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Anchor Drop, June 7, 2019: 85 Days to Kickoff

It’s Super Regional Weekend!

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

We’re now 85 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Georgia. #85 on the roster is tight end Gavin Schoenwald, who committed back in June of 2017 and then got to work on getting his friends Cam Johnson and Darius Garland to come along. Schoenwald redshirted in his first year on campus and enters the fall behind Jared Pinkney on the depth chart at tight end.

The Nashville Super Regional, allegedly, will get underway today at 5:00 PM CT on ESPN2, though the weather forecast may have a few things to say about that (thunderstorms? Thunderstorms.) Vanderbilt will play the first of two or three games against Duke; the Commodores are considered heavy favorites by the oddsmakers, but how could this go wrong?

Pole vaulter Kristen Denk was named a first team All-American.

Several Vanderbilt golfers will take part in the Arnold Palmer Cup, which opens today at the Alotian Country Club in Little Rock.

Here is a preview of Vanderbilt soccer’s midfield for the 2019 season.

Baseball America previews the Nashville Super Regional.


NHL: The Blues moved a win away from their first Stanley Cup after beating the Bruins 2-1 on Thursday.

MLB: Mets 7, Giants 3 ... Pirates 6, Braves 1 ... Rays 6, Tigers 1 ... Red Sox 7, Royals 5 ... Cardinals 3, Reds 1 ... Brewers 5, Marlins 1 ... Rockies 3, Cubs 1 ... Astros 8, Mariners 7 ... Twins 5, Indians 4 ... Yankees 6, Blue Jays 2 ... Rangers 4, Orioles 3 ... A’s 7, Angels 4 ... Padres 5, Nationals 4.

World Cup Qualifiers: Mongolia 2-0 Brunei ... Cambodia 2-0 Pakistan ... Laos 0-1 Bangladesh ... Macau 1-0 Sri Lanka ... Bhutan 1-0 Guam.

(NOTE: If you do not care about a soccer match between Bhutan and Guam I will make you care about a soccer match between Bhutan and Guam.)

Today: Another World Cup qualifier, this one between Malaysia and Timor-Leste (a.k.a. East Timor) at 7:45 AM CT. There are also Euro 2020 qualifiers, which are streaming on the ESPN app, because did you know that those are streaming on the ESPN app?

Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Raptors and the Warriors (8:00 PM CT, ABC) is the big draw... for most people. But you are probably here because you care about the college baseball super regionals. Your schedule for that:

  • East Carolina at Louisville (11:00 AM CT, ESPN2)
  • Oklahoma State at Texas Tech (2:00 PM CT, ESPN2)
  • Duke at Vanderbilt (5:00 PM CT, ESPN2)
  • Michigan at UCLA (8:00 PM CT, ESPN2)

Have fun, expect to win. Anchor Down.