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Anchor Drop, August 26, 2019: 5 Days to Kickoff

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Vanderbilt soccer still hasn’t given up a goal this season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Texas Bowl - Baylor v Vanderbilt Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning.

We are now 5 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against the Georgia Bulldogs. I feel pretty safe in assuming that if you’re reading this, you already know who Ke’Shawn Vaughn is — the star running back for the Commodores. The other #5 for Vanderbilt is new here: defensive back DC Williams (also known as Dontye Carriere-Williams.) Williams is a junior who transferred from Independence Community College (yeah, that Independence Community College) after being a part-time starter as a freshman at Wisconsin.

Vanderbilt soccer is up to 2-0 on the season after last night’s 4-0 win over Evansville, with Haley Hopkins scoring twice.

Former Vanderbilt golfer Marina Alex will be part of Team USA at next month’s Solheim Cup in Scotland.

Off the West End

Remember, there was a reason they called it the Fulmer Cup.

From our sister blogs: Erik Evans is stepping down as Roll Bama Roll’s site manager (effective October 1) ... Florida vs. Miami, Sunday Morning Post: So that was weird (Alligator Army) ... One Last Guess at LSU’s Week One Depth Chart (And the Valley Shook) ... A Breakup Best for Everyone (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls) ... Welcome back, college football... it’s like you never left (Rock M Nation) ... Can new scheme breathe life into DL? (Red Cup Rebellion.)

From The Athletic ($): Flawed but fun, Florida-Miami wasn’t the game we wanted. But it was a game we needed.

Scoreboard

MLB: Orioles 8, Rays 3 ... Braves 2, Mets 1 ... Royals 9, Indians 8 ... Marlins 3, Phillies 2 ... Pirates 9, Reds 8 ... Astros 11, Angels 2 ... Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 2 ... White Sox 2, Rangers 0 ... Twins 7, Tigers 4 ... Cardinals 11, Rockies 4 ... Nationals 7, Cubs 5 ... Giants 5, A’s 4 ... Padres 3, Red Sox 1 ... Mariners 3, Blue Jays 1 ... Yankees 5, Dodgers 1.

NFL Preseason: Steelers 18, Titans 6.

PGA Tour: Rory McIlroy wins the Tour Championship. But can he win the Masters? (Yes, Shawn, I know.)