Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Olney and Perdue on campus tonight

Vanderbilt alums Buster Olney and Will Perdue will be in attendance for tonight's SEC home opener with Georgia at 7 p.m. CT.

Olney and Perdue will first serve as the special guests at the annual student Pep Rally, Memorial Madness, two hours prior to the game. The first 500 students will receive retro jerseys, and the opportunity to win many other prizes from CVS and Wendys. The event will also include activities featuring the women's basketball and baseball teams. Memorial Madness will only be open to Vanderbilt students.

Olney and Perdue will also be recognized during a special game ball presentation at half time, so make sure you stay in your seats. Olney will then emcee a contest where a lucky fan has a chance at winning a Jeep Wrangler.

Olney graduated from Vanderbilt in 1988 and majored in history. He's currently a senior writer for ESPN the magazine, and a regular analyst on ESPN's Baseball Tonight.

Perdue was an All-American for Vanderbilt basketball in his senior year (1987-88), and led the Commodores to its first 20-win season since 1973-74 as well as a NCAA Tournament berth. He was a four-time NBA champion, and now works as an ESPN analyst.


  1. First 20 win season??? Check the history Brandon!!

  2. my mistake... meant to say since 73-74... thanks for the message! i think my brain was going to explode yesterday with all the things going on!

  3. I'll let ya slide man....enjoy the blog!