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SEC Basketball Tournament Preview

The Vanderbilt Commodores fell into the play-in round of the 2014 SEC Tournament. That’s a shame, because if this team had been able to avoid that round, it might have had a path to the semifinals for the fifth straight season.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 SF Jeff Roberson to Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Commodores landed a fourth member of their 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday, nabbing 6′-6″ small forward Jeff Roberson of The Kinkaid School (TX). A strong and skilled forward, Roberson joins a trio of wing players in the class for Vanderbilt. Roberson ran with TJ Ford Elite on the summer scene. Hoopniks.com caught several of his ...
Via Hoopniks
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt QB competition heats up as spring practice starts

Vanderbilt’s quarterback competition is underway. Of course, redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary insists it’s just one more thing he and sophomore Patton Robinette will be battling over each day. “We’re the most competitive people probably in Nashville, or possibly the United States,” McCrary said. “We compete when we ride scooters around campus, trying to get to the vending...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt finalizes hiring of defensive line coach Frank Maile

The Vanderbilt Commodores finalized the hiring of defensive line coach Frank Maile this week. The hiring was first reported back in February. Maile will fill the vacancy created by the dismissal of Vavae Tata. As you probably recall, Tata was arrested for drunk driving on Feb. 16 and pleaded guilty to the charges on March 5.
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason ramping up tempo, competition at Vandy practices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don't expect the Vanderbilt football team to take baby steps into learning the systems of new head coach Derek Mason -- on both sides of the ball. Instead, Mason will force-feed the information to the Commodores, who open spring practice trying to build on consecutive nine-win seasons and three straight bowl berths under former coach James Franklin. Offensively...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy baseball hopes to bounce back

The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to put a series loss at Tennessee behind them when they host Texas A&M this weekend. Look inside for a preview of both teams.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies Take Down No. 7 Vandy

The Texas Aggie baseball program became the 12th NCAA Division I program and the first SEC team to hit the 2,500-win plateau with a 10-4 win over the No. 7 Vanderbilt Commodores on Friday evening at Hawkins Field.
Via tamu.scout.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy carries out Mason's competitive vision at spring game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before spring practice started, new Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason used an analogy for how philosophical changes on both sides of the ball would be implemented. He likened it to having his players drink water out of a fire hose, as the offense changed from a read-option attack to pro style and defensively from a 4-3 alignment to a 3-4 look. "Spring practice...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Bryce Lewis, DB, Vanderbilt

247Sports.com Bryce Lewis is a 2014 cornerback commit to Vanderbilt, and is a very talented prospect. He has graciously agreed to take the time out of his busy schedule to do an exclusive interview with us here at SportsGlory.com. We hope that you enjoy this interview, and make sure to share it with your friends and fellow fans! Q. Thanks for taking the time for this interview. How...
Via Sports-Glory
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-15 season

Sheldon Jeter, a former three-star recruit from Beaver Falls, PA will be eligible to play for the Pitt Panthers for the 2014-15 season. Jeter grew up just 15 minutes away from Pitt’s campus but chose to go elsewhere following high school after not receiving a scholarship offer from the Panthers. After a season at Vanderbilt, Jeter grew homesick and elected to leave the program...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt lands second Top-100 caliber junior

The last week or so has been a good time to be a fan of Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball recruiting. Two pledges have cast their lot with Vanderbilt in the 2015 class, and both are considered potentially top-100 talents in the junior class. 6′-3″ Camron Justice, a tremendous perimeter scorer, was the first pledge. He ...
Via Hoopniks
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU wins first two at SEC Tournament. Host site + more to come?

Bright and early Wednesday morning, LSU unleashed their newfound offense on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Jared Miller, the Vandy pitcher who held LSU to two hits in an early season series in Nashville, was bludgeoned by the Tigers en route to an 11-1 run-rule shortened affair. Jared Poche’, who now has the most wins as an LSU freshman (9) since Lane Mestepey (11) in 2001, was phenomenal...
Via Saturday Night Slant
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason boasts business cards made of gold

It remains to be seen how new Vanderbilt Commodores football coach Derek Mason fares in Nashville. But it has become extremely clear that Mason boasts the best business cards in all of college football.Take a look at the card the first-year coach is showing off to explain his credentials. Yes, you guessed it. That card is made of pure gold.Mason has his work cut out for him to fill...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Head Coach Unveils Epic Business Cards

New Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Derek Mason showed off his amazing business cards made out of gold. I’m not sure how much these bad boys cost, but they look phenomenal. [@Andy_Staples] The post Vanderbilt Head Coach Unveils Epic Business Cards appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU QB Stephen Rivers officially transfers to Vandy

Vanderbilt has bolstered its depth at quarterback, announcing the transfer of former LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers. Rivers, 6-6, 230, has two years of eligibility remaining. He completed an undergraduate degree at LSU in May, was granted the waiver to join Vanderbilt late Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference. He will enter postgraduate studies in Vanderbilt’s Divinity School...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Will Open College World Series Play Against Vanderbilt On Saturday

Wade Payne | Associated Press Dan McDonnell and the Louisville Cardinals will take on a familiar foe when they travel to Omaha this week for the 2014 College World Series. With a win series clinching win over Stanford on Sunday, the Vanderbilt Commodores have advanced to Omaha. The Cards will take on the Commodores on Saturday at 8 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in a nationally...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Countdown: No. 13 Vanderbilt

After taking Vanderbilt to three straight bowl games, James Franklin left for one of college football's blue bloods in Penn State. But the Commodores found an intriguing replacement in Derek Mason, a defensive-minded coach for a defensive-minded conference. Mason had an impressive run at Stanford, leading a defense that ranked among the top 15 in defensive efficiency for three consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Opponent: Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt University, which is colloquially known as Vandy, is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt’s enrollment sits at around 12,750 and the acceptance rate to the university is only 12.7%. Vanderbilt’s mascot is a fancy monopoly man in a top hat named Mr. Commodore. Vandy’s colors are black and old gold, because regular gold wasn’t...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Falls To Vanderbilt 5-3 In Their CWS Opener

Ted Kirk – Associated Press In their second straight appearance in the College World Series, Dan McDonnell and the Cardinal Nine are heading to the losers bracket after a 5-3 loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday evening. In a game that lasted more than four hours, Louisville hung tough, but in the end fell just short. The game was closer throughout the first couple of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Advances to College Word Series Off of Controversial/Close Call

There was a lot on the line for the Texas Longhorns and Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday night in Omaha. After Texas beat Vanderbilt 4-0 Friday night it was a win or go home situation, but not just any win/go home situation. Win and you earn a trip to the Finals.After 10 hard fought innings the game was decided thanks to a weak infield hit and a really close call at first.@cjzero/TwitterTyler...
Via FatManWriting
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Norwood's Home Run Ends Up Being Game and CWS Winner for Vanderbilt

It's a good day to be a fan of the Vanderbilt Commodores. With the College World Series championship on the line in a decisive Game Three Wednesday night it was a do or die situation. Thanks to a solo home run by Vanderbilt outfielder John Norwood in the 8th the Commodores won 3-2 and are the 2014 College World Series Champions! Loading...
Via FatManWriting
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzaga lands Vanderbilt transfer Eric McClellan

It would appear that the Bulldogs roster is finally complete for the upcoming season. Ex-Vanderbilt guard Eric McClellan announced his intention to join the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Sunday, Jon Rothstein with CBS Sports reported. The news trickled in over the weekend, because McClellan must be one of the few people not aware that a lot of attention is focused on that thing known as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Corbin Brings National Title, Relevance to Vanderbilt

If you had said that Vanderbilt could become one of the country’s elite college baseball programs when Tim Corbin was hired as its new head coach in 2003, you would’ve been considered overly optimistic at best and delusional at worst. But that’s exactly what Corbin has done during his time with the Commodores, culminating in a national championship series victory over Virginia...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Vanderbilt Defensive Lineman Adam Butler Sings George Strait On The Radio At SEC Media Days

Plenty of the questions at SEC Media Days are dry and football-specific, and are given very safe answers, as is expected. However, there are occasional moments during these four days when things get weird, and those moments are the best. We’ve already seen the reemergence of Alabama championship ring-hat guy, who has now made his way to two straight SEC Media Days. Now, we have...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s Adam Butler Sings George Strait’s ‘Amarillo By Morning’

Vanderbilt's Adam Butler sings George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning" while at SEC Media Days. Here's audio.
Via Gamedayr
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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