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Final ex-Vanderbilt player turns himself into cops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Brandon Banks has turned himself into police, the fourth and final former Vanderbilt player arrested after being indicted on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery involving an unconscious student at a campus dormitory in June. Police spokesman Don Aaron said Banks turned himself in Sunday night, and bond for the 19-year-old...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Court date set for ex-Vandy players

The former Vanderbilt football players charged with rape now have an initial court date. An arraignment will be Aug. 21 for Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, Calif.; Cory Batey, 19, of Nashville; Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Md.; and Jaborian ''Tip'' McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Miss. They each have been charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL can wait for receiver helping Vanderbilt grow

Jordan Matthews has too much confidence in what James Franklin is doing at Vanderbilt to leave just yet. Not even a change in quarterback could persuade the receiver that maybe he should test the NFL draft and move onto the pros. The top returning receiver in the Southeastern Conference said Franklin's key isn't the players, but the system the coach installed. ''...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Pimped out ice cream truck pays visit to Vanderbilt football players after practice

James Franklin and his Vanderbilt Commodores football team have been working extremely hard this season to build upon last season's success.On Wednesday, the players were treated to a round of ice cream after practice, and not just from any ice cream truck, either.As you can see, this truck, labeled as "The Mean Green Ice Cream Machine," is one pimped out ride.Pimped...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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5th Vandy player charged with felony

Four former Vanderbilt football players have already been charged in the alleged rape of a young woman. A fifth player faces a separate charge.

Via Gamedayr
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt WR Star Charged in Rape Case

The Vanderbilt Commodore’s second-leading wide receiver, Chris Boyd, has been indicted in the alleged sexual assault case that took place in a Vanderbilt campus dorm room in early summer.  Vanderbilt University released a statement Friday afternoon announcing Body’s suspension. Earlier this month, four former Commodore players were charged in the incident.  They are  Brandon...
Via Sports Blog Talk
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Chris Boyd surrenders

A Vanderbilt football player indicted on charges that he was an accomplice after the rape of an unconscious student on campus has turned himself in to police. Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old Chris Boyd came to police headquarters Saturday morning after being indicted on Friday. He is accused of giving another defendant advice on how to cover up the crime. His bond was set...
Via Fox Sports
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Vandy players plead not guilty

Four former Vanderbilt football players have pleaded not guilty to raping an unconscious woman at a campus dormitory. Cory Batey, 19 of Nashville, Tenn.; Brandon Banks, 19, of Brandywine, Md.; Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie, 19, of Woodville, Miss.; and Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, Calif., pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach: Team has dealt with rape case

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has tried to keep his football team busy and limit the distraction of the ongoing rape case. Four former Commodores are charged with raping an unconscious woman in a campus dormitory, and Franklin's second-best receiver, suspended from the team, has been indicted as an accessory after the fact for advising someone how to cover it all up. '...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Vanderbilt O-Lineman Ryan Brockway Dressed Up As Mr. C, Fired Up Team

Apparently the Vanderbilt football team has a thing where players like to compete to see who can be the loudest during team breakdowns. Offensive lineman Ryan Brockway decided he simply wasn’t going to lose the competition — he was going to take it to another level. Brockway dressed up as Vandy’s Mr. C mascot and led the team in the breakdown without them even knowing it at...
Via College Spun
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin does “The Carlton”

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin was caught on the Vanderbilt dance cam doing “The Carlton” and I must say his impression is pretty spot on.  Now all that is missing is a little Tom Jones. You can see the rest of the players and coaches dancing in the full video below. [Lost Lettermen]
Via Diehardsport
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Five Things I Hate About Vanderbilt

Vandy's Mascot Mr. C Football is almost here. For 233 days you have had to put up with a lot of **** at work for this moment to finally come. So until that moment comes, sit back and relax and enjoy our roast of Vanderbilt. For each week of the 2013 football season we will posting what we like to call "hate posts". This is to show our shivery to our opponent. It will...
Via Ole Rebel Blog
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Settle It: Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss, who will win Thursday night’s showcase?

College football is finally here, but who will win Thursday night's SEC showcase game, the Ole Miss Rebels or the Vanderbilt Commodores?
Via Gamedayr
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 SEC Team Previews: Vanderbilt Commodores

2012 Overall Record & SEC Finish: 9-4  4th in the East (5-3) 2013 Outlook:  The Commodores lost 4 offensive starter and 5 defensive starters from last year’s team.  Let’s face it, this team was Jordan Rodgers, Zac Stacy, smoke and mirrors in 2012.  Oh yeah and a schedule that feature the likes of Presbyterian (I thought that was a religious preference and not a school...
Via 3,000 shots.
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheerleader Settle It: Who’s hotter, Vanderbilt Commodores or Ole Miss Rebels?

With Vanderbilt and Ole Miss set to clash in a nationally-televised Week 1 showdown, we look to the sidelines. Who has the hotter cheerleaders?
Via Gamedayr
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s Caleb Azubike Shows Off Creepy Green Contact Lenses (Photo)

How scary would it be to look across the line of scrimmage and see a pair of bright green eyes staring back at you? The Ole Miss Rebels experienced that firsthand Thursday night, as Vanderbilt linebacker Caleb Azubike debuted some frightening contact lenses for the season opener for both teams. (A brief Google search revealed that no, that is not what the sophomore usually looks...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Vandy’s Caleb Azubike’s green Hulk eyes will trip you out

Vanderbilt Commodores linebacker Caleb Azubike and his bright yellow/green eyes could easily be confused for the Hulk.
Via Gamedayr
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott's 75-yard TD gives Ole Miss wild win over Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As the clock struck midnight locally, Ole Miss would steal away with a victory over Vanderbilt that, seconds earlier, seemed unlikely. Vanderbilt had seemingly done enough to win the game just a few seconds earlier Thursday night. Tight end Steven Scheu found himself all alone along the left sideline and strolled in on a 34-yard scoring pass from Commodores quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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Vanderbilt player sports terrifying contacts

Vanderbilt Commodores defensive end Caleb Azubike was psyched for his team's season opener against conference foe Ole Miss on Thursday.Seen here Azubike sporting some terrifying yellow contacts in an effort to strike fear in the hearts of the Rebels.Another theory could be that Azubike was simply trying to mimic one of the dancers from Michael Jackson's "Thriller"...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt equipment manager’s beard is Duck Dynasty-worthy

If it wasn't for an epic finish to the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt game, the Vanderbilt Commodores equipment manager's beard would have been the best part of the entire night.
Via Gamedayr
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

This Vanderbilt player’s contact lenses will not help you sleep at night

It appears that Vanderbilt defensive end Caleb Azubike, upon learning that he needed to wear contact lenses, when to the eye doctors and said “give me the scariest pair you got.” If those don’t strike fear into the hearts of offensive players, I don’t know what will. [pic via 30FPS] The post This Vanderbilt player’s contact lenses will not help you sleep at night appeared...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandy's Matthews: I'm OK after hit

Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews says he's just fine and he never had any concussion symptoms. The receiver said he vomited in last week's season opener because he had been hit in the stomach. Cameras showed Matthews being ill twice on the field a play after being hit hard by Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt, leading to questions the receiver suffered a concussion. The senior...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandy receiver insists he's fine after hard hit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews says he's just fine and he never had any concussion symptoms. The receiver said he vomited in last week's season opener because he had been hit in the stomach. Cameras showed Matthews being ill twice on the field a play after being hit hard by Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt, leading to questions the receiver suffered a...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Final ex-Vanderbilt player posts bond

The final former Vanderbilt player has been released from jail after posting bond on five charges of aggravated rape. Brandon Vandenburg, 20, of Indio, Calif., was released Wednesday night after posting $350,000 bail. Vandenburg had been held since turning himself in Aug. 10, and he also is charged with one count of tampering with evidence and a count of unlawful photography. Vandenburg...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vandy OL flips out in locker room

The Vanderbilt Commodores went on the road last Saturday and proceeded to score a modest 24-7 victory over FCS school Massachusetts. However, as unimpressive as that final score may seem, the game was a lot closer at halftime, as Vandy entered the break leading 10-7, and that had senior offensive lineman Wesley Johnson extremely upset. Watch as this video clip shows Johnson flipping...
Via Bush League Chronicle
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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