Nothing New Under the Sun: The 1937 Rose Bowl and College Football's Unending Controversy


If you think the recent to-do about the college football post season is something novel and new, you haven't been paying attention. Roll Bama Roll looks back at the outcome of the 1936 season and...

The Legacies and Lessons of Bear Bryant and Joe Paterno


The similarities between Joe Paterno and Bear Bryant seem almost innumerable but the distinctions between them are also vastly important. Moreover, there may be lessons in Bryant's passing that can...

Coach Bryant's Defensive Theory for the Alabama Crimson Tide


A look at Paul W. Bryant's defensive philosophy as laid out in his 1967 playbook.

Alabama Football in National Geographic Magazine


Any college football program can get written about in Sports Illustrated, Alabama football get's a spread in National Geographic.

Alabama in AP No. 1 vs No. 2 Games


When Alabama and LSU face off Saturday it will be the seventh time the Crimson Tide has played in a game featuring the AP No. 1 vs. No. 2. Roll Bama Roll looks back on the previous six contests and...

The Alabama vs. LSU Series History


Alabama's record against the LSU Tigers stands at 45-24-5. Roll Bama Roll looks back on the history of the series as the two teams prepare for their 75th matchup on Saturday.

Alabama's Homecoming Elephants


With Alabama's homecoming week upon us, Roll Bama Roll looks back at the history of bringing live elephants to the campus for the celebrations.

The Founding Fathers of SEC Football


Roll Bama Roll is getting ready to open the Crimson Tide's Southeastern Conference schedule with a little history exam. How many founders of the conference's football programs can you identify?

Alabama vs. Penn State: The Game Programs


Roll Bama Roll looks at the history of the Alabama vs. Penn State rivalry through the game programs.

Alabama's 1961 National Championship Season


Fifty years ago this season, Alabama claimed it's first national championship under Paul W. Bryant. Roll Bama Roll takes a look back at that the Crimson Tide's groundbreaking undefeated 1961 season.

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