It’s college football rivalry week at Trust Tree! My Vanderbilt Commodores travel to Knoxville this weekend to take on Kevin and George’s University of Tennessee Volunteers. It’s the 110th contest between the schools, and UT leads the series 74–30–5. UT is a 17.5 point favorite with an over/under of 40.5. Given Vandy’s offensive struggles, I suggest taking the under. You can thank me later. While UT is expected to win the football game, Vanderbilt is the clear victor off the field when it comes to school trademarks. Vandy has 77 live registrations and 6 pending applications while UT has 33 live […]Read More
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The Vanderbilt football season opens tonight against Western Kentucky. Western is a trendy pick to beat the Commodores, but optimism reigns supreme on West End avenue (at least at this time of year). Vandy running back Ralph Webb is a budding star, and the defense should be considerably better this year with head coach Derrick Mason taking over play calling duties. Mason was a hot commodity when he was hired to replace James Franklin last year. Regarded as one of the top defensive minds in the nation, Mason was the architect behind Stanford’s dominating defenses from 2011 to 2014. During […]Read More
College basketball’s best talent was on display in the recently concluded NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. Long before the NCAA tournament became the preeminent showcase for young basketball players, the country’s best talent was found on the Harlem Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters began in 1926 as the Savoy Big Five. Now more than 89 years and 20,000 games later, the team has become one of the most recognizable franchises in sports. My first exposure to the Harlem Globetrotters was through one of my favorite cartoons from my childhood: Scooby-Doo. The animated incarnation of the team appeared in several episodes during […]Read More