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1898 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1898 record0–0 (0–0 SIAA)
Head coachNo coach
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The 1898 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") was to represent the University of Alabama in the 1898 college football season; however, this was the first time Alabama did not field active football team due a university policy since the inaugural 1892 squad. In the spring of 1895, the University Board of Trustees passed a rule that prohibited athletic teams from competing off-campus for athletic events.[1] As such the 1898 season was canceled; however the board subsequently rescinded this rule and the squad returned to the field for the 1899 season.[1] Since beginning play in 1892, this would mark only the first of three separate years Alabama did not field a team (the two other were war years, in 1918 during World War I, and in 1943 during the World War II).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Griffin, John Chandler (2001). "1896: Trustees Thwart Alabama" (in English). Alabama vs. Auburn: Gridiron Grudge Since 1893. Athens, Georgia: Hill Street Press. p. 13. ISBN 1-58818-044-1.