Crimson Tide Roll Call: August 10, 2019

Your daily briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics

Today is …

National S’mores Day

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

21 days

Did you notice?

• ESPN reported that Alabama is in the process of trying schedule a neutral-site game with Florida State in Atlanta in 2025.

• Krystal Rivers led with 13 points, including 10 kills, but the U.S. Women’s National Team lost to Brazil 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 in the Pan American Games pool play in Lima, Peru. The U.S. team will wrap up tournament play with a consolation match on Saturday.

• Haylie McCleney went 2-for-3 with two home runs, but Team USA lost to Canada at the Pan American Games, 3-2. The Americans will play Puerto Rico on Saturday with the winner facing Canada in the gold-medal game.

• Alabama men’s golf announced its 2019-20 schedule, which features trips to the historic Cypress Point Golf Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., along with tournaments in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Alabama will also host Army for the fifth annual Bush Cup, a single-day 18-hole match play competition named after the 41 President of the United States George H.W. Bush.

• Crimson Tide golfer Kenzie Wright made it all the way to the quarterfinals, before bowing out to Australian Gabriela Ruffels, 2 and 1, in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss.

• Following his 61 in the first round, Bobby Shelton carded a 70 in the second round of the Portland Open and was tied for third in the Web.com Tour event.

• Women’s soccer completed its first week of fall practice and will host an exhibition match against UCF at noon Sunday, at the Alabama Soccer Complex.

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Courtesy Alabama Athletics

• We’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

August 10, 1988: Alabama will wear black shoes again for the time since the 1979 season. The decision to change from white to black was made by the Crimson Tide players. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“There’s a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success.” – Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

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