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Wynridge to host
men’s scramble

Wynridge Golf Club in Troy will begin holding its weekly men’s scramble on Thursday.
Tee time is 5:30 p.m., and those wishing to play should call 536-5565 no later than noon Thursday to sign up.
Prices are $10 for members and $15 for guests.

Vandy head coach
honored by Hall

Vanderbilt football head coach James Franklin has been chosen to receive the 2013 Tennessean of the Year Award presented by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
The recognition for Franklin was announced by Dr. Bill Emendorfer, executive director of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, during halftime ceremonies of the Black and Gold Spring Game held Saturday on campus.
Franklin, 41, becomes the first Vanderbilt coach to receive the Tennessean of the Year Award.
Franklin was honored by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame after guiding the 2012 Commodores to a 9-4 campaign capped by a 38-24 victory over N.C. State in the Music City Bowl in Nashville.
The 2012 squad matched a school record for single-season victories that dates to 1915. The team also ended with a seven-game win streak, which ranks as the longest active streak in the Southeastern Conference.
Franklin was named as Vanderbilt’s head coach in December 2010. In two years, Franklin has guided the Commodores to a 15-11 overall record and consecutive postseason bowl appearances for the first time in the team’s 122-year football history.

Published in The Messenger 4.16.13

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