Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Optional Musical Accompaniment
So, most of the Vanderbilt-related news today concerns the possibility of a female kicker for Saturday’s game. Chris Lee podcasted with Bruno Reagan and Seabass and according to Bruno, this isn’t a popular move in the locker room. (I haven’t listened all the way through, but the reason, from best I can gather, is that the players didn’t like that active players on the team were not allowed to give kicking a try.)
The Hustler has notes from Derek Mason’s press conference and three matchups to watch in Saturday’s game.
Finally, Temple has paid us back: Re’Mahn Davis, who rushed for 936 yards as a freshman in 2019 and 308 more this season, is transferring to Vanderbilt.
And speaking of running backs, Chad Bishop writes about walk-on Mitchell Pryor, the team’s leading rusher in the Florida game.
From the (somewhat) enemy beat, Dave Matter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about Derek Mason’s job status.
Golfer William Moll has been named to the Haskins Award watch list.
Finally, Jerry Stackhouse announced his starting lineup at yesterday’s press conference:
Stackhouse: "We have our starting group: Scotty, Max, DJ, Dylan, and Quentin."— Vandy Hustler Sports (@vuhustlersports) November 25, 2020
Clevon Brown will come off the bench at a 4 or 5. Myles Stute will mostly play the 3. Jordan Wright will be the backup at the 2, with Tyrin Lawrence as an option
Also, some highlights from the basketball team’s scrimmage:
SEC Basketball Schedule
Bad Gambling Advice, yesterday: 3-2 ATS, 2-3 totals
Auburn vs. St. Joseph’s (3:30 PM CT, FS1): Auburn -7.5, Over 151
Mississippi State vs. Liberty (5:00 PM CT, CBS Sports Network): Liberty +5, Under 124.5
LSU vs. SIU Edwardsville (6:00 PM CT, ESPN+): LSU -26.5, Over 148.5
FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFIERS ON ESPN+
You know you want to watch Senegal vs. Mozambique at 8:50 AM, or Rwanda vs. Mali at 11:50 AM.
Oh, and at 4 PM, Belmont faces Howard, which somehow has a five-star recruit on its roster.