The Homecoming Game on Saturday featured the South Carolina Gamecocks, and on Friday night, the Gamecock fans started rolling into Nashvegas.
Friday night was also the final home game for Lea Lafield and five other seniors on the soccer team.
Before the game, the seniors and their parents were honored, and the team celebrated with a 2-0 victory over Ole Miss to improve to 5-2-2 in SEC play.. (Click photo to see a larger version.)
Over the weekend, Vanderbilt hosted the June Stewart Invitational. Last year's SEC Player of the Year, Taka Bertrand, along with Amanda Fish, Hannah Blatt, and Catherine Newman, will compete for a perfect singles tournament record on Sunday.
Vanderbilt welcomed home former defensive back Jonathan Shaub, the Grand Marshal of the Homecoming Parade.
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First in line for the Jay Cutler bobblehead!
In all, 1,000 bobbleheads were given away before the game. When marketing began giving out vouchers at 12:00, more than 200 fans were waiting in line.
After securing vouchers for a bobblehead, fans could return to Vandyville for more tailgating.
The women's basketball team was responsible for doing the fog as the football team runs onto the field.
Senior fullback Steven Bright encouraged the crowd as he left the game on a cart after fracturing his lower leg in the first half.
Back in the early '80s, Stephanie (Otis) Peterson was a student-athlete at Vanderbilt, a member of the swimming team. Nowadays she's an orthopedic surgeon in St. Louis, and the friends she met as a freshman are scattered around the country. But every fall, there's a reason to come back to Vanderbilt . . . and that's why they call it "Homecoming." (Click photo to see a larger version.)
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Photos copyright 2006 by Whitney D for VandyMania.com.