VandyMania celebrates 10th year

It's hard to believe but VandyMania is 10 years old today. Yes, VandyMania was started on May 5, 1996 and has been going strong every since.

"I would just like to thank the thousands of VandyMania premium members, lurkers, posters along with all our writers and moderators over the years. They are what has made VandyMania great, not me," said VandyMania publisher Don Yates.

The site has had a quarter of a million posts on its message board alone since September 2001. The five years prior to that it's estimated that VandyMania had another 150,000 posts. VandyMania has had over 23 million unique visitors since 2001 and an estimated another 10 million in the 5 years prior to that. Last year the site pubished over 800 stories regarding Vanderbilt athletics.

VandyMania Timeline

May 1996- Founded on prodigy personal home page.

December 1996- domain name registered, moved to commercial hoster. Message board installed. (the message board was done MANUALLY over the previous 6 months)

1998- First premium material offered on VandyMania.

1999- VandyMania joins the original Rivals network. Works along side The Commodore Report on that network.

2001- Rivals network closes. VandyMania quickly goes back non-network status for a few months. Short affiliation with SECNation.

Sept 2001- VandyMania joins TheInsiders (later to be TheInsiders was founded by the same leadership that founded the original Rivals network.

2005- VandyMania publishes first issue of VandyMania the Magazine! purchases VandyMania now affiliated with FoxSports and MSN.

2006- VandyMania announces new, expanded VandyMania the Magazine!

To have a look at VandyMania's original homepage please visit the link below. Most of the links on that page are old and broken but you can see how the original site looked.

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