UConn game week is upon us. Check out these links to start getting yourself acclimated to the football-version of the Huskies. Names of the week will be up later today. Game Note Golden Nuggets tomorrow.
ROBO-GOFF. Epic nickname. I promise I'm working to set up a current and former player Vanderbilt nickname wiki in conjunction with the other Commodore blogs. I hope to atone for your extreme disappointment in my tardiness with something very soon.
Todman leads the Big East and is ranked fifth nationally (149.3 yards) in rushing this season. He has 1,932 yards in his career. Vanderbilt is last in the SEC against the run (206.0 yards).
Zac Stacy (knee), Warren Norman (knee) and Wesley Tate (foot) have played with lingering ailments held over from preseason practice. Caldwell noted that Norman made cuts at Sunday’s practice that he has been unable to make this season.
"The rest really helped Warren Norman," he said. "All three of those guys feel better, look better. They went home and ate some of momma’s cooking. That always does them good—I know it does me."
We need team commentaries for our submission. Help us out in the comments. Oh, and the proprietor of the Ole Miss blog has at least answered the call, which is more than I can say for the Vandy fans. Embarrassing. (Y'all just got David Priced! -- see below -- jk, DP, obvi)
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#1 Jeffery Taylor, 6-7, Junior, Small Forward, Vanderbilt
David Price is in the news today after he was frustrated from a loss and the lack of Tampa Bay fan support on a night where a win would have seen them clinch a playoff spot. I won't link to it, cause I think it's all overblown, but I agree with his thoughts completely. He pitches tonight vs. the Orioles, and one would have to think the win would atone for his tweet last night, seeing as it would seal a playoff appearance for the organization. It's been speculated for some time: will the Rays say goodbye to Tampa Bay? 10,000-12,000 fans a game for one of the top 5 teams in baseball this year paints a pretty bleak picture.
Like Mainieri, Maloney said he was concerned that the new bats could stunt the development of hitters by destroying their confidence. But Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin, who served as chairman of the Division I rules committee when the bat issue once again became a hot topic a few years ago, said the bats could also help teams develop hitters.
"The way I feel about it is the game played at the highest level is made to reward players with true hit skills," Corbin said. "Players who hit the middle of the ball consistently are going to hit. The notion of hitting the bottom of the ball with a nuclear stick and having success is really unrealistic, unless you're Adam Dunn. If you're a good hitter, you can hit with a hickory stick. The bat, to me, is better than wood but performs less than aluminum.