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Anchor Drop, May 27, 2021: 100 Days to Kickoff

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Hail Pinman.

Hail Pinman. Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Professional Bowlers Association

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

So, you might think that the most important news today is that it’s now 100 days from Vanderbilt’s first football game of 2021, against ETSU on September 4. (Yes, we’re starting the countdown, and of course there’s no #100 on the roster because that’s an illegal number.) Or you might think it’s the walk-off win over Ole Miss last night.

And you would be wrong about all of this, because Vanderbilt bowling announced whomst Pinman has smiled upon in the 2021 recruiting class — three new bowlers, including somehow the program’s first signees from Kentucky and Tennessee. (Like... what? Vanderbilt has had a bowling team for this long and has never had an in-state player before now?) Anyway, Hail Pinman.

Christina Rosca’s run in the NCAA singles tournament ended on Wednesday with a loss to the 1-seed, North Carolina’s Sara Daavettila.

Okay, so back to baseball. Dom Keegan walked it off last night with an RBI single to plate Vanderbilt’s second run in the bottom of the ninth, sending the Commodores out 5-4 winners and Ole Miss into the loser’s bracket.

That puts Vanderbilt into a matchup with top seed Arkansas tonight, once again at some time around 8:00 PM CT. As with the last two days, all four games from Hooverville today will be televised on the SEC Network. Andrew will have a separate thread for the Vanderbilt game, but use this as your live thread for the first three games from Hooverville:

  • 9:30 AM: (3) Mississippi State vs. (2) Tennessee
  • 1:00 PM: (8) Georgia vs. (5) Ole Miss
  • 4:30 PM: (6) Florida vs. (10) Alabama

Scoreboard

SEC Baseball: Florida 13, Mississippi State 1 ... Alabama 3, Tennessee 2 ... Arkansas 11, Georgia 2.

MLB: Twins 3, Orioles 2 ... Cardinals 4, White Sox 0 ... A’s 6, Mariners 3 ... Angels 9, Rangers 8 ... Cubs 4, Pirates 1 ... Marlins 4, Phillies 2 ... Red Sox 9, Braves 5 ... Tigers 1, Cleveland 0 ... Rays 2, Royals 1 ... Astros 5, Dodgers 2 ... Padres 2, Brewers 1 ... Giants 5, Diamondbacks 4.

NBA: 76ers 120, Wizards 95 ... Knicks 101, Hawks 92 ... Jazz 141, Grizzlies 129.

NHL: Islanders 5, Penguins 3 ... Lightning 4, Panthers 0 ... Wild 3, Golden Knights 0.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 11:10 AM: MLB: Phillies at Marlins (YouTube)
  • 12:10 PM: MLB: Padres at Brewers (MLB.tv free game)
  • 6:00 PM: NHL: Canadiens at Maple Leafs (NBC Sports)
  • 6:10 PM: MLB: Orioles at White Sox (ESPN+)
  • 6:30 PM: NBA: Bucks at Heat (TNT)
  • 8:30 PM: NHL: Hurricanes at Predators (NBC Sports)
  • 9:00 PM: NBA: Suns at Lakers (TNT)
  • 9:30 PM: NBA: Nuggets at Trail Blazers (NBATV)

Also: I’m not going to bother listing everything out individually, but there’s a ton of conference tournament baseball on ESPN+ (as well as the ACC Network and ESPNU) and you can see that entire schedule here. I know somebody is going to jump in and start commenting on the Southland Conference tournament, which starts at 9 AM. (Also, why the hell do the Big Ten and Pac-12 not even play a conference tournament?)