1918 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1918 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1918 record 0–0 (0–0 SIAA)
Head coach B. L. Noojin
Seasons
← 1917
1919 →

The 1918 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") was to represent the University of Alabama in the 1918 college football season; however, the season was canceled due to the effects of World War I.[1] B. L. Noojin was to serve as head coach for the season.[2] University officials canceled the season as a result of multiple opponents canceling their contests against Alabama and a military policy that only allowed for the team to practice for less than one hour per week.[2] Alabama also did not field a team in 1898 due to campus rules prohibiting athletic teams from traveling off campus to compete and in 1943 due to the effects of World War II.[1][3]

Schedule[edit]

In December 1917, Alabama released its tentative schedule for the 1918 season.[4] At that time, the Crimson Tide were scheduled to open the season against Kentucky in Tuscaloosa and play Vanderbilt at Dudley Field.[4] In the February that followed, the official schedule was released that featured four games in Tuscaloosa, two in Birmingham and one on the road.[5]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Birmingham* University FieldTuscaloosa, Alabama  N/A  
October 11 Marion Military Institute* University Field • Tuscaloosa, Alabama  N/A  
October 26 Howard University Field • Tuscaloosa, Alabama  N/A  
November 2 Sewanee Rickwood FieldBirmingham, Alabama  N/A  
November 9 Vanderbilt Rickwood Field • Birmingham, Alabama  N/A  
November 16 at LSU State FieldBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Rivalry)  N/A  
November 28 Mississippi A&M University Field • Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Rivalry)  N/A  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alabama withdraws". The Gazette. Montreal, Quebec: Google News. Associated Press. August 27, 1943. p. 18. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Intercollegiate football abandoned at University". The Tuscaloosa News. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News. August 23, 1943. p. 1. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Griffin, John Chandler (2001). "1896: Trustees Thwart Alabama". Alabama vs. Auburn: Gridiron Grudge Since 1893. Athens, Georgia: Hill Street Press. p. 13. ISBN 1-58818-044-1. 
  4. ^ a b "Noojin to coach Crimson next year". The Montgomery Advertiser. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. December 20, 1917. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "Alabama announces football games". The Montgomery Advertiser. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. Associated Press. February 11, 1918. p. 2.