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Enduring Spirit: Red-carpet event held for premiere of Perry Wallace documentary

Feb. 26, 2018—Just three days after Perry Wallace, BE’70, died, hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Dec. 4 for the premiere of Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace, a documentary about the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.

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Celebration of life for Perry Wallace scheduled for Feb. 19 at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 6, 2018—A public celebration of the life of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace, who integrated Vanderbilt athletics and SEC varsity basketball, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at Benton Chapel.

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Register students grades K-6 for Vandy Spirit Game Day Experience

Jan. 31, 2018—The Vanderbilt Cheerleading and Dance Team is hosting its annual Game Day Experience event on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn cheers, dances and a routine to perform at the men's basketball game versus Florida at 3 p.m.

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Perry Wallace, pioneer who integrated SEC basketball, has died

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

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Vanderbilt recognizes trailblazers, marks 50th anniversary of SEC basketball integration

Nov. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt is honoring the legacies of the two players who integrated Vanderbilt athletics, Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, with a series of activities and events this academic year.

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Foul Play: Matthew Fisher-Davis draws on NCAA tournament mistake for motivation

Nov. 21, 2017—After an onslaught of scathing remarks about busted brackets and a bad attitude, Fisher-Davis has been using the criticism as motivation to train even harder for the upcoming season.

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Joe Thomas Ford Jr., BA’76: All-star sportsman

Sep. 7, 2017—Former Vanderbilt basketball star Joe Thomas Ford of Paducah, Kentucky, died June 20 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 64.

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Courtside Commemoration: Vanderbilt Athletics Honors Civil Rights Leaders During ‘Equality Weekend’

May. 29, 2017—Equality Weekend, a three-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s breaking the SEC color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace, BE’70, and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodore men’s basketball game Feb. 18 and the women’s game Feb. 19—both of which were Vanderbilt victories.

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To Honor and Educate: Equality Weekend

May. 29, 2017—As part of Black History Month, Vanderbilt’s basketball teams suited up in specially made jerseys for their winning games on Feb. 18 and 19. The back of each uniform featured the name of an individual who played an influential role in the civil rights movement.

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Commodores receive bid to NCAA Tournament

Mar. 13, 2017—After an impressive late-season surge, Vanderbilt received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Commodores will be a No. 9 seed and will play No. 8 seed Northwestern on Thursday in Salt Lake City in the West Region.

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Vanderbilt athletics honors civil rights leaders during Equality Weekend

Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.

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Vanderbilt athletics to honor 21 Nashville civil rights leaders

Feb. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt athletics is set to honor 21 of Nashville's leading civil rights figures at its men's and women's basketball games this weekend, when the players will wear special Nike uniforms.

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