|by Brandon Barca (Archive)
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On Deck: Vanderbilt cross country will host over 20 schools at the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park Saturday morning... Remember to arrive early to the Ole Miss football game Saturday to cheer on the undefeated Commodores at Dore Alley in Vandyville at 8:55 a.m. Also, please bring canned goods to donate in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee... For out-of-towners planning to watch the Commodores take on the Rebels, here's a list of affiliates broadcasting the game.
Boyd makes the most of playing time: Redshirt freshman wideout Chris Boyd has been one of the bright spots on offense so far, leading the Commodores with 87 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Boyd credits the coaching staff for helping him grow physically and mentally tougher.
Tchiengang motivated for senior season: Forward Steve Tchiengang is focused on "Building Rome" one day at a time to make his senior season a successful one. "Rome is one of the greatest cities to ever exist and `Building Rome' is the idea that we as a team are trying to build something strong so that we can have a solid base to carry us through the season," Tchiengang said.
Five Things... Vanderbilt baseball: With fall practice underway at Hawkins Field, Kyle Parkinson takes a look at five questions surrounding the 2012 Commodore baseball team. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.
The Magic Man: Cindy Thomsen profiles Vanderbilt Food Coach Majid "Magic" Noori in the summer edition of Vanderbilt Magazine. "I love working with athletes, and nutrition is my passion," Noori says. "Times have changed, and I've had to change, too. But today's athletes have much better eating habits, and they make my job easy."
Meet the new faces of VU cross country: Get to know the freshmen on the Commodore women's cross country team in Ashley Crosby's Q&A series with Claire Benjamin, Becca Chandler and Hannah Jumper.
Additional Commodore News
Football: Ole Miss once again looms as possible stepping stone (The City Paper)
Football: Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss: Five questions (Tennessean)
Football: May bounces back strong (Tennessean)
Football: Wednesday practice report and notes (Tennessean)
Football: SEC predictions Week 3 (ESPN.com)
Football: What to watch in the SEC Week 3 (ESPN.com)
Football: SEC Football Coaches Teleconference (SECsports.com)
Football: SEC play is all that matters (InsideVandy.com)
Football: Franklin has a chance to reward VU faithful (Nashville Ledger)
Football: Langford added to Chiefs' 53-Man Roster (KCchiefs.com)
Football: Practice squad shuffle: Welch re-signed (ESPNBoston.com)
Cross Country: In his shoes: Jenner Kizer (InsideVandy.com)
The Opponent: Ole Miss
Football: Rebel DBs better at getting on the ball (Clarion-Ledger)
Football: Stoudt, Mackey give Rebels distinctly different options (Clarion-Ledger)
Football: Breaking down the enemy: Ole Miss (InsideVandy.com)
Football: Notes from the Football SID's Desk (VUcommodores.com)
Football: Joe Fisher's mailbag, Sept. 15 (VUcommodores.com)
Football: Franklin Wednesday media briefing (VUcommodores.com)
Football: CHC: Vandy students' 1897 cheer banned (VUcommodores.com)
Football: VU-UMass agree to four-game series (VUcommodores.com)
Women's Basketball: 2011-12 Commodore superlatives (VUcommodores.com)
Soccer: Dores fall to No. 11 Memphis, 2-0 (VUcommodores.com)
Video of the Day
"Our fans that we have here, I love them; they are unbelievably loyal. But we need those other people that are on the fence to jump on board and support us because these kids deserve it." -- Football Head Coach James Franklin
Photo of the Day
Commodore coaches joined Vanderbilt students for lunch in The Commons dining hall on campus Thursday.
Song of the Day
Curtis Mayfield "Move On Up"