Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 9, 2019

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Christopher Walsh

Today is … National Children’s Day.

BamaCentral also wants to welcome the Alabama Sports Writers Association, which is holding its annual convention in Tuscaloosa.

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

No games scheduled

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Crimson Tide results

The Alabama women’s track and field team scored in every event it participated in on the final day of competition to finish seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Austin, Texas. Junior Esther Gitahi led the effort with a school-record 15:51.81 while placing third in the 5,000 meters. Both the Crimson Tide men and women placed in the top 10 in the same season for the first time in school history.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

84 days

Did you notice?

• The Alabama sports calendar for the 2018-19 academic year has concluded.

•Alabama baseball commitment C.J. Abrams, who was the No. 6-overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft, came to terms with the San Diego Padres.

• Robert Horry to Yahoo Sports Canada on becoming “Big Shot Bob”

“It’s a weird moment. It happened in high school, we were playing in my high school’s Christmas tournament, we were up and we actually lost our Christmas tournament because I missed shots at the free-throw line. And, to see how disappointed my teammates were after that shot — here I am, the star player expected to get them to the mountain top and we failed — and, I think, after that moment I never wanted to see my teammates down like that. So, it just put something inside of me where I wanted to go out and make shots and win games, just play hard. Not for me, but for my teammates. To be honest with you, it was cockiness because I knew I was going to make it. Here I am, number one player in the state of Alabama and it’s a free throw, it’s free! And I missed it, and I realized you can’t go in cocky, you gotta go in there with confidence.”

• Bradley Sylve worked out for the XFL Houston franchise:

• A telling line from Landon Collins:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 9, 1983: The City of Tuscaloosa announced plans to change the name of 10th Street to Paul Bryant Drive.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“The lessons of discipline, sacrifice, hard work, team work, fighting to achieve, aren’t being taught by many people other than coaches. A football coach has a captive audience and can teach these lessons because the communication lines between himself and his players are more open than between kids and parents. We’d better teach these lessons or else the country’s future population will be made up of a majority of crooks, drug addicts or people on relief. He was surely ahead of his time as far as the game and with people,” Woodrow Lowe, who was born in in Phenix City, Ala., on this date in 1954, while quoting Paul W. “Bear” Bryant.