SEC Basketball Media Days took place at the Birmingham Marriott. Vanderbilt's players and coaches flew down early Thursday morning on a chartered jet, arriving in time for the first session at 8:00 a.m.
Coaches and players from Arkansas, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt all made the rounds during the morning session, each going to the different media stations at different times. First stop for Caroline was "Radio Row," which was set up in the back of the atrium of the hotel's lobby.
Ten minutes was allotted for radio interviews, then it was time for Caroline to move on, and for somebody else to take her place.
Next on the agenda were the TV interviews in impromptu studios set up in the hotel's meeting rooms.
First, there was the "TV Room," for local TV and for video for SEC and university websites.
Then there was an interview with CSS television . . .
. . . . then CSTV . . . .
. . . . and SEC-TV.
Then Caroline got a chance to look at the new women's baseketball media guide during a short break.
Last stop was the "Main Room," where coaches and players are stationed at tables around a banquet hall. Members of the media join them to conduct their interviews. Bryan Mullen of the Tennessean took advantage of the opportunity to talk with Caroline for an upcoming feature.
In the meantime, Derrick Byars and Shan Foster, the representatives from the men's team, and the coaches had been making the rounds, too. Then, just two hours after they arrived, they all left together to head back to Nashville.
Photos copyright 2006 by Whitney D for VandyMania.com.