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Anchor Drop, December 3, 2018: Bowl Game Edition

If you haven’t heard, Vanderbilt is playing in the Texas Bowl against Baylor.

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NCAA Football: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

If you haven’t heard by now, Vanderbilt will play Baylor in the 2018 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston on December 27. Tickets from Vanderbilt’s ticket allotment are available through I’d encourage you to buy through Vanderbilt if you’re going as it looks good for future bowls if we sell out our allotment.

Women’s basketball lost 72-61 at Kansas State on Sunday in spite of 21 points from Mariella Fasoula. The women are now 3-5 on the season.

The Tennessean has some thoughts on three Vanderbilt juniors — Jared Pinkney, Joejuan Williams, and Ke’Shawn Vaughn — who might be off to the NFL after the Texas Bowl. Derek Mason evidently set up a meeting with an agent to see about their draft stock. (Kalija Lipscomb has already announced he’s returning to college next season.)

Also tying up another loose end, Colorado is hiring Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker to be its head coach. Derek Mason had been mentioned as a candidate for that job.

Off the West End

Your playoff: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.

There was a massive screwup in slotting the at-large New Year’s Six games, though, declining us the opportunity to see UCF vs. Florida and instead giving us Florida vs. Michigan for roughly the ten millionth time. I’m sure Florida didn’t chicken out of playing UCF because when have they done that?

Bill Snyder is retiring, finally.