Today is …
National Father-in-Law Day and National Whistleblower Day, which somewhere will make things very awkward.
Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener
Did you notice?
• Eddie Jackson was No. 30 on the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2019, as voted by the players. The NFL Network is in the process of releasing 10 names every night. Already named were No. 64 Amari Cooper, No. 71 C.J. Mosley, No. 80 Mark Ingram II and No. 99 Derrick Henry.
• Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez on the home-and-home series with Alabama in 2024-25: "Players come here to play in big games against the best teams — it's a way to measure themselves. A match-up like this excites your team. It picks up the tempo during your offseason. Just like when we opened the season with LSU and Alabama a few years ago.” In 2016, the Badgers defeated LSU 16-14 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. "All along, I've felt like we can match up with people and be competitive with anyone.”
• Alabama alum Jereem Richards won the Trinidad 200-meters title with a championship-record time of 20.14 and was second in the 100 meters with a personal best of 10.23. Also at the Trinidad championships, senior Portious Warren won the discus (151-10/46.29m) and was second in the shot put (54-10/16.71m); senior Mauricia Prieto took second in the 200 meters; alum Ruebin Walters was second in the 110m hurdles.
• Alabama women’s tennis announced its 2019-20 schedule, which includes 15 dual matches in Tuscaloosa and the 2020 Southeastern Conference Championships at the Alabama Tennis Stadium.
• The Alabama men’s golf team will be well-represented at the 2019 Western Amateur Championships, Frankie Capan III, Wilson Furr and Davis Shore will be teeing off today at Point O’Woods Golf and Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. Following 36 holes of stroke play, the field will be trimmed to 64 individuals for match play which will last from Aug. 1-3.
• Former Crimson Tide golfer Cheyenne Knight won the final qualifier for the 2019 AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn from August 1-4. It’ll be her second career appearance in a major.
• Alabama baseball landed another commitment:
• We’ll leave you with heartbreaking news from Alabama basketball, regarding director of operations Adam Bauman and his wife Beth:
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
July 30, 1990: Sam Bailey, a long-time chief aide to Paul W. “Bear” Bryant, died at Druid City Hospital after a battle with cancer. Besides serving as an assistant coach at Alabama from 1958-72, Bailey was associate athletic director until his retirement from the department in 1987.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
“I’m not as smart as other coaches. I have to work harder.” – Paul W. “Bear” Bryant.