Sports

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

      Vanderbilt lacrosse finished the season with a school-record 13 victories and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Steve Green. Football: NFL Draftees and 2008 Team Captains The Chicago Bears took two Commodores in the NFL draft: Offensive lineman Chris Williams, BS’07, was the 14th pick in the… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    Photo by John Russell On the banks of the Cumberland River, overlooking the practice facility of the Tennessee Titans, sits Chip’s Place. And at Chip’s Place you’ll find Chip Healy, ’68, former All-American linebacker for the Commodores and a two-year veteran of the old St. Louis Cardinals professional football… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Stroke of Magic

    Stroke of Magic

    After posting four Top 10 finishes, Jon Curran was selected to compete in the 2008 NCAA East Region Championship.Photo by John Russell. Jon Curran was in a rut. It was Feb. 19, 2008, and he had just completed his final round at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, where… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • $50 Million Athletic Facilities Upgrade Begins

    $50 Million Athletic Facilities Upgrade Begins

    It’s official. Vanderbilt is putting its money where its athletic needs are. In a continuing effort to raise the level of sports competition, the university has announced a five-phase, multimillion-dollar renovation and building program. The project has received enthusiastic support from across the university. John Ingram, MBA’86, is a… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Graduate student Karthik Subramanian keeps his eye on the birdie as president and player with the Badminton Club. Soccer: Three Named to All-SEC Team Junior Katie Schulz and freshmen Molly Kinsella and Mary Rachel Reynolds were named All-SEC players in the fall. Schulz, a midfielder, was a second-team pick… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    Kenny Diehl, BS’75, took to the hardwood courts of Memorial Gymnasium as Mr. Commodore in the days before mute mascots with huge foam heads and comical antics–and was one among a long line of cheerleaders who donned the chivalrous costume as the vocal leader of the Commodore faithful. Kenny… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Football 2007

    Football 2007

    Wide receiver Earl Bennett The 2007 version of Commodore football finished with a 5-7 record, but that was good enough to earn All-SEC honors for four players and attract a suitor for the head coach. Four Commodores were named to the All-Southeastern Conference team by the league’s 12 coaches. Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Extreme Makeover, Commodore Edition

    Extreme Makeover, Commodore Edition

    The three faces of Mr. C are Sam Newman (in gold), Mike Fagan (in black), and a third student who prefers to hide behind the anonymity of the Commodore mask. Photo by John Russell It was quite the conundrum. Mr. Commodore, the “face” of Vanderbilt athletics, had gone missing. Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Women’s Golf: Allen Named Head Coach Greg Allen has joined the Vanderbilt sports community as the new women’s golf coach. He comes to Vanderbilt from the University of Arizona, where he had coached the women’s team since 2000. During his tenure his teams won two Pac-10 conference championships and… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    Tate Rich, BA’76, JD’79, still chuckles when reminded of the interception he returned 35 yards for a touchdown against UT-Chattanooga on Sept. 13, 1975.That play ranks in the Vanderbilt record books as one of the top-15 interception returns in school history.”I tell people I was a prototype for Lawrence… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • 2007 Boasts Best-Ever Baseball

    2007 Boasts Best-Ever Baseball

    Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors, Southeastern Conference Tournament and regular-season championships, and a fistful of All-American selections showcased 2007 as the best year for Vanderbilt baseball in the history of the program. The Commodores spent most of the season ranked No. 1 in… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Steady as a Rock

    Steady as a Rock

    The Vanderbilt defense takes the field and gathers around player number 47. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound middle linebacker sets the defensive formation, and waits for the offensive play to begin and his opportunity to crush it.And when the ball is whistled dead and the bodies are sorted out, number 47,… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007