The Morning Briefing: October 4, 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.

• Soccer: Kentucky at Alabama, 7 p.m., CT.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

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

• Soccer: Kentucky at Alabama, SEC Network+,Live Video, Live Stats

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

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Women’s tennis: Senior Andie Daniell took a 6-1, 6-1 loss to No. 31 Meible Chi (Duke) in the Qualifier Finals of the ITA Riviera All-American Championships.

• Volleyball: Tennessee def. Alabama 21-25, 14-25, 25-21, 20-25. Junior Ginger Perinar led the Tide offense with 16 kills.

Did you notice?

• After being promoted from the Green Bay practice squad on Saturday, Tony Brown made his NFL debut as an active player against Buffalo. He played three defensive snaps and 12 on special teams. “It’s beautiful out here,” Brown told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “It’s something you can can’t explain at Lambeau. You don’t get that all around the league. I’m blessed to come to an organization like Green Bay, who has the best fans in the country.”

• The 2018 softball team was recognized for its academic prowess by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, placing eighth on the 2017-18 Easton/NFCA Division-I All-Academic list with a 3.590 team grade point average, the highest mark for any 2018 NCAA Super Regional or Southeastern Conference team.

• After serving a four-game suspension Mark Ingram II will see a number of familiar faces when he makes his season debut on Monday. The Saints will host the Washington Redskins at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with the Redskins boasting numerous former Crimson Tide players including Jonathan Allen, Ryan Anderson, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Da’Ron Payne.

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

October 4, 1969: In one of the most exciting games in college football history, Alabama edged Ole Miss 33-32 before a sellout crowd at Legion Field and large television audience on ABC. Alabama’s Scott Hunter was 22-for-29 and 300 passing yards while Rebels quarterback Archie Manning was 33-for-52 for 436 yards to go with 15 carries for 104 rushing yards. Mississippi's 609 yards were the most ever registered against a Crimson Tide defense.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray.” – 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