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Derek Mason (Vanderbilt University)

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

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.

Trailblazer Tribute: New basketball scholarship honors Perry Wallace

Trailblazer Tribute: New basketball scholarship honors Perry Wallace

Civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace, BE’70, who became the first-ever African American varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference when he suited up for Vanderbilt in 1967, has been honored with a new scholarship at the university.

RICH GENTILE/FROM TRIUMPH:THE UNTOLD STORY OF PERRY WALLACE

In Memoriam: Perry Wallace, BE’70, 1948-2017

By Andrew Maraniss, BA’92   For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shone on the sports and civil rights pioneer, he used the platform to advocate for others. A law professor at American University who was the first African American varsity basketball player in theRead More

Perry Wallace’s family attended the premiere  at Langford Auditorium in December, just three days after Wallace’s death.  (SUSAN URMY)

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

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.

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

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

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.