In 1890, Vanderbilt’s crosstown rivals, University of Nashville, challenged the Commodores to a football game. Fullback and founding head coach Elliott H. Jones promptly organized a team and delivered a crushing 40-0 victory, beginning Vandy’s pigskin tradition and helping football gain a foothold in the South. Seasoned Nashville sports history researcher and Vanderbilt athletics historian Bill Traughber brings to life the star players, outstanding teams, beloved coaches and remarkable games that shaped this treasured institution. . .this is a collection every Commodore fan will want to claim.
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