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Anchor Drop, July 9, 2022: 49 Days to Kickoff

Another day, another commitment.

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Northern Illinois v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

We are now 49 days away from Vanderbilt football’s August 27 season opener at Hawaii. 49 for the Commodores is linebacker Daniel Martin. The 6’3”, 200-pound freshman from Marietta, Georgia, was one of Vanderbilt’s top-ranked recruits in the 2022 class and chose the Commodores over Florida State and Oregon.

First, sad news: former Vanderbilt and NFL cornerback Jimmy Williams has died at 43. RIP.

Now, the good news:

That’s Anthony Miles, a three-star offensive lineman from Birmingham, who announced his commitment to Vanderbilt last night. That gives Vanderbilt 11 commitments in the 2023 class, and Miles is now the second-highest ranked of them — only behind Martel Hight, who flipped from Louisville the day before.

Vanderbilt named the top 100 players of the Vanderbilt Stadium era; the stadium celebrates its 100th anniversary this season. Women’s basketball found out who else they’ll see in the Cancun Challenge.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 8:00 AM: Tennis: Wimbledon, Ladies’ Final (ESPN)
  • 9:00 AM: PGA Tour: Scottish Open, Third Round (Golf Channel)
  • 11:00 AM: PGA Tour: Scottish Open, Third Round (CBS)
  • 3:00 PM: PGA Tour: Barbasol Championship, Third Round (Golf Channel)
  • 3:10 PM: MLB: Rays at Reds (FS1)
  • 6:15 PM: MLB: Yankees at Red Sox or Giants at Padres (FOX)
  • 9:10 PM: MLB: Blue Jays at Mariners (ESPN+)


MLB: Reds 2, Rays 1 ... Orioles 5, Angels 4 ... Marlins 5, Mets 2 ... Yankees 12, Red Sox 5 ... Braves 12, Nationals 2 ... Rangers 6, Twins 5 ... Royals 4, Guardians 3 ... Tigers 7, White Sox 5 ... Brewers 4, Pirates 3 ... Phillies 2, Cardinals 0 ... Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 5 ... Astros 8, A’s 3 ... Padres 6, Giants 3 ... Dodgers 4, Cubs 3 ... Mariners 5, Blue Jays 2.