|by Brandon Barca (Archive)
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On Deck: Tickets are available for Saturday's football home game with Georgia (6 p.m. CT)... Joe Fisher's mailbag is open for questions... Football Head Coach James Franklin's press conference will be streamed live at noon today on VUcommodores.com... If you missed Franklin's appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe last Friday, we have the footage for you... Cutler, Bennett, Williams, Moore and the Chicago Bears will take on the undefeated Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Football recap. No. 2 Alabama pulled away from Vanderbilt in the second half and blanked the Dores 34-0 Saturday in Tuscaloosa. "Against a good team like that, you have to take advantage of those opportunities," Franklin said. "All I can say is we're going to stick to our plan and work hard... We just have to execute better."
Soccer shines. Vanderbilt had an impressive weekend with two conference wins at home. The Dores rallied to hand LSU its first SEC loss Friday, and then shut out Arkansas 2-0 on Sunday.
Undefeated. Women's tennis freshman Marie Casares won her first collegiate tournament at the Seminole Invitational.
Hoops trio seeks redemption. Festus Ezeli, Jeffery Taylor and John Jenkins sat down with VUcommodores for a roundtable interview last week. Get your first look at the basketball team this Friday night at Memorial Madness.
Around the Web
Football: VU is sunk by a tide of mistakes (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)
Football: Third downs show difference in VU, Alabama (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)
Football: Rodgers makes case to be QB (Greg Sullivan, The Tennessean)
Football: Defense has second last-second letdown (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)
Football: QB quandry deepens after loss (Jerome Boettcher, The City Paper)
Football: VU can't keep pace with Tide (Jerome Boettcher, The City Paper)
Football: Loss to Bama shows progress (Jackson Martin, InsideVandy.com)
Football: Hayward, Wilson pull in the picks (Eric Single, InsideVandy.com)
Football: Marve lives for pressure (Stacey Oswald, InsideVandy.com)
Football: SEC Power Rankings Week 7 (Chris Low, ESPN.com)
Football: What we learned in the SEC Week 6 (Chris Low, ESPN.com)
Football: UGA receiver won't play against VU (Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Football: 'Dores drop road test at Alabama (VUcommodores.com)
Football: Fisher's postgame report, Alabama (VUcommodores.com)
Football: Vanderbilt-Alabama postgame interviews (VUcommodores.com)
Football: VU arrives at Bryant-Denny Stadium (VUcommodores.com)
Football: Video: Franklin on Morning Joe (VUcommodores.com)
Women's Basketball: Team volunteers for CASA (VUcommodores.com)
Soccer: Dores shut out Arkansas, 2-0 (VUcommodores.com)
Soccer: Dores hand LSU first SEC loss (VUcommodores.com)
Baseball: Get to know... Zander Wiel (VUcommodores.com)
Men's Golf: Hofmann in 3rd at Prestige (VUcommodores.com)
Women's Tennis: Casares wins first college tournament (VUcommodores.com)
Women's Tennis: First day at Seminole Invitational (VUcommodores.com)
Videos of the Day
Coach Franklin speaks with media members after the Commodores' loss Saturday night...
Chris Weinman interviews Derek Greene following VU's 2-0 win Sunday...
Baseball freshman Zander Wiel makes his beatboxing debut on VUcommodores in Kyle Parkinson's "Get to Know..." series. Did you know Zander's father, Randy, played basketball at UNC and coached at MTSU?
Photos of the Day
The Commodore soccer team celebrates its 2-1 overtime win over LSU Friday night after freshman Gena Inbusch scored in the 103rd minute. Steve Green's Photo Gallery
The women's basketball team recently volunteered at the 12th Annual Shelby Bottoms Boogie 15K/5K Race in support of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Nashville.
Basketball standouts Festus Ezeli, Jeffery Taylor and John Jenkins at a preseason photo shoot...
Song of the Day
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do