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Anchor Drop, January 29, 2020: Vanderbilt Buys Wendy’s

Also, the basketball team plays at Kentucky tonight.

American fast food restaurant chain, Wendy’s seen in Tokyo,... Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Good morning.

I didn’t put this in yesterday’s Anchor Drop because I was too busy ranting about the state of Vanderbilt Athletics. (Suggested slogan from parlagi: “Vanderbilt Athletics: Fuck It, You’re Gonna Die Anyway!”) But Vanderbilt has apparently spent $5 million to purchase the Wendy’s on West End.

So, Vanderbilt has been buying up a bunch of land around campus for a few years and nobody is actually sure just what Vanderbilt intends to do with that land. Of course, evidently it’s already come out that the land isn’t going to be used for athletics. So that means that this is going to be... more parking, probably. I don’t know. I really just wanted to use the headline “Vanderbilt Buys Wendy’s,” honestly.

Now, if you must have some basketball content, well, Vanderbilt plays at Kentucky tonight at 5:30 PM CT on the SEC Network. That’s a ridiculously early start time and you can probably blame the SEC Network for that one, though I’m not actually even sure why they’re starting games that early. (For the record, last night’s game between Texas A&M and Tennessee was also at 5:30.)

Here’s some pregame reading material for tonight’s game:

Vanderbilt Basketball Quick Hitters: Kentucky Edition

Vanderbilt Looking for First Conference Win in Lexington versus Kentucky

UK can help Vandy make history

Vanderbilt lacrosse enters the 2020 season looking for its first NCAA Tournament appearance in a decade.

Chris Lee podcasted with George Plaster about what they perceive as a lack of accountability at Vanderbilt.

Bad Gambling Advice

Vanderbilt at Kentucky (5:30 PM CT, SEC Network): Vanderbilt +20.5, Under 142.5

Alabama at LSU (6:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Alabama +4.5, Over 162

South Carolina at Arkansas (7:30 PM CT, SEC Network): South Carolina +8.5, Under 143