Links: 08.20.2010 Edition

Before I get to the links:

Former Vanderbilt basketball manager and current assistant basketball coach at Princeton University, Martin Bahar '06, and his family are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in honor of his late sister, Madeleine Beverly Bahar, who passed away in February 2009 at the age of 25 after a ten month battle with plasma cell leukemia. As part of the Bahar family's participation in the October 9th, 2010 walk, they are trying to raise over $10,000 for blood cancer research in Madeleine's name. Please visit the link below to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and for more information on the event. All proceeds go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission to fight blood cancers.

"Light the Night" Walk: Maddie's Team | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Football

Injuries to key players force Vanderbilt Commodores to take it easy on Warren Norman | tennessean.com | The Tennessean

"It's not like I'm not doing anything at all," Norman said, smiling. "But they're trying to keep me out of the tackling periods and serious drills we do during practice."

Freshman James Kittredge impressing Vanderbilt coaches at Vanderbilt | Tennessean Blogs: Vanderbilt Insider

James Kittredge is begin ning to look like an old pro every time he takes on a new position on the offensive line.

Offense shows a little life, Jordan Rodgers returns at Vanderbilt | Tennessean Blogs: Vanderbilt Insider

After looking sluggish much of the two practices Thursday, the Vanderbilt offense came to life toward the end of the afternoon session while working on third-down, long-yardage situations.

Vanderbilt punter Richard Kent has big shoes to fill | tennessean.com | The Tennessean

Not only is Kent a first-string punter in the SEC, but the sophomore also is booming punts in preseason camp that have Vanderbilt's coaches pumping their fists.

Commodores in familiar position seeking fill-ins for injured tight end | Nashville City Paper

Freshman Fitz Lassing and redshirt-freshman Mason Johnston are two players the Commodores need to step up after an ACL tear took Austin Monahan out for the season. It is the third season in a row Monahan has sustained a significant injury.

Thursday Practice Report - VandySports.com (Premium)

VandySports.com - The Vandy Ten (Premium)

Scout.com: 8/19 Practice PM (Premium)

National AP feature on Caldwell - VANDERBILT OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Limited single game tailgating parking passes available - VANDERBILT OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

A limited number of single game parking permits for the new Blakemore parking lot are now available for purchase for the Vanderbilt home season.

Vanderbilt Sports Line: VSL Hotline: CRC is Smarter Than You Think, Edition

More after the break, including a video of Coach Caldwell's post-Thursday practice press conference.


Men's Basketball

Quick Slant: MBB tickets ahead of pace - VANDERBILT OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

By the way, our men's basketball season tickets are running way ahead of last year's sales pace - nearly 550 more to be precise. We've been sold out the last few years.

General

Brandt Snedeker shoots 63; sits in second at PGA event | tennessean.com | The Tennessean

In the same town where in 2007 the former Vanderbilt star got his only PGA Tour victory, Snedeker shot a 63 on Thursday at the Wyndham Championship and was in second place, two shots back, after Arjun Atwal tied the tournament record with a 61.

NCAA Sports: Sorting Through the Finger-Pointing - A Sea Of Blue

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