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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

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

Seymour, Commodores roll past Blazers 52-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As James Franklin began the building process for a Vanderbilt football program long considered the Southeastern Conference doormat, the Commodores coach professed several key components for success. First came recruiting, followed closely by scheduling. And if the Commodores were to become perennial bowl participants, they had to successfully negotiate their four...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking stock of 'Dores at the season's midpoint

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin stated recently that it would be nice to talk about football and football only.Instead, the third-year Commodores coach has dealt with a highly-publicized alleged rape case where four players were indicted on various charges and dismissed from the team. Another player, standout junior receiver Chris Boyd, was exonerated...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking stock of 'Dores at the season's midpoint

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin stated recently that it would be nice to talk about football and football only.Instead, the third-year Commodores coach has dealt with a highly-publicized alleged rape case where four players were indicted on various charges and dismissed from the team. Another player, standout junior receiver Chris Boyd, was exonerated...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2 dismissed Vanderbilt players get August trial

Attorneys Wednesday set a trial date for two of five former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious fellow student. Twenty-year-old Brandon Vandenburg and 19-year-old Cory Batey are scheduled to stand trial Aug. 11. Two other 19-year-old ex-players -Brandon Banks and Tip McKenzie - also are charged in the June 23 rape. Their case was separated from the other...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Vanderbilt Commodores kicker slips and falls trying to warm up

Watch the Vanderbilt kicker begin warming up behind coach James Franklin - and then disappear behind the referee as he tumbles onto his backside.
Via Gamedayr
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Backup QB keys Vandy's comeback win over No. 15 UGA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Vanderbilt football had won 18 games in two-plus seasons under coach James Franklin, but there had yet to be what many would consider a signature victory. Count win No. 19 a thrilling 31-27 comeback victory over 15th-ranked Georgia here Saturday as just that. But Franklin refused to go there afterward, despite the win that came in front of a sellout crowd of...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandy quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels out for Texas A&M game

The Vanderbilt Commodores will be without the services of starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels on Saturday against Texas A&M. Carta-Samuels was injured in the first half of Vandy’s 31-27 upset win over Georgia last Saturday. According to a report by Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean, Carta-Samuels’ status for the remainder of the season is unknown, and that redshirt freshman...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandy's team-focused Matthews closing in on two SEC records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Call Jordan Matthews a forward thinker. The Vanderbilt star wide receiver has already figured that, later in life, when he calls a former teammate to talk about the good old days, he wants to chat about what they achieved as a team, and not just individual accomplishments. And this coming from the Commodore who is about to become the Southeastern Conference'...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandy starting Robinette vs. A&M

Patton Robinette will start at quarterback for Vanderbilt in place of the injured Austyn Carta-Samuels on Saturday when the Commodores play at No. 14 Texas A&M. Vanderbilt athletic department spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed Thursday that Robinette would start against the Aggies. The news was first reported by The Tennessean. Robinette went 9 of 15 for 41 yards with an interception...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Cheerleader Invites Johnny Manziel To Come To Team Pool Party Tonight

Johnny Manziel probably doesn’t have a shortage of girls who are interested in him in College Station. Being a young, rich, Heisman-winning star quarterback probably makes you pretty desirable to a lot of people. This weekend, the Aggies host the Vanderbilt Commodores, and naturally the cheerleading squad is traveling to Texas to support the football team. In a generous act of...
Via College Spun
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt cheerleader Vanessa Bray invites Johnny Manziel to pool party

Vanderbilt Commodores cheerleader Vanessa Bray tweeted at Johnny Manziel to get him to come to their pool party.
Via Gamedayr
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet Vanessa Bray: Johnny Manziel’s Vanderbilt cheerleader pool girl

Vanderbilt Commodores cheerleader Vanessa Bray enjoys pool parties, with a side of Johnny Manziel. It's time to meet Johnny's pool girl.
Via Gamedayr
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

A&M and Vanderbilt both dealing with injured QBs

No. 14 Texas A&M and Vanderbilt are both dealing with banged up quarterbacks as they prepare to meet for the first time. Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel has an injured shoulder and is questionable for the game. Vanderbilt's Austyn Carta-Samuels hurt his leg last week and won't start. The Commodores announced Thursday that Patton Robinette would start in his place...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Gets Pool Party Invite From Vanderbilt Cheerleaders

It does not suck to be Johnny Manziel. The young quarterback for Texas A&M may have to deal with some psycho fans and the nut cases in the media, but overall he is loved and adored by legions of fans, has partied like a rock star, and can afford to do pretty much whatever he wants--without taking illegal benefits--since his family is rich. Oh yeah--and chicks dig him; even...
Via FatManWriting
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

A&M, Vanderbilt have injured QBs

When No. 14 Texas A&M and Vanderbilt play for the first time they'll have something in common: Both have banged-up quarterbacks. Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel has an injured shoulder and is questionable for Saturday's game. Vanderbilt's Austyn Carta-Samuels hurt his leg last week and won't start. The Commodores announced Thursday that Patton Robinette would...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Texas A&M Aggies: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty   The Vanderbilt Commodores will travel to play the No. 16 ranked Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. Vanderbilt (4-3) claimed their first SEC win of the season by disposing of Georgia last week while Texas A&M (5-2) was on the losing side against Auburn. Coverage of the game between Texas A&M and Vanderbilt will air on GamePlan and ESPN3 beginning at 12:21 pm ET from...
Via Tireball.com
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vandy tops Gators, nets first Florida-Georgia sweep in history

Mark the date, Vanderbilt fans, for Nov. 9, 2013 might stand as the greatest day in Commodores football history. With Vandy's 34-17 thumping of Florida, it served as the program's first victory in Gainesville since 1945 and only the Commodores' second-ever road win over the Gators. But that's not even the grandest historical nugget of the day. With its Saturday...
Via Fox Sports South
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt is National Team of the Week

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4) snapped a 22-game losing streak to Florida and beat the Gators in The Swamp for the first time since 1945 with a 34-17 win. The key road victory now has Vandy one win shy of a third consecutive bowl season and earned the Commodores the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Nov. 9.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Matthews sets SEC record, Vandy rallies past Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Patton Robinette ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining Saturday as Vanderbilt rallied for a 14-10 victory over Tennessee. Vanderbilt's winning drive was kept alive when after Tennessee's fourth-and-inches stop of quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels in the final minute was overturned on replay, giving Vanderbilt a first down at the Tennessee...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt DE Caleb Azubike To Tennessee On Twitter: “Have Fun At Home This Christmas”

Vanderbilt sophomore defensive end Caleb Azubike may not have been able to play in Saturday’s game against Tennessee, but he’s sure found a way to make himself a part of the storyline. Azubike, who injured his leg last week against Kentucky and wasn’t able to suit up against the Vols, took to Twitter after the game to rub the Commodores’ victory in the faces of UT fans....
Via College Spun
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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