Crimson Tide, for short; The Crimson Tide; The Crimson Tide, familiarly; The Crimson Tide, for short; Crimson Tide's home; Crimson Tide school, for short; Crimson Tide, to fans; The Tide; Crimson Tide

Early newspaper accounts of Alabama football simply listed the team as the "varsity" or the "Crimson White", after the school colors. Later in the year, the school formed an official team of 19 players, with Little as captain and E. B. Beaumontas head coach.

Headline writers then made popular the nickna… University of Alabama law student William G. Little learned how to play American football while attending school in Andover, Massachusetts and began teaching the sport to fellow Alabama students in early 1892.