This Week on West End

Looking ahead to what's on deck for the Commodores this week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Each week This Week on West End takes a closer look at what’s in store for the Commodores in the coming days.

The Vanderbilt football team opens the home portion of its schedule by welcoming No. 20 LSU at Vanderbilt Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Commodores are coming off a 17-12 loss at No. 13 Texas A&M.

Vandy’s soccer team will be back on the road for a 5 p.m. match Saturday at Missouri. A 1-0, heartbreaking loss in overtime Sunday at Tennessee dropped the Commodores to 1-1 on the season.


The Vanderbilt football team is back in Nashville and ready to make its Vanderbilt Stadium debut at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Vandy came up just short at No. 13 Texas A&M on Saturday by a 17-12 score despite forcing three turnovers and getting a solid debut by true freshman quarterback Ken Seals.

This week the Commodores welcome in No. 20 LSU in their first home game of the shortened 2020 season. The meeting between LSU and Vanderbilt is the 32 between the two programs and after not having been to Nashville since 2010, the Tigers will be making their second consecutive visit to Music City after playing at Vanderbilt Stadium in 2019.

For more news and notes of the 2020 Commodores, click here.


One week after a thrilling, come-from-behind victory at home over Kentucky, the Vanderbilt soccer team found itself on the wrong end of some late-match dramatics Sunday.

Jaida Thomas scored two minutes into overtime to give Tennessee a 1-0 win over the Dores in Knoxville, Tennessee. The result was the first win against Vandy for the Volunteers in the last eight matches between the two programs.

The Commodores (1-1, 1-1 SEC) took 11 shots and won five corner kicks, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Vandy now hits the road again and travels to Missouri (0-1, 0-1 SEC) for a 5 p.m. match Saturday

Cross Country

The Vanderbilt men’s and women’s cross country teams each travel to Columbia, Missouri, this weekend for the Gans Creek Classic hosted by the University of Missouri.

Both Vandy squads began their respective seasons Sept. 19 at the Commodore Classic, a six-team meet at Percy Warner Park. The men’s team finished third and was led by Nick Laning’s third-place finish while the women’s team came in fourth and Grace Jensen came in 11th.

Arkansas (women only), Missouri and Texas A&M will join Vanderbilt for the event at Gans Creek Cross Country Course.

Racing for the Vanderbilt men will be Lucas Mowery, Matthew Estopinal, Laning, Jonah Bird, Edward Harpstead, Caleb Van Geffen, Ben Kraemer and Corey Pacernick.

Representing on the women’s side are Caroline Eck, Lainey Phelps, Jacque Pinon, Jensen, Anna Grace Morgan, Gillian Mortimer and Haley Walker.

A live stream can be found here and live results can be found here.


The Vanderbilt men’s and women’s golf teams will make their 2020 debuts when they travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to compete in The Blessings Collegiate Invitational starting Oct. 5.

Expected to feature all 14 Southeastern Conferences men’s and women’s golf programs, The Blessings will be broadcast live on the GOLF Channel each day from 3:30-6:30 p.m. each day. A 54-hole stroke play competition over three days will have the men’s and women’s teams competing on the same course and in the same conditions throughout the week.

There will be awards for men’s and women’s team and individual competitions as well as awards for the school with the best overall combined men’s and women’s individual and team scores.

Men’s tennis

The Vanderbilt men’s tennis team will make its 2020 debut when it travels to the Tiger Fall Invitational at Auburn in Auburn, Alabama.

Running Friday through Sunday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center, the Tiger Fall Invitational will include the Commodores who will join Auburn, Alabama, Florida and singles players from Ole Miss. Teams will play up to 10 singles matches at one time, followed by up to five doubles matches.

Matches will be streamed live HERE starting at 9 a.m. Friday.


The Vanderbilt baseball team will continue its fall training after returning to Hawkins Field earlier this month. Head coach Tim Corbin (753-359-1) has brought in 17 newcomers — 16 freshmen and one transfer this fall.

The team’s fall training will conclude with the program’s annual Black and Gold series which is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 16-19.