Pretty good game but was also wondering if anyone has seen a basketball game at vandy, the setup is just really weird but seems like a good atmosphere and was wondering how it was to watch a game in.
As peculiar as the setup is, it seems like a really cool environment for a basketball game.
Vitale just confirmed he won't be in AA next weekend. Meh.
I actually like Vitale. I'd rather listen to someone interested and enthused like Gus Jonson or Dick Vitale than Jim Nantz or someone like that.
I agree i like enthused announcing like Vitale. Anyone but Dakich.
Great for the fans. Horrible for opposing coaches. You can't tell your players which plays to set up if they're going the other way and it actually gets pretty loud in there.
The UniBrow dominates!
UK hoops fans are "obnoxious" to some because they are passionate about their team and they literally dominate every venue (even neutral or away) where their team plays. Name one other school who consistently takes over an opponents gym game after game, year after year. There's nothing else like it and I think it's just one more reason that college sports is so awesome.
I'm wondering if Kentucky fanswill still "take over the gym" once they get Calipari'd by the NCAA.
Enjoy the present my friend because my guess is you won't much care for the future (just ask U Mass & Memphis)
obnoxious uk fans, really? have you all not a mirror? and do you ever look in that mirror? UM has the most obnoxious fans anywhere.
so deal with it. John Calipari has not been charged with anything and until he is, he will always be our coach at UK he is the coach of the century. Before judging UK and their fans take a look at your arena and see how many banners you have hanging for championships like UK has. By the end of the season we will have another one, so that is the way it is. We are the best and always will be so get over the jealousy and move on. GO BIG BLUE.
lol according to record books calipari has never been to a final four so good luck on bucking that trend kentucky, I'm sure all those issues that cost umass and memphis banners have just magically gone away, you may win a championship this year, i just wouldn't count on it counting for the long haul.
hey! we arent that obnoxious
I went to medical school at Vandy and went to lots of basketball games at Memorial during my time there (free for students!). It is an odd venue in some respects: it was originally built to be not only a sports arena, but also theater-type venue as well. Hence, the strange elevated floor with team benches on the ends. There are these corner structures too, with seats going away from the court only perpendicular to the court boundaries.
All and all, the place does get pretty loud and Vandy's been consistently good at basketball for a while now. The end-line bench thing really does seem to be an advantage as the opposing coach has trouble yelling out plays and being heard at the opposite end. And it is a fantastic place to watch the game--although you're not right up on the court like at other arenas, there's nothing to obstruct your view at mid-court.