Today in “Things That Shouldn’t Surprise You”: Vandy is calling for a blackout for tomorrow’s game vs. Kentucky. The first 10,000 fans will receive free black t-shirts.
Also not surprising: tomorrow’s game will be Vanderbilt’s first sell-out of the season. According to the Tennessean, attendance at Memorial Gym this season is the lowest it’s been since the 1964-65 season. The ‘Dores are averaging 8,734 fans per game, well below the arena’s capacity of 14,316. Usually, Memorial Gym creates some magic for Vandy, but the ‘Dores have four home losses so far this season and their 6-10 record is tied for their worst start since the 1977-78 season. Yikes.
With ice and snow coating the roads in Music City as we speak, the real question becomes, will Vandy fans care enough to brave the conditions for tomorrow’s game? I know Kentucky fans will.