On Deck: Are you in town for Homecoming? Then carve out some time to check out a couple of cool Athletics events on campus Friday. Kevin Stallings and Tim Corbin will speak at functions to alumni during the day, and there will also be a tour of the latest renovations at the McGugin Center. Click here for more information
AROUND THE WEB THURSDAY
Note: You can watch a live stream of SEC Basketball Media Day today on SECsports.com. Vanderbilt schedule: Jence Rhoads (4:40 p.m. CT), Kevin Stallings (4:50), Jeffery Taylor (5:10), and Melanie Balcomb (5:20).
Football: Vanderbilt's defense hasn't matched reputation (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)
Football: Vanderbilt works to improve passing game (Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean)
Football: SEC East tumbles from feast to famished (Joe Biddle, The Tennessean)
Football: Dores likely to face big blocking challenge (Jerome Boettcher, The City Paper)
Football: SEC Coaches Teleconference with Caldwell (SECsports.com)
Football: SEC predictions Week 8 (Chris Low, ESPN.com)
Football: SEC freshmen expected to perform like veterans (Beth Rucker, Associated Press)
Football: Spurrier says Miles to start for RB Lattimore (Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press)
Football: Lattimore 80 to 85 percent healthy (The Post and Courier)
IN THE PROS
NFL: Hillenmeyer: 'You don't aim, you react' (Hunter Hillenmeyer, USA Today)
NFL: Shanahan still fan of Cutler (Jeff Dickerson, ESPN.com)
NFL: Mawae works to keep players united in labor (Jon Saraceno, USA Today)
General: Friday's Homecoming events schedule (NCC)
Football: Rajaan Bennett- Strength and Self-Reliance (Lynlee Doar)
Football: Limited single game tailgating passes (Marketing)
Football: First person with Turner Wimberly (Ryan Schulz)
Football: NFL Week 6 recap (Larry Leathers)
Basketball: Hoops teams travel to SEC Media Day (Ryan Schulz)
Baseball: Black & Gold Series starts Thursday (Kyle Parkinson)
Men's Tennis: 'Dores set to compete at ITA Regional (Laina Balafas)
Joe Fisher: 97.1 RQQ Wednesday Update (Audio)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
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QUOTES OF THE DAY
Defensive end Theron Kadri on the Dores' defensive struggles:
Source: The Tennessean
"We have everything and more to be a great defense, but I do believe at times we're missing (something). Under situations of pressure, we need to have more confidence in ourselves and know how good we are."
Football coach Robbie Caldwell on the expectation of true freshman to perform like veterans:
Source: Associated Press
"That excuse is gone now. You've got several games under your belts. You're a veteran now. You've got to step up."
Baseball coach Tim Corbin on the Black and Gold Series:
"From a coaching perspective, it gives us 27 more innings to evaluate the kids in game setting before the close of fall competition. From a player's perspective, it allows them to play against one another in a more competitive environment."
TWEETS OF THE DAY
@VandyMBB (VU Men's Basketball): Hoops teams travel to Media Day. Event will be streamed live tomorrow: http://bit.ly/aV324n
@vandyxctrack (VU XC/Track): http://twitpic.com/2z9lz3 - Our new academic offices
@anthonyg13 (Anthony Gomez): Black and gold starts tonight... @gomezzzzz13 and the parents are both in attendance... 3 game series all weekend... #goldsquad
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SONG OF THE DAY
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You really got a hold on me
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