by Leathers - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will speak at the Vanderbilt Football Awards Banquet and Bowl Celebration, scheduled Sunday afternoon in Cool Springs.
Dean, a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt before becoming mayor-elect of Nashville last September, will provide opening remarks at the affair which is expected to draw nearly 600 people to the Cool Springs Embassy Suites.
The honorable mayor has strong ties to the university. Besides his tenure as an adjunct professor, Dean completed his law degree here in 1982. His wife, Anne Davis, also serves as a Vanderbilt law professor. They met as Vanderbilt law students.
The banquet, which starts at 1:00 p.m., will include an introduction of the 2008 Commodores by Bobby Johnson and the coaching staff, Most Valuable Player award presentations, highlight videos, and a special celebration of the team's 16-14 victory over Boston College at the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, staged Dec. 31 at LP Field.
We'll also be blogging from the event.