Good morning. We apologize for the lack of the Anchor Drop the past couple of days; Tom’s been busy in the Harris County Courthouse (which, in a fun coincidence, can be seen in the background of the header photo.)
The baseball team, which is 9-1 on the season, will play three games at Minute Maid Park in Houston (home of the World Champion Houston Astros, in case you’ve forgotten) this weekend, starting at noon CT today against Sam Houston State. The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, which is a regional network that you may not get. I don’t know if you can stream it, though Vanderbilt does have an audio stream available.
The women’s tennis team opens SEC play today with a home match against Auburn at 3 PM CT. A live stream is available. The men’s tennis team also opens SEC play at Alabama at 6 PM CT.
The women’s bowling team is competing at the Hawk Flight Invitational in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, this weekend, starting today at 9:55 AM CT. The bowling team’s YouTube channel will have a stream, depending on WiFi availability.
The women’s golf team will compete at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C., starting at 9:10 AM CT. I mostly just wanted an excuse to type “Darius Rucker Intercollegiate,” which is a real golf tournament. You can follow the Commodores here.
Off the West End
The Preds won last night, 4-2 over Edmonton.
Arizona coach Sean Miller is apparently keeping his job. You really do have to appreciate, though, this nugget in ESPN’s article about it: “ESPN stands by its reporting on Miller and the FBI investigation.” Hoo boy. Somebody’s going to end up with egg on its face here (and as somebody who has blocked Clay Travis on Twitter and wants corruption cleaned up in college basketball, I would very much prefer it be Sean Miller.)
For VUDoc76: Louisville held a four-point lead with 0.9 seconds left. Louisville did not win the game. If it sounds like they really blew it, that’s because they did.
Another Olympic medalist is suing the USOC and USA Gymnastics.
A good post about what the NFL Combine is really about.