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1896 Alabama Crimson White football team

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1896 record  2–1 (1–1 SIAA)
Home stadium  The Quad
Captain  T. W. Powers
1896 Alabama Crimson White football team
Conference  Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Head coach  Otto Wagonhurst (1st year)

The 1896 Alabama Crimson White football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team was led by head coach Otto Wagonhurst, in his first season, and played their home games at The Quad in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In what was the fifth season of Alabama football, the team finished with a record of two wins and one loss (2–1, 1–1 SIAA).


In spring 1895, the University Board of Trustees passed a rule that prohibited athletic teams from competing off-campus for athletic events. As such, all games scheduled for the 1896 season were played on campus at The Quad. In their first game, Alabama shutout the Birmingham Athletic Club before they lost their only game of the season against Sewanee. The Crimson White then closed the season with their second shutout victory of the year against Mississippi A&M.


  • Source: 1896 Alabama football schedule
  • Staff

  • Head coach: Otto Wagonhurst
  • Manager: Champ Pickens
  • References

    1896 Alabama Crimson White football team Wikipedia

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