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Anchor Drop, June 5, 2020: 92 Days to Kickoff

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The NBA has a plan to come back; MLB, not so much.

Wake Forest v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

We’re now 92 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Mercer (we think, anyway; more on that in a second.) #92 for the Commodores is redshirt freshman defensive tackle Derek Green, who sat out last year after transferring from Oklahoma, where he enrolled early but quickly left. Green is 6’5” and 310 pounds and rated as a four-star recruit by at least one outlet, so he’s the kind of player Vanderbilt doesn’t normally get.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Vanderbilt had fourteen student-athletes named Ashe Scholars. Football’s Cody Markel was named the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year.

Gentry Estes at the Tennessean asks what happens if the SEC is ready and Vanderbilt isn’t. Of course, it’s also possible the SEC won’t be ready to play in the fall, either.

Updated: When will sports come back?

July 31, in the NBA’s case. Who the hell knows in MLB’s case, after the players rejected the owners’ latest proposal. Let’s be clear: this is the owners’ fault, though the issues are a bit different from the NBA or NHL (where the players had already gotten paychecks for most of the season.)

Actual Live Sports on TV

Some baseball: your daily Korean baseball replay between the NC Dinos and the Hanwha Eagles (1:00 PM CT, ESPN2), and the CSBI has two games starting at 11:00 AM CT on ESPNU. And in Bundesliga action, Freiburg v. Borussia Monchengladbach (1:30 PM CT, FS2.)