Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 2, 2021

Your daily briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics, including full TV listings
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Today is … National Lemonade Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Crimson Tide results

Bama Central Headlines …

Did you notice?

  • Christian Barmore and Mac Jones are ready to go to work for their new team, the New England Patriots:
  • Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy bragged on his new graduates:
  • Looks like Jaylen Waddle made the right choice in choosing to come play for Alabama over schools in Texas:
  • Alabama baseball also sent out its congratulations to its graduates:
  • And DeVonta Smith joined Jalen Hurts for a Philadelphia 76ers game in his new home city:

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2021 opener:

125 days

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 2, 1985: ABC officials announced that their plans to move the Alabama-Penn State game to Monday night, Sept. 2 had been nixed because Maryland refused to move its game with the Nittany Lions on Sept. 7 to a later date. Alabama coach Ray Perkins and Penn State coach Joe Paterno had both agreed to move the game from late October to Labor Day night to accommodate the national network. — Bryant Museum

May 2, 1991: Don Whitmire, an All-American tackle at both Alabama and Navy, died at the age of 68. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee is one of just four players to be named an All-American at two different schools. He went on to reach the rank of rear admiral and while serving with the Seventh Fleet commanded Task Force 76, which supported the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“We never thought about losing” – Pooley Hubert after Alabama’s first Rose Bowl victory.

We’ll leave you with this …