The check’s in the mail. Really.

Vanderbilt is upset the rest of the world won’t let it keep clipping coupons on a beach somewhere.

“Vanderbilt University is incredibly proud of the on-field and off-field accomplishments of our student athletes, and the coaches and staff who support them. Over the last 10 years, they have won four national championships, 14 conference championships and nine Coach of the Year awards. Our football team has played in five bowl games after a 26-year drought. Last year’s graduating seniors finished their Vanderbilt careers with more than 1,600 total wins, two national championships, eight Conference Championships, 31 postseason appearances, and included 17 All-Americans and 45 all-conference recipients. Academically, our student athletes have earned over a cumulative 3.0 [grade point average] every year for the past 13 years,” the statement read. “All of this achievement is supported by a loyal and dedicated fan base that is critical to our overall success. We will continue to invest in our student athletes and as we contemplate a capital campaign for the university, athletics will be a significant part and will include efforts to raise funds for improvements to athletics programs and facilities, including the football stadium.”

Hint:  when they say “We will continue to invest in our student athletes”, they won’t.  If you read the fine print carefully, the school’s commitment level is the equivalent of thoughts and prayers — an effort will be made to raise funds, but no mention is made of what actual improvements are contemplated.

That’s how the beach clippers do it, dears.

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17 responses to “The check’s in the mail. Really.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Muffy, peel me a grape and bring me some more bubbly.

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  2. Bulldog Joe

    Still trying to figure out who goes to the beach to clip coupons…

    Guess if I have to ask, I probably couldn’t afford it.

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  3. Go Dawgs!

    At least one of those Vanderbilt national championships was in women’s bowling. I don’t mean to belittle the accomplishment, I just think it needs to be pointed out. I honestly think that bowling accounts for two of their titles, but I also won’t waste my time searching for it.

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  4. Bulldog Joe

    Take out the word ‘Vanderbilt’ and you have McGarity’s Minutes.

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  5. Russ

    The romantic in me wishes college sports could be more like Vandy and the Ivy League, but that ship either never existed, or sailed many years ago.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Agree. Is it such a terrible thing if they’re happy watching the college sports arms race from the sidelines? Makes you wonder who’s getting the last laugh.

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      • Milledge Hall

        Vanderbilt with an enrollment of 6871 NEVER left the SEC. A certain trade school in Atlanta left the conference. I wonder who’s laughing????

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    • Ricky McDurden

      Never existed. Princeton, Yale, etc were using ringers and payments to players since the infancy of the sport which inspired the whole amateurism notion in the first place (a faculty-led ideal that has never been anything other than wishful, romantic thinking). Universities have been using college athletics to inspire alumni involvement and donations since the beginning, including building bigger and more established stadiums on campus. Hell, the NCAA didn’t even exist to curb a lot of the amateurism stuff until around the 1950s; before that, it was just there as an organizational gesture to insure something was being done so guys stopped dying while playing the game.

      If anyone is truly interested in college amateurism, then DIII football is there waiting to be paid attention to.

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  6. steve

    Vanderbilt: the SEC FB equivalent of an Oldsmobile without power steering, driven by an 89 lb. woman with rheumatoid arthritis and untreated cataracts.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Yep. And they still beat the vols by 18, and they are likely going to do it again this year.
      Typing that really feels good……….

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  7. Chopdawg

    Oops…I clicked on this thread because I thought it was going to be about Mexico finally sending the US a check for The Wall.

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  8. What is so bad about watching the insanity that has become Div 1 sports, from the sidelines. Take what money you can and get the last laugh. And it is insanity. And I still watch it, which says more about my mental state, than anything else.

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  9. The Dawg abides

    A guy in the comments said Vanderbilt has a 4 billion dollar endowment. Is that correct?

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