges have had on
average $2 million granted in awards annually for the last five years. “Going forward, this university will foster an environment where our faculty can be successful in taking their ideas and their innovation to commercialization,” Bonner said. “I am so proud of the fact that over the last five years, our faculty have filed 316 patents and received 68 patents. This will be an emphasis as we move forward.” Bonner closed her presentation thanking UA System Chancellor Robert Witt and the Board for their support and guidance during her first year in office as president of the University. “We can create an environment that fosters success and if we work together and do our best, this University can do anything,” she said. “We will be the capstone of higher education with the culture of success.”
UA hires 300 faculty over 4-year period
Musical examines Jackson’s choices JACKSON FROM PAGE 1
“Spring Awakening” and “Next to Normal” have thrown rock musicals into mainstream theater repertoire. “I also was looking for something new when it came to the music,” Nara said. “Broadway isn’t what it used to be, and I wanted to expose the acting students to a nontraditional score to work with.” “My favorite thing about [Rachel Jackson] is how she goes into whatever she’s doing with such heart and passion,” Asperas said. “She’s feisty
evening, especially once football season is in full swing, is chili. There are hundreds of recipes for chili – from your traditional beef-tomato-kidney bean combo to lighter white chicken stews with corn and northern beans. Chili is the perfect food for football screenings or any get together. All it requires is a little bit of prep, a slow cooker and some patience. And to top off the trifecta of quintessential fall refreshments, it’s crucial to finish your night with a mug of steaming apple cider or decadent hot chocolate. For fresh twists on the classic drinks, try adding a touch of maple syrup, caramel or even a peppermint stick to your cup. From Edy’s seasonal Pumpkin Patch and Peppermint Wonderland ice creams to the limited edition Pecan Pie Pringles, there’s simply no excuse for not taking advantage of every last seasonal product marketed. After all, before we know it, it’ll be February, a time when we’re left to sullenly chew on chalky message hearts while dreaming of the delectable dishes of seasons past.
and courageous, but isn’t afraid to make mistakes. She’s got such an interesting arc, and I love how her relationship with Andrew is so unrepentant.” Unrepentant is a word that sums up Andrew Jackson for the majority of the show, until the final scene in which he receives an honorary doctorate from Harvard. He thinks about his questionable decisions as he looks back on his life. In Jackson’s final song, “Second Nature” he sings, “The grass grows, we take it. We want it. It’s second nature to us.” It leaves audiences with a fascinating look at a well-known figure that
history hasn’t seemed to be able to make a final decision about. Was Jackson the people’s president or a cruel leader? “This musical is going to ask you to consider what ‘by any means necessary’ truly means,” Nara said. “Was Jackson alone guilty of genocide? Or were the people who supported him just as guilty? How culpable are we, the populace, in the policies our government institutes?” Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will be performed in the Allen Bales Theatre in Rowand-Johnson Hall Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at ua.tix. com.
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CW | Austin Bigoney The Crimson Tide has taken two of Missouri’s eight sets lost this season but still fell to the Tigers 3-1 Sunday afternoon.
Crimson Tide volleyball team splits weekend games By Kelly Ward | Staff Reporter It was a back-and-forth affair on Sunday afternoon, but the Alabama volleyball team couldn’t hold on in the fourth set against undefeated Missouri. The Crimson Tide took it to four sets but fell (22-25, 26-24, 20-25, 12-25). “We kind of went away emotionally, and that’s one of the things that we’ve got to get better at – just staying in the match emotionally, because physically we didn’t really go away; it was more emotionally,” outside hitter Krystal Rivers said. Despite the loss, Alabama accomplished
something that no other team has done to Missouri this year: take two sets against the Tigers. With the 3-1 loss at Missouri in October and the 3-1 loss on Sunday, Alabama has taken two of the eight sets that the Tigers have lost all season. “I think that we’re a team that clearly is one of the top four teams right now in the league, and I think we’ve proven that over the course of two and a half months,” UA coach Ed Allen said. “I think it says a lot about where we’re at, where we have potentially the ability to be physically. I think we’ve just got to grow with our ability to process what’s happening on the floor and
our ability to generate points.” Missouri put up 19 blocks on Alabama. The Crimson Tide answered with seven. The Tigers were able to keep Rivers to a .176 hitting percentage and a team-high 13 kills on the match. “Yeah, they were all over me, so I had to just find a way to just try and work away and deal with it,” Rivers said. “When they block you, you just have to deal with it; it’s part of being a player.” Outside hitter Mattie Weldy put up 12 kills and a .132 hitting percentage. The team as a whole put up a .121 hitting percentage and 45 kills. The Tigers hit .281 with 55 kills.
“Their blocking no doubt is just on point, but I mean, I think mentally we weren’t in the game. I think the front row, we were just very scattered,” Weldy said. “I think, mentally, it had a big part in the game, and so we just have to improve on that level next time.” With this loss, Alabama split the weekend after a 3-1 win over Arkansas. The Friday night win completed the two-game sweep over the Razorbacks this season, each match ending with a 3-1 win for Alabama. Sunday’s loss to Missouri gave the Tigers a 2-0 sweep over Alabama this year. The Crimson Tide is now 20-7 on the season with a 7-5 SEC record.
Uniﬁed Sports brings inclusive ﬂag football game to Tuscaloosa By Nick Sellers | Staff Reporter Amid all the College GameDay excitement and anticipation for the annual showdown between Nick Saban and Les Miles, there was one sporting contest between the Crimson Tide
and the Tigers where the score was among the least important things. Unified Sports, a creation of Special Olympics, hosted a flag football game between special athletes from Tuscaloosa and Baton Rouge, La., Saturday in conjunction
with the Crimson Tide’s win over LSU. Unified Sports has the distinction of partnering college students with athletes with intellectual disabilities. “It really helps just unify us,” said student Evan Richtmyer, a partner with Unified Sports who played for
Alabama. “The bigger thing is to make sure they have a good time.” The team from Louisiana took a 19-7 victory over Alabama in the game, which was hosted Saturday morning on the recreation fields. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was in attendance, conducting the pregame coin toss. Members of the Million Dollar Band and University ROTC also lent fanfare, which was clearly seen on the smiles of Unified Sports athletes. George Brown, executive director of University Recreation, said it was the camaraderie that made the competition memorable. “I don’t think too many people really cared about the score, I think they just really cared about the activity and being side-by-side,” Brown
said. “I think having the platform of Alabama-LSU weekend makes it more special.” Bob Bushong, executive director of Special Olympics Alabama, said after the game he hoped the competition Saturday will help expand the reach of Unified Sports. “This event we would like to see expand into other sports,” Bushong said. “There are a dozen Unified Sports in the Special Olympics program, and we hope the University and other students will get involved and become interested in other sports.” Brown also hopes the future is bright for Unified Sports. “I think the University recognizes we have a role to reach out to those less fortunate,” Brown said. “From the recreation program, we hope
we develop leagues and programs that do more things like this.” This is the first year Special Olympics has organized a competition between two Southeastern Conference universities, and Richtmyer said he anticipates going to Baton Rouge next year for a similar flag football game. As Unified Sports receives more attention, which was the aim of Saturday’s event, footage from the event was shown briefly on College GameDay. Viewers witnessed volunteers, college students and other community leaders reaching out for overall inclusiveness in sports and competition. “I think the future of Unified is we no longer have to know that we’re ever separated,” Brown said.
SPORTSIN BRIEF Florida State new No. 2 in BCS Alabama remained on top of the BCS standings, which were announced on ESPN Sunday night. Florida State jumped to No. 2 after Oregon’s 26-20 loss at Stanford. The Ducks dropped to No. 6, as Ohio State, Stanford and Baylor rounded out the top five. Auburn rose to No. 7 after beating Tennessee 55-23.
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Alabama-Mississippi State set for 6:45 p.m. Kickoff for Alabama’s game in Starkville, Miss. against Mississippi State will be at 6:45 p.m. and televised on ESPN, the SEC announced Sunday. The Crimson Tide’s home finale the next week against Chattanooga will be a 1 p.m. kickoff and televised on Pay-Per-View.
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Alabama senior linebacker C.J. Mosley was named a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi award. The award is given to the nation’s top interior linemen. Senior punter Cody Mandell was named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy award, which is given to the nation’s best punter.
Men’s basketball team falls in Dallas The men’s basketball team fell to Oklahoma 82-73 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Friday in the Crimson Tide’s season opener. Junior guard Algie Key led Alabama with 20 points. Alabama will hold its home opener Thursday against Texas Tech at 8 p.m.
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Chattanooga beat the women’s basketball team 82-70 at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn., in the Crimson Tide’s season opener. Four Alabama players finished with double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Mocs carried a 24-point halftime lead to the finish.
Monday, November 11, 2013
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POSITIONGRADES By Kevin Connell | Staff Reporter B Linebackers
T.J. Yeldon carried the load in the second half for Alabama, rushing for 104 of his game-high 133 yards and two touchdowns. Kenyan Drake again provided a nice change-up in relief for Yeldon with 65 yards on 10 carries, while Jalston Fowler caught a short pass from McCarron for the Crimson Tide’s final touchdown of the game.
Once considered the weak link to Alabama’s title defense, the offensive line has turned into one of the Tide’s most consistent units since the beginning of October. The line paved the way to Alabama’s 193 rushing yards and gave AJ McCarron ample time to pass for much of the game. They did, however, allow a sack for the first time since Sept. 28 against Ole Miss.
B CW | Austin Bigoney The LSU offense amassed negative total yardage in the fourth quarter as a result of Alabama’s punishing linebackers led by C.J. Mosley.
The receiving corps as a whole seemed to be out of sync with quarterback AJ McCarron early in the first quarter but got it going soon after. Kevin Norwood led the team with four catches, including one for a touchdown, while Amari Cooper caught three passes for 46 yards. O.J. Howard’s lone catch went 52 yards for a touchdown to reclaim the lead for Alabama after briefly falling behind in the second quarter.
AJ McCarron’s Heisman stock is steadily rising after another efficient performance that saw the fifth-year senior throw for 179 yards and three touchdowns on 14-of-20 passing. Among his incompletions, several appeared to be due to confusion among him and his receivers.
Special Teams The fake punt during the third quarter set up a strong finish for Alabama, who took control of the game from that point on. Cade Foster nailed his lone field goal attempt from 41 yards out to put the Crimson Tide on the board first, and Cody Mandell averaged 43.5 yards on two punts. The most visible breakdown was when LSU’s Odell Beckham returned a kickoff 82 yards during the fourth quarter, the longest return Alabama has allowed all season.
Senior C.J. Mosley had another monster game, finishing with 12 tackles (1.5 tackles for loss) and two pass breakups. Trey DePriest recorded a sack and fumble recovery that set up Alabama’s opening points of the game. Tana Patrick came up with one of the biggest plays of the game with his forced fumble near the goal line on LSU’s opening drive of the game.
Much like the offensive line, the defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage, particularly in the second half when LSU struggled to do much of anything offensively. Brandon Ivory provided a nice push at nose guard after missing Alabama’s last game against Tennessee. Ed Stinson led the defensive linemen with four tackles, and Jeoffrey Pagan added a sack.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger had his way in the first half, completing 10-of13 passes for 173 yards and one touchdown, but was virtually shut down in the second half. Landon Collins recorded four tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery, and Deion Belue nearly picked off Mettenberger in the second half. Cyrus Jones, who made the start at corner opposite of Belue, finished strong after a rough start.
McCarron becomes passing leader at Alabama By Charlie Potter | Assistant Sports Editor AJ McCarron threw for 179 yards and three touchdowns against LSU Saturday night, but the fifth-year signal caller cemented himself in Crimson Tide history before halftime – he passed former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson to become the all-time career leader in passing yards in school history. But McCarron wasn’t aware he had broken a record until someone told him. And he was quick to credit his teammates for his success at The University of Alabama. “It means a lot. I can never thank my teammates enough, an unbelievable job by them,” McCarron said. “I think any time you set any type of record it shows what type of great teammates you have.”
McCarron has 7,997 career passing yards Nick Saban praised his quarterback for his leadership in the game, specifically in the second half. He said he and McCarron have been through a lot in their time together. “He’s done a great job for us,” Saban said. “There’s nobody that I’ve had the opportunity to coach that’s more into the game, that’s a better competitor.”
Defense shuts down LSU running game The Alabama defense held the Tigers to 43 rushing yards on 31 carries. LSU’s bruising running back Jeremy Hill rushed for only 42 yards on 13 carries, and the Crimson Tide sacked Zach Mettenberger four times – tying a season high for Alabama. “In the second half we came out and tried to be a different team,” junior defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan said. “Our intensity went up and the amount of plays that we tried to do went up, and we just tried to play as hard as we could.” Alabama also forced two turnovers and fell short of intercepting several Mettenberger passes. Defensive back Jarrick Williams also said LSU capitalized on confusion from the defense. “I think we played really well,” Williams said. “We could’ve done
I love our fans. That was a great atmosphere for a college football game. — Nick Saban
more. The majority of the plays they made were due to our mistakes. That’s something we can work on.”
Tana Patrick steps up with a big play On LSU’s first drive of the game the Tigers marched down the field and were inches away from taking an early 7-0 lead. Fullback J.C. Copeland carried the ball outside of the left tackle and appeared to have an easy touchdown. Senior linebacker Tana Patrick, who doesn’t see the field much, sprinted along the goal line and knocked the ball out of Copeland’s hand. The Crimson Tide recovered the fumble. Saban and players said Patrick’s effort and opportunistic turnovers helped get Alabama’s defense off the field in the first half. “We weren’t getting off the field on third down,” Saban said. “If it wasn’t for the turnovers, I think they would have scored a lot more points and the game would have been a little different.”
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Saban praises fans After his postgame interview with CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson, Saban jogged in the opposite direction of the locker room. Flanked by two state troopers, the winning head coach did a loop around the field, making sure to run a little slower around the student section. Saban waved and wagged his finger in the air, much like Joe Namath did after the New York Jets won Super Bowl III. Bryant-Denny Stadium’s crowd was nothing short of raucous, especially in the second half, and Saban took notice. “I love our fans,” Saban said. “That was a great atmosphere for a college football game.”
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CW | Austin Bigoney Senior quarterback AJ McCarron used the offensive weapons at his disposal to beat the All-Time Passing record at Alabama. His offensive line also continued to keep him sack-free as he passed for three scores Saturday.
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Students, fans ďŹ‚ock to Walk of Champions for College GameDay The set of ESPN College GameDay sat in the shadow of Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday morning, surrounded by a sea of crimson-clad fans. The college football preview show traveled to Tuscaloosa for the annual grudge match between Alabama and LSU, which ended in a 38-17 beatdown from the top-ranked Crimson Tide. The crowd was covered with fan-made signs, consisting of Miley Cyrus references and jokes of the Oregon Ducksâ€™ Thursday night loss to Stanford. Boston Red Sox pitcher and Mobile native Jake Peavy was the guest picker. He, along with the rest of the GameDay crew, chose correctly and predicted Alabama to defeat the Tigers. The show concluded with Lee Corso donning a Big Al head and waving his trunk at the camera as â€œSweet Home Alabamaâ€? played in the background.
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ALABAMA VS. LSU BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM • NOVEMBER 9, 2013 ALABAMA 38 — LSU 17 Players of both teams look on as LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger lies defeated after a fourth consecutive sack. The Alabama defense shut down the Tigers in the fourth quarter and allowed the offense to wind the clock down, improving to 9-0. | Austin Bigoney
The Crimson White is a student-published newspaper that seeks to inform The University of Alabama and the surrounding Tuscaloosa community....
Published on Nov 11, 2013
The Crimson White is a student-published newspaper that seeks to inform The University of Alabama and the surrounding Tuscaloosa community....