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Anchor Drop, June 17, 2020: 80 Days to Kickoff

Vanderbilt now has a plan for a return to campus.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

We are now 80 days away from Vanderbilt football’s scheduled season opener against Mercer. There is currently no #80 on the roster (again, freshmen haven’t been assigned jersey numbers); last year’s #80 was Jared Pinkney, who’s now with the Atlanta Falcons.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Vanderbilt made the plan for the fall official (obviously subject to change) on Tuesday. The Hustler has what you need to know about the plan, as well as retroactively announcing a plan for athletics (football players reported back to campus on June 8, other sports will report at a later date.)

Also, incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and interim Chancellor Susan Wente will have a couple of town halls about the Return to Campus plan today and Saturday.

Here’s an article about Vanderbilt’s three offensive linemen from St. Thomas Aquinas.

Updated: When are sports coming back?

Nothing new on the MLB front, except that Dr. Anthony Fauci recommends that MLB not play deep into October. Ugh.

Meanwhile, the WWE (not a sport, parlagi) is going in the opposite direction.

The NBA has team hotel assignments for the upcoming invasion of Orlando:

And also... well, the NBA will have a NARC line.

Actual Sports on TV

Hey, the English Premier League is back! NBC Sports Network has Aston Villa v. Sheffield United at noon CT, followed by Manchester City v. Arsenal. Not to be outdone, the Bundesliga has two matches on FS2: Eintracht Frankfurt v. Schalke 04 at 11:30 AM CT, followed by Borussia Dortmund v. Mainz at 1:30 PM.