Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 29, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is …

National Waffle Iron Day

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

63 days

Did you notice?

• reported that Tua Tagovailoa is not participating in the Manning Passing Academy due to a minor hamstring injury.

• Former Crimson Tide guard Retin Obasohan signed with the Phoenix Suns and will be a part of the franchise’s NBA Summer League team, which will play in Las Vegas from July 6-17.

• Jorja Macrae was named an honorable mention All-American selection by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, a first for the Crimson Tide program.

Alabama men’s basketball sophomore Kira Lewis Jr. and Team USA will open play this weekend in the FIBA 2019 Men’s Basketball U19 World Cup against New Zealand on Saturday at noon CT. Team USA is one of 16 teams competing for the World title, which takes place June 29-July 7 in Greece. WATCH LIVE

• Eryk Anders(11-4) will face Venicius Moreira (9-2) in UFC Minneapolis today on ESPN. The fight is an undercard, with coverage beginning at 5 p.m.

• Remember this quote:

• The San Francisco 49ers put a microphone on inside linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans during their minicamp:

• Pitcher Jimmy Nelson returned to the injured list with an elbow issue.

Spencer Turnbull also went on the injured list for the Detroit Tigers:

• The Arizona Diamondbacks activated catcher Alex Avila from the 10-day injured list.

• The Philadelphia Phillies activated pitcher Tommy Hunter from the 60-day injured list.

• Former Alabama softball player Caroline Hardy has her first coaching job:

• Former Alabama women’s tennis standout Alexa Guarachi will play in her fifth consecutive Grand Slam after being selected to the 2019 Wimbledon Ladies’ Doubles draw with partner Sabrina Santamaria. The first round of the ladies’ doubles tournament will be held July 3-4 at the All England Club at Wimbledon.

• We’ll leave you with this from Landon Collins …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 29, 1970: Scott Hunter, quarterback of the Crimson Tide, was off to visit American troops in Vietnam on a trip sponsored by the NCAA. Joining Hunter on the trip were Missouri's Mel Gray, Notre Dame's Larry DiNardo, Texas' Scott Henderson and NCAA official Chuck Neinas. Hunter was recommended for the trip by Ole Miss head coach Johnny Vaught. — Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“I’ve never had more fun making a movie.” — Gary Busey on making the movie “The Bear.” Today is his birthday.