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Anchor Drop, September 6, 2021: Malik Dia Commits

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Yay recruiting news! We needed good news!

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Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

Okay, let’s move past the football game on Saturday (though go read Justin Hershey’s Commodore Brunch column) and note that both Vanderbilt football and basketball picked up new recruits on Sunday.

First, basketball, which landed a commitment from Malik Dia, a 6’8”, 200-pound power forward from Ensworth High School. Dia is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247 Sports; 247’s composite ranks him #266 in the country.

Later last night, the football team got a commitment from three-star cornerback Quantaves “Gumbo” Gaskins:

I’m just gonna call this man “Gumbo.”

All right. I guess let’s not talk about soccer, which (in the Hustler’s words) added to the campus melancholy with a 4-1 loss to Pepperdine on Sunday. And men’s golf finished fifth at the Carmel Cup, its first event of the season.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 10:00 AM: Tennis: U.S. Open, Round of 16 (ESPN2)
  • 12:00 PM: MLB: Rays at Red Sox (ESPN)
  • 3:00 PM: MLB: Giants at Rockies (ESPN)
  • 5:10 PM: MLB: Twins at Cleveland (ESPN+)
  • 6:10 PM: MLB: Mariners at Astros (MLB Network/MLB.tv free game)
  • 7:00 PM: College football: Louisville vs. Ole Miss (ESPN)

Scoreboard

SEC Football (Saturday): Kentucky 45, UL Monroe 10 ... Arkansas 38, Rice 17 ... Alabama 44, Miami 13 ... Missouri 34, Central Michigan 24 ... Mississippi State 35, Louisiana Tech 34 ... Auburn 60, Akron 10 ... South Carolina 46, Eastern Illinois 0 ... Georgia 10, Clemson 3 ... Florida 35, Florida Atlantic 14 ... Texas A&M 41, Kent State 10 ... UCLA 38, LSU 27.

MLB: Orioles 8, Yankees 7 ... Mets 13, Nationals 6 ... Blue Jays 8, A’s 0 ... Cleveland 11, Red Sox 5 ... Tigers 4, Reds 1 ... Twins 6, Rays 5 ... Phillies 4, Marlins 3 ... Royals 6, White Sox 0 ... Brewers 6, Cardinals 5 ... Cubs 11, Pirates 8 ... Braves 9, Rockies 2 ... Rangers 7, Angels 3 ... Padres 4, Astros 3 ... Mariners 10, Diamondbacks 4 ... Giants 6, Dodgers 4.

World Cup Qualifiers: Rwanda 1-1 Kenya ... Togo 0-1 Namibia ... Gabon 1-1 Egypt ... Belarus 2-3 Wales ... Albania 1-0 Hungary ... Bulgaria 1-0 Lithuania ... England 4-0 Andorra ... Iceland 2-2 North Macedonia ... Belgium 3-0 Czech Republic ... Germany 6-0 Armenia ... Kosovo 1-1 Greece ... Romania 2-0 Liechtenstein ... San Marino 1-7 Poland ... Spain 4-0 Georgia ... Switzerland 0-0 Italy ... Jamaica 0-3 Panama ... Costa Rica 0-1 Mexico ... El Salvador 0-0 Honduras ... United States 1-1 Canada ... Ecuador 0-0 Chile ... Paraguay 1-1 Colombia ... Uruguay 4-2 Bolivia ... Peru 1-0 Venezuela.