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Anchor Drop, June 15, 2021: 81 Days to Kickoff

We have a start time for the Saturday CWS game.

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Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

We are now 81 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against ETSU. 81 for Vanderbilt is wide receiver Will Sheppard. The 6’3”, 190-pound sophomore from Mandeville, Louisiana, was a late addition to the 2020 signing class and impressed enough in camp to get into eight games as a true freshman in 2020, mostly on special teams though he did have two catches on the season including a ridiculous 24-yard catch against Florida. Sheppard was one of those late-bloomers with ridiculous numbers and tape during his senior year of high school, and that late take seems like it may pay off in the future.

And, we now have a game time for Vanderbilt baseball’s first game of the College World Series. Vanderbilt will open against Arizona at 6 PM CT on Saturday; that game will be televised on ESPN, after the conclusion of the first game between Stanford and NC State, which starts at 1 PM.

Also, Andrew answered questions from Arizona blog Arizona Desert Swarm. (If you’re wondering, their answers to our questions are coming later today.)


MLB: Mets 5, Cubs 2 ... Nationals 3, Pirates 2 ... Cleveland 4, Orioles 3 ... Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 ... Reds 10, Brewers 2 ... Tigers 10, Royals 3 ... Rays 5, White Sox 2 ... Cardinals 4, Marlins 2 ... Rockies 3, Padres 2 ... A’s 8, Angels 5 ... Giants 5, Diamondbacks 2 ... Mariners 4, Twins 3 ... Dodgers 3, Phillies 1.

NBA: Hawks 103, 76ers 100 ... Clippers 118, Jazz 104.

NHL: Golden Knights 4, Canadiens 1.

Euro 2020: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic ... Poland 1-2 Slovakia ... Spain 0-0 Sweden.

Copa America: Argentina 1-1 Chile ... Paraguay 3-1 Bolivia.

World Cup Qualifiers: Japan 5-1 Kyrgyzstan ... Tajikistan 4-0 Myanmar.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 11:00 AM: Euro 2020: Hungary v. Portugal (ESPN)
  • 11:00 AM: FIBA: Virgin Islands v. El Salvador (ESPN+)
  • 2:00 PM: Euro 2020: France v. Germany (ESPN)
  • 2:00 PM: FIBA: Canada v. Colombia (ESPN+)
  • 5:00 PM: FIBA: Dominican Republic v. Venezuela (ESPN+)
  • 6:00 PM: MLB: Cubs at Mets (ESPN)
  • 6:20 PM: MLB: Red Sox at Braves ( free game)
  • 7:00 PM: NHL: Islanders at Lightning (NBC Sports)
  • 7:30 PM: NBA: Bucks at Nets (TNT)
  • 8:45 PM: MLB: Diamondbacks at Giants (ESPN+)