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Anchor Drop, June 3, 2019: 89 Days to Kickoff

Vanderbilt will face Duke in the Super Regionals next weekend.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Vanderbilt Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

We are 89 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener. #89 on the roster is Braden Kopp, a 6’5”, 275-pound redshirt junior tight end from Houston, Texas, who saw his first game action in 2018. Kopp was recruited as an offensive tackle, but after a year or two in the program he’s moved to tight end — where he’s mostly getting used as an extra blocker in the jumbo package.

Vanderbilt baseball advanced to the Super Regionals with Sunday’s 12-1 win over Indiana State, their second win over the Sycamores in as many days. Ty Duvall’s sixth-inning grand slam turned what had been a close game into a laugher.

The Commodores will face Duke in the supers; the Blue Devils emerged from the Morgantown Regional after beating Texas A&M twice over the weekend. I tried finding information about their baseball team on SB Nation, but literally the entire front page of their SB Nation site is devoted to basketball. Even though, you know, college basketball season ended two months ago.

Vanderbilt football and basketball now have their incoming freshmen on campus.


There are still a few super regionals to be decided today. Louisville will close its regional against Illinois State at noon CT on ESPN2; East Carolina plays Campbell at the same time on ESPNU (with a second game to follow if East Carolina wins.) At 6:00 PM CT, Michigan plays Creighton in Corvallis on ESPN2; Oklahoma State faces UConn on ESPNU. In the late game, at 9:00 PM CT on ESPN2, UCLA faces Loyola Marymount. And on ESPNU, Stanford plays Fresno State.

Already into the Super Regionals, in addition to Vanderbilt and Duke, are Texas Tech, Arkansas, Ole Miss, LSU, Florida State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and Auburn.

The Warriors went on an 18-0 run in the second half to beat the Raptors 109-104 and even the NBA Finals at 1.