Today’s Crimson Tide schedule
• Men’s basketball: Charleston Classic, Alabama vs. Ball State, 12:30 p.m. CT
• Swimming: Alabama at Georgia Tech Invitational, all day
• Volleyball: Alabama at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.
How to watch the Crimson Tide
• Swimming: Alabama at Georgia Tech Invitational, all day
Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results
• Women’s basketball: Senior Shaquera Wade scored five straight points during the final 2:35 of overtime to lead Alabama to a 62-61 win at SMU. Junior Jasmine Walker had her third consecutive double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
• Alabama swimming and diving won two events on the first day of the Georgia Tech Invitational. Robert Howard and Zane Waddell posted the two fastest 50 freestyle times in the nation this season.
• Men’s basketball: Northeastern 68, Alabama 52
Did you notice?
• The Alabama football team having a Graduation Success Rate score of 84, surpassing the NCAA minimum and finishing in the top four of the SEC, kicked in a clause in Nick Saban’s contract giving him a $100,000 bonus.
• This year’s winner of the Stallings Award, presented annually to a college football coach who is both a humanitarian and an exceptional coach is TCU’s Gary Patterson.
• The Cleveland Plain Dealer had oddsmaker Jeff Sherman handicap how Alabama would fare against the bottom teams in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills would be favored by 28.5 points, and the Cleveland Browns would be favored by 35.5.
Bonus: Alabama’s Early Signing Day additions
Various Crimson Tide teams announced signings at the early-signing period continued:
• Baseball signed 12 high school players along with two junior college talents: CJ Abrams (Alpharetta, Ga.), Myles Austin (Smyrna, Ga.), Blake Bennett (Haleyville, Ala.), Zane Denton (Brentwood, Tenn.), Owen Diodati (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada), William Hamiter (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Garrett Hester (Dade City, Fla.), Logan Keller (Longwood, Fla.), Andrew Pinckney (Peachtree City, Ga.), Connor Prielipp (Tomah, Wis.), Dowd Ritter (Mountain Brook, Ala.) and Peyton Wilson (Hoover, Ala.). Along with the high school signees, the Tide added junior college talents in Ryan O’Connell (Wabash Valley (Ill.) Community College) and Britt Sparks (Shelton State (Ala.) Community College). The class is ranked No. 10 in the nation by Baseball America.
“I’m so excited about this group,” Coach Brad Bohannon said. “This recruiting class is representative of how I expect our team to be over time. This is a very deep, balanced group with a good mix of left-right, strength and athleticism.”
• Softball added pitcher Alexis Kilfoyl from Land O’ Lakes, Fla. She is ranked No. 2 overall on Extra Innings Softball’s class of 2019 list and No. 16 on FloSoftball’s Hot 100.“We knew she was the one we wanted after watching her in a tournament in Orlando several years ago,” Coach Patrick Murphy said. “She has all the tools necessary to succeed at the highest levels of college softball. She not only won a high school state championship but a national championship in summer ball as well.”
• Men's tennis team added Avi Shugar from Eugene, Oregon. The four-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net, has been nationally ranked as high as No. 82 on TR.net in Boys U18.
• Men’s golf:The Crimson Tide added the trio of Tyler Lipscomb (Carrolton, Ga.), Thomas Ponder (Dothan, Ala.) and Simms Abney (Madison, Miss.). Lipscomb was named a 2018 Rolex Junior All-American who is currently ranked as the No. 39 junior golfer in the nation. Abney was ranked No. 79 and Ponder No. 86.
• Women’s golf signed Caroline Curtis of Richmond, Va. and Emilie Øverås of Ålesund, Norway. Curtis was the VISAA state champion and a Rolex All-American in 2017. Øverås was a member of the 2017 Norwegian Junior Team Championship
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
November 16, 1907: Alabama tied Auburn 6-6 at the Fairgrounds in Birmingham, but Auburn coach Mike Donahue called foul, claiming the Alabama offense used an illegal shift. The movement of the backs, dubbed the "Pollard Shift" after coach Dr. J.W. Pollard, contributed to the series halted until 1948
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
“There are a lot of guys who are heavily recruited who don’t pan out. At Alabama, you don’t see many of these guys sort of fall by the wayside and not develop. Most of these guys that Nick has and this coaching staff has, once they get their hands on them and they work with them, these guys turn out to be real good players.” -- ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
How to watch this week’s college football games
Includes games with ranked teams, SEC teams, local teams or prominent broadcasts.
Friday, November 16(all times CT)
Memphis at SMU, 8 p.m., ESPN2
No. 25 Boise State at New Mexico, 8 p.m., CBSSN
Saturday, November 17
The Citadel at No. 1 Alabama, 11 a.m., SEC Network
No. 10 Ohio State at Maryland, 11 a.m., ABC
Middle Tennessee at No. 17 Kentucky, 11 a.m., SEC Network
Idaho at No. 13 Florida, 11 a.m., ESPNU
Arkansas at No. 21 Mississippi State, 11 a.m., ESPN
No. 22 Northwestern at Minnesota, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
No. 14 Penn State at Rutgers, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
No. 19 Utah at Colorado, 12:30 p.m., Pac 12 Network
No. 12 Syracuse at No. 3 Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m., NBC
No. 9 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., ABC
No. 20 Boston College at Florida State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2
Texas State at Troy, 2:30 p.m., ESPN+
Missouri at Tennessee, 2:30 p.m., CBS
USC at UCLA, 2:30 p.m., Fox
Indiana at No. 4 Michigan, 2:30 p.m., FS1
UMass at No. 5 Georgia, 3 p.m., SEC Network
Liberty at Auburn, 3 p.m., SEC Network
Oregon State at No. 18 Washington, 3:30 p.m., Pac 12 Network
South Alabama at Louisiana, 4 p.m., ESPN3
Duke at No. 2 Clemson, 6 p.m., ESPN
UAB at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Kansas at No. 6 Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m., Fox
Rice at No. 7 LSU, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
Chattanooga at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
Cincinnati at No. 11 UCF, 7 p.m., ABC
No. 16 Iowa State at No. 15 Texas, 7 p.m., Longhorn Network
Arizona at No. 8 Washington State, 9:30 p.m., ESPN