Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 22, 2019

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2019 NCAA Tuscaloosa Softball Super Regional

Revamped schedule after ESPN made numerous changes

Thursday’s game

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

Friday’s game

Game 2: Texas at Alabama, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday’s game

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

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

101 days

Did you notice?

• Former Alabama linebacker Chavis Williams is the new head coach at Carbon Hill High School.

• Alabama freshman pitcher Montana Fouts was named one of three finalists for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division-I Freshman of the Year. The other two are Minnesota outfielder Natalie Denhartog and Northwestern pitcher Danielle Williams.

• Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed (sports hernia) is not expected to resume football activities until training camp.

• Versatility defined:

• Senior Mazen Osama and sophomore Patrick Kaukovalta advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championships after defeating No. 17 Dominik Kellovsky and Nathan Ponwith of Arizona State, 6-2, 6-4, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

• Landon Collins told ESPN that he believed the Giants got rid of him for "culture change" and also because he didn't fit their scheme.

• Former Alabama women’s tennis All-American Alexa Guarachi is set to play in her fourth consecutive Grand Slam after being selected to the 2019 French Open women’s doubles draw with partner Tamara Zidansek. The first round of the women’s doubles tournament will begin on Wednesday, May 29 at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France.

• Reuben Foster’s injury could mean an opportunity for former Crimson Tide teammate Shaun Dion Hamilton:

• Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton was named NBA All-Rookie second team after finishing seventh in the overall voting by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-team selections were Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, who were unanimous picks, Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns, Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies and Marvin Bagley III of the Sacramento Kings.

• Justin Thomas (wrist) will be back on the PGA Tour next week:

• Learfield IMG College President Greg Brown announced a return to the Collegiate Licensing Company brand as IMG College Licensing and Learfield Licensing Partners will now operate under the CLC header. "CLC was the company that gave birth to the collegiate licensing industry in 1981 after a licensing agreement between legendary Alabama Football Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant and original company founder Bill Battle,” Brown said “Bill and CLC saw an opportunity in the marketplace and developed an innovative solution to meet that need, and we pledge to continue that type of visionary leadership and innovation."

• Bloomberg reported that during a recent 10-year span, flagship universities in southern states had the biggest enrollment growth across the nation, paced by Arkansas at 63% in growth of full-time students from 2007 to 2016. Alabama was second (55%), followed by Ole Miss (51%), Nevada (50%) and South Carolina (44%).

• Here’s a non-update on the contract talks between Amari Cooper and the Dallas Cowboys:

• Celia Jimenez Delgado will represent Spain at the Women’s World Cup in France. The 23-year-old former Crimson Tide player will play in her second World Cup.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 22, 1953: Alabama safety Hootie Ingram and lineman Ed Culpepper were selected as the Southeastern Conference's preseason best defensive back and best blocking lineman. Alabama, coming off its 61-6 win over Syracuse in the Orange Bowl, was picked to win the league title, followed by Georgia Tech and Ole Miss. — Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"I knew Coach Curry was leaving when he came in the squad room with a blue jacket on and in its lapels were tickets to the Kentucky Derby." — Center Roger Shultz talking to the media the night Bill Curry told the team he had accepted another job.

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