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Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Spring Overview

Derek Mason’s first season at Vanderbilt wasn’t easy. The Commodores did not win a game in SEC play and two of their three non-...
Via Athlon Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s probable starting QB, Patton Robinette, retires

QB Patton Robinette’s playing career coming to an end. http://t.co/1MfWoY5sUU pic.twitter.com/Gp8SONSmXl — VandyFootball (@VandyFootball) March 27, 2015 Less than a week after starting the Vanderbilt spring game, junior Patton Robinette is calling it a career. Last season, Robinette played in six games and compeleted 64% of his passes (which was far and away the best on the...
Via The Student Section
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt QB Robinette gives up football to focus on med school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school. In a university release, Robinette called it a ''very difficult decision to make'' and said his history of injuries contributed to his choice. Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics. Robinette...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Damian Jones Will Return to Vandy for Junior Year

Good news for the Vanderbilt Commodores today as it was announced by ESPN that standout center Damian Jones will return to play another season on the college level following a stunning sophomore year which saw Jones lead the Commodores in points and assists per game. Jones was also announced to the All-SEC First Team by the league’s coaches. “After consulting with my family and...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Vanderbilt LB Stephen Weatherly Solve A Rubik’s Cube In Under 2 Minutes

Vanderbilt has some of the most rigorous academic standards among universities with FBS football programs, and the Commodore players are no slouches in the classroom. Today, Vanderbilt football tweeted out a video of linebacker Stephen Weatherly solving a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes. Needless to say, we’re quite impressed. What happens when you give an outside linebacker...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s linebacker is better than you at Rubik’s Cube

The Vanderbilt Commodores football program may not be at the top of the SEC, but they undoubtedly have some of the top academics in all of Division I. That means the Commodores players are some of the smartest athletes around the nation when it comes to major college conferences. We got evidence of that in a video shared by the official Vanderbilt football Twitter account that shows...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt QB Josh Grady Leaving for Florida

As if losing head coach James Franklin to Penn State two years ago wasn’t enough for the Vanderbilt football team. Things have just gotten worse for the Commodores as they have been informed that QB/wide receiver Josh Grady will taking his talents to Gainesville. According to College Football Talk, the 2011 three star Vanderbilt commit confirmed the rumors Friday evening and, because...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Preview and Prediction

Derek Mason's tenure at Vanderbilt got off to a rough start, as the Commodores won just three games overall and went 0-8 in the SEC last season...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Vanderbilt player Dai-Jon Parker dies in boating accident

Former Vanderbilt guard Dai-Jon Parker drowned in a boating accident yesterday, per a report from Indianapolis’s Fox 59. Parker was 22 and was playing at the Division II University of Indianapolis. The university released a statement regarding Parker’s tragic death. “The entire University of Indianapolis community mourns the loss of Dai-Jon Parker, a senior student-athlete...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Vanderbilt players awarded mistrial for rape case

Brandon Vanderburg and Cory Batey, formerly football players for Vanderbilt charged with rape, have been granted a mistrial Tuesday afternoon, according to The Tennessean. Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Wilkins was obligated to give a mistrial to the former players due to a jury serving not admitting he had been the victim of a statutory rape case a decade and a half ago. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt players convicted in rape case could be released

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in January of raping a fellow student could be out of jail as early as Wednesday afternoon. Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins reinstated bail for Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey on Wednesday. The move came a day after Watkins declared a mistrial because the jury foreman failed to disclose that he was...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What does the national media think of Vanderbilt in 2015?

After falling back to just three wins in 2014, second year Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason will be looking to take a step forward in year two. Here we take a look at what chances the national media outlets give the Commodores of doing that.Vanderbilt will need improved play from the quarterback position. "Last year Johnny McCrary, Wade Freebeck, Patton Robinette and Stephen Rivers...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy lands commit from Florida CB Coppet

The Vanderbilt Commodores gained their seventh commitment of their 2016 recruiting class as Sunshine State defensive back prospect Frank Coppet committed to the team over the weekend.  Coppet impressed the coaching staff while attending the team's recent Friday Night Lights camp enough to receive a scholarship offer. Coppet quickly accepted the offer and gave his pledge to the Commodores...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt football players to be retried in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two former Vanderbilt football players who were previously convicted of raping an unconscious student have been scheduled to be retried Nov. 30. The new date came Wednesday after a Nashville prosecutor told a judge that he wants former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey to be retried as quickly as possible. They had been convicted on multiple charges of...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Retrial date set in Vanderbilt rape case

Two former Vanderbilt football players, Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey, will be retried on charges they raped an unconscious 21-year-old student in a dorm room in June of 2013. A judge in Nashville has set the retrial date for November 30th. after a prosecutor asked that the two be retried as soon as possible. The two former Commodores had already been convicted of multiple charges...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Football: Photo: Ralph Webb’s Watch Might Be The Winner Of SEC Media Days So Far

Most Vanderbilt fans would probably admit that the Commodores aren’t the main attraction at this year’s SEC media days. Pretty much every other SEC team brings some serious intrigue by virtue of being a powerhouse (Alabama), trending upwards (Tennessee), or being coached by Steve Spurrier (South Carolina). Coming off of a 3-9 season and a winless SEC campaign, it is hard to get...
Via College Spun
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt DE Caleb Azubike has great NFL potential

Usually when it comes to the NFL Draft, you sometimes hear of underclassmen outshining the outgoing seniors. That is the case for the upcoming draft with most of the top prospects being juniors and redshirt sophomores and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa being predicted as the number one overall pick next year. NFL.com recently ranked some of the top senior prospects in the draft...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Which SEC coach has the toughest job in 2015?

by TSS Staff This week’s edition of The Student Section college football roundtable is all about the SEC. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff writer Kevin Causey and special rotating guests in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. To talk about SEC football as we are joined by Senator Blutarsky of Get The Picture. Question...
Via The Student Section
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 SG Payton Willis becomes Vanderbilt’s first commit

The Vanderbilt Commodores and head coach Kevin Stallings had gotten off to a slow start in recruiting for their 2016 basketball class. Now, they have finally picked up their first commitment. Payton Willis, a three-star guard, has decided to join the Vanderbilt basketball program to continue his playing career. Blessed to announce that I am committed to Vanderbilt University! ...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt football under fire for questionble tweet

By Mike Cole The Vanderbilt University football team was in the news Thursday, thanks to what some are seeing as an ill-advised tweet. A few hours after it was posted, the tweet below started being passed around Twitter and the Internet. The tweet was posted just after 10 a.m. ET and was deleted shortly after making the rounds. What’s making this an especially bad look...
Via NESN.com
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of touch Vanderbilt tweet will make you cringe

The Vanderbilt Commodores may not be what one would call an SEC football powerhouse, but that doesn’t make the university any less immune to negative publicity than a winning program, as they will quickly discover following an out of touch photo that was posted on the football team’s official Twitter page. The photo was quickly deleted, but it lives on thanks to the internet...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Get a sneak peak at Vanderbilt's new anchor helmets

Anchor Down indeed. The Vanderbilt Commodores will apparently have new look helmets this season that truly capture the essence of the team's slogan. Check them out the chain-link look assistant coach Rod Chance recently tweeted out this photo:Looking good Commodores, looking good. 
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt releases 3 Nike uniform combos for this season

The Vanderbilt Commodores football team may have gone 3-9 last season and not won a single SEC game, but that isn’t going to deter the team from looking awesome on the field in 2015. Head coach Derek Mason tweeted out a picture of three uniform combinations that will be featured at some point this season, courtesy of Nike. Little Sneak Peek at 3 @usnikefootball jersey combos ...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt TE Steven Scheu is a NFL prospect to watch

It isn’t easy to make the transition from college football player to NFL star. Sometimes, depending on the size of the program you play for, it could be hard enough just to get noticed. Take Vanderbilt Commodores redshirt senior tight end Steven Scheu, for example. Vanderbilt is not known for being a football powerhouse, so you may not have heard of Scheu. However, he is quitely...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy WR C.J. Duncan out for 2015 with injury

Vanderbilt Commodores redshirt sophomore wide receiver C.J. Duncan has suffered what is being described as a lower-leg injury and will miss the entire 2015 season. Duncan’s injury was announced via a statement from the university, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Vanderbilt head football coach Derek Mason also addressed Duncan’s injury...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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