Vanderbilt names first Hall of Fame class

Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 4:54pm

Vanderbilt on Thursday announced its first group of inductees into the school's new Athletics Hall of Fame, scheduled to open in the fall of 2009.

The class consists of Chantelle Anderson, women's basketball player from 1999-2003; Peggy Harmon Brady, golfer from 1968-72; John Hall, football player from 1951-54; Ryan Tolbert, track and field star from 1994-98; Roy Kramer, athletics director from 1978-90; Clyde Lee, basketball player from 1963-66; Dan McGugin, head football coach from 1904-34; John Rich, football and baseball player from 1945-51; Fred Russell, former Nashville Banner writer (1929-98) and VU baseball player (1925-26); June Stewart, VU administration from 1973-91; Bill Wade, football player from 1949-51; and Perry Wallace, basketball player from 1966-1970.

Check back later, and see Friday's print and online editions of The City Paper for more coverage of Thursday's news conference.

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By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

...and we're walking, and we're walking. Now in this dusty, dark corner at Vanderbilt Sports Hall of Fame is a long, lost artifact. Some have called it extinct in Nashville. It's is a college bowl game. I know, you are stunned. This event actually happened a few times, but those who last saw a Vanderbilt bowl game in 1982 have fuzzy memories. Hall of Fame to Outback, Birmingham to Tampa? These were some questions asked that locals can't recall. Time clouded their memories.

By: vandyhunter88 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Aside from the moron from Brentwood above, it's a joke to have a Vanderbilt hall of fame and not have Roy Skinner in your first class. He won almost 300 games at Vanderbilt, led them to a SEC Championship at a time when Kentucky was nearly invincible in the south and would've gone to several more NCAA tournaments had it not be for the SEC getting just one spot during his tenure. He's one of the most successful coaches in the school's history and to have some of these "contributors" in as well as some other athletes, over him, is just wrong.

By: BHait on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Courier, you realize this is not about football, right?