Jan. 28, 2011
Quick Slant is an array of brief insights and occasionally opinionated overviews of collegiate athletics in general and the Vanderbilt Commodores in particular.
- You should have bought stock in our men's tennis program a year or two ago. Did you notice that our incoming signing class is ranked No. 1 in the country according to a panel of 16 junior tennis experts from around the country.
The 2011 class is highlighted by the No. 2 overall prospect Gonzales Austin. He is joined by Blue Chip prospect Jeffrey Offerdahl, two five-star recruits and two four-star athletes. This marks the third consecutive year Coach Ian Duvenhage has had a recruiting class ranked in the top 10.
- ESPN's popular All Access series is coming to campus Feb. 3 to follow our men's basketball team and coaches for the day. Network cameras will embed themselves inside the Commodore basketball family, detailing athletic, academic and even some social life of the team members. This will be aired at a later date, which both the network and vucommodores will announce when known.
- Jam the Gym is this Sunday (Jan. 30). This is our annual promotional game that offers fans a chance to watch our women's basketball team play for $1 admission. This typically produces a very good crowd and the opponent is Ole Miss, who topped the `Dores January 2 in Oxford. After the game, the Vanderbilt players will sign autographs.
- VUAD partnering with Career Athletes, a national organization that provides career counseling advice and assistance while networking with a vast array of companies on the lookout to hire former student-athletes. In many cases, Career Athletes works hand-in-hand with a given university's existing career center.