Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hit the Books Terence

As ESPN.com's Chris Low reports from SEC Media Day, Vanderbilt wide receiver Terence Jeffers-Harris is currently not listed in the media guide. Jeffers-Harris, a 6'2 transfer from UConn is still not eligible. According to the story, there was an issue with some of his credits transferring between schools. Don't worry (yet) Commodore fans, Terence can still make it depending on how he does in summer school. Practice starts the day summer classes end: August 8th. We should know a few days after that whether Jeffers-Harris will be lining up for the Commodores. So, if you see Terence and he doesn't have a book in his hand, tell him Bobby said "Hit the Books!"

Vanderbilt's first 3 games will be night time affairs, with the Commodores hosting Western Carolina at 6:30 CDT on CSS, playing LSU under the lights (sort of) in Baton Rogue on ESPNU at 6 CDT, and facing off against Mississippi State in Nashville at 6 CDT on Fox Sports.

9 comments:

Douglas James said...

I love that we are having more night games (supposedly we are something like 11-3 in the last 14 night games we have played). Also would love to see Vandy play more thursday night games, its a great way to get exposure since there is less competition on tv. Va Tech has used it for years being on Nat'l TV by itself every thursday night.

Bob Loblaw said...

I like night games, but the SEC just doesn't, and shouldn't have to, play on Thursdays. It's one of the many devices I use to look down my nose at Louisville/Big East fans.

Anonymous said...

the only thing i like about thursday games is an excuse to leave early thursday and show up late friday. but i'd rather hang out by the field all day and night saturday. thursday games are for louisville, rutgers, and mtsu.

Seamus O'Toole said...

You forgot JV football.

Douglas James said...

Wow I got shut down on that theory. Whatever I think its good for Vandy and I like being able to sleep in on sat mornings.

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Seamus O'Toole said...

Daag-- Despite my JV football comment, I happen to agree 100% on the Thursday-night game theory. It's interesting that there seems to be resistance to it. If you're near Nashville and are attending every game, I guess I can understand that you want your 6-8 Saturday experiences a year. But as a way to get your name out there -- maybe most importantly by being guaranteed some air on Friday SportsCenter -- you cannot argue with what teams like VaTech and Louisville have done by scheduling Thursday-nighters. I'm not sure that with one winning season since 1982 we're in a great position to turn up our noses and play the "SEC is 'above' Thursday nights" card.

Stanimal said...

I completely agree with Seamus. Say what you want about SEC snobbery, but we're not like other SEC schools. We need all the exposure that we can get, and if playing on Thursday nights is what it takes to broadcast our games nationally, then so be it.

Say what you want about the tenets of national socialism dude, at least its an ethos.

Anonymous said...

I don't care when we play. I want to play on Saturdays. And the other thing is, I want to play on Saturdays and I want to see some d*!n fans in the seats. Vandy fans. This is a big city. Bigger than most if not all of the SEC school cities. I know the school is smaller, but there are people that live here that still cheer on Vandy and say they pull for them. If this team continues to get better, and with the recruits we are getting this should happen, we should start to get some support. I am tired and I've been tired of being out numbered at my own stadium. 28 years now and counting. I can't recall one big game that we had more fans than the other big SEC school. Maybe Auburn last year. Maybe. That's as close as it gets. But once you got to the right of the student section, all Auburn fans. We need to start shutting these people out. I am commmitted and I always have been and will be. But it is time. It's time for us to sell out the Western Carolina game full of Vandy fans. It's time for students to show up even when on break because they want to see the team that badly. It's time to beat Georgia and Ole Miss to sell out crowds wearing black and gold. It's time.