Aug 23, 2013
Quick Slant is an array of brief insights and occasionally opinionated overviews of collegiate athletics in general and the Vanderbilt Commodores in particular.
Over the years we've had some very big names perform our national anthem. Wynonna joins that special list as she is going to sing the anthem at our Ole Miss game. By the way, the anthem comes at 7:58 p.m. in the pregame timeline so if you want to see and hear the superstar in person, be in your seats early!
Pop Quiz: Take out a sheet of paper and write down the five states with the most living Vanderbilt alumni. We have an honor code so don't peek at your neighbor's wild guesses. Answer later.
Due to a facility issue at South Carolina, it was just determined that we will host the 2014 SEC Men's Tennis Championship April 16-20 and South Carolina will play host in 2015. You tennis buffs should make a note of this as some incredibly good tennis will be played on our courts.
Have you gotten word that it's Operation Blackout for the Ole Miss game? Likewise, do you know that single game tickets to our SEC home games with Missouri, Georgia and Kentucky go on sale Sept. 1?
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Answer to Quiz: 1. Tennessee (30,706, 24.65% of all); 2. Georgia (8,321); 3. Texas (7,722); 4. Florida (6,565); 5. California (6,045). There are 128,858 living alumni in the United States based on late 2011 numbers. Interestingly, Malaysia with 322 alumni is the top international country for Vanderbilt alumni. China is third with 234, edging out England by two.