Monday, July 21, 2008

The Sports VU is moving...and we need your help

It's hard to believe that this site has only been up and running for a little over four months. In that short time, we've put up more than 300 posts, interviewed dozens of student-athletes and attracted hundreds of loyal readers.

As a result of our hard work, we've been asked to join a prominent network consisting of more than 100 sports bloggers, each following a respective team the same way we cover the Commodores. We'll get a brand new website and hopefully be able to attract an even larger audience.

Don't worry, it'll still be the same guys bringing you the same great coverage. The only downside is this: we need a new name. Since and are unavailable, we're left with no choice but to come up with a new identity for the fall.

So, we're asking for your help. My staff has come up with three very good options -- Conquer and Prevail, The VU Point and Vandyville. You can vote for your favorite in the poll on the top right of the page. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to share those below.

Anyways, thanks so much for visiting The Sports VU and I look forward to reading your feedback. Also, I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the fall...


Anonymous said...

I suggest

Jarred Amato said...

A bunch of you were wondering the rationale behind "Conquer & Prevail." It's from Vandy's alma mater:

On the city's western border
Reared against the sky
Proudly stands our Alma Mater
As the years roll by.
Forward ever be thy watchword,
Conquer and Prevail.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater,
Vanderbilt, All Hail!
Cherished by the sons and daughters,
Mem'ries sweet shall throng
Round our hearts, O Alma Mater,
As we sing our song.

Also, "Who Ya With" was the first name that came to mind, but there's already a Vandy sports blog on blogspot with the same name...

Anonymous said...

can you get funds from VSC, VSG, or another source to buy either "sports vu" domain name?

Jarred Amato said...

The asking price for the domain name was quite high, and far more than either organization would be willing to pay. We'd also have to become an official student organization (which I plan to do in the fall) to be eligible for AcFee money. And I don't think I'll be joining VSC anytime soon...