Dialog Extra — Special Edition, Oct. 1, 2010
October 1st, 2010 - Filed under: Dialog Extra
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ALABAMA VS. FLORIDA — Saturday’s football game against the University of Florida will kick off at 7 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium and will be televised on CBS. Click here for complete game-day information including parking, maps, roadblocks, traffic flow and more. Fans can sign up for Twitter updates, and a mobile website is also available.
FACULTY AND STAFF GATES AT THE STADIUM — Faculty and staff who have tickets in the new SS upper-deck section of Bryant-Denny Stadium can enter the stadium through either Gate 21 or Gate 23.
GAME-DAY PARKING REMINDER — On game-day weekends during football season, many parking lots are used for Tide Pride and game-day parking. The following lots and areas must be vacated by 5 p.m. today and on all Fridays of home games: Colonial Drive south of Eighth Street, the south one-third section of the Coleman Coliseum lot, the Tutwiler “triangle” lot, the lower Student Recreation Center lot, the northeast Campus Drive lot and the Softball Stadium complex lot.
COUNTERFEIT TICKETS — The UA Intercollegiate Athletic Ticket Office reminds fans of the potential danger of being sold counterfeit tickets. Fans can visit the Ticket Office at Coleman Coliseum to verify their tickets during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Beginning at 2 p.m. on game day, University officials will verify tickets for fans at Gate 3 and Gate 32. Any person who purchases a stolen or counterfeit ticket may be denied admission at the gates, and any individual trying to gain entry with a ticket found to be fraudulent could be subject to investigation. Also, any person in the stadium who is caught with a stolen or counterfeit ticket will be ejected. The lone authorized outlet for Alabama football tickets is the UA Intercollegiate Athletic Ticket Office. Buyers who purchase tickets from other sources do so at their own risk.
GENE STALLINGS TO BE HONORED — UA and the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will jointly honor former UA head football coach Gene Stallings with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during halftime of Saturday’s game. The NFF announced in May that Stallings would be part of the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2010 induction class.
SHAUN ALEXANDER BOOK SIGNING — Former UA running back Shaun Alexander will sign copies of “The Walk” at the University Supply Store tent outside of the Bryant Museum at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday. Click here for details.
BENNETT AND CROYLE TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS — Former Alabama standouts Cornelius Bennett and Brodie Croyle will sign autographs at 828 Wallace Wade Ave. on the west side of Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon as part of the Sports Illustrated College Football Experience, where the Heisman Trophy will also be on display. Croyle is scheduled to appear from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Bennett is scheduled to appear from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
GAME-DAY RECYCLING — Fans attending Quad events prior to each home football game are encouraged to drop off game-day recyclables at a tent east of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. Plastic, aluminum and cardboard will be accepted at the tent, staffed by employees from UA’s logistics and support services department. Recycling tent operation for the game against the University of Florida will be noon-6 p.m. on Oct. 2. UA employees will hand out recycling bags to individual groups tailgating on the Quad so that cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic cups, food wrappers and other types of plastics, including ice bags, can be recycled.
GAME-DAY SCHEDULE FOR LIBRARIES — UA libraries will operate the following hours on Oct. 2: Gorgas, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Rodgers, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bruno and McLure, closed. Whenever the libraries are closed, all databases, e-journals and e-books remain fully accessible from the libraries website at http://www.lib.ua.edu.
“ROLLING ON THE RIVER WITH THE TIDE!” — The Tuscaloosa County Chapter of the National Alumni Association is hosting a riverboat cruise and pep rally on the Bama Belle today, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes food, beverages and doorprizes. Proceeds benefit the Tuscaloosa County Chapter Scholarship Fund. Special guests include Big Al, the UA cheerleaders and Miss University of Alabama. Registration begins one hour prior to the cruise at the Riverboat Landing at the bottom of Greensboro Avenue off of Jack Warner Parkway. For reservations, contact Stephanie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-310-9036.
OUT-OF-STATE FOOTBALL TV VIEWING SCHEDULE — Faculty and staff who are not able to be in Tuscaloosa on football game days can click here for other locations to view the games.
GYMNASTICS TO HOLD OPEN PRACTICE SATURDAY – The UA gymnastics team will have an open practice Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Frances Smith Gymnastics Practice Facility at the rear of Coleman Coliseum. Fans can enter the practice facility through the southwest entrance to Coleman Coliseum, located across from the entrance to the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium.
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