Week in Review: Nov. 20-25

Nov. 26, 2011

Forget to check VUCommodores one day this past week? If so, we've got you covered. Check out the top news stories and videos produced by Vanderbilt's athletic communications staff from Nov. 20-25, 2011.

Cross Country finishes sixth at NCAA Championships
By Ashley Crosby | Nov. 21, 2011
Headed into the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the first time in school history, Vanderbilt head coach Steve Keith tentatively expressed his hopes for a top-ten finish. But, as the girls have done in every race this season, they outran his expectations, placing sixth out of a 31-team field in Terre Haute, Ind. "Awesome is the word," said Keith. "Totally awesome race by the ladies. We followed our plan, all six were together at the halfway, then they gained 100 points in position to pull up to 6th in the second half." Read More

Broadcasting legend Larry Munson dead at 89
By Rod Williamson | Nov. 21, 2011
Larry Munson, whose unique play-by-play style captivated Vanderbilt sports fans for nearly 20 years before becoming the heartbeat of the Georgia Bulldogs, died Sunday night at age 89. Munson called Vanderbilt games from the time he came to Nashville in 1947 until leaving for Atlanta and eventually the Bulldogs in 1966. Read More

'Dores talk Thanksgiving traditions
By Ryan Schulz | Nov. 23, 2011
The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year as people dart across the country to see family for the holiday. But among those who won't be traveling home to see family are members of Vanderbilt's football team. With a game on Saturday, the Commodores will spend Thursday morning on the practice field before enjoying Thanksgiving meals at the homes of their position coaches. Read More

Tinsley hits game-winner against Oregon State
By Associated Press | Nov. 21, 2011
There was plenty of talk about Brad Tinsley's 15-foot jumper with 4.5 seconds left that gave No. 18 Vanderbilt a 64-62 victory over Oregon State on Monday night in the championship game of the TicketCity Legends Classic at Izod Center. Read More

History Corner: Vandy's gridiron Rhodes Scholars
By Bill Traughber | Nov. 23, 2011
The Rhodes Scholarship has been recognized as the oldest and most prestigious postgraduate award for the study at the Oxford University. Two former Vanderbilt football players, and one-time teammates, John J. Tigert (1901-03) and Bob Blake (1903-07) were among the first to be accepted into the honored program. Read More

Bowlers Ferris, Fry and Wirtz sign with Vanderbilt
By Rod Williamson | Nov. 23, 2011
Coach John Williamson has announced that Tori Ferris of Kalamazoo, Mich., Amanda Fry of Antelope, Calif., and Olivia Wirtz of Battle Creek, Mich., have chosen Vanderbilt after star-studded junior careers. "We have been fortunate that some of the nation's finest student-athletes have been choosing Vanderbilt and this class continues that tradition," Williamson says. "Tori, Amanda and Olivia are among the most highly sought-after bowlers in the country and we are very excited to welcome them to Vanderbilt and our program." Read More

Men's Basketball blog from NYC - 9/11 Memorial
By Andy Boggs | Nov. 20, 2011
The men's basketball team visited Ground Zero during their trip to the TicketCity Legends Classic. Senior Lance Goulbourne, from Brooklyn, N.Y., was 1.5 miles away from Ground Zero when the towers fell, and actually saw the second tower fall. Read More

Videos: Basketball Highlights
Men's Basketball: Vanderbilt 95, Monmouth 73 (Nov. 25, 2011)
Women's Basketball: Vanderbilt 79, Sam Houston State 56 (Nov. 22, 2011)

Q&A with Commodore QB Larry Smith
By Brandon Barca | Nov. 25, 2011
There is no position on a football team under more scrutiny than quarterback. Senior co-captain Larry Smith has experienced how rewarding and difficult it can be as the signal caller during his five seasons on campus. Read More

Video: Women's Basketball at The Mall at Green Hills
By Michael Scholl | Nov. 23, 2011
On Wednesday, the women's basketball team visited The Mall at Green Hills to help promote the Commodores' annual Thanksgiving Tournament. Check out some of the highlights from the event. Watch Video

Video: Get to know baseball freshman Vince Conde
By Kyle Parkinson | Nov. 23, 2011
Get to know Vince Conde, who claims he was not scared by the fake spider prank Will Cooper pulled on him. The infielder grew up in Puerto Rico before heading to Vanderbilt. Watch Video

Monday Musings: Win or stay home
By Ryan Schulz | Nov. 21, 2011
All season long, Head Coach James Franklin has preached the team's approach of taking every opponent one one week at a time, and treating each game as a one-week season. Well, his approach has never meant more than it does this week. Read More

Video: Franklin responds to UT locker room video
By Brandon Barca | Nov. 21, 2011
Leaked footage from Tennessee's locker room celebration won't go unnoticed next season, remarked Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin at the Commodores' press briefing Monday. Watch Video

Quick Slant: Misleading headlines
By Rod Williamson | Nov. 25, 2011
Recently a matter-of-fact reply to a question, said in a calm tone of voice and manner, resulted in a somewhat distorted "Coach Rips Other Team" header. It could be that the headline writer needed a short word to fit the available space but at the very least, such a colorful verb leaves open to each reader their definition of the word "rips." The power of the pen! Read More

Video: Archibald Barnes returns INT 100 yards for TD
By Brandon Barca | Nov. 23, 2011
Commodore linebacker Archibald Barnes picked off Vol quarterback Tyler Bray at the goalline and returned the interception 100 yards for a touchdown last Saturday. The return was the longest in school history, breaking John Gamble's mark of 98 yards against The Citadel in 1966. Watch Video

More Football Videos
Wake Forest preview with James Franklin (Nov. 24, 2011)
Jacked Up: The Tennessee game (Nov. 23, 2011)
Franklin Wednesday Press Conference (Nov. 23, 2011)
Monday Player Interviews (Nov. 21, 2011)
Franklin Monday Press Conference (Nov. 21, 2011)

Bowlers win Hawk Classic again
By Rod Williamson | Nov. 20, 2011
For the fifth time in six years, Vanderbilt is the reigning champion of the Hawk Classic, roaring out of the loser's bracket to turn the tables on Fairleigh Dickinson in the title game. Read More

Swimming finishes second at WKU
By Michael Scholl | Nov. 20, 2011
The Vanderbilt women's swimming team placed second at the Hilltopper Invitational, which concluded on Sunday, November 20. Vanderbilt's score of 1,333 trailed only Western Kentucky's 1,648.5. Read More

Soccer seeks alumni info
By Chris Weinman | Nov. 22, 2011
The Vanderbilt women's soccer program is looking for assistance in updating its alumni database. All alumni interested in staying connected with the program are asked to ensure that the Commodore coaching staff has your most current contact information on file. Alumni form

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