Around the Web Wednesday

Oct. 5, 2011

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On Deck: The Commodore soccer team will host its annual "Power in Pink" game Friday against LSU at 7 p.m. CT. Wear pink to the game to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Also, pink t-shirts will be given away to the first 100 fans in attendance and pink wristbands will be distributed to the first 400 fans... Vanderbilt's football home game with Georgia on Oct. 15 will kickoff at 6 p.m. CT on FOX Sports South... Tampa Bay was eliminated from the MLB playoffs after falling to Texas, 4-3, in Game 4 of the American League Division Series Tuesday.

Top Headlines

Top 10 Surprises. With a month in the books, columnist Bruce Feldman ranks Vanderbilt as one of the biggest surprises so far in college football.

Say Cheese. Get your first look at the 2011-12 men's basketball team with video and photos from their preseason shoot held last week in Memorial Gym. And come back to over the next week for more content from that event.

Getting Better. The Commodore football coaching staff spent the open date recruiting on the road and working on their game plan to generate more offense.

Coming Back. Ashley Crosby looks at the rehab process for three men's tennis student-athletes recovering from injuries.

Preseason Honors. The Commodores are one of only three teams with three players (Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins, and Jeffery Taylor) named to the Wooden Award Preseason Watch List, which recognizes the top 50 players in college basketball.

Williams on Expansion. Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean gets David Williams' thoughts on conference expansion, future schedules, coaches contracts and more.

Around the Web

Football: Franklin wants to lift page from Saban's playbook (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)

Football: Williams says SEC expansion is no worry (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)

Football: Defense hopes to contribute points (Jerome Boettcher, The City Paper)

Football: VU looking to protect, give QB time (Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press)

Football: Biggest Surprises of first month (Bruce Feldman, News

Football: Media Monday interviews, quotes (

Football: Faceoff: Seymour vs. Thomas (

Football: Monday musings from press conference (

Football: Notes and depth charts, Alabama game (

Football: VU-Georgia kickoff time announced (

Football: Nick Saban discusses Saturday's game (

Men's Baskettball: Ezeli, Jenkins, and Taylor on Wooden list (

Men's Baskettball: Preseason photo shoot (

Women's Basketball: Get to know Kady Schrann (

Baseball: Get to know Connor Castellano (

Men's Tennis: Coming back from injury (

Men's Tennis: Jones and Austin advance in Tulsa (

Videos of the Day

Sights and sounds from the men's basketball team photo shoot.

Coach Franklin talks about the Alabama matchup with media during his weekly press conference in McGugin Center.

Photo of the Day

Your 2011-12 Commodore men's basketball team. View John Russell's Gallery

Song of the Day

‪Blessid Union of Souls- I Wanna Be There‬



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