Heading North: Vanderbilt heads to Reading, Pa., for the Kutztown Invitational Friday-Sunday at the city's Heister Lanes.
The Field: Adelphi, Bethune-Cookman, Cheyney, Coppin State, Delaware State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Kutztown, Long Island, Medialle, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Monmouth, Morgan State, New Jersey City, Penn State-Altoona, North Carolina Central, Norfolk State, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis (NY), Saint Francis (Pa) Saint Peter's, Stephen F. Austin, Southern Valparaiso, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Tourney Format: Kutztown's event follows the Friday 4-game Baker, Saturday traditional games and Sunday championship bracket.
Uneven History: Vanderbilt has been like the stock market at this event. Three years ago the Commodores were out of sorts and placed a dismal ninth. Two years ago VU led the pin count for two days before stumbling to a third place finish. Last year Vandy started slower than a Buick parked outside on a sub-zero day before rallying to finish fourth.
Top 10 Talent: Six members of the latest Top 10 poll are here: UMES (2), Vanderbilt (3), FDU (5), Adelphi (8), Whitewater (9), Kutztown (10).
Coach John Williamson Says: "We are going to go as we always go, with a mindset to win. The past two weeks we have focused on having consistent effort and competing. We'll be looking for consistency."
Carper's Video Blog: Vanderbilt fans should be certain to watch the excellent video reports that senior Kim Carper is contributing a couple of days after returning home. Kim spent last summer interning with the athletic communications office. WATCH
Webcast: The Kutztown Invitation will be webcast on bowl.com. When the Commodores are not among the featured bowlers on the bowl.com webcast, Vanderbilt will stream action on its USTREAM channel.