The Morning Briefing: October 22, 2018

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 Regional Championships, at Tuscaloosa, all day

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Men’s tennis: ITA Regional Championships, at Tuscaloosa, all day, Live Video

• Football: Alabama at LSU, Nov. 3, TBA, Live Audio

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Men’s tennis: Sophomore Patrick Kaukovalta defeated Karlo Kranic (Ole Miss), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Rafael Wagner (LSU), 6-7(3), 6-3, 7-6(4), to reach the semifinals of the ITA Southern Regional Championships.

• Women’s tennis: Senior Andie Daniell topped Amanda Rogers, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round of qualifying for the Georgia ITF $80k.

• Women’s golf: Placed sixth at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, at Austin, Texas. Junior Kenzie Wright tied for fourth in the individual standings.

• Men’s golf: Finished fifth at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, at Alpharetta, Ga. Sophomores Wilson Furr (75-69-68) and Davis Shore (70-71-71), and senior Davis Riley (74-66-72), each carded a 54-hole total of 4-under par 212 to tied for eighth individually.

• Soccer: Kaley Verpaele scored for Alabama, which earned a double-overtime draw at Georgia, 1-1. With the tie, the Crimson Tide still has a chance to qualify for the SEC Tournament.

• Volleyball: Alabama won at Arkansas, 25-22, 18-25, 26-24, 25-19.The Crimson Tide had a season-high 15 blocks, senior Quincey Gary digs a season-high 30.

• Women’s basketball: Five different players scoring in double figures as Alabama defeated Faulkner 100-44 in its first exhibition. Junior Cierra Johnson had 15 points, six assists and six rebounds, while freshman Allie Craig Cruce also scored 15.

Did you notice?

• The gymnastics team held its annual Halloween-themed intrasquad scrimmage, with the Ghosts led by Abby Armbrecht pulling out a 57-53 victory over the Goblins at the Frances Smith Practice Facility.

• Alabama baseball played an exhibition at Tennessee, which is not on the Crimson Tide’s schedule this season. They play 11 traditional innings followed by seven innings of situational baseball. Sophomore Sam Praytor had a pair of home runs, five RBIs and two runs scored. Senior Joe Breaux had four hits, including a double, two runs and a stolen base.

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

October 22, 1988: In describing the action to a CBS audience, commentator Brent Musburger calls Derrick Thomas' performance the best defensive effort he had ever seen. In Alabama's 8-3 win over Penn State, Thomas registered three quarterback sacks, including one for a safety, batted down one pass, and was credited with eight quarterback hurries. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Never give up. Reach down inside and you’ll find something left.” – 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:

Tuesday, October 23 (all times CT)

Troy at South Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Thursday, October 25

Baylor at No. 13 West Virginia 6 p.m., FS1

Toledo at Western Michigan, 6 p.m., EPSN2

No. 25 Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, October 26

Louisiana Tech at Florida Atlantic, 5:30 p.m., CBSSN

Miami at Boston College, 6 p.m., ESPN

Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m., FS1

Wyoming at Colorado State, 9 p.m., CBSSN

No. 23 Utah at UCLA, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, October 27

No. 2 Clemson at Florida State, 11 a.m., ABC

No. 20 Wisconsin at Northwestern, 11 a.m., Fox

Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 11 a.m., SEC Network

No. 9 Florida at No. 7 Georgia, CBS

Kansas State at No. 8 Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m., Fox

No. 18 Iowa at No. 17 Penn State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

No. 21 South Florida at Houston, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

Arizona State at USC, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

No. 12 Kentucky at Missouri, 3 p.m., SEC Network

No. 15 Washington at California, 5:30 p.m., FS1

No. 14 Washington State at No. 24 Stanford, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Network

No. 16 Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 6 p.m., ESPN

No. 22 North Carolina State at Syracuse, 6 p.m., ESPN2

UAB at UTEP, 6:30 p.m., ESPN+

Tennessee at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Navy, 7 p.m., CBS

No. 6 Texas at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., ABC

No. 19 Oregon at Arizona, 9:30 p.m., ESPN