Today is … National Chocolate Day.
Today’s Crimson Tide schedule
• Men's Tennis at USTA $25k Futures, Naples, Fla., all day
• Men’s Golf at Cypress Point Classic, Pebble Beach, Calif., all day
Crimson Tide results
• Volleyball: South Carolina def. Alabama, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19.
• Men’s basketball: Alabama 93, Georgia Tech 65 (charity exhibition)
• Soccer: Auburn 3, Alabama 2, 2OT
• Women’s basketball: Alabama 105, Auburn-Montgomery 16 (exhibition)
Did you notice?
• The Crimson Tide men’s golf team will close the fall schedule at the Cypress Point Classic, which will be played on the prestigious Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif. Alabama will open against top-seeded Duke in the Ryder Cup-style tournament that will feature two rounds of head-to-head competition on Monday, followed by singles matches on Tuesday.
• Alabama baseball hosted Southern Miss for a pair of fall scrimmages, winning the first game 8-1, but the Golden Eagles came to earn a 5-4 victory. Eight of the nine starters reached base safely in Game 1, with junior Tyler Gentry and freshman Jim Jarvis hitting solo home runs, and sophomore T.J. Reeves bringing in three runs. Today was just a really positive day,” Crimson Tide coach Brad Bohannon said in a release. “We played a lot of people so far this fall and in today’s scrimmage. The big question mark for this team is the young pitching staff. We just don’t have a lot of experience, SEC experience, on our pitching staff. I don’t think you could leave the ballpark and not be excited about Connor Prielipp, Antoine Jean, Landon Green, Dylan Smith and Connor Shamblin. Ryan O’Connell is an older kid, but he’s new here, too. Those guys all pitched really well 13 out of the 14 innings, and that’s where it all starts is on the mound.”
• Seniors Taylor Clark, Bailey Hemphill and Elissa Brown and freshman Karla Hice all hit home runs as Alabama softball wrapped up fall practice with a 16-0 victory in 10 innings against Marion Military Institute. Lexi Kilfoyl and seniors Sarah Cornell and Krystal Godman combined on the two-hit shutout. “Any time you can throw a 10-inning shutout, it’s a great thing. I’m really excited about our pitching staff this spring,” Crimson Tide coach Patrick Murphy said in a statement. “We have the makings of one of the best staffs we’ve ever had.”
• Junior Doris Carter had 10 kills and three block assists, but the Alabama volleyball was swept at South Carolina. The Crimson Tide (11-9, 3-6) had a season-low 27 digs.
• The 2009 national championship reunion became a little more special for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram II on Sunday. His wife, Chelsea, announced on Instagram that the couple unexpectedly welcomed a daughter, Mayla, who was born in Tuscaloosa.
• The Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins have agreed in principle to a trade involving running back Kenyan Drake, who did not accompany the team to Pittsburgh for Monday night’s game against the Steelers.
• Christion Jones’ season with the CFL is over:
• Justin Thomas shot 65 during the final round of the Zozo Championship in Japan to finish tied for 17.
• Despite having an 11-stroke lead heading into the final round, the No. 13 Alabama women's golf team finished second, five strokes behind South Carolina at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, N.C. Senior Kenzie Wright and junior Angelica Moresco finished tied for third at 3-under par 213.
• We’ll leave you with this … maybe the best recruiting photo ever:
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
October 28, 1989: Big Thomas Rayam blocked Ray Tarasi's field-goal attempt with :13 remaining to give Alabama a 17-16 win over Penn State at University Park. The Lions were inches away from the goal-line when Joe Paterno opted to go with what appeared to be a cinch field goal. The victory became known in Alabama football folklore as "Desperation Block." – Bryant Museum
October 28, 1987: Javier Arenas was born in Tampa, Fla.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
“To play the defense that he runs you've got to have studs. The defense before was good, but they weren't built for the defense he runs. You give him time and they're going to be studs.” – Former Alabama player Jarret Johnson in 2008.