American Football Database
1918 Alabama Crimson Tide football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1918 record0–0 (0–0 SIAA)
Head coachB. L. Noojin
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The 1918 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") was to represent the University of Alabama in the 1918 college football season; however, the season was canceled due to the effects of World War I.[1] B. L. Noojin was to serve as head coach for the season.[2] University officials canceled the season as a result of multiple opponents canceling their contests against Alabama and a military policy that only allowed for the team to practice for less than one hour per week.[2] Alabama also did not field a team in 1898 due to campus rules prohibiting athletic teams from traveling off campus to compete and in 1943 due to the effects of World War II.[1][3]


In December 1917, Alabama released its tentative schedule for the 1918 season.[4] At that time, the Crimson Tide were scheduled to open the season against Kentucky in Tuscaloosa and play Vanderbilt at Dudley Field.[4] In the February that followed, the official schedule was released that featured four games in Tuscaloosa, two in Birmingham and one on the road.[5]

October 5[[{{{school}}}|Birmingham College]]* N/A
October 11Marion Military Institute* N/A
October 26Howard (AL) N/A
November 2Sewanee N/A
November 9Vanderbilt N/A
November 16at LSU N/A
November 28Mississippi A&M N/A
  • *Non-conference game


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alabama withdraws". The Gazette. Associated Press (Montreal, Quebec: Google News): p. 18. August 27, 1943. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Intercollegiate football abandoned at University". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News): p. 1. August 23, 1943. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  3. Griffin, John Chandler (2001). "1896: Trustees Thwart Alabama". Alabama vs. Auburn: Gridiron Grudge Since 1893. Athens, Georgia: Hill Street Press. p. 13. ISBN 1-58818-044-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Noojin to coach Crimson next year". The Montgomery Advertiser (NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers): p. 2. December 20, 1917.
  5. "Alabama announces football games". The Montgomery Advertiser. Associated Press (NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers): p. 2. February 11, 1918.