The Morning Briefing: September 29, 2018

The famous "Bear" Bryant cover on Time Magazine hit newstands on this date in 1980.

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

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Rowing, Head of the Oklahoma, at Oklahoma City`

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

• Women’s golf at Schooner Fall Classic, at Norman, Okla., 9 a.m. CT

• Football: Louisiana at Alabama, 11 a.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Women’s golf at Schooner Fall Classic, at Norman, Okla., Live Scoring

• Football: Louisiana at Alabama, SEC Network, Saturday 11 a.m., Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Alabama women's golf fired a collective 8-under par on the back nine to tie for first place with Texas at -12 at the Schooner Fall Classic, at Norman, Okla.

• Alabama senior All-Americans Alfred Chelanga and Gilbert Kigen finished 10th and 12th, respectively in their cross-country season debuts at the 2018 Nuttycombe Invitational Friday in Madison, Wis.

• Volleyball: South Carolina def. Alabama 24-26, 26-28, 19-25.

Did you notice?

• Alabama freshmen softball players Montana Fouts and Skylar Wallace were among the list of invitees for the 2019 Junior Women’s National Team selection trials that will take place Dec. 28-Jan. 1 in Clearwater, Fla. The group of 28 invitees are vying for 20 spots on the 2019 USA Softball JWNT training team which will compete at the USA Softball International Cup next fall.

•According to ESPN, Westgate SuperBook rates this year's Alabama team a full five points higher than last year's national champions — which hold the highest mark in his 15 years of computing power ratings.

​• MGM Resorts Sportsbook told that Alabama would be at least a double-digit favorite over every team in the country, the closest being Ohio State at -10. The line would drop by three points to seven if the Buckeyes hosted.

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

September 29, 1990: After three consecutive losses, head coach Gene Stallings finally got his first victory with the Crimson Tide as Alabama destroyed Vanderbilt 59-28 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Bama led 52-0 late in the first half. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

**“**If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride, and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.” – 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:

Saturday, September 29

Louisiana at No. 1 Alabama, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Syracuse at No. 3 Clemson, ABC

No. 12 West Virginia at No. 25 Texas Tech, 11 a.m., ESPN2

Central Michigan at No. 21 Michigan State, 11 a.m., FS1

Arkansas at Texas A&M, 11 a.m., ESPN

Tennessee at No. 2 Georgia, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Baylor at No. 6 Oklahoma, 2:20 p.m., ABC

Pittsburgh at No. 13 UCF, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU

No. 18 Texas at Kansas State, 2:30 p.m. FS1

Coastal Carolina at Troy, 2:30 p.m., ESPN3

South Alabama at Appalachian State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Southern Miss at No. 10 Auburn, 3 p.m., SEC Network

Tennessee State at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC Network

No. 14 Michigan at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m., Fox

Florida at No. 23 Mississippi State, 5 p.m., ESPN

Virginia Tech at No. 22 Duke, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Charlotte at UAB, 6 p.m., ESPN3

No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State, 6:30 p.m., ABC

No. 7 Stanford at No.8 Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m., NBC

No. 20 BYU at No. 11 Washington, 6:30p.m., Fox

South Carolina at No. 17 Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Ole Miss at No. 5 LSU, 8 p.m., ESPN

No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California, 9:30 p.m., FS1