Quick Slant: 'SEC Storied' premiere coming to Vanderbilt

Aug. 29, 2014

SEC Storied, ESPN's SEC series of remarkable conference stories, has done a remarkable feature on the 25th anniversary of the Chucky Mullins-Brad Gaines gridiron collision that eventually led to Mullins' death. The world premiere is taking place in our Sarratt Student Cinema next Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. ESPN is sending the film's producer and director, Brad Gaines and members of his family, former Ole Miss head coach Billy Brewer and Trea Sutherland, Chucky's good friend, will all be on hand and will answer questions after the show. It will be an inspiring night and it's all free of charge. The cinema seats just over 200 by the way.

Tim Corbin was the guest speaker at Vanderbilt's Faculty Assembly last week. It was a rare invitation for a coach and to no surprise, our national coach of the year made a big impression connecting the dots between what he sees as his role as a "teacher" on the baseball field and a professor's role in the classroom.

One of our basketball heroes has left us. Bob Warren, the "Hardin Hopper" who earned all-SEC honors in the late 1960's, died earlier this week in Kentucky. He led a remarkable life as one of the Commodore stars during an era when Vanderbilt basketball was Nashville's sporting focal point, then went on to play professional basketball for 10 years in the ABA. Bob returned to his Hardin, Ky., hometown and began a Christian ministry. He was Perry Wallace's roommate in those times of social unrest and also befriended Pete Maravich when the LSU legend was struggling with life. Bob was "just" 68, way too young for his legion of friends and fans.



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