This Week on West End

A closer look at what’s in store for the Commodores in the coming days

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 will play its second straight home game when it faces South Carolina at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium, the Vandy soccer team returns home after a two-game road trip and the Commodore golf teams begin their respective seasons in Arkansas.


The Vanderbilt football program will host South Carolina for a contest dedicated to social injustice awareness.

Student-athletes will discuss with Vandy football how the current social justice movement has impacted them and their experiences. The program will also highlight Vanderbilt football alumni who are involved in social activism as well as those who own small businesses.

The 2020 Commodores (0-2, 0-2 SEC) are coming off a 41-7 loss to No. 17 LSU. They’ll face a South Carolina squad (0-2, 0-2 SEC) that lost 38-24 at No. 4 Florida.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be televised live by the SEC Network.

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


Coming off back-to-back, one-goal losses, the Vanderbilt soccer team (1-2, 1-2 SEC) will be looking to get back on track when it hosts South Carolina at noon Sunday on ESPNU.

Vandy fell 2-1 at Missouri on Saturday, but nearly found a late equalizer when Abi Brighton’s header hit off the post in the closing moments. Madi Allen’s goal had cut a 2-0 deficit in half.

South Carolina (2-1, 2-1 SEC) is coming off a 1-0 win Sunday against Kentucky. The Gamecocks eliminated Vanderbilt from the 2019 SEC soccer tournament.


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 Monday.

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 2:30-6:30 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.

Women’s tennis

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team will make its 2020 debut when it hosts the Music City Scramble Friday through Sunday.

The three-day event will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Currey Tennis Center. Auburn, Tennessee and Ole Miss will join the Commodores for the competition.

Live stats will be updated HERE.


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.