President Obama today congratulated the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for their victory over the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) College Football National Championship Game in an official ceremony at the White House. Alabama beat LSU 21-0 in the game, which was played on January 9, 2012, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Crimson Tide’s victory marks the team’s second BCS title in the last three years and the 14th college football national championship for the University of Alabama. In January, U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Jeff Session (R-Ala.) introduced a resolution commending the team for this achievement. A copy of the resolution is attached.
Senator Shelby, a Tuscaloosa resident who holds an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Alabama, issued the following statement:
“It’s an honor to see the Crimson Tide recognized at the White House as the undisputed college football national champion for the second time in three years. This team’s dominance and class is a credit to the University of Alabama’s coaching staff and administration. Their impressive achievement casts a proud reflection upon the State of Alabama.”