The Morning Briefing: January 11, 2019

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Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Indoor track: Alabama at UAB Blazer Invitational, 9 a.m.

• Swimming and diving: vs. Miami and Florida State, 10 a.m.

• Gymnastics: Michigan, Denver and Bowling Green at Alabama, 7:30 p.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Indoor track: Alabama at UAB Blazer Invitational, 9 a.m., Live Results

• Swimming and diving: vs. Miami and Florida State, 10 a.m., Diving Stream, Live Results

• Gymnastics: Michigan, Denver and Bowling Green at Alabama, 7:30 p.m., SECN+, SECN+ Stream, Live Scoring

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

Women’s basketball: Auburn 66, Alabama, 56. The Crimson Tide was led by sophomore Jasmine Walker’s 18 points while senior Shaquera Wade had 13. “We can’t turn it over 25 times and give up 28 points off those turnovers,” head coach Kristy Curry said.

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Did you notice?

• With Alabama swimming and diving facilities being renovated, the Crimson Tide will celebrate Senior Day as it will be the final home meet of the season. The Alabama men and women will face FSU, while the women also take on Miami. The meet will be split over two days, with the diving taking place on Friday, and the swimming events and Senior Day ceremony set for Saturday at 9:45 a.m.

• The Alabama men's track & field team is ranked No. 7 nationally in the 2019 U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) preseason indoor rankings, while the women are No. 13, seven places ahead of last season’s start.

• Former Alabama women’s basketball head coach Rick Moody was named to the 2019 Southeastern Conference Women’s Legends Class, the conference office announced. Moody is the longest-tenured and winningest coach in the program’s history after accumulating a 311-176 (.639) record in 16 seasons from 1989-2005. He also led the Crimson Tide to its only Final Four appearance in 1994 and coached the Tide to 13 winning seasons.

• Eric DeCosta will take over as the Ravens general manager Friday, ending Ozzie Newsome’s long run in the role that dates back to 2002. DeCosta, 47, has worked under Newsome as the Ravens’ assistant GM since 2012.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

January 11, 1990: Gene Stallings was introduced as the new football coach at Alabama before a packed audience of media, former players and well-wishers. Former stars Bart Starr and Lee Roy Jordan participated in the press conference and urged all Crimson Tide fans to rally behind Stallings and the Alabama program.

Crimson Tide quote of the day: 

“It was tough. It really was. I made the decision to do it because the score was [tied] and we were tired on defense and weren't doing a great job of getting them stopped and felt like if we didn't do something or take a chance to change the momentum of the game that we wouldn't have a chance to win.” – Nick Saban on his decision to call for an on-side kick against Clemson during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

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