Music City Bowl champions to be recognized Saturday

Jan. 29, 2013

The Commodore football team, coming off arguably the most successful season in program history, will be honored during halftime of the Vanderbilt-Alabama men’s basketball game this Saturday in Memorial Gym.

Prior to tipoff of the important Southeastern Conference basketball game, players from the Music City Bowl champion team will participate in an autograph session with Commodore fans.

Head Coach James Franklin and his Music City Bowl champion squad will be recognized during halftime at center court of the gym. Franklin is expected to briefly address the crowd.

Franklin’s 9-4 Commodores finished the season by winning seven straight games, concluding with a convincing 38-24 victory over North Carolina State at LP Field in Nashville. The nine-win total matches a single-season school record that dates to World War I.

The squad also concluded the season ranked in the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls for the first time since 1948. The Commodores also will enter the 2013 season opener vs. Ole Miss with the SEC’s longest active win streak.

Virtually every active player from the 2012 squad will be available for autographs, which will begin at 1:30 p.m., when doors open at Memorial Gym. The autograph session will last nearly 90 minutes, concluding just before tipoff at 3 p.m.

Fans are required to have tickets to the men’s basketball game to participate in the autograph session.



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