The Morning Briefing: November 21, 2018

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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

Volleyball: Texas A&M at Alabama, 7 p.m. CT

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Volleyball: Texas A&M at Alabama, 7 p.m. SEC Network +, Live Stats

• Football: Auburn at Alabama, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., CBS, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• No games scheduled.

Did you notice?

• The men’s golf team will be featured in the Golf Channel’s “Driven,” a four-part documentary series beginning May 6. Former Crimson Tide golfer Justin Thomas will serve as co-executive producer for the show’s second season.

• Women’s golf coach Mic Potter has been named the co-head coach of the U.S. that will compete in the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup, June 7-9, 2019 at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. “It is a tremendous honor,” he said in a release.

• Sania Mitchell of American Christian Academy will join the gymnastics team in January. She’s the first Tuscaloosa gymnast to join the team since Jacqueline Shealy in 2007. She’s the 2018 Alabama state vault champion.

• Senior Robert Howard was named the Southeastern Conference Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season. He’s posted the nation’s fastest time in the 100 freestyle, is ranked second nationally in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 200 freestyle.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

November 21, 2015: Cyrus Jones returned two punts for touchdowns in his final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium, a 56-6 victory over Charleston Southern. Jones scored on returns of 43 and 72 yards, becoming the first Alabama player to score twice on punt returns, according to school records dating to 1944. He's also the first Crimson Tide player to have touchdowns on punt returns in consecutive games. "I'm just happy I went out the way I did, in kind of dramatic fashion," Jones said. "It's something I'll never forget."

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"I told the players if we had lost this game today, there would be nothing else that would tarnish what you've accomplished more than that. You would someday be an NFL player in a Mercedes-Benz and roll your window down to talk to a pretty girl and she'd say, 'You lost to Chattanooga when you played at Alabama.’ Nobody would ever forget that one." – Nick Saban after Alabama won in this date in 2009, 45-0.

How to watch this week’s college football games

It’s the final week of the regular season. Happy holidays to you and your families from BamaCentral.

Thursday, November 22(all times CT)

Colorado State at Air Force, 2:30 p.m., CBSSN

Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, November 23

East Carolina at Cincinnati, 11 a.m., ESPN3

Akron at Ohio, 11 a.m., CBSSN

Houston at Memphis, 11 a.m., ABC

Texas at Kansas, 11 a.m., FS1

Buffalo at Bowling Green, 11 a.m., ESPNU

Central Michigan at Toledo, 11 a.m., ESPN3

Eastern Michigan at Kent State, 11 a.m., ESPN3

Nebraska at Iowa, 11 a.m., Fox

Arkansas at Missouri, 1:30 p.m., CBS

Coastal Carolina at South Alabama, 2 p.m., ESPN+

Virginia at Virginia Tech, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Oregon at Oregon State, 3 p.m., FS1

UCF at South Florida, 3:15 p.m., ESPN

Oklahoma at West Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN

Washington at Washington State, 7:30 p.m. Fox

Saturday, November 24

Baylor at Texas Tech, 11 a.m., FS1

Navy at Tulane, 11 a.m., ESPNU

SMU at Tulsa, 2:30 p.m., CBSSN

Michigan at Ohio State 11 a.m., Fox

Georgia Tech at Georgia, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Syracuse at Boston College, 11 a.m., ESPN

Florida at Florida State, 11 a.m., ABC

Marshall at Florida International, 11 a.m., Stadium

Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech, 11 a.m., CBSSN

Purdue at Indiana, 11 a.m., ESPN2

North Carolina State at North Carolina, 11:20 a.m., ACC Network

Wake Forest at Duke, 11:30 a.m., ACC Network

Old Dominion at Rice, Noon, ESPN+

Troy at Appalachian State, 1:30 p.m., ESPN+

Southern Miss at UTEP, 2 p.m., ESPN+

Louisiana at UL Monroe, 2 p.m., ESPN+

UAB at Middle Tennessee, 2 p.m., ESPN3

Stanford at UCLA, 2 p.m., Pac 12 Network

Illinois at Northwestern, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Arizona State at Arizona, 2:30 p.m., FS1

Auburn at Alabama, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Maryland at Penn State, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Minnesota at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Pittsburgh at Miami, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Temple at UConn, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU

Arkansas State at Texas State, 3 p.m., ESPN3

Rutgers at Michigan State, 3 p.m., Fox

Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC Network

Charlotte at Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m., Stadium

South Carolina at Clemson, 6 p.m. ESPN

Kentucky at Louisville, 6 p.m., ESPN2

San Jose State at Fresno State, 6 p.m., ESPNU

Kansas State at Iowa State, 6 p.m., FS1

North Texas at UTSA, 6 p.m., ESPN+

Colorado at Cal, 6 p.m., Pac 12 Network

LSU at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Notre Dame at USC, 7 p.m., ABC

Oklahoma State at TCU, 7 p.m., Fox

Nevada at UNLV, 8:30 p.m., CBSSN

BYU at Utah, 9 p.m., FS1

Utah State at Boise State, 9:15 p.m., ESPN

Hawaii at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU

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