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Anchor Drop, July 21, 2020: What the PHUCC

Today in acronyms that definitely should have been read out loud first.

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Good morning, and Vanderbilt hired Tobias Funke to make the acronyms:


Optional Musical Accompaniment

Yes, that’s correct: Vanderbilt went with an acronym that should have been run by Anchor of Gold first.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate as directed by the Student Health Center until they are recovered. To determine the risk of potential exposure to others on campus, the Vanderbilt Public Health Unified Command Center (PHUCC), a partnership between the School of Nursing Nurse Faculty Practice Division and Student Health, will conduct contact tracing with any student who has tested positive and will provide appropriate notifications across VU communities.

Ah, yes, PHUCC involves a partnership. We can only assume these are the same people who will be putting out athletics communications.

A spokesperson for Vanderbilt athletics indicated in a statement to The Hustler on July 8 that the department was not being eliminated. Rather, the move was made in an effort to integrate athletics communications with university communications, the statement said.

So, athletics communications will be integrated with the people who came up with the acronym PHUCC. Excellent.

Okay, on to some real news: Trevon Thomas, the basketball player who committed last week, signed his Letter of Intent on Monday.

Linebacker Dimitri Moore was named to the Butkus Award watch list.

Actual Sports on TV

More MLS in the morning! Toronto FC v. New England Revolution at 8:00 AM CT, on ESPN. Though the SEC Network is showing the LSU-Loyola Marymount game from 1990.

Anyway, here’s some more soccer on TV (all times Central):

  • 11:55 AM: EPL: Watford v. Manchester City (NBC Sports)
  • 12:25 PM: Serie A: Atalanta v. Bologna (ESPN)
  • 2:10 PM: EPL: Aston Villa v. Arsenal (NBC Sports)
  • 2:30 PM: Serie A: Sassuolo v. AC Milan (ESPN+)
  • 7:00 PM: MLS: Atlanta United v. Columbus Crew (ESPN2)
  • 9:30 PM: MLS: Montreal Impact v. DC United (ESPN2)

And, ESPN+ has two Major League Lacrosse matches: Philadelphia Barrage vs. Boston Cannons at 3:00 PM, Denver Outlaws vs. New York Lizards at 6:00 PM. And there are some MLB exhibition games, here’s your schedule.