Vanderbilt men’s golf finished ninth in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championship — one stroke back of eighth-place Texas A&M, which claimed the last match play spot. That ends the Commodores’ season in a bit of disappointment, and with that, every Vanderbilt sport other than baseball has now completed its season.
Speaking of baseball, you may have heard, but the Commodores got sent to Clemson — again — where they’ll be the 2-seed in the regional and play St. John’s in the first game on Friday at 11 AM CT.
So, it’s good to know that today marks 95 days until Vanderbilt’s season opener against Middle Tennessee State. Yep, we’re counting down the days, even though the Southpoint Casino in Las Vegas released over/under win totals for the 2018 season and pegs Vanderbilt to win just four games.
Tweet of the Day
Guessing Kentucky fans are blaming Opportunity Vanderbilt for keeping them out of the tourney, too.— AuricGoldfinger (@AuGoldfinger) May 28, 2018
It just means more...scholarships. pic.twitter.com/twxfpzRVVq
Off the West End
Yeah, the Houston Rockets missed 27 three-pointers in a row ... in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Somehow, they came within 9 points of the Warriors while doing so.
The Vegas Golden Knights went up 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Here’s a story about Chris Moneymaker, the Nashville accountant who managed to win the 2003 World Series of Poker, back when ESPN broadcasting poker was a novelty and not “filler because we didn’t sign a decent contract to broadcast MLB games.”
The SEC is having its spring meetings this week, and Dennis Dodd has five things to watch.