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Vanderbilt's rise to national elite

Updated: February 2, 2013, 1:21 PM ET
By Teddy Mitrosilis | ESPN.com

There's something stark and brutal about the line that keeps the peasants from the elites in college athletics. It's never unclear on which side of the barricade you stand.

Tim Corbin moved to Nashville in June 2002 to run the Vanderbilt baseball program, and there were no mixed messages for him, either. The Commodores had never been to the College World Series and hadn't seen the NCAA tournament since 1980. Corbin came from Clemson, where he was an assistant coach for nine ...

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