Please take a moment to think about those impacted or killed by Sunday’s tornados. The American Red Cross accepts monetary donations to its Disaster Relief Fund and is always looking for blood donors: . High Socks for Hope, the charity co-founded by former Alabama pitcher David Roberson along with his wife, has already announced it’ll be raising money as well:
Today’s Crimson Tide schedule
• Men’s golf: Alabama at Querencia Cabo Collegiate, all day
How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide
• Men’s golf: Alabama at Querencia Cabo Collegiate, all day, live results
Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results
• Junior Cierra Johnson had 22 points but women’s basketball dropped its final game of the regular season at Missouri, 82-47. With the loss the Crimson Tide (13-16, 5-11 SEC) will be the No. 11 seed in the SEC Tournament and take on the No. 14 seed in Vanderbilt at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, in Greenville, S.C.
• The No. 20 men's tennis team (11-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) played a three-hour match against visiting Texas A&M, but lost 4-3 at the Roberta Baumgardner Indoor Facility. Meanwhile, the women’s team was swept at No. 24 Texas A&M, 4-0.
• The No. 14 Alabama men’s golf team finished the first day of the 2019 Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Mexico in 12thout of 13 teams, after shooting 17-over par 301. Sophomore Wilson Furr led the Crimson Tide at 1-over par 72, tied for 27th.
• Softball vs. Michigan State was cancelled.
Did you notice?
• Despite being 300-plus pounds, defensive lineman Quinnen Williams ran the 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds. He also did the vertical jump in 30.5 inches and a 112-inch broad jump. Williams did not participate in the three-cone drill or the shuttle run. Defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs did the 40 in 5.15 seconds, a 24.5-inch vertical jump, 96-inch broad jump, the three-cone drill in 8.01 seconds and the shuttle run in 4.83.
• Along the linebackers, Mack Wilson did a 32-inch vertical jump, and 117-inch broad jump, but elected to skip the 40 due to a hamstring concern. Christian Miller scored a 38.5-inch vertical jump (fourth-best among the linebackers) and 118-inch broad jump.
• Michael Casagrande of AL.com asked cornerback Savion Smith what happened to him with his injury during the National Championship Game.
• Safety Deionte Thompson called his recent wrist injury requiring surgery a “freak accident in the weight room.” (paid)
• Former Alabama cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who transferred and played the last two seasons at Ohio State, suffered torn pectoral during bench press at the NFL combine.
• Wyman Townsel, who coached Freddie Kitchens for his first three football seasons at Etowah High School, told the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com that Kitchens shares several traits with Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas.
• Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News: It’s deja vu for Alabama basketball
• From Edwin Stanton, also of the Tuscaloosa News: Mike Riley makes triumphant return to Birmingham while handing the Iron its first loss of the AAF season.
• Trent Richardson scored his seventh touchdown for the Iron, but former Alabama offensive linemen Korren Kirven and Brandon Green both left the game with apparent knee injuries and JC Hassenauer was already out with a knee injury.
• Per Golfweek, Justin Thomas will meet with USGA officials after being called out on Twitter by the USGA PR for being outspoken about how much he doesn’t like the rule changes
“It was a little shocking. It was a little upsetting just because it was inaccurate,” Thomas said Sunday of the USGA’s claims. “I haven’t canceled anything, especially any meetings. But it is what it is, and all I want is the best for the game of golf and the best for the sport, and that’s what we’re going to continue to try to communicate with each other to get that.
“It is unfortunate. It just was — it really hurt me.”
• From Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne:
Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener:
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
March 4, 2002: Director of Athletics Mal Moore officially launched the Crimson Tradition Fund, an initiative that ultimately raised more than $150 million for athletic facility upgrades. Nearly every facility was were upgraded following the campaign, which was completed in 2006. It also served as a key precursor to eventually hiring Nick Saban as head coach of the football program.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
"Coach Moore is somebody that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. First, for giving us the opportunity to come to the University of Alabama and the great job he did on selling us on this University and what could be done here. Then, all of the support he has given to our program. He certainly deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the success we have had because of the way he sets the table and serves us so well. Most things that you would see, he has had some hand in making all of the athletic facilities what they are, first class in so many ways. More than that, he is a class gentleman, probably as fine as you are ever going to meet. He has been a great friend and his support has certainly been appreciated.” — Nick Saban after Mal Moore’s death in 2013