Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 21, 2019

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Your morning briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics, including full TV listings

Today is …

National Strawberries and Cream Day

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2019 NCAA Tuscaloosa Softball Super Regional

Thursday’s game

Game 1: Texas at Alabama, 8 p.m. CT (ESPN)

Friday’s game

Game 2: Texas at Alabama, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday’s game

Game 3: Texas at Alabama, 1 p.m., if necessary, ESPN

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

102 days

Did you notice?

• Athlon Sports released its preseason Top 25 in conjunction with its preseason annuals released Monday, with Alabama at No. 1. The rest of the top 10 was Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida, Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Two other SEC teams were ranked, No. 20 Auburn and No. 23 Missouri.

• Sophomore Angelica Moresco shot 12-over par 85 in difficult conditions during the final round of stroke-play competition at the 2019 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Moresco completed the 54-hole event at Blessings Golf Club at 20-over par 239 (79-75-85). The individual standings were not completed Monday as nine players were still on the course when play was called.

• The hype for Crimson Tide players in the 2020 NFL Draft continues:

• No. 36 Andie Daniell lost 6-0, 6-1, to No. 1 overall seed Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami (Fla.) in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. She finished her four-year Crimson Tide career tied for No. 8 all-time in career singles wins with an 86-41 record.

• On the men’s side, No. 47 Mazen Osama lost 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 to No. 45 Dan Little of Utah in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships. Osama ended his Crimson Tide singles career with a 73-52 record. He was named first-team All-SEC three straight years.

• Alabama pitcher Davis Vainer announced he’s leaving as a graduate transfer for Arizona.

• Tuscaloosa Deonte Wilder was a two-time winner at the 40th Sports Emmy Awards for Showtime’s all-access coverage of his fight against tyson Fury. The categories were outstanding edited sports event coverage and outstanding edited sports special or series.

• Former Alabama guard Diante Wood, who entered the NCAA transfer portal in April, announced that he’s transferring to Jacksonville University

• Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster suffered a significant knee injury on the third snap of OTAs with his new team. He left the field on a cart and with his leg in an air cast. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament plus after damage after hyperextending his left knee.

• According to Swimming World, 2016 U.S. Olympian Ryan Held will train in Tuscaloosa with new Crimson Tide coach Coley Stickels leading up to 2020 Olympic Trials.

• As expected, Julio Jones, who is in the middle of negotiating a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons, did not report for the start of OTAs.

• The top basketball prospect in the state Trendon Watford from Mountain Brook High School committed to LSU.

• The Cincinnati Bengals shook up their offensive line and made Jonah Williams the left tackle:

• It’s not Alabama-specific, but former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois told 247Sports he will join Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic team as a walk-on.

• Finally, we’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 21, 1960: Former Alabama two-sport star Charley Boswell was featured on the NBC Show “This is Your Life” hosted by Ralph Edwards. Among those on hand to help Boswell recall his moments growing up in Ensley, his athletic days at Alabama and his World War II hero days, was famous entertainer Bob Hope. The once Crimson Tide halfback and baseball playerwas blinded by a German artillery shell that exploded after he pulled a crew member from a tank during World War II. Boswell, who subsequently took up golf and won 28 national and international titles for blind golfers, donated his money from the show to his favorite charity, "The Alabama Sight Conservation Association." — Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"I've often said that it took a lot of courage to go back into that tank and get that soldier. But all of the things he did after losing his sight, they took real courage." — Alston Callahan, development director at the Eye Foundation Hospital, about Charley Boswell in his New York Times obituary in 1995.

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