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Vanderbilt bowling will travel to New Castle, Delaware

by Rod Williamson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt resumes its schedule at the Northeast Classic at the 62-lane Bowlerama in New Castle, Delaware. The 37 competing teams represent the largest field of the NCAA’s regular season. The event is hosted by Sacred Heart.

Friday – 9:30 a.m. CST five 5-game Baker Matches 
Saturday – 8:25 a.m. CST five traditional game matches
Sunday – 7:25 a.m. CST three best-of-7 Baker Matches

Participating teams (rank)
Adelphi, Arkansas State (6), Bryant, Central Missouri (22), Chestnut Hill, Delaware State (24), Felician, Holy Family, Howard, Jacksonville State (1), Long Island, Louisiana Tech (4), Maryland-Eastern Shore (13), Maryville (10), McKendree (21), Merrimack (12), Molloy, Morgan State, Mount Aloysius, Mount St. Mary’s (15), North Carolina A&T (5), Nebraska (7), New Jersey City, Niagara, Norfolk State, Oklahoma Christian (20), Sacred Heart (17), St. Anselm, St. Francis, Sam Houston (11), Stephen F. Austin (9), Tulane (11), UAB, Vanderbilt (2), Wagner, Wilmington, Youngstown State (3)

Following Vanderbilt at the tournament
Vanderbilt will livestream its matches on the Vanderbilt athletics YouTube site.

Vandy’s Northeast Classic tournament history
This tournament has good Vanderbilt vibrations. The Commodores won the inaugural championship in 2020. After skipping 2021 due to Covid travel restrictions, Vandy repeated in 2022 and led the entire tournament in 2023, earning the No. 1 seed, until dropping the title match to Nebraska.

Powerful field
Nineteen of the latest top 25 programs are expected to compete, making this one of the most talented tournaments of the year. With the exception of eighth-ranked Duquesne, the entire top 10 is competing in New Castle.