The Morning Briefing: September 18, 2018

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Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings.

Todays Crimson Tide schedule

Womens golf: No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide opens the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at the Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, Minn. Alabama tees off at 9 a.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

Womens golf: Alabama at ANNIKA Intercollegiate, Live Scoring

Football: Texas A&M at Alabama, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., CBS. Live Video, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterdays Crimson Tide results

The Alabama womens golf team was 8-under par, one stroke off the lead, when play was suspended due to lightning at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Lake Elmo, Minn.

Did you notice?

 Former Alabama radio analyst and Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage has signed former Alabama wide receiver Richard Mullaney for Phoenix-based AAF team. Savage is the team's general manager.

Alabama baseball announced it will open fall practice on Friday afternoon. Practice is set to start at 2:30 p.m., with the first pitch set for 3:45 p.m. It will hold a second scrimmage at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

The Alabama men's and women's basketball teams will hold their fourth annual SUPE Store Tide Tipoff on Monday, Oct. 15, at Coleman Coliseum. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the on-court event beginning at 7 p.m.

In addition to the AP Top 25 and the coaches polls Alabama remained No. 1 in theFWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, receiving all but four first-place votes.Georgia, Clemson and LSU split the other four first-place votes, with the Bulldogs moving up to No. 2 over Clemson. The SEC has the most teams, five, teams in the poll ranking the top 16 in the nation.

On these dates in Crimson Tide history

September 18, 1976: Recovering from an opening day upset loss to Ole Miss, Alabama romped past SMU 56-3 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. After trailing 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Crimson Tide rolled to 28 second-quarter points and never looked back. Halfback Tony Nathan rushed for 101 yards on 10 carries and fullback Johnny Davis had 90 on nine carries to spark a rushing attack that tallied 419 yards. Dewey Mitchell was the defensive leader with nine tackles. Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

How many people watch you give a final exam? [The reply is About 50.] Well, I have 50,000 watch me give mine, every Saturday.

_ Paul Bear Bryant to English professor Tommy Mayo at Texas A&M

How to watch this weeks college football games

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

Thursday, Sept. 20 (all times CT)

Tulsa at Temple, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Sept. 21

Florida Atlantic at No. 16 UCF, 6 p.m., ESPN

No. 10 Penn State at Illinois, 8 p.m., FS1

Washington State at USC, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 22

No. 2 Georgia at Missouri, 11 a.m., ESPN

No. 8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest, 11 a.m., ABC

Nebraska at No. 19 Michigan, 11 a.m., FS1

No. 23 Boston College at Purdue, 11 a.m., ESPN2

Kent State at Ole Miss, 11 a.m., SEC Network

No. 22 Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m., CBS

No. 3 Clemson at Georgia Tech, 2:30 p.m., ABC

Tulane at No. 4 Ohio State, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Kansas State at No. 12 West Virginia, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

No. 13 Virginia Tech at Ole Dominion, 2:30 p.m., CBSSN

Florida International at No. 21 Miami, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC Network

No. 17 TCU at Texas, 3:30 p.m., Fox

McNeese State at No. 25 BYU, 5 p.m., ESPN3

Louisiana Tech at No. 6 LSU, 6 p.m., ESPNU

No. 14 Mississippi State at Kentucky, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Texas Tech at No. 15 Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., FS1

Troy at UL Monroe, 6 p.m., ESPN+

Florida at Tennessee, 6 p.m., ESPN

Arkansas at No. 9 Auburn, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 24 Michigan State at Indiana, 6:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon, 7 p.m., ABC

No. 18 Wisconsin at Iowa, 7:30 p.m., Fox

Arizona State at No. 10 Washington, 9:30 p.m., ESPN