Archive for January, 2012

The Court Report with Ryan Martin

January 30, 2012  |  Field Notes  |  1 Comment

Tradition- it’s the best word to describe cheering at the University of Alabama. Whether I’m cheering in Bryant Denny stadium or Coleman Coliseum, I can feel that I am a part of something bigger than just a game. Our basketball games have become more and more exciting every year that I have been here and this weekend’s game against Arkansas was no different!

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A Man’s Guide to being a Cheerleader – Part 1

January 25, 2012  |  Field Notes  |  13 Comments

Gentlemen, if you’re reading this you have already joined or are thinking about joining in on what I view as the greatest sport or activity you could think of. Ladies, if you are reading this, enjoy but also please forward onto any gentlemen you know who cheers or could possibly want to join your cheerleading team. I have some rules or guidelines for the men out there who cheer that I want to share with the world.

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A Winning Tradition: When 1st Place is the Standard

January 23, 2012  |  For the Love of Competition  |  1 Comment

What do all of these programs have in common? A winning tradition and a household cheerleading name. When you hear people talk about these programs, you automatically think of something they are famous for and dread competing against them. However, these teams haven’t always been the powerhouses that we view them as today. These squads have made a name for themselves.

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Sideline Report with Ryan Martin

January 13, 2012  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

Lucky-there are no other words that can describe my past three years at the University of Alabama better! Since I moved down to Tuscaloosa, I have been able to cheer at two National Championship football games and win a National title of my own. I have to be the luckiest girl in the world!

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Sideline Report with Courtney Begnaud

January 11, 2012  |  Field Notes  |  No Comments

Hey Y’all! This is Courtney from LSU. I am a junior majoring in Mass Communication and this is my third year cheering for the Tigers. This past weekend I got the opportunity of a lifetime when we cheered at the BCS National Championship game!

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The Road to Nationals

January 9, 2012  |  On the Stage  |  1 Comment

The big game. Every sport has one. Cheerleaders are athletes who experience a unique journey to get to our national championship competition. Instead of battling opponents from other schools all year, we face our teammates. Teamwork is the backbone for success in cheerleading. We learn that it is essential to work together to defeat the biggest opponent—our routine.

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Get your Squad Involved with CheeReaders

January 6, 2012  |  Cheers for Charity  |  No Comments

America’s new past time is sitting around and watching TV, but this needs to change. Children, especially at a young age should be keeping their minds active. Children should be thinking, solving problems and comprehend things, instead of watching TV. That’s why Hannah Young started CheeReaders!

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