Club Sports

UA bowling club rolls on despite lack of funding

Bama Lanes may not be Bryant-Denny Stadium, but University of Alabama bowling club president Craig Bartlesmeyer sounds eerily reminiscent of coach Nick Saban as he talks about the expectations for the upcoming season. “The last couple of years we went to a tournament and we’d get last place and come home and not feel really good at all about it,” Bartelsmeyer said.


Frozen Tide aims for nationals

The Alabama hockey team is gearing up for the upcoming season starting in October. The Frozen Tide is a club team competing in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference, which consists of every SEC team except Kentucky, Missouri and Texas A&M.


Club rugby team strives for chemistry

The University of Alabama women’s club rugby team has one clear-cut goal for this year: chemistry, on and off the pitch. “I’ve actually been amazed by how friendly everyone’s been since I’ve been here,” Shellby Benefield, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and a first-year rugby player, said.


National Hockey League's return makes life a little bit more normal again

I rolled over in bed in my Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hotel on Jan. 6, just a day before the BCS National Championship Game, and checked my phone to find out some of the best news I’d heard in a long time. It had nothing to do with Alabama, Notre Dame or anything else involving the week’s festivities, which I was absolutely exhausted from at the time. It was a text from a friend of mine that was simple but to the point: The NHL lockout is over. The season officially started 13 days later on Jan.