TAG: Vanderbilt University

College / Nov 4, 2011 / 11:00 am

No Cinderella: Vanderbilt’s Hype Is Through The Roof

Jeffery Taylor

*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered – the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks. After we broke down two upstarts yesterday, we’ll keep this going with No. 7-ranked Vanderbilt and No. 8-ranked Louisville later today (ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll).* Read More »

College / May 4, 2011 / 11:30 am

Meet The Next Brad Stevens

Rob Cross

It is 11 p.m. on Saturday night of Halloween weekend, one of the biggest party weekends of the year at Vanderbilt University. People across campus are putting on their costumes getting ready for the night’s festivities, including Vanderbilt men’s basketball manager Rob Cross. However, Rob then gets a text from Steve Tchiengang, power forward on the team, saying “Let’s shoot in 45 minutes.” Most sane people would say not tonight, but Rob is not sane when it comes to basketball. So at 11:45 he trudges over to Memorial Gym in full costume and rebounds for Steve before starting his night. This incident is just one of many that exemplify Rob’s undying commitment to Vanderbilt Basketball. Read More »