Club Sports

Sam Messina returns to the ice for Alabama

One sneeze while sitting on his bed in his Tuscaloosa apartment changed the course of Sam Messina’s life forever on Sept. 21, 2016. Messina had just returned home from eating lunch at Mugshots when the sneeze hit. Messina passed out, doctors actually told him that technically he had a mini-stroke.

Team chemistry has Alabama hockey off to a hot start

This is how the Alabama Hockey Club team spent it’s 9 1/2 hour road trip to Lynchburg, Virginia, as they traveled to take on Liberty on Sept. 15 to open its season. The teams split the two matches. Alabama does not have a lot of opponents it plays close by, so it uses the long bus rides as a continuation of building the team chemistry.

Jon Lovorn honors Newtown with number change

Twelve to 14 to 26. That was the combination that tied the score at one in the 2014 CIAC DIII Hockey State Championship game. For most players and its fans, those numbers would mean little. For the Newtown Nighthawks, their fans and an entire city, those numbers meant the world.

New faces stepping up for Alabama lacrosse

The team loses five seniors coming into the fall, one of which is Jake Griffith, who scored twenty goals last season. That was the second most on the team. Even with the loss of Griffith and several other key seniors, captain Thomas Lengel is very confident in this team’s potential.

Alabama club baseball team looks to continue success

The Alabama club baseball team is a completely student run, university funded organization, that is recognized to compete in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). For many members of the team getting the chance to play college baseball had been a lifelong dream, and while this dream didn’t come completely true, they still get the chance to lace up the cleats and don the crimson and white on the diamond against a competitive talent level. 

Experiences outweigh costs to play club sports

As the leaves around Tuscaloosa start to turn brown and temperatures finally – mercifully – begin to dip, fall club sports are preparing to kick off their seasons as well. It can be an exciting time of the year for athletes on club sports teams, but it also signals the annual arrival of a not-so-exciting prospect: paying club dues. 

Men's rugby looking to continue recent success

The University of Alabama’s oldest club sports team, men’s rugby, begins another fall season looking to replicate the recent run of victories over the past few seasons.  The coaches and veterans of the club are busy preparing a new wave of freshman players to replace departed seniors who led the runs to a 2016 Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) championship and a 2015 second place finish.   The team has established a winning tradition over the past five years that is unmatched by any other run of success since the club’s founding in 1973.