The concept of a college football offseason is an increasingly abstract one. The game itself doesn’t occupy the calendar year-round, but thanks to unimaginable amounts of money and our own sick passion, the culture does. (more…) (August 29, 2013, Page 9)
Sports columnist Steven Godfrey takes a look at Vanderbilt football ticket sales and fan support and issues a warning to Ole Miss fans that they’d better take notice so that something like that doesn’t happen to them. (August 23, 2013, Page 6A)
Two teams entered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday looking to gain bowl eligibility. Until the final minute of the game, it looked like the Rebels would be the team to gain magic win No. 6. Then Ole Miss repeated its unfortunate recent history.
Clinging to a six-point lead late, the Rebels surrendered a last-minute touchdown and fell to Vanderbilt 27-26. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin attributed his team’s 27-26 come-from-behind win against Ole Miss on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to the hard work they have put in since he was hired to turn things around Dec. 18, 2010.
Down 16-6 at the half and 23-6 in the early stages of the third quarter, the Commodores never blinked, they never pouted or hung their head; they only got stronger as the game wore on. Franklin, who has led the Commodores to a third road win in Southeastern Conference play this year — a first in school history — gave credit to his team for the way the overcame adversity against the Rebels. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers didn’t think he was on the verge of a career performance midway through Saturday night’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He was just 6-for-13 for 54 yards in the first half, while the Commodores totaled just 128 yards and a mere six points. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPNU. (more…) (November 10, 2012)