Crimson Tide Roll Call: Feb. 24, 2021

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Today's Crimson Tide Schedule

Baseball: UT-Martin at No. 22 Alabama, 3 p.m. CT, Watch/Listen/Live Stats

Men's basketball: No. 6 Alabama at No. 20 Arkansas, 8 p.m. CT, ESPN2

Men's swimming: SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, 9 a.m./5 p.m. CT

Softball: UAB at No. 4 Alabama, 6 p.m. CT, Watch/Listen/Live Stats

Crimson Tide Results

Women's golf: Alabama finished third overall at the Lady Gator Invitational with final scores of 291-287-285/863. Benedetta Moresco led the way individually, finishing fifth at even par. "It was nice to be in contention today," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said in a statement. "This still isn't up to our standards, but it's getting closer, and I was proud of the way this team battled today. They were a little sloppy in areas, but our momentum is moving in the right direction and we really handled adversity well."

Baseball: No. 22 Alabama 5, Jacksonville State 2

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Did you notice?

  • The Crimson Tide is back at it, as the football team began the annual "4th Quarter" conditioning program.
  • Alabama softball player Kaylee Tow was named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week after a huge weekend against LSU, going 11-14 (.786) at the plate and adding nine RBIs.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton helped snap a 10-game losing streak, contributing 29 points, one rebound and five assists en route to a win against the Atlanta Hawks. It was his sixth straight 20-point performance. 
  • Alabama soccer player Reyna Reyes made her first appearance for Mexico Women's National Team, coming on as a substitute in a friendly against Costa Rica. 
  • Matt Menke, Derek Maas, Colton Stogner and Matt King took silver in the 200 medley relay as Alabama swimming and diving opened the men’s swimming portion of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Championships at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. "There’s a saying at Alabama, ‘Tradition Never Graduates,’ and I think that’s so true, and we certainly have created a tradition of excellence when it comes to relays," Crimson Tide interim head coach Ozzie Quevedo said in a release. "Now we have to continue to build off this start and scrap for every point as we move into the week."

Countdown to the Crimson Tide's 2021 opener:

192 days

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

February 24, 1910: Fred Sington, the All-American who inspired Rudy Vallee to sing "Football Freddie," was born in Birmingham.

February 24, 1983: Charlie Peprah was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

February 24, 1993: Gehrig Dieter was born in South Bend, Ind.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Of fundamentals and techniques these players are ahead of most colleges because of their coaching and they recruit first- and second-round draft choices. They do a heck of a job of evaluating who they recruit and sign. It’s a credit to Nick Saban and his staff." – Jon Gruden

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