Tuesday morning's top stories
July 26, 2011
Dick Vitale released his preseason men's basketball Top 10 and listed the Commodores at No. 5. Vitale stated, "Kevin Stallings has a lot of veteran talent returning, including center Festus Ezeli, sharpshooter John Jenkins and the athletic Jeffery Taylor."
We started Changing the Culture Week on VUcommodores.com with a look at the newly renovated football locker room including video and photos of the significant transformation. My favorite part is how the Anchor was incorporated into the redesign.
Coach Franklin is joining five other SEC coaches in Bristol today for ESPN's annual "Car Wash" event. Franklin will participate in multiple shows and digital platforms including a segment on ESPNEWS and live chats on ESPN.com and Twitter/SportsCenter. SECsports.com will also be tweeting updates throughout the day at Twitter.com/SECSportsUpdate.
Pedro Alvarez is back in the Majors after a stint on the disabled list. Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Pirates' 3-1 win over Atlanta last night. MLB.com posted a video interview with the former Commodore slugger.
Additional Commodore News
Baseball: Gray agrees to contract with Oakland (Daily News Journal)
Baseball: Injury accelerates Alvarez's recall (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Football: Offense looks to improve in 2011 (VUcommodores.com)
Football: Previewing the defense & special teams (VUcommodores.com)
Video of the Day
Take a quick tour of the Commodores' football locker room...
Tweets of the Day
Although im ready to start my professional career.. I am going to miss everyone at vandy. Would not change it for the world #vandyboys
I love my mom...she just text me telling me to get to work. LOL
Random Video of the Day
Since Coach Franklin is visiting the Worldwide Leader in Sports, let's roll with some old bloopers from SportsCenter. What's more classic- Charley Steiner losing it during Carl Lewis' rendition of the national anthem or Keith Olbermann's mustache?
Song of the Day
Michael Jackson "Off the Wall"
Barca Break Headlines