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Anchor Drop, April 15, 2018: Championship Edition

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Vanderbilt bowling claims its second national title; women’s tennis claims an SEC title.

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Good morning.

Yesterday was a big day for non-revenue sports. Bowling claimed a national title, the fourth NCAA title in Vanderbilt history and the second for the program, with wins over Sam Houston State and McKendree. This led to predictable responses from the “football is the only sport that matters” segment of the sports radio blowhard population, which I won’t link here, but I will say that if you are a Vanderbilt fan and you don’t like Vanderbilt fielding a team in a sport in which Vanderbilt has now won two national titles, you should probably stop reading here and go watch the NFL.

Also, women’s tennis won its second consecutive SEC regular season title with a dramatic 4-3 win over Florida in the season finale.

The news from yesterday wasn’t all good, though. Lacrosse lost to Georgetown on Senior Day by a 15-9 score. Baseball’s game against Ole Miss was rained out and they’ll play two today starting at noon CT on ESPNU. So, too, was the Mason Rudolph Invitational, which will finish today.

Men’s tennis completes its regular season today at Tennessee; game time is noon CT.

Off the West End

NBA playoffs started yesterday, with the Warriors, Raptors, 76ers, and Pelicans winning Game 1. In the NHL, the Predators won 5-4 to go up 2-0 on Colorado.

Vanderbilt alum Luke List enters Sunday at the RBC Heritage one shot off the lead.