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MVPs: Vanderbilt Athletics shows support for health care workers

May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics lit up the video board at Hawkins Field on March 30 with a special tribute to all the health care workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and elsewhere who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

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Student-athlete: Jared Pinkney

Aug. 29, 2019—Jared Pinkney could have heard his name called on the second day of the NFL Draft. Graded a “second- to fourth-round prospect,” Vanderbilt’s star tight end had a decision to make: turn pro, or return to the university to finish out his senior season.

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Employees invited to open football practice Aug. 15

Aug. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt employees are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Commodore football team under the direction of sixth-year head coach Derek Mason. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided by Tri-Star BBQ for all who attend.

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Heart of Gold: Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

May. 23, 2019—David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor, and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.

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Anchor Down with the Class of 2022

Aug. 29, 2018—Watch Coach Derek Mason, the Spirit of Gold Marching Band and other members of the Vanderbilt community rally first-year students as they gather to take the Class of 2022 photo.

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Grade A Talent: Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom

Aug. 28, 2018—As the only private institution in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is charged with competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics with student-athletes who also can thrive in the classrooms of a top-15 nationally ranked university.

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Join the Vanderbilt Athletics ‘Coaches Caravan’ May 9 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

May. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to join this year's Coaches Caravan, sponsored by Vanderbilt Athletics, on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

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Ralph’s Run: Webb goes for SEC record

Sep. 7, 2017—Senior running back Ralph Webb is closing in on the goal line of ending his college career as the second-leading rusher in SEC history, behind Georgia’s Herschel Walker.

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Class of 2017: Oren Burks is a leader on and off the field

Apr. 28, 2017—Oren Burks is not afraid to step up when called upon, even when stepping up requires stepping out of his comfort zone.

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Vanderbilt Coaches Caravan begins April 26

Apr. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt fans will have a chance to mingle with Commodore coaches and chat about what's ahead for Vanderbilt athletics at stops across Middle Tennessee. Football coach Derek Mason, women's basketball coach Stephanie White, soccer coach Darren Ambrose and bowling coach John Williamson, among others, will be featured.

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Vanderbilt Football hosts spring showcase and scrimmage for fans March 25

Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt Football hosts a spring showcase March 25—free for all fans—including a traditional stadium practice, scrimmage, food and family fun.

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Motion on the Field: Vanderbilt Football Program Advances Under Mason

Mar. 7, 2017—After playing in only three bowl games during its first century of football, Vanderbilt has now reached the postseason five times in the past nine seasons—most recently at the Independence Bowl played Dec. 26, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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