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Anchor Drop, September 3, 2021: 1 Day to Kickoff

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It’s almost here!

Mississippi v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

We are 1 day away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against East Tennessee State. 1 for the Commodores is linebacker Elijah McAllister. The 6’6”, 261-pound redshirt junior from Rumson, New Jersey, missed the 2020 season due to injury, but played in 12 games in 2019 and notched 26 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. He’s listed as the first-string defensive end for Saturday’s game.

And, here’s Clark Lea previewing Saturday’s game:

The Hustler’s Andy Carr has three matchups to watch on Saturday, And, here’s a story about new running back Re’Mahn Davis’s struggle with homelessness growing up in San Francisco.

Soccer had an easy one on Thursday night, easing past Southern Illinois 5-0 to end a two-game losing streak.

Men’s golf opens its season this weekend, starting today at 9:10 AM CT in the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach. Also opening the season: cross country, at the Mizzou Opener in Columbia, Missouri.

Men’s basketball released its nonconference schedule on Thursday. The schedule looks... fun? Not boring at all? Like Jerry Stackhouse maybe wants to impress the Selection Committee? (Remember when nonconference strength of schedule was something we concerned ourselves with?)

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 11:00 AM: Tennis: U.S. Open, Third Round (ESPN)
  • 12:00 PM: PGA Tour: Tour Championship, Second Round (Golf Channel)
  • 1:20 PM: MLB: Pirates at Cubs (MLB Network)
  • 6:10 PM: MLB: Phillies at Marlins (MLB Network)
  • 8:45 PM: MLB: Dodgers at Giants (MLB Network/MLB.tv free game)
  • 9:10 PM: MLB: Astros at Padres (ESPN+)

Like yesterday, tonight’s college football schedule will be in a separate thread this afternoon.

Scoreboard

SEC Football: Tennessee 38, Bowling Green 6.

MLB: Phillies 7, Nationals 6 ... A’s 8, Tigers 6 ... Giants 5, Brewers 1 ... Red Sox 4, Rays 0 ... Mets 4, Marlins 3 ... Cubs 6, Pirates 5 ... Cleveland 4, Royals 2 ... Braves 6, Rockies 5.

World Cup Qualifiers: Japan 0-1 Oman ... South Korea 0-0 Iraq ... Iran 1-0 Syria ... UAE 0-0 Lebanon ... Australia 3-0 China ... Saudi Arabia 3-1 Vietnam ... D.R. Congo 1-1 Tanzania ... Kenya 0-0 Uganda ... Madagascar 0-1 Benin ... Namibia 1-1 Congo ... Niger 0-2 Burkina Faso ... Algeria 8-0 Djibouti ... Morocco 2-0 Sudan ... Georgia 0-1 Kosovo ... Andorra 2-0 San Marino ... Czech Republic 1-0 Belarus ... Estonia 2-5 Belgium ... Hungary 0-4 England ... Iceland 0-2 Romania ... Italy 1-1 Bulgaria ... Liechtenstein 0-2 Germany ... Lithuania 1-4 Northern Ireland ... North Macedonia 0-0 Armenia ... Poland 4-1 Albania ... Sweden 2-1 Spain ... Bolivia 1-1 Colombia ... Ecuador 2-0 Paraguay ... Venezuela 1-3 Argentina ... Chile 0-1 Brazil ... Peru 1-1 Uruguay ... Canada 1-1 Honduras ... Panama 0-0 Costa Rica ... Mexico 2-1 Jamaica ... El Salvador 0-0 United States.