Quick Slant: Getting involved

Jan. 21, 2011

Quick Slant is an array of brief insights and occasionally opinionated overviews of collegiate athletics in general and the Vanderbilt Commodores in particular.

  • Many of you will soon be hearing about the National Commodore Club's "Commodores on Board" program. Over 14,000 introductory brochures are being mailed to those with a history of involvement with Vanderbilt athletics. What's the big deal, you may wonder? We are at a moment where getting more folks involved is critical to our success. Commodores on Board is an interesting program that will reward current members for their assistance in helping the NCC grow. Please take a good look at the book when it arrives and look for future updates.
  • James Franklin will be busy Feb. 2, national signing day. After receiving the signatures of his 2011 recruiting class, Franklin will have an afternoon press conference and then host a public event for all Commodore fans in Vanderbilt's Student Life Center to celebrate and discuss the new signees. Doors will open at 5:30 with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
  • Head Athletic Trainer Tom Bossung received the 2011 Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society Eugene Smith / Mickey O'Brien College Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recently at the annual TATS Clinical Symposium and Meeting in Nashville. Tom is one of the best in collegiate athletics and it is fitting his peers saw fit to honor him.
  • Our on-line traffic report showed that over 1,000 readers checked out the first installment of The Williams Report, our Vice Chancellor's on-line question and answer review. He will have frequent updates going forward. We are also planning an on-line live chat with David, Sales and Marketing Director Steve Walsh and me in mid-February. We will archive the chat for all to see. More on this when a time and date are solidified.



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