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Anchor Drop, August 8, 2021: 27 Days to Kickoff

Soccer opens its exhibition season tonight at 7.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 16 Kansas State at Vanderbilt Photo by Jamie Gilliam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

We are now 27 days away from Vanderbilt football’s September 4 season opener against East Tennessee State. 27 for the Commodores is safety Brendon Harris. The 6’1”, 212-pound redshirt junior from Chattanooga has started six games over the last two seasons; last year, his 42 tackles ranked fifth on the team.

And tonight marks the unofficial start of Vanderbilt’s 2021-22 sports calendar: the Commodore soccer team has a 7:00 PM exhibition game against Chattanooga at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. This is the first of two exhibitions that Vanderbilt will play; unfortunately, I don’t think this one is televised or streaming, though DotP may be in attendance and have live updates.

Don’t forget to get your questions in for the season’s first football mailbag, if you haven’t already.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 11:00 AM: PGA Tour: WGC FedEx-St. Jude Invitational (Golf Channel)
  • 12:05 PM: MLB: Mets at Phillies (TBS)
  • 1:00 PM: PGA Tour: WGC FedEx-St. Jude Invitational (CBS)
  • 1:30 PM: LIttle League World Series, Southwest Regional (ESPN)
  • 3:10 PM: MLB: Diamondbacks at Padres (ESPN+)
  • 3:10 PM: MLB: Angels at Dodgers (MLB.tv free game)
  • 6:00 PM: MLB: White Sox at Cubs (ABC)

Once again, a bunch of regional action for the Little League World Series on ESPN+.

Scoreboard

MLB: Yankees 5, Mariners 4 ... White Sox 4, Cubs 0 ... Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0 (Game 1) ... Phillies 5, Mets 3 ... A’s 12, Rangers 3 ... Rays 12, Orioles 3 ... Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1 (Game 2) ... Tigers 2, Cleveland 1 ... Astros 4, Twins 0 ... Reds 11, Pirates 3 ... Giants 9, Brewers 6 ... Cardinals 5, Royals 2 ... Nationals 3, Braves 2 ... Rockies 7, Marlins 4 ... Padres 6, Diamondbacks 2 ... Dodgers 5, Angels 3.