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Anchor Drop, May 29, 2023: 89 Days to Kickoff

Vanderbilt baseball wins the SEC Tournament.

Florida v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

(Yes. That is your optional musical accompaniment today.)

We are now 89 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Hawaii. 89 for the Commodores was tight end Cole Spence, but he’s since switched to wearing #16 (though the official roster still says 89.) I’m disappointed because 89 is such a great tight end number. Anyway, we’ll talk about Spence when we get to 16.

Instead, today we’re talking about the SEC champion Vanderbilt baseball team, which beat Texas A&M 10-4 on Sunday to claim its fourth SEC Tournament title in program history. We also learned last night that Vanderbilt will host a regional, one of eight SEC teams to do so (and remember, kids, the SEC’s dominance is because other conferences want to half-ass it and have the NCAA arbitrarily bring down the SEC.) And the full selection show is today at 11 AM CT, I’m assuming it’s on ESPNU.

It’s do or die for Vanderbilt men’s golf — #1 in the country all season, fighting to finish in the top 8 of the NCAA Championship to advance to match play — and while they advanced to the fourth round of stroke play by finishing in the top 15, they’re currently in a tie for eighth place with Florida State. Final round starts today at 1:06 PM CT; live scoring here.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 12:00 PM: MLB: Rangers at Tigers or Guardians at Orioles (MLB Network)
  • 3:00 PM: MLB: Twins at Astros or Rockies at Diamondbacks (MLB Network)
  • 6:00 PM: MLB: Pirates at Giants (MLB Network)
  • 7:00 PM: NHL: Golden Knights at Stars, Game 6 (ESPN)
  • 7:10 PM: MLB: Angels at White Sox (FS1)
  • 7:30 PM: NBA: Heat at Celtics, Game 7 (TNT)
  • 10:00 PM: MLB: Yankees at Mariners or Nationals at Dodgers (MLB Network)

(Side note: What the hell is ESPN showing in the afternoon? It’s... Memorial Day. Why do you exist as a sports network to show First Take?)


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