February 12, 2008

Heavyweight rematch: ESPN gets Ogilvy v. Patterson

If you've been reading the message boards, you know that Vanderbilt's return to Memorial is in and of itself newsworthy. Though some might be skeptical of the Commodores after going "just" 5-4 in their first 10 SEC games, no other conference team has had to play six of its first nine conference games away from home.

That has to be particularly taxing on Vanderbilt, whose student athletes are as much the former as the latter. When you count the hours spent away from West End for the last month, one has to hope the kids' test scores have had a better fate than their box scores.

All that to say, the Commodores return home with some pep in their step. VU is back on a winning streak, having beaten Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina -- the last two on the road.

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