Vanderbilt basketball is two weeks away from tipoff, and while it’s behind a paywall at The Athletic, I highly recommend this article about star freshman Darius Garland and Simi Shittu. It’s almost worth The Athletic subscription by itself.
Men’s golf kept up its pace on Monday, the second day of the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, as they hold an eight-shot lead. Commodores Will Gordon and John Augenstein are first and second in the individual competition going into the final round.
For the third time this season, soccer’s Haley Hopkins is the SEC Freshman of the Week.
Nick Zeppos wants you to Anchor Down... at the ballot box.
Tweet of the Day
It's abundantly clear that the SEC office is biased against your team and absolutely loves your team's rival. pic.twitter.com/jkJAYDzzW7— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 22, 2018
Off the West End
Damian Jones is playing! For the Warriors!
The World Series starts tonight with Game 1 in Boston. You will be forgiven for not caring since it is between two mega-market teams, but for the record, David Price will get the ball for the Red Sox in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Sadly, we won’t get an all-Vandy pitching matchup, as Walker Buehler won’t go until Game 3 in Los Angeles.
The preseason AP Top 25 was released yesterday. Not surprising: Vanderbilt is unranked. Surprising: Vanderbilt didn’t get a single vote. Of note: six Top 25 teams are on Vanderbilt’s regular season schedule.
On the football front, Arkansas is getting its starting QB back.
The jury’s deliberating in the giant clusterfuck at the intersection of college basketball and sneaker companies.