Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 7, 2019

Christopher Walsh

An abbreviated edition of the Roll Call will appear this week. Today is …

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and National Doughnut Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, at Austin, Texas

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

• NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, at Austin, Texas

Crimson Tide results

• Portious Warren finished second in the shot put with a throw of 59-5 (18.11m) at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

85 days

Did you notice?

• Alabama's Bailey Hemphill headlined the 2019 Academic All-American Division I softball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She was also voted the recipient of the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year award. A human development and family studies major with a 3.99 GPA, Hemphill was a finalist for the 2019 USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Year award. Teammate Kaylee Tow, who has a 4.00 GPA as a marketing major, was a third-team selection.

• Alabama women's golfer Jiwon Jeon will open play for the International Team at the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. on Friday. The best U.S. and international collegiate golfers compete on co-ed teams in a Ryder Cup-style tournament. Alabama head coach Mic Potter is serving as co-head coach for the United States Team.

• The $111.6 million plan to overhaul Alabama athletics facilities, as Phase I of the massive project dubbed "The Crimson Standard," gained unanimous approval from the board of trustees physical properties committee. Per, $92.5 million will be earmarked for Bryant-Denny Stadium, which will see capacity currently listed at 101,821 drop by a few hundred seats and still remain above 100,000.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 7, 1960: Larry Hennessey, a former star end for the Kentucky Wildcats, joined the Alabama coaching staff, replacing Rod Keith who had accepted a job with Texas A&M. Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant said that Hennessey, who liked to go by his nickname "Dude," would coach the ends. After graduating from the commerce school at UK, Hennessey began his coaching career at Sulphur Springs High in Texas and arrived from coaching at Xavier High in Louisville. — Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"Football changes and so do people. The successful coach is the one who sets the trend, not the one who follows it." — Paul W. “Bear” Bryant