Crimson Tide Roll Call: May 30, 2019

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Your morning briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics, including full TV listings

Today is …

National Creativity Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Women’s College World Series: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, 8:30 p.m. CT

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

· Women’s College World Series: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2, WatchESPN, Live Audio

Crimson Tide results

• No games scheduled

Women’s College World Series schedule

Thursday’s games

Game 1: No. 3 Washington vs. No. 6 Arizona | 11 a.m. CT on ESPN

Game 2: No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Minnesota | 1:30 p.m. on ESPN

Game 3: No. 5 Florida vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State | 6 p.m. on ESPN2

Game 4: No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 8 Alabama | 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Friday’s games

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner | 6 p.m. on ESPN
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Saturday’s games

Game 7: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser | 11 a.m. on ESPN
Game 8: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser | 1:30 p.m. on ESPN
Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 6 loser | 6 p.m. on ESPN
Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 5 loser | 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Sunday’s games

Game 11: Game 5 winner vs. Game 9 winner | noon on ESPN
Game 12: Game 6 winner vs. Game 10 winner | 2:30 p.m. on ESPN
Game 13 (if necessary): Game 11 teams | 6 p.m. on ESPN2
Game 14 (if necessary): Game 12 teams | 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2

Championship Finals (Best-of-3)

Game 1: Monday | 6:30 p.m. on ESPN
Game 2: Tuesday | 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Game 3: Wednesday | 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

93 days

Did you notice?

• The Green Bay Packers posted Bart Starr’s official obituary. "Celebrating the Legacy of Bart Starr" will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 9 at the Wright Center at Samford University in Birmingham. A similar ceremony will be held in Wisconsin.

• Three Alabama softball players were selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as second-team All-Americans: freshman Montana Fouts, sophomore Kaylee Tow and junior Bailey Hemphill. The SEC had the most players selected with 15. The eight programs participating in the 2019 Women’s College World Series had a total of 25 All-Americans, 11 on the first team. Alabama’s first-round opponent, No. 1 Oklahoma, led with six selections.

Bud Cauley returns to The Memorial one year after the car accident that resulted in six broken ribs, fractured left leg and collapsed lung.

• Athletic director Greg Byrne talked about the fight against apathy at the SEC spring meetings.

• Alabama Rowing’s Glenn Putyrae was named 2019 Big 12 Coach of the Year. The honor is the first for the Crimson Tide since joining the conference as an affiliate member in 2015.“I am humbled to be recognized by the coaches of this conference for the team’s success this season,” Putyrae said in a release. “I am fortunate to have a talented staff, supportive administration and team of committed athletes.”

• The Phillies lost yet another reliever as Adam Morgan went on the injured list with a forearm strain.

• Senior Mazen Osama and sophomore Patrick Kaukovalta tied for a program-best No. 4 in the nation in the final Oracle/ITA doubles rankings of the season. The duo made the first national championship appearance in program history.It was Osama’s second time being ranked at No. 4 in doubles after finishing at the same place with Korey Lovett in 2016.

• Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi believes it's quite simple to understand why USF - but not UCF - is "willing to give up an extra home game to schedule two-for-ones against the likes of Alabama, Florida and Miami," points to the Knights making $3M to $4M per home game, while the Bulls don't "make much money at all on a typical home game." Bianchi: "Believe me, if the cash-strapped USF was making $3 or $4 million per home game, athletics director Michael Kelly would not be giving up these home games just so the Bulls could go and get trampled in Tuscaloosa." Bianchi doesn't stop there, goes in on how Raymond James Stadium may be split from a fandom standpoint for the marquee matchups, "If fact, you could say the Bulls aren't playing a two-for-one with Alabama and Florida; they're playing a two-for-neutral."

• C.J. Mosley, the Jets’ Secretary of Defense:

• We’ll leave you this from Jerry Jeudy.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

May 30, 1955: Bart Starr was named winner of the "Jimmie Moore Memorial Trophy," given annually to an A-Club senior with the highest grade point average. In addition to playing quarterback, Starr was voted the second best punter in the nation the previous year.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you.” — Bart Starr