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Anchor Drop, June 30, 2020: 67 Days to Kickoff

Slow news day.

Georgia v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

We are 67 days away from Vanderbilt football’s scheduled season opener against Mercer. There is no #67 on the Vanderbilt roster. (Pictured above: Wesley Johnson.)

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Austin Martin is #16 on Baseball America’s post-draft Top 100 prospects list. Also on the list: J.J. Bleday (49) and Kyle Wright (70).

Women’s golfers Jayna Choi and Louise Yu were named All-America Scholars, because what is Vanderbilt sports if not a place where All-America Scholars play.

An update on our Week 3 opponent: apparently they’re threatening to boycott over another student’s social media comments.

Updated: When are sports coming back?

No real update on this, but there’s some news coming out about various players, like the NetsDeandre Jordan and the RockiesIan Desmond, who are going to opt out of the season due to coronavirus concerns. And Arizona is pausing its plan to bring back athletes.

Actual Sports on TV

The SEC Network has this afternoon schedule, starting at 11 AM CT: West Virginia at Missouri (uh, why is this game on the SEC Network?), Southern Miss-Mississippi State at 2, and Arkansas-Ole Miss at 5. And no Paul Finebaum, who I guess has the week off. (And then LSU-Texas at 8 PM, but that seems like the kind of game you’d actually want to watch on replay.)

Also, NBC Sports has Brighton & Hove Albion v. Manchester United at 2:10 PM CT. There are also some soccer matches on ESPN+, including Millwall v. Swansea City (10:55 AM CT), Torino v. Lazio (12:20 PM CT), and Genoa v. Juventus (2:30 PM CT.) BeIN Sports has Mallorca v. Celta Vigo at 12:20 PM CT, followed by Barcelona v. Atletico Madrid at 2:50 PM CT.