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VANDERBILT 45, WESTERN CAROLINA 0
September 5, 2009 -- Nashville, Tenn.
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Sunday, September 6
The Aftermath - Western Carolina
An in-depth look at the underlying storylines from Vanderbilt's resounding 45-0 victory over Western Carolina.
Larry Smith update
With Vanderbilt leading Western Carolina 28-0 late in the third quarter, quarterback Larry Smith came out of the game after running six yards for a first down. Click here to find out more
Saturday, September 5
'Dores shut out Western Carolina 45-0
Vanderbilt rushed for 433 yards and cruised to a 45-0 win over Western Carolina in its season opener Saturday evening at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Cool runnings for Norman, Stacy
Move over, Batman and Robin--the Vanderbilt Commodores have a dynamic duo of their own.
Friday, September 4
It's almost time...
Bradley Vierling and Broderick Stewart comment on the excitement of getting the 2009 season underway.
Game preview with Des Kitchings
Joe Fisher previews the Western Carolina game with Vanderbilt running backs coach Des Kitchings.
5 things you should know: blitzing
In VUcommodores' new series, "5 things you should know," linebacker Chris Marve gives insight on the strategies of blitzing.
Videos: Cheer for Vandy
More videos to get you ready for game day. J-Sil captured these clips during last night's cheer practice.
Video: Preparing Dudley Field
Travis Young interviews Bill Randles, the manager of Sports Turf and Facilities for Vanderbilt University.
Video: This is the SEC
Are you ready for the 2009 season? Then check out this video that Row27 did for Vanderbilt Athletics.
Thursday, September 3
Commodores serve as counselors
A handful of 'Dores played an important role in the lives of kids enrolled in the Martha O'Bryan Center's summer THRIVE program.
Vanderbilt's strength begins with Sisk
VU's speed, strength and conditioning director John Sisk has played a pivotal role in the Commodores' rise on the football field.
Blog: Hearing victory
While Bryant Hahnfeldt's game-winning field goal in the Music City Bowl will go down as one of the biggest sports moments in Vanderbilt history, one thing often gets overlooked.
Video: Vanderbilt Star at night
Video of the new Vanderbilt Star Logo, which lights up and glows above the south end zone tunnel at night.
Wednesday, September 2
Stewart to wear 'KD1" jersey patch
Broderick Stewart will become the third Vanderbilt player to wear the "KD1" jersey patch, one of the most significant recognitions awarded by fellow Commodore players.
Blog: QB solved... RB in question
The Commodores top returning rusher missed another session on Tuesday, leaving his status in question for Saturday.
Quotes: WCU coaches teleconference
Dennis Wagner met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the Catamounts' upcoming matchup with Vanderbilt.
Blog: TV options for Western Carolina
Vanderbilt football's season opener against Western Carolina will be broadcast on CSS this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Tuesday, September 1
Larry Smith answers your questions
Listen to VUcommodores' latest Ask A Dore segment.
Audio: 104.5 FM with Bobby Johnson
Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson was a guest on the 104.5 Wake Up Zone Tuesday to discuss the latest in Commodore football.
Photos: Offensive Line
Check out Brandon Barca's 2009 preseason pictures of the Commodores' offensive line unit.
Monday, August 31
Larry Smith to start at QB
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Larry Smith earned his first career start in Vanderbilt's victory in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl last December. His second start will be Saturday.
Vanderbilt's Monday Press Conference
Head Coach Bobby Johnson, senior linebacker Patrick Benoist and senior safety Ryan Hamilton met with the media Monday to discuss Saturday's season opener with Western Carolina.
Sunday, August 30
5 things you should know: video crew
Did you ever wonder how football film is captured during practices and games?
Blog: Football Reminders
I thought I'd post a couple of notes as we prepare for Vanderbilt's season opener Saturday against Western Carolina.
Saturday, August 29
Kadri back with the Commodores
Five days after leaving the Vanderbilt team, defensive end Theron Kadri was welcomed back Saturday.
Friday, August 28
Blog: Upson paints Camp Thunder
During his summer break, Brett Upson returned to Camp Thunder, his childhood Boy Scout camp, for a bite to eat.
Photos: Quarterbacks
Check out Brandon Barca's 2009 preseason pictures of the Commodores' quarterback unit.
Wednesday, August 26
Blog: Kicking it off right
We had a great turn out at the Commodore Kickoff Picnic hosted by the National Commodore Club.
Photos: Commodore Kickoff Picnic
View Steve Green's pictures from the Commodore Kickoff Picnic hosted by the National Commodore Club.
Photos: Defensive line
Check out Brandon Barca's 2009 preseason pictures of the Commodores' defensive line unit.
 
2009 SCHEDULE/RESULTS (1-0)
09/05: Vanderbilt 45, Western Carolina 0
09/12: at LSU - 6 p.m. CT (ESPNU)
09/19: vs. Mississippi State - 6 p.m. CT (FSN)
09/26: at Rice - 7 p.m. CT (CSS)
10/03: vs. Ole Miss - TBA
10/10: at Army - 11 a.m. CT
10/17: vs. Georgia - TBA
10/24: at South Carolina - TBA
10/31: vs. Georgia Tech - TBA
11/07: at Florida - TBA
11/14: vs. Kentucky - TBA
11/21: at Tennessee - TBA
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