The Morning Briefing: October 2, 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

• Men’s tennis: ITA All-American Championships at Tulsa, Okla., all day.

• Women’s tennis: ITA All-American Championships at Pacific Palisades, Calif., all day

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Men’s tennis: ITA All-American Championships at Tulsa, Okla., all day, Live Video

• Women’s tennis: ITA All-American Championships at Pacific Palisades, Calif., all day, Live Video

• Football: Alabama at Arkansas, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN, Live Audio

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Men’s tennis: Junior Edson Ortiz advanced in the opening round of the 2018 ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., by defeating Tristan McCormick (Notre Dame), 6-4, 6-1.

Did you notice?

• Alabama gymnastics freshman Shallon Olsen has landed a spot on the Canadian World Championships Team and will compete at the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.A 2016 Canadian Olympian, Olsen finished eighth on the vault in Rio.

• Alabama was ranked No. 1 in the first Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Coaches Poll of the season. Following the Crimson Tide were UCLA, Vanderbilt, USC and Florida in the top five.

• The baseball team will hold four open scrimmages this week on Tuesday (3:15 p.m.), Wednesday (4), Friday (4:15) and Saturday (9:45 a.m.) at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

• Think holding the bragging rights over former Crimson Tide players like Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley wasn’t important to Dre Kirkpatrick? Check out what was posted on Instagram after the Bengals defeated the Falcons on Sunday:

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

October 2, 1925: Although Wallace Wade's Crimson Tide demolished Birmingham Southern in Tuscaloosa, 50-7, the seven points took on more significance than anyone expected. The touchdown and extra point yielded to the Panthers were the only points allowed by Alabama during the 1925 regular season. Alabama went on to clinch its first national title in the Rose Bowl, but the Tide offense had to rally to beat Washington 20-19. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

““In life, you’ll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to it.” – Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

How to watch this week’s college football games

Includes games with ranked teams, SEC teams, local teams or prominent broadcasts:

Thursday, Oct. 4

Georgia State at Troy, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU

Tulsa at Houston, 7 p.m., ESPN

Friday, October 5

Georgia Teach at Louisville, 6 p.m., ESPN

Utah State at BYU, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, October 6

No. 1 Alabama at Arkansas, 11 a.m., ESPN

No. 19 Texas vs. No. 7 Oklahoma, 11 a.m., Fox

Kansas at No. 9 West Virginia, 11 a.m., ESPN2

Maryland at No. 15 Michigan, 11 a.m., ABC

Northwestern at No. 20 Michigan State, 11 a.m., FS1

Missouri at South Carolina, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Boston College at No. 23 North Carolina State, 11:30 a.m., ACC Network

No. 4 Clemson at Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

No. 5 LSU at No. 22 Florida, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Florida State at No. 17 Miami, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Iowa State at No. 25 Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

South Alabama at Georgia Southern, 2:30 p.m., ESPN3

Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State, 3 p.m., Fox

Arizona State at No. 21 Colorado, 3 p.m., Pac 12 Network

UL Monroe at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. SEC Network

SMU at No. 12 UCF, 6 p.m., ESPNU

No. 13 Kentucky at Texas A&M, 6 p.m., ESPN

Vanderbilt at No. 2 Georgia, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 8 Auburn at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 10 Washington at UCLA, 6:30 p.m., Fox

Nebraska at No. 16 Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 24 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., ABC

Utah at No. 14 Stanford, 9:30 p.m., ESPN