On Deck: TV information on the UConn football game ... John Russell's photos from last weekend's Mason Rudolph Championship ... Commodores in the NFL recap ... Robbie Caldwell's interview with 104.5 ... and more!
AROUND THE WEB TUESDAY
Football: VU braces for powerful runner again (Mike Organ, The Tennessean)
Football: VU gets 6 p.m. kickoff for Eastern Michigan (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)
Football: Dores aim to repeat recent post-bye history (Mark Wheeler, The City Paper)
Football: Vandy happier, healthier after bye week (Associated Press)
Football: Building the best SEC program (Chris Low, ESPN.com)
Baseball: New bats show significantly decreased performance (Aaron Fitt, Baseball America)
IN THE PROS
MLB: Alvarez basks in the glow of weekly honor (Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com)
MLB: Pirates, Pedro Alvarez (3B) - 3-for-3, 2B (21), HR (14), 2 RBI (58), 2 runs, BB (MLB.com)
MLB: Padres, Mike Baxter (PH) - 0-for-1 (MLB.com)
NFL: Bears, Jay Cutler (QB) - 16-27, 221 yds, TD, INT; D.J. Moore (DB) - five tackles; Earl Bennett (WR) - started, 3 rec, 21 yds; Chris Williams (LT) - not active (NFL.com)
Football: Caldwell's Press Conference Quotes (Donny Turnbaugh)
Football: UConn game notes and depth charts (Larry Leathers)
Women's Basketball: Team superlatives (Ryan Schulz)
Cross Country: Photos- Fun Run around Nashville (Laina Balafas)
Men's Tennis: Zotov falls in championship match (Laina Balafas)
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
1) Fresh off being named NL Player of the Week, Pedro Alvarez goes yard again - Watch Video
2) Highlights of the Bears' win over the Packers - Watch Video
3) Robbie Caldwell mic'd up on ESPNU - Watch Video
4) Robbie Caldwell's Monday press conference on UConn game - Watch Video
5) Quarterback Larry Smith, offensive lineman Wesley Johnson and defensive end Tim Fugger discuss the UConn game - Watch Video
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Commodore women's cross country team poses for a photo in Centennial Park. View More Photos
QUOTES OF THE DAY
"It's a great honor. Some of the guys that are hot right now in the league are doing unbelievable. To be privileged enough to get an award like this means a lot to me, and hopefully there are a lot more coming my way. It's definitely very honoring because of all the hard work I've put in and will continue to put in."
-- Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez on being named National League Player of the Week (Source: MLB.com)
"I didn't play very well. I thought we were out of sync, missing throws I should have made. We didn't play our best game and we won. That's got to be a good sign. Offensively, we've got to get a lot better. I've got to play better. The defense did a good job of keeping us in there."
-- Bears QB Jay Cutler on his performance in the Bears' 20-17 victory over Green Bay (Source: ChicagoBears.com)
"I love it, it tastes good. Sometimes they [the team] are such caring young men that they are more concerned about me. It's not about me; it's about us. I've been very fortunate in this game over the years. I would like to hang some bowl rings on their fingers. I have mine, but my goal is to let them experience it."
-- Robbie Caldwell on the taste of victory (Source: VUcommodores.com)
TWEETS OF THE DAY
@robbiecaldwell (Robbie Caldwell): Tuesday practice coming up--headed to the East to play UConn. Big game for both programs. Time to get minds right. Go 'Dores.
@CoachHand (Herb Hand): RT @ESPN_SEC Building the perfect SEC program - http://es.pn/aMB7S2 ...Nice to see Vandy named in two of the ten criteria
@vandyxctrack (VU XC and Track): http://twitpic.com/2smfug - XC women doing core work after their run
@AWalk24 (Andre Walker): When ESPN showed Soldier Field it made me want a 6 piece w/hot and mild sauce AND some Giordano's
@earlbennett80 (Earl Bennett): Wanna thank everyone for their support. We gotta keep climbing that mountain and press forward! Never listen to critics! Be blessed! 3-0
@StanimalVSL: John Jenkins! RT @RealJayWilliams: If you needed a shot at the end of the game in college basketball who'd you choose?
@willpridemore: Go ChiCommodores!
@RealJayWilliams (Jay Williams): High Flyers in College Ball: Travis Leslie(Georgia), Jeffery Taylor(Vandy), Rodney Williams(Minn), Elias Harris(Gonzaga). Give me some more.
RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY
Gotta get back to my meeting with The Bobs.
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SONG OF THE DAY
The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise
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