The Morning Briefing: September 21, 2018

Legendary coach Gene Stallings visits with broadcaster Chris Stewart during a baseball game following the 2011 tornado.Christopher Walsh/Bama Central

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

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Men’s tennis (split squad): Milwaukee Tennis Classic, all day.

• Men’s tennis (split squad): Ivy Plus Invitational, Princeton, all day.

• Women’s tennis: Rice Invitational, all day.

• Baseball: First fall scrimmage at Sewell-Thomas Stadium, 3:45 p.m.

• Men’s track: “Celebration of Champions” ceremony at Sarah Patterson Champions Plaza, 4:30 p.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Men’s tennis: Milwaukee Tennis Classic, all day, Live Stats

• Women’s tennis: Rice Invitational, all day, Live Video

• Football: “Four Sides of the Story: Alabama Audible,” CBS, 1:30 p.m.

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

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Soccer: Vanderbilt 3, Alabama 2. “This one hurts... I’m gutted for the team,” Coach Wes Hart said. “They poured their hearts out for this one. I thought we were the more dangerous team in the game, but the score would say otherwise. We created some great chances and their goalkeeper came up huge on a few occasions. Funny game …”

• Men’s tennis: Junior Edson Ortiz and sophomore Patrick Kaukovalta both won their singles matches in the opening round at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic.

Did you notice?

• Alabama’s Peyton Ernst announced her retirement from gymnastics. She transferred from Florida as a freshman and competed on balance beam in 2018. “I am so thankful for the whole coaching staff at Alabama for all of their support and for giving me the choice to end my career how I wanted,” the two-time scholastic All-American said in a release. Ernst is on target to graduate in May.

• The University of Alabama School of Law announced a $26.5 million donation from prominent business executive and attorney Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., with the school renamed the Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at The University of Alabama. Culverhouse’s father was the original owner of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his mother was on the Crimson Tide golf team. He’d previously donated $2.25 million to endow women’s golf scholarships at UA, $5.3 million to the UA Culverhouse College of Business, and $147,000 fund an endowment named in honor of former football player Derrick Thomas for student scholarships.

• The breach of contract dispute between Texas A&M and former assistant coach Jeff Banks, who was hired away by Nick Saban, was settled in early September before a lawsuit was filed, Banks' agent Devin Bonik told “He does a really good job with our special teams,” Saban said during his Wednesday press conference.

On these dates in Crimson Tide history …

September 21, 1974: Thirteen different players carried the football for 502 yards and led by quarterback Richard Todd the passing game added 141 more as Alabama crushed Southern Miss 52-0 at Legion Field. Todd also gained 69 yards rushing and the defense, led by end Mike Dubose, limited the Golden Eagles to 143 total yards and nine first downs. Freshman Ozzie Newsome, in only his second game in a Crimson Tide uniform, earned his first start as a wide receiver. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“The expectation level is high at the University of Alabama and it should be. What's wrong with people expecting excellence?” — Gene Stallings

How to watch this week’s college football games

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

Friday, Sept. 21 (all times CT)

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