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Anchor Drop, May 21, 2020: Voluntary on-campus activities?

Hey. Signs of life.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Vanderbilt at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning.

Hey, I should probably do my job, shouldn’t I? Anyway, we’re starting to get real signs that college sports maybe, possibly, might actually get played this year: on Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council voted to allow voluntary on-campus activities beginning on June 1. That’s the bare minimum telling student-athletes they can return to campus and commence summer workouts if they want. (No word on whether dorms are open, of course.)

That might not even be the most notable thing in here, though:

SEC athletic directors are expected to meet with health experts Thursday and then offer a recommendation to university presidents and chancellors about whether to begin a phased reopening or extend the moratorium on in-person, on-campus workouts. The presidents and chancellors are expected to make a decision when they meet Friday, multiple sources told ESPN. Other conferences, including the Big Ten and Big 12, are lining up similar calls.

In other words: the plan is coming together. Subject to the Coronavirus making a comeback in the fall, we’re getting signs that the season may happen as expected. (What this means, of course, is that our 99-day countdown to the season begins... a week from today.)

In basketball news, Vanderbilt has some apparent interest in Utah’s Both Gach, who entered the transfer portal the other day.

And, the Hustler interviewed Nate Bargatze, who I guess is probably the most famous Vanderbilt fan out there at this point?

I swear this is gonna be an every day thing again. Sports need to come back.