Aug. 30, 2012
College football returned Thursday and the environment on campus was electric. Watch these Sights & Sounds clips to get a better idea of what it was like to be a part of the gameday atmosphere for Vanderbilt's season opener against South Carolina.
1st Students | Dore Alley | New Video Board | Inside Tunnel | Student-Athletes
Vanderbilt juniors Jesse Yeager and Jake Books arrived at Vanderbilt Stadium seven hours prior to kick off. Ryan Schulz interviewed the excited students outside Gate 1.
Dore Alley Returns
The Commodores arrived on campus at 3:35 p.m. to participate in Dore Alley, their pregame walk from Vandyville to McGugin Center. A large number of tailgaters made it to campus early for the event, lining Natchez Trace to support the team before the game.
New Video Board
Vanderbilt's new video board was on display to the public for the first time. See how the Commodores' starting lineup was introduced on the gigantic screen in the north end zone.
Inside the Tunnel
Ever wonder what it's like to be inside the inflatable tunnel right with the Commodores right before kick off? This video gives you a taste of the adrenaline rush.
Pregame Activities with VU Student-Athletes
Commodore student-athletes came out to support the football squad for the season opener. Senior bowler Kim Carper chats with members of the bowling, swimming and women's golf teams.