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Bat divebombs court but cheerleaders save the day at Texas-Vanderbilt game

During Monday’s men’s basketball tilt between the Texas Longhorns and Vanderbilt Commodores, a bat made its terrifying presence felt at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The bat swooped down on and scared the bejeezus out Longhorns center Cameron Ridley (via GIFSection.com): But thankfully, as they are wont to do, cheerleaders saved the day as […]The post Bat divebombs court...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt, MTSU get invites, Music City Bowl preview

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee will continue historic seasons after accepting bowl game invitations Sunday. For the first time in program history, Vanderbilt (8-4) will play in a third-straight bowl game when it faces Houston (8-4) in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 4 at noon CST at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. The Commodores won at least eight games...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis edges Vanderbilt 57-49

Jordair Jett scored 17 points to spark Saint Louis to its sixth straight victory, 57-49 over host Vanderbilt on Monday night. The Billkens (12-2) scored 12 straight points to take the game's biggest lead, 53-44, on two Grandy Glaze free throws with 1:06 left. After trailing much of the game, Rob Loe had back-to-back baskets, including a dunk after Jett's steal, to put Saint Louis...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Defense picks up Billikens in 57-49 victory at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordair Jett scored 17 points to spark Saint Louis to its sixth straight victory, 57-49 over host Vanderbilt on Monday night. The Billkens (12-2) scored 12 straight points to take the game's biggest lead, 53-44, on two Grandy Glaze free throws with 1:06 left. After trailing much of the game, Rob Loe had back-to-back baskets, including a dunk after Jett'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Compass Bowl breakdown: Vanderbilt vs. Houston

Vanderbilt vs. Houston Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. ESPN Key Matchup Houston quarterback John O'Korn was named AAC Rookie of the Year after leading all true freshmen nationally with 26 touchdown passes. He was fourth in the conference with 2,889 passing yards, and his touchdown passes and 239 completions were program records for freshmen. O'Korn's favorite target is Deontay Greenberry...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Compass Bowl breakdown: Vanderbilt vs. Houston

Vanderbilt vs. Houston Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. ESPN Key Matchup Houston quarterback John O'Korn was named AAC Rookie of the Year after leading all true freshmen nationally with 26 touchdown passes. He was fourth in the conference with 2,889 passing yards, and his touchdown passes and 239 completions were program records for freshmen. O'Korn's favorite target is Deontay Greenberry...
Via Fox Sports South
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt preps for bowl as Franklin draws interest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As his name swirls as a possible candidate to fill various college football and NFL coaching vacancies, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and the Commodores have stayed the course. It comes with the rarefied air of playing in a bowl game three consecutive seasons when Vanderbilt (8-4) faces Houston (8-4) on Saturday at noon in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham...
Via Fox Sports South
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt preps for bowl as Franklin draws interest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As his name swirls as a possible candidate to fill various college football and NFL coaching vacancies, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and the Commodores have stayed the course. It comes with the rarefied air of playing in a bowl game three consecutive seasons when Vanderbilt (8-4) faces Houston (8-4) on Saturday at noon in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Houston, Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On Saturday the Houston Cougars and Vanderbilt Commodores will face off in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Vanderbilt and Houston both enter this game with 8-4 records. Coverage of the Compass Bowl will air on ESPN beginning at 1:00 pm ET from Legion Field in Birmingham, AL. The Odds: The Vanderbilt Commodores are a 2.5 point favorite against the Houston Cougars in the Compass Bowl. The over...
Via Tireball.com
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Bowl Preview: BBVA Compass Bowl- Vanderbilt vs. Houston

We’re just three short bowl games left before college football season is completely through. Despite the lack of 2014 NFL Draft talent Houston possesses (though there are a few worth watching, particularly CB Zach McMillian), the surprising 8-4 Vanderbilt Commodores feature three potential Top 100 picks. Lead by Jordan Matthews at receiver on offense and Andre Hal at cornerback...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Matthews makes one-handed catch in Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Matthews already owns the SEC records for career receptions and yardage. He's also set a single-season conference mark for catches in this, his senior season. We've come to except the unexpected from the Vanderbilt wide out, who arrived in Nashville as a two-star recruit -- but he's put on a show in the BBVA Compass Bowl. With Houston's...
Via Fox Sports South
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Matthews makes one-handed catch in Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Matthews already owns the SEC records for career receptions and yardage. He's also set a single-season conference mark for catches in this, his senior season. We've come to except the unexpected from the Vanderbilt wide out, who arrived in Nashville as a two-star recruit -- but he's put on a show in the BBVA Compass Bowl. With Houston's...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Compass Bowl win end for Franklin at Vanderbilt?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- They chanted, pleading him to stay. James Franklin stood with his players in front of the Vanderbilt fans, joining them in singing the school's alma mater after a 41-24 win over Houston in the BBBVA Compass Bowl when it began. "WE WANT FRANKLIN ... WE WANT FRANKLIN." Meanwhile, Jordan Matthews stood near mid-field, posing with fans and fellow students for photos...
Via Fox Sports South
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Compass Bowl win end for Franklin at Vanderbilt?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- They chanted, pleading him to stay. James Franklin stood with his players in front of the Vanderbilt fans, joining them in singing the school's alma mater after a 41-24 win over Houston in the BBBVA Compass Bowl when it began. "WE WANT FRANKLIN ... WE WANT FRANKLIN." Meanwhile, Jordan Matthews stood near mid-field, posing with fans and fellow students for photos...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Vanderbilt downs Northeastern, 79-49

Rod Odom had 21 points, Damian Jones scored 16 and Eric McClellan added 14 to lead Vanderbilt's torrid shooting performance in a 79-49 blowout of Northeastern on Saturday. Odom, with four 3-pointers, and McClellan, with a pair of treys, were perfect from beyond the arc as VU (8-4) warmed up for its Southeastern Conference opener next week. McClellan only missed one shot on his...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

BBVA Compass Bowl Press Conference

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, wide receiver Jordan Matthews, cornerback Andre Hal and running back Jerron Seymour talk to the media after the Commodores' 41-24 win in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: BBVA Compass Bowl Celebration

The Vanderbilt Commodores earned a historic victory on Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Look inside to see the post game celebration.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Basketball Scouting Report: Alabama

The Vanderbilt Commodores – given their roster limitations – really didn’t perform that poorly in non-conference play. The blown lead against Providence is their one major regret. The loss to Butler turned on a bounce or two, which is part of sports. Now, a fresh start arrives: SEC competition.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric McClellan suspended by Vanderbilt for academic violation

Vanderbilt sophomore guard Eric McClellan has been suspended for the rest of the season because of an academic violation, the school announced Wednesday. “Vanderbilt sophomore Eric McClellan, a member of the men’s basketball team, will not be enrolled in school spring semester due to a violation of university academic policy. He is expected to be […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt leading scorer out for season because of academics

Vanderbilt will be without leading scorer Eric McClellan the rest of the season after the point guard was suspended for the spring semester for violating academic policy. The school announced Wednesday McClellan is expected to be reinstated this summer. McClellan had been averaging a team-high 14.3 points for Vanderbilt, but the sophomore guard did not travel with the Commodores...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s Andrew Jelks On Franklin Move: “I’ve Never Seen A Coach Make A Tackle, Block, Or Catch A Pass”

All signs point to Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin leaving for Penn State after three years in Nashville. While this has Commodore fans very nervous, as Franklin helped Vanderbilt put together the program’s first back-to-back winning seasons since 1975-76, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Andrew Jelks doesn’t seem to be too worried: I’ve never seen a coach make a tackle...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting Lineups: James Franklin Is (Probably) Coming Home

This is what I knew about the Vanderbilt Commodores football program prior to the arrival of James Franklin as head coach: Jay Cutler and Earl Bennett, who both play for the Chicago Bears these days, went there. Oh, and they were terrible. All the time. Other than that, Vanderbilt was essentially a nonentity in the […]The post Starting Lineups: James Franklin Is (Probably) Coming...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach dismisses team's leading scorer McClellan from team

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has dismissed guard Eric McClellan from the team based on new information. University officials announced Wednesday that McClellan was suspended for the spring semester for violating academic policy with the sophomore point guard apologizing and promising to return this summer. But Stallings announced Friday that he has dismissed his leading scorer...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Women's Basketball Scouting Report: Tennessee

The Vanderbilt Commodores’ biggest SEC road game to date was last Sunday’s visit to 15-1 South Carolina. The Dores’ biggest SEC home game to date is this Sunday against 13-2 Tennessee. The January of Living Dangerously continues for coach Melanie Balcomb’s team.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford DC Will Interview for Vanderbilt Job

With the recent hire of James Franklin to Penn State, the Vanderbilt Commodores are looking for a new head coach. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Vanderbilt is considering Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason. Stanford DC Derek Mason interviews with Vanderbilt middle of this week — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 13, 2014 Mason has a coaching resume that dates back to the...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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