Today is … National Make A Difference Day. It’s also homecoming at Alabama, with the theme: “Return of the Legends”
Today’s Crimson Tide schedule
• Women’s golf: Alabama at Landfall Tradition, Wilmington, N.C., 9:09 a.m. CT, Live Results
Crimson Tide results
Volleyball: Florida def. Alabama 25-18, 25-16, 25-16
Did you notice?
• A pair of Crimson Tide volleyball players hit personal milestones, but Alabama (11-8 overall, 3-5 SEC) was still swept at No. 13 Florida. Senior Hayley McSparin moved into Alabama’s career top 10 in total blocks, and is just the fifth player in Crimson Tide history to rank in the top 10 in total blocks, solo blocks, block assists and hitting percentage. Junior Kaylee Thomas had 15 digs, putting her just 64 away from the 1,000 mark.
• All five Crimson Tide women’s golfers were in the top-30 as Alabama was tied for first after the opening day of the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. No. 13 Alabama shot 3-under par 285 to lead the tournament field along with Illinois. Virginia was one stroke back.
• Kristen Gillman made her first LPGA hole-in-one at the BMW Ladies Championship in Korea and won a car.
• According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are looking for a fourth-round draft pick to deal running back Kenyan Drake before Tuesday’s trading deadline.
• Carbon Hill High School, which is coached by former Alabama linebacker Chavis Williams, clinched its first playoff berth since 1999.
• Former Alabama players Irv Smith Jr. and Hale Hentges pulled off something rare Thursday night:
• Gavin Moynihan withdrew from the final full-field event of the European Tour season, the Portugal Masters, due to back issues. He needed to finish at least fourth to avoid returning to the Q School.
• We’ll leave you with this …
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
October 26, 1968: Linebacker Mike Hall was credited with 24 tackles during Alabama's 21-14 victory over Clemson at Denny Stadium. "Mike was all over the field, making good things happen today," Paul W. “Bear” Bryant said after the win. A fourth quarter 30-yard touchdown pass from Scott Hunter to George Ranager capped the one touchdown victory. – Bryant Museum
October 26, 1989: Dre Kirkpatrick was born in Gadsden. Ala.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
"For [them] to kind of say we haven't deserved their respect to call us Alabama, they call us `Red Team.’ And for their head coach to come out and say they can play against anybody, I don't think we're just anybody. We won two national championships in a row and we're undefeated right now. So we're not just anybody." – AJ McCarron after Alabama crushed Tennessee 45-10 on this date in 2013