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March 31, 2017

Here is a roundup of the news surrounding Vanderbilt athletics this week:

Baseball America: Michael Lananna of Baseball America pens a moving piece on the impact of the late Donny Everett on Vanderbilt baseball. Lananna ventured to Everett's hometown of Clarksville, Tenn. to learn about the former Commodore pitcher's upbringing, and the memories he left behind. All #VandyBoys fans will love this piece. Vanderbilt women's bowling earned a berth in the 2017 NCAA Women's Bowling Championship this week. It is the Commodores' 12th straight selection into the championship field. Read here.

SI for Kids: Sports Illustrated for Kids featured Vanderbilt senior linebacker Oren Burks as "the ultimate student-athlete" for his work on the field for the Commodores and off the field with various campus organizations. Read here.

Washington University: Anthony J. Azama, a former defensive back and wide receiver with Vanderbilt football from 1994-97, was named Director of Athletics at Washington University. Read here.

SEC Network: This spring, Vanderbilt outside linebackers coach Osia Lewis stepped away from his full-time duties with the Commodores to treat a diagnosis of liver cancer. Lewis, a longtime friend of Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason, was featured in the below piece by SEC Network.

The Tennessean:
On the heels of an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season, Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew addresses five big questions surrounding the Commodores' future. Read here.

The Tennessean: Adam Sparks features Vanderbilt running back Jamauri Wakefield, a redshirt freshman who plans to make an impact on the Commodores' depth chart in the fall. At Vanderbilt's Spring Showcase, Wakefield lived up to Derek Mason's hype. Read here.

Washington Post: The NFL has tabbed a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon as the league's chief medical officer. Read here. Zac Ellis sat down with departing senior basketball players Minta Spears and Marqu'es Webb. Spears traveled to Dallas this week to participate in a "So You Want To Be A Coach" program for aspiring college basketball coaches. Webb, meanwhile, is also in Dallas to take part in a ProHoops Combine in hopes of extending her playing career. Listen below.

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