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Today is … Nick Saban’s birthday. It’s also Halloween.

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Soccer: Vanderbilt at Alabama, 7:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network, Live Stats

Crimson Tide results

No games scheduled

Did you notice?

• Alabama graduate student Vincent Kiprop has been named the 2019 SEC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches. He’s the first Crimson Tide cross country runner to win the award. Kiprop earned his undergraduate degree with a 3.87 GPA in public health.

• Alabama releases new Bama Cuts, with Ozzie Newsome:

• Harvey Updyke failed to attend a hearing on why he hasn't paid court-ordered restitution after being convicted of poisoning Auburn’s oak trees. His attorney presented a letter from the 71-year-old’s doctor saying he wasn’t well enough to travel. Prosecutors planned to seek a warrant for failing to appear, and Judge Jacob Walker will decide later whether to order his arrest.

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• Collin Sexton finished with 18 points against the Bulls, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter.

• How did he get through the doorway?

• Congratulations to Bradley Bozeman …

• We’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

Oct. 31, 1981: Paul W. “Bear” Bryant won his 313th game, tying him with Pop Warner for second on the all-time list for major college wins. The victory certainly did not come easily as the Crimson Tide edged Mississippi State 13-10 in an extremely hard-hitting game played in Tuscaloosa. A total of 17 fumbles occurred. Alabama lost seven fumbles and Mississippi State four. However, it was safety Tommy Wilcox's interception in the end zone of a John Bond pass that preserved the win. A 28-yard field goal by Terry Sanders, subbing for Peter Kim who was flattened by a Bulldog defender on a first half three-point try, proved to be the game winner.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"What can I say about Nick Saban. He is the best coach in America." — Former Alabama athletic director Mal Moore