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Bradley Bozeman Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

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Crimson Tide Football:

Alabama center Bradley Bozeman has been named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy Watch List, award organizers announced earlier this week. 

Bozeman is one of eight Southeastern Conference centers among the 63 named to the list.

Bozeman started all 15 games at center in 2016 and helped the Tide rank 16th nationally and first in the SEC in scoring offense (38.8 ppg), 12th nationally and second in the league in rushing offense (245.0 ypg) and 34th in the nation in total offense (455.3 ypg). 

The Roanoke, Ala., native blocked for 11 100-yard rushing games in 2016 — four from Damien Harris and Jalen Hurts along with two from Bo Scarbrough and one by Josh Jacobs. 

He was named to the Alabama coaching staff's offensive players of the week lists for his performances against Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn and Florida.

Bozeman is the second member of the Crimson Tide football team to appear on a preseason watch list. Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List earlier this month.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.9 million for the cystic fibrosis community. 

The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $130 million for the fight against cystic fibrosis. 

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-American center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

The 2017 winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 13, 2018.

Alabama Track & Field Sending Deep Squad to NCAA East Regional this Weekend...

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Crimson Tide Track & Field:

The Alabama track & field teams will compete for spots in the NCAA Championships when the Crimson Tide travels to Lexington, Ky., for the NCAA East Track & Field Regional, May 25-27 at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex.

The Crimson Tide will send 24 men, 19 women and four relay teams to Lexington for what is the qualifying round for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held June 7-10 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

"We're sending a strong group of athletes to the NCAA Regional in Lexington.

This is a very competitive regional so we will have to be at our best this weekend.

We had a number of good performances at the SEC Championships so I am encouraged about where we are heading into this meet."

Alabama Men’s Golf Opens Play at 2017 NCAA National Championships on Friday Morning...

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Crimson Tide Men's Golf:

The Alabama men's golf team is set to begin play at the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf National Championships, which tees off on Friday, May 26, and runs through Wednesday, May 31, at the par 72, 7,300-yard Rich Harvest Farms course. 

The Tide will make its 19th appearance at Nationals and ninth showing in the last 11 years, including six appearances in the last seven years.

There will be three rounds of stroke play for the 30-team field with a cut to 15 teams after 54 holes. 

Those 15 teams will be whittled down to eight teams after a fourth round of stroke play. The eight teams will then begin three rounds of match play for the national title (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5), which is slated to be held on May 30-31.

After a slow start to the 2016-17 season, Alabama is playing some of its best golf at the right time of year. Over the last six tournaments this spring, the Crimson Tide has finished outside the top five only once. 

That occasion came when it placed sixth at the SEC Championships. However, Alabama advanced to match play with the result and reached the semifinals before falling to No. 3 seed and 15th-ranked Texas A&M.

After averaging a team total of 876.0 over the first four stroke play tournaments of the year, the Tide has lowered that more than 21 strokes in the six tournaments since. 

Over the stretch, Alabama's team average has dropped to 854.7 per tournament.

NFL Adopts Medical tent created by Alabama...

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Crimson Tide Football:

A medical-evaluation tent born at Alabama will be used by NFL teams during the 2017 season.

During his remarks to the press at the conclusion of the NFL's spring meetings in Chicago on Tuesday, league commissioner Roger Goodell said the tents would be on NFL sidelines this season.

Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, made a presentation to team owners on Tuesday that included the medical tents. Sills was professor of neurological surgery, orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at Vanderbilt before being named to the NFL position in March.

"This year, we will be using medical-examination tents on the sidelines, which you may have seen to some extent on the college level,"
Goodell told reporters on Tuesday. "It's an opportunity for us to have a better examination because it will insure privacy for a short period of time so doctors can go ahead and make the appropriate diagnosis."

Jeff Allen, Alabama football's head athletic trainer, was seeking a way to make sideline medical care during games more private. 

From that idea and Allen's work with two Alabama engineering students - Jared Cassity and Patrick Powell - the medical-evaluation tent was developed.

Known as the Sideline-ER, the tents are produced by Kinematic Sports now. The company was started by Allen and the two former students. Their product has spread in college football.

Alabama Women’s Tennis Set to Begin NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship Play...

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Crimson Tide Women's Tennis:

Alabama senior Erin Routliffe and freshman Maddie Pothoff will represent the Alabama women's tennis team at the 2017 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships!

They will begin play Wednesday, May 24, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia. 

Routliffe is scheduled to face Meible Chi of Duke in the first round of the singles draw on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. CT. 

In the first round of doubles on Thursday, May 25, Routliffe and Pothoff will square off against Stanford's Emily Arbuthnott and Taylor Davidson at a time that still has yet to be determined.

Routliffe, a two-time NCAA Doubles Champion and a four-time first team All-SEC accolade winner, is making her third consecutive appearance in the singles championship. 

She is currently ranked No. 13 in singles in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings, playing all of her matches from the top position in singles and doubles. 

During the 2016-17 campaign, she registered seven wins over nationally ranked singles opponents. Routliffe leads the team for the most doubles wins in dual-match play with 13, while rankings second on the team for the most singles wins in the spring season with 13. 

Based upon her elite performance in the regular season, Routliffe enters this year's singles bracket as a No. 9-16 seed. 

If she moves on to the second round on Thursday, she will take on the winner between Ioanna Markesini of ETSU and Mia Horvit of South Carolina.

Pothoff and Routliffe are a No. 5-8 seed in this year's doubles bracket, giving the pair ITA All-America honors. 

The duo is currently ranked No. 5 nationally, and they collected five victories over nationally ranked doubles opponents during the 2017 spring campaign. 

If the couple advances to the round of 16 on Friday, they will take on the winner of the match between Florida's Anna Danilina and Ingrid Neel and Georgia Tech's Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones.

The Tide has been represented in the NCAA individual tournament in each of the last eight years and both the singles and doubles tournament in the same season seven times.

All matches will be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and seven-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two points) at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.

Tide Women’s Golfers Cheyenne Knight, Kristen Gillman and Lauren Stephenson Earn WGCA All-America Honors...

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Crimson Tide Women's Golf:

Alabama sophomores Cheyenne Knight and Lauren Stephenson and freshman Kristen Gillman have been named to the 2017 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Team. 

Knight and Gillman were first-team selections. Stephenson was named to the second team. 

The WGCA announced the first-team honorees on Tuesday morning and the second-team and honorable mention selections on Tuesday afternoon.

Knight earned first-team WGCA honors in 2016 and was also the association's Freshman of the Year last season. She earned Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-SEC honors earlier this season. Knight was Alabama's low scorer at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships for the second year in a row, finishing in a tie for 10th at seven-over par.

Gillman was selected as the SEC Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-SEC first team and the SEC All-Freshman team earlier this month. She was Alabama's No. 2 scorer at the NCAA Championships, finishing in a tie for 17th at 10-over par.

Stephenson was a first-team All-SEC selection this season and shared the team lead in top-five tournament finishes with Knight and Gillman at five. Stephenson also led the Tide in tournaments under par with eight in 11 outings.

Alabama has now seen 13 players earn WGCA All-America honors 24 times since 2006 under head coach Mic Potter. 

The list includes 11 first-team selections by seven different players, five second-team picks and eight honorable mentions.