Vandy to announce upgrades to athletic facilities

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 5:45pm

Vanderbilt athletics officials will meet with the media this morning to unveil details of the school's Athletic Facility Project, a multi-million dollar project that proposes facility improvements for the football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball programs, as well as thorough renovations and enhancements to the McGugin Center.

The first of five construction phases is currently under way, with crews working at Vanderbilt Stadium, Memorial Gymnasium and the John Rich Football Practice Facility.

David Williams, VU Vice Chancellor of University Affairs and Student Athletics, will conduct the news conference. Dignitaries expected to participate are Vanderbilt Board of Trust Athletics Committee Chair John R. Ingram and selected Commodore head coaches.

Check NashvilleCityPaper.com on Wednesday for coverage and construction photos.

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

Must be contract time for Corbin.

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

This is great news! It is certainly about time that the football stadium gets a major overhaul!

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

as long as Vanderbilt continues their discriminatory recruiting (or non recruiting)of deserving, educationally disadvantaged this will only be redecorating the lilly-white living room.

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

JeffF, stupid much? You're welcome to give an example anytime!

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

The top recruits in Tennessee as listed by http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?S=379#s=379&f=1281&t=2485884as noted in the Vanderbilt fan forum http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?S=189#s=189&f=1603&t=2486680 no offers were made to the kid from Hillsboro. Offers were made to kids from the elite private schools OR the predominantly white rural or suburban schools (Farragut being so white it scares even me). Also, team photographs will show you the TRUTH. Please find a whiter team than your Vanderbilt Commodores (http://vucommodores.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/2007-media-guide.html) The media guide will show you page after page of players NOT coming from the local disadvantaged, inner-city schools. Follow that with an examination of what VU fans on this news site and others do when these kids are given an opportunity at other schools their own school is too gutless (and hateful)to match. Gee worked awfully hard to get the NCAA to sanction schools for hurting these same kids.Go smoke a doobie with Ms. Gee you dimwit and examine the racism that exists at your Ivory Tower.

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

Vanderbilt will sign an Afircan-American kid but he sure better come from a "safe" suburb. Would Charles Davis have gotten into Vanderbilt if he was coming out of the projects in the last 15 years instead of 1982? When was the last time Vanderbilt had a Charles Davis type of athlete even on campus?