Today is …
The longest day of the year as summer begins. It’s also Take Your Dog to Work Day
Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener
Did you notice?
• Alabama men’s basketball sophomore guard Kira Lewis Jr. was named to the final 12-man 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team roster. Lewis and Team USA will continue training in Colorado Springs through Sunday, then travel to Heraklion, Crete, Greece, for the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup that will be played June 29-July 7.
• The Bryant Museum will hold a birthday party for the oldest living Crimson Tide player as Dr. Don Salls is turning 100. The party will be held Monday from 2-5 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free during the event.
• A day after Oregon outfielder Alexis Mack announced that she would play for the Crimson Tide as a graduate transfer, Patrick Murphy issued a release: “We are very excited to add Alexis to our 2020 roster. She will provide tremendous experience to our team next spring. Team 24 could be one of the fastest in our history.” Mack batted .395 over two seasons with the Ducks.
• This interesting note from the NBA draft:
• Alabama football updated its roster with new weights since the spring, with linemen Stephon Wynn (+16) and Justin Eboigbe (+11) adding the most weight, an outside linebacker Ben Davis (-15) and offensive linemen Kendall Randolph (-15) losing the most. Also shedding weight were offensive linemen Emil Ekiyor (-11) and Amari Kight (-11). Also of note, summer enrollee Braylen Ingraham is up 31 pounds from his listed weight of 260 on National Signing Day, to 291.
• Alabama had an interesting visitor:
• The attached video is titled "Year 2: Episode 3" Tony Brown Off-Season,” and is of his training Prior to OTA's with Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans.
• Meanwhile, this was posted about Gehrig Dieter:
• We’ll leave you with this … a photo by the Tuscaloosa News from the Alabama Adapted Athletics wheelchair basketball camp in the Stran-Hardin Arena:
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
June 21, 2013: Alabama superfan Dick Coffee died at the age of 91. Beginning with the season opener in 1946, he attended 781 consecutive games and 51 consecutive bowl games. The last time he saw the Crimson Tide play was the 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the BCS Championship Game on Jan. 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.In 2010, ESPN.com named Coffee the No. 1 college football superfan in America.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
"When you make a mistake, admit it; learn from it and don't repeat it." — Paul W. “Bear” Bryant