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 its season, the Vanderbilt soccer team is coming off a big victory and the baseball program is back on the diamond for fall training.


The Vanderbilt football team travels to College Station, Texas, to start the 2020 season and faces No. 10 Texas A&M.

Head coach Derek Mason is beginning his seventh season leading the Commodores. Vandy will play a 10-game, SEC-only schedule this season and begins its home slate Oct. 3 at Vanderbilt Stadium against LSU.

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


After beginning its season with a 3-2 win over Kentucky at the Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex, the Commodores (1-0, 1-0 SEC) next head to rival Tennessee for a 1 p.m. Sunday tilt.

Against Kentucky, Vandy trailed 2-0 at halftime before getting two goals from Haley Hopkins and a score from Blue Ellis.

Tennessee is 0-1 after losing 3-1 at Alabama to start its season.

Cross Country

The Vanderbilt men’s and women’s cross country teams began their respective seasons with the Commodore Classic, a six-team meet at Percy Warner Park.

Vandy’s men’s team finished third and were led by Nick Laning’s third-place finish. The women’s team came in fourth and Grace Jensen came in 11th.

Both teams are scheduled to return to the course Oct. 3 in Columbia, Missouri.


Current standout John Augenstein and former Vandy golf stars Brandt Snedeker and Matthias Schwab competed over the weekend at the 120th U.S. Open in Mamaroneck, New York.

Augenstein, competing as an amateur, finished 7-over par and missed the cut. Snedeker and Schwab also missed the cut.


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

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