Alabama Names J Batt Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development

A proven leader in the realm of collegiate athletics fundraising, J Batt has been named The University of Alabama's Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Friday. Read More

You Had Me at Roll Tide!

The lines that surrounded Madison Angus' largest passions in life were well defined. Madison, the oldest of four daughters, loved her family and the outgoing teen loved her friends. The other passion for the Minooka, Illinois native was The University of Alabama. Madison grew up in the Chicago suburb, where conversation, when it comes to college athletics, generally begins with Notre Dame, includes Northwestern and rarely ventures from the Big 10 footprint. Read More

Bryant Society

Johnny Johns' love for The University of Alabama can be traced back to a specific afternoon. On the surface, though, that afternoon didn't seem very special. It was 1957. Johns sat next to his father inside Legion Field. Not only was it raining but a strong north wind blew the rain into their face. On the field, Auburn dominated the Crimson Tide and claimed a 40-0 Iron Bowl victory. Read More

The Gift of Endowed Scholarships

Dianne Bates doesn't have to guess on where her unwavering love for The University of Alabama originated. It began with her father. As a child, she would sit on the couch watching Alabama football with her father. At times, they would watch the game in person but, even at home, "it was kind of like being in a stadium, a lot of times, because there was so much yelling and going on." Bates decided at a young age that she would attend the University and fondly recalls one of the last games she attended with her father, in the fall of 1991, when he was battling cancer. Read More

Home Sweet Home

His program, which was frequent visitors to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College Softball World Series, was already firmly entrenched as one of the country's finest. Yet, at the time, University of Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy was still searching for his first national title at the Crimson Tide head coach. Read More

Q&A with Bill Battle

Making the student-athlete experience as fulfilling, enjoyable and useful as possible should always be our top priority and, to the best of my knowledge, it has always been so at Alabama. There is much that we do to enhance the student-athlete experience beyond providing great coaches, championship-level facilities, strength and conditioning and dietary programs, and a platform to showcase their skills in sports at the highest levels. Equally important is to prepare them to be successful in life through a comprehensive academic services program, career and leadership development, and counseling from the time they enroll until graduation. Read More

Culverhouse's Challenge Results In More Than $1 Million In Support Of Crimson Tide Women's Golf Scholarships

In February, Hugh Culverhouse, Jr., donated $250,000 to endow a women's golf scholarship at The University of Alabama in honor of his mother, Joy McCann Culverhouse, who starred at Alabama in the early 1940s. But Culverhouse's generosity did not stop there. At the time of his original pledge, Culverhouse issued a challenge to other supporters: he would double his donation to the program (an additional $250,000) if others would respond to his gesture by donating gifts of their own totaling $500,000. Read More

Culverhouse's Challenge Results in more Than $1 million in Support of Crimson Tide Women's Golf Scholarships

In February, Hugh Culverhouse, Jr., donated $250,000 to endow a women's golf scholarship at The University of Alabama in honor of his mother, Joy McCann Culverhouse, who starred at Alabama in the early 1940s. But Culverhouse's generosity did not stop there. At the time of his original pledge, Culverhouse issued a challenge to other supporters: he would double his donation to the program (an additional $250,000) if others would respond to his gesture by donating gifts of their own totaling $500,000. Read More

The Alabama women's golf team is particularly grateful for the generosity of one former alum

The school announced Feb. 18 that it was establishing an endowed scholarship for the women's golf team after receiving a $250,000 gift in the name of Joy McCann Culverhouse, who is set to celebrate her 95th birthday March 6. Read More