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Anchor Drop, December 6, 2022: The transfer portal taketh

But it’s not as bad as it could be.

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Good morning.

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The NCAA transfer portal opened yesterday, and Ray Davis and Mike Wright are already in it... and those are the only two Vanderbilt players of significance. 247 Sports shows ten Vanderbilt players in the portal; most of those were reserves, two were dismissed from the team, and there’s even one guy (Diego LaMonica) who hasn’t actually been on the team since 2020.

This feels like it could be a lot worse, though perhaps “worse” is just Kentucky surfacing as a school that’s pursuing Ray Davis. (If you can’t beat them, steal their running back, I guess.) But we needed continuity after improving from 2-10 to 5-7, and so far it appears we may mostly be getting it.

Of course, the transfer portal is open for another 59 days.

Meanwhile: does the Hustler read the comments at Anchor of Gold?

Bad Gambling Advice

Season to date: 40-51-2 ATS, 44-49 totals

  • UNC Greensboro at Arkansas (6:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Arkansas -19, Over 135.5
  • Georgia at Georgia Tech (6:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Georgia +4, Under 132.5

Sports on TV

All times Central. College basketball schedule here.

  • 9:00 AM: World Cup: Morocco v. Spain (FOX)
  • 1:00 PM: World Cup: Portugal v. Switzerland (FOX)
  • 6:30 PM: NBA: Lakers at Cavaliers (TNT)
  • 9:00 PM: NBA: Mavericks at Nuggets (TNT)


SEC Women’s Basketball: NC State 65, Georgia 54.

World Cup: Japan 1-1 Croatia (Croatia advances on penalties, 3-1) ... Brazil 4-1 South Korea.

NFL: Buccaneers 17, Saints 16.

NBA: Clippers 119, Hornets 117 ... Bucks 109, Magic 102 ... Thunder 121, Hawks 114 ... Celtics 116, Raptors 110 ... Rockets 132, 76ers 123 ... Grizzlies 101, Heat 93 ... Mavericks 130, Suns 111 ... Pacers 112, Warriors 104.

NHL: Golden Knights 4, Bruins 3 ... Rangers 6, Blues 4 ... Flyers 5, Avalanche 3 ... Capitals 3, Oilers 2 ... Flames 3, Coyotes 2 ... Canucks 7, Canadiens 6.