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Anchor Drop, February 12, 2019: Spring game start time set

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11 AM on the SEC Network? Where have we heard that one before?

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Good morning.

Vanderbilt’s spring game (officially the Black and Gold Spring Game) will be televised this year. Unlike in years past, there was little fight over this: since it’s an actual spring game and not a “spring showcase,” the SEC Network was more than willing to pick it up.

Yesterday, we found out the start time: 11 AM. Of course it’s at 11 AM, because why wouldn’t a Vanderbilt spring game be at 11 AM? The bad news: if you were planning to make it a doubleheader with baseball, you’ll be on the West End all day; the Commodore baseball team takes on Tennessee the same night at 8 PM at Hawkins Field. That game will also be on the SEC Network, so if you plan on leaving your television set on the SEC Network all day, well...

Vanderbilt News

Services for former athletic director and Vice Chancellor David Williams will be held this Friday at The Temple Church at 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. Services are open to the public; visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM with the funeral service at 1:15 PM.

Illinois graduate transfer CB Cameron Watkins is down to Vanderbilt and Iowa State. Watkins went to Pearl-Cohn and played with Ke’Shawn Vaughn there as well as at Illinois.

John Jenkins signed a ten-day contract with the Knicks.

Off the West End

Ole Miss vacated wins, because of course they did.

The NBA is investigating whether the Lakers tampered with BEN SIMMONS (!)

Georgia got a five-star recruit... in basketball?

Bill C.’s preview series starts with Bowling Green and Kent State. (Insert jokes about Derek Mason recruiting.)