Friday, April 18, 2008

Commodore Banter (4/18)

Chris Low writes a must read on Vanderbilt football captain George Smith. It was in yesterday's banter, but it's worth highlighting again.

Kevin Stallings threw recruit Brad Tinsley batting practice on his official visit. Within this piece, Maurice Patton talks to recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer, who gives some great insight on Tinsley and Jeff Taylor.

"They can really use some help in the backcourt," Meyer said. "Tinsley is a true 'combo' guard; he's a legitimate point guard, a legitimate shooting guard. As far as speed and quickness, he's probably more of a '2', but he can run the point and he has a high basketball IQ. Taylor's more of a 2-3, a 2-3-4. He's got the athleticism to go inside."

The Auburn Tigers know they have their work cut out for them when they visit Hawkins Field for a three-game series beginning tonight. For the Commodores, Mike Minor will the opener, and will be followed by Caleb Cotham and Nick Christiani. revisits their preseason projections to see what they predicted correctly in the 2007-2008 NCAA Basketball season.

With the 17th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Chris Williams, according to this mock draft.

Men's tennis got a big help from James Moye as it avenged an earlier season loss to Arkansas as the team advances to the second round of the SEC tournament.

Tennis player Evan Dufaux was named to the conference's community service team.

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