Roll Tide at the White House
The President welcomes the University of Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House to honor their 15th BCS National Championship. April 15, 2013.
Alabama defeats Notre Dame for 15th National Title
by Luke Douglas
In the 2013 BCS National Championship game in Miami Gardens, Florida between #1 Notre Dame and #2 Alabama, the stage was set for a slugfest between two of the top programs in the nation with Alabama having 9 AP National Titles and Notre Dame having 8 AP National Titles. Notre Dame's last title was in 1988 when they went undefeated under Coach Lou Holtz with Alabama being #17. Notre Dame became the first unranked team at the beginning of a season to play for the national title. In previous meetings, the Irish dominated with a 5-1 record with Alabama's lone win against ND coming in 1986 with a 28-10 win at Legion Field in Birmingham.
However, Alabama came into this game as the reigning National Champions having defeated LSU 21-0 in the 2012 BCS title game and had won the 2010 BCS National Championship Game beating the Texas Longhorns 37-21. Alabama was looking to make history by being the first team to win three out of four years since Nebraska won in 1994, 1995 and 1997.
When the dust had settled, there was no doubt in anyone's mind that Alabama was the 2012 National Champions as they completely dominated the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Led by Offensive MVP running back Eddie Lacy who scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving with 140 yards on 20 carries, the Tide offense did just about anything they wanted. Notre Dame's vaulted defense couldn't handle the offensive line led by All-American center Barrett Jones who played on an injured foot. A. J. McCarron threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns that broke a school record for career touchdowns with 49 TD's which passed John Parker Wilson's 47 TD's. His favorite receiver for the game was the highly-touted freshman Amari Cooper who caught six passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Heisman trophy finalist Manti Te'o was a non-factor throughout the game as the offensive line and backs either blocked him out of the play or the running backs simply ran through his tackles.
The Tide defense led by Defensive MVP linebacker C. J. Mosley, stifled the Irish thoughout most of the game although the Irish did mount two substained drives that ended in touchdowns in the 3rd and 4th quarters but the game had already been decided. Freshman QB Everett Golson as well as the ND backs were contained for much of the game and the Irish only had 32 rushing yards.
With the win, Alabama extends it's lead in AP National Titles to 10 and overall National Titles to 15.
|Total offense, plays - yards||55-302||73-529|
|Passing yards (net)||270||264|
|Time of Possession||21:47||38:13|
Chapter Scholarship Endowments
A new secured, on-line giving site has been created to give everyone the opportunity to make a contribution.
By going to http://alumni.ua.edu/scholarships, you will find the link to “Contribute to an Alumni Chapter Scholarship”. The scholarships are listed in order by state and chapter. Simply find your chapter, click on the scholarship to which you would like to contribute, then complete and submit the giving information.
- Go to link on the right side of the page "Contribute to an Alumni Chapter Scholarship"
- Scroll down (a good bit down!) to Colorado & click on the link for the "Denver/Boulder Colorado Chapter Endowed Scholarship" (or just use this link to go DIRECTLY to our donation page).
- In the first drop down box for "Where would you like your gift directed," it should say "Alumni Scholarship Fund" (you shouldn't need to change it)
- The second drop down box for "Account" should say, "Denver/Boulder Colorado Chap Endowed Scholarship" (you shouldn't need to change it)
- Select the Type of Gift Option - Ex: "One Time" & click submit.
- Fill out the info & submit!
- You should get a confirmation/receipt, and your donation is to the University so it is tax deductible.
Tide pride stretches across the nation at The Irish Hound
Tide pride stretches across the nation as fans celebrate the team in a Denver bar.
Published: Friday, January 13, 2012, 7:58 AM Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 8:29 AM
By Birmingham magazine
|Former University of Alabama basketball star and founder of the Denver UA Alumni Chapter Dennis O'Shea, right, watches the BCS National Championship game from the Irish Hound in Denver on Monday night.|
By Jared Downing
DENVER--The Steelers were beat, it was too early to worry about the Patriots, and last Monday afternoon, Doug Reeves was one of the only ones in Denver who wasn’t happy about football. Of course, Reeves had been in Denver for 30 years, and he liked the Broncos. But in the Irish Hound Pub, Reeves wasn’t thinking about the previous day's upset or whether Tim Tebow would come through in the second playoff. After all, his team made Tebow cry.
He was there, 1,000 miles from Dixie, when his team beat Florida in 2009 and he was there when they went on to play Texas. He was there in 1985 when Leigh Tiffin kicked that magic field goal against Auburn, and he was there last April when tornadoes gutted his home state. And now he was there again, at 6:15 p.m.Mountain Time, about to watch his team play the Rematch of the Century.
Bama beats Tigers for 2012 BCS National Championship
More Help Needed & Thanks
What an amazing turn out this weekend!! We had people pulling up with trailers of donations from all over Colorado, cars packed to the brim, and then some. We had some tireless volunteers put in some unbelievable time this weekend, some working 2 DAYS STRAIGHT. We're tallying up the funds from this weekend, & I don't want to ruin the surprise but it was looking to be FANTASTIC!!
A huge thank you to everyone who came out this weekend: bands, volunteers, Moe's, friends, family, other school's alums & fans, party people, etc. I hope you all had fun too!
WE ARE NOT THROUGH!! We had a ton of donations come in after Saturday & we need to get these sorted & boxed up, to be ready to ship out. We need one more round of volunteers to help sort tomorrow night, TUES. MAY 17TH. Please shoot me an email (use the "contact us" link here on the site), and I will be give you time & location details.
AS A REMINDER: PLEASE, NO MORE MATERIAL DONATIONS.
2 DAYS TO RAISE REMINDER
In case you hadn't heard, this weekend is our big fundraising bash in conjunction with Colorado for Alabama, Moe's Original BBQ, & the Rocky Mountain Auburn Club.
SATURDAY 5/14 2 PM MT
Moe's BBQ: 530 Broadway, Denver
Donation Drive: We need baby & kids clothing, tarps, cleaning supplies, blankets, socks, underwear, toiletries (men & women), can openers (non-electric), batteries, baby formula & diapers, Pet supplies & food, housewares, shoes, trash bags, etc.
Clean out your house & help others rebuild!! Tell your friends! We'll be taking these donations at the Bama Tent at 2 PM MT. THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY WE ARE TAKING UP MATERIAL DONATIONS. **There will be Crawfish & Live Music** SUNDAY 5/15 1 PM MT - 8 PM MT Moe's BBQ: 3295 S Broadway, Englewood
Tide & Tiger Alabama Benefit Concert featuring:
- 1:30-2:15 Lethal Lisa McCall
- 2:30-3:15 Social Fuse
- 3:30-4:15 Mandelbaum
- 4:30-5:15 Rebel Tongue
- 5:30-6:15 World Famous Johnsons
- 6:30-7:15 As Tall As Buildings
- 7:30-8:15 Danny Bastos Quartet
$10 Cover charge for entry OR $15 for entry & BBQ.
There will also be an AWESOME SILENT AUCTION with lots of goodies & drink specials. Don't miss out! All ticket & silent auction proceeds go to the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund. I greatly appreciate everyone that has offered to volunteer! If you are interested in helping out but haven't had a chance to reach out, please come over to the Bama Tent on Saturday @ 3 PM MT. If you have boxes, tape & sharpies with you, you will be awarded with lots of hugs. :) REGARDLESS, COME OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH US! We still have our SEC Happy Hour next week too; we'll be hosting a wonderful group of southern folks as well as raising money for the Red Cross, so ask your boss to let you out early to swing on by. More details to come on Monday after I recover from this weekend. ROLLLL TIDE!!! Dani
Updated Donation InfoHey Alabama,
I appreciate everyone who has emailed looking for ways to help. It is great to have so many people active & we are about to give you MANY ways to contribute. One of the biggest ways you can help is the SPREAD THE WORD! I know many non-southerners want to help & just need to know WHERE!! There are also alot of folks out there that may be Bama Fans or Alumni that simply don't know about our crew so you are key!
If you haven't found us on Facebook, please do! Check out the section to the left that has a link to our Facebook location. Social media has been a tremendous help in getting info out. I've been posting links and info there for sites and opportunities to help out AND it's a easy place for you to be able to share as well.
Many of you have emailed asking about where you can donate STUFF instead of money. The hard part has been finding a way to get the stuff to Alabama from here as it is very costly to ship it. We NOW have a plan!
Thanks to the efforts of Billy Draper with Colorado for Alabama, there is a will & a WAY!
Material Donation drive - NOW through May 14th
Items needed: toiletries, diapers, baby bottles, tarps, garbage bags, blankets, sheets, towels, underwear and socks.
They are inundated with clothing & water at this time, but it has been noted that they need stuff for the elderly, and clothing that fits larger folks.
Drop off locations are as follows:
Moe's BBQ: 530 Broadway, Denver
Donations accepted before 11 AM & after 2 PM daily
Phil Long Hyundai of Chapel Hills: 1510 Auto Mall Loop Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Contact Matt Ayers and Mell Waters
New Life Church,11025 Colorado 83
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Recreation Services, University of Colorado at Boulder,
UCB 355, Boulder, CO 80309-0355
GIFT CARD DONATIONS:
Gift cards are a GREAT way to help out too. If you'd like to go this option, please stick to Home Depot, Target, Walmart, & Visa gift cards (think of the basics you would need for your day to day when you have nothing). You can snag some cards and throw them in the mail to:
Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 020410
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
This is a great site where you can send donations directly to Tuscaloosa.
I'll continue to post other organizations that are helping all of Alabama too as I come across them. I highly recommend you check out Toomer's for Tuscaloosa which is doing an amazing job of posting lots of places in the south in need & where you can help. As previously mentioned, the Red Cross is an extremely important organization for getting disaster victims the things they need (food, clothing, shelter) & is working on ALL of the areas affected.
Are you affiliated with a big company that likes to help? Drop me a line! We're going to need $$ to help with the shipping of the materials & would appreciate any additional funding for our events as well.
We're finalizing the details on a big fundraising event that will hopefully be the most fun you could have for a good cause & the expansion of the SEC Happy Hour on the 19th as a fundraiser too. YOUR HELP will be needed in getting the word out AND to show up!!!
Thanks for your patience & compassion!!!
HOW YOU CAN HELPHey Alabama,
As many of you have seen, much of Alabama has been devastated as well as many other parts of the south with the outbreak of tornadoes yesterday. Tuscaloosa & Birmingham appear to the be hardest hit with what is thought to be a F3 or F4 size tornado. The entire south is in need, & though we are far away, you can do so much to help by donating to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is able to provide hotel vouchers and purchases emergency supplies specifically needed in each disaster, & this is predominately funded & best assisted by CASH.
It is super easy to get a donation in by going www.redcross.org to donate, or instantly donate $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS. If you donate by text the charges will appear on your wireless bill.
I will be taking collections at our upcoming SEC Happy Hour too.
I'll be posting on Facebook any other updates I find on organizations or activities where you can donate or help out, but the Red Cross is one of the best out there for these sorts of disasters & getting help to those in need. Find us on Facebook by searching "University of Alabama Denver Alumni Chapter (BamaDenver)"
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone back south.
Current CO Bama Students & Family
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