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Vanderbilt recruiting snapshot: Derek Mason working to keep 2016 momentum going

Derek Mason is looking to keep the momentum of reaching his first bowl game at Vanderbilt in 2016 for his 2018 recruiting class. And while hard commits have been slow to agree to play for Vanderbilt, the building blocks are in place for the Commodores to continue to improve under the coach who enters his fourth season in Nashville. We break down Vanderbilt’s 2018 recruiting efforts...
Via SEC Country
March 12, 2017

Vanderbilt basketball: Commodores receive invite to play in NCAA Tournament

NASHVILLE, TENN. — After a strong performance in the SEC Tournament, Vanderbilt received the news it was hoping to hear on Selection Sunday– The Commodores are going dancing. Vanderbilt was selected as the No. 9 seed in the West region. The Commodores will open the tournament on Thursday with a game against Northwestern. The winner of that game will play the winner of Gonzaga...
Via SEC Country
March 12, 2017

Vanderbilt earns an NCAA Tournament invite, will play Northwestern Thursday

The Commodores made history as the NCAA’s first 15-loss at-large invitee. Bryce Drew’s first season at Vanderbilt started with a 24-point loss. It will end in the NCAA Tournament. The Commodores didn’t just sneak into the bracket, they made it all the way to a No. 9 seed. They’ll face fellow nerd school Northwestern on Thursday. The game will mark the Wildcats’ first trip...
Via Anchor of Gold
March 12, 2017

WATCH: Vanderbilt MBB Selection Sunday Reaction

The Commodores react after hearing their name called as a No. 9 seed in the West Region against No. 8 Northwestern.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

The Latest: Vanderbilt's 15 losses most by at-large team

The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:50 p.m. The Vanderbilt Commodores and first-year coach Bryce Drew take a lot of baggage into the NCAA Tournament with them: 15 losses, the most ever by an at-large team. The Commodores also have won seven of their last nine games and 10 of 14. Vanderbilt notched six Top 50 wins, three against Florida...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: 03 12 17 MBB Selection Sunday Vanderbilt

Commodores react to being selected to the NCAA Tournament.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Basketball Selection Sunday Press Conference - Luke Kornet and Nolan Cressler

Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt NCAA Tournament vs. Northwestern basketball, time, date announced

When Vanderbilt started the season 8-10, few thought the Commodores would be headed back to the NCAA tournament. But here comes Vandy (19-15), a No. 9 seed that will play No. 8 seed Northwestern (23-11) on Thursday in Salt Lake City (TV: TBS, approximately 4:30 p.m. ET). The Commodores have made history by being the first team with 15 losses or more to make the NCAA Tournament as...
Via SEC Country
March 12, 2017

Vanderbilt basketball 1-point favorite over ‘America’s Cinderella,’ Northwestern

Vanderbilt has opened as a 1-point favorite over Northwestern in the teams’ NCAA Tournament first-round game on Thursday in Salt Lake City, according to VegasInsider.com. That won’t come as a surprise to first-year Commodores coach Bryce Drew, who said Sunday on the SEC Network that he thinks the No. 8-seeded Wildcats (23-11) resemble his No. 9-seeded Commodores (19-15). RELATED...
Via SEC Country
March 13, 2017

Vanderbilt basketball, Luke Kornet earn high praise from rival Tennessee coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Perhaps no can attest to Vanderbilt’s rapid improvement this season under first-year coach Bryce Drew any better than veteran NCAA Tournament coach Rick Barnes. Barnes and the Vols beat the Commodores by an 87-75 count in Nashville on Jan. 14, dropping Vanderbilt to 8-9 overall and 2-3 in the SEC. Five weeks later, however, the Commodores served notice they...
Via SEC Country
March 14, 2017

Battle of the Brains: Vanderbilt fans want to see Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament debut spoiled

They both have smarts, but Vanderbilt fans want to savor life as a spoiler. Northwestern became a touching tale with the Wildcats crashing the NCAA Tournament for the first time, ending a ridiculous 78-year drought. But Commodores fans want to dance past this battle of the brains and live to see the second round. “Yeah, we would love to play spoiler,” said Kenny Broeker, a Vanderbilt...
Via SEC Country
March 14, 2017

WATCH: Vanderbilt MBB Press Conference - Salt Lake City

Nolan Cressler, Luke Kornet, Jeff Roberson and head coach Bryce Drew speak to the media in Salt Lake City, Utah one day ahead of the team's first round matchup against Northwestern.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NCAA Tournament, Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern: Game time, TV channel, watch online

The 2017 NCAA Tournament continues on Thursday, March 14 with a 16 games for the Round of 64. Vanderbilt and Northwestern will clash in Salt Lake City, Utah for the chance to move to the Round of 32. The winner of the game between the N0. 9 seed Commodores and the No. 8 seed Wildcats will earn the right to play the winner of No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 16 South Dakota State in the Round...
Via SEC Country
March 16, 2017

WATCH: Zach Cunningham Pro Day Interview 3/16/17

Zach Cunningham speaks to the media following Vanderbilt's Pro Day.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will Holden Pro Day Interview 3/16/17

Will Holden speaks to the media following Vanderbilt's Pro Day.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt commits costly intentional foul in loss to Northwestern

Vanderbilt’s Matthew Fisher-Davis made an extremely questionable play at the end of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament loss to Northwestern that cost the Commodores the lead in their first-round game.Vandy had just gone up 66-65 on a layup with 17.8 seconds left. That gave Northwestern the ball with some pressure to score to go ahead. But Vanderbilt did them a favor by intentionally...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt basketball: Recap, box score from Commodores’ 68-66 loss to Northwestern

Vanderbilt’s stay in the NCAA Tournament was short. The Commodores lost to Northwestern 68-66 on Thursday at Vivint Smart Home Arena in the first round of the West Region. Vanderbilt and the Wildcats, who made their NCAA Tournament debut after a 78-year drought, took part in a tight-and-dramatic contest. But in the end, the Wildcats were able to secure a lead late. Player of the...
Via SEC Country
March 16, 2017

Bryce Drew sticks up for Matthew Fisher-Davis after loss

Matthew Fisher-Davis may be the goat in Vanderbilt’s first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament against Northwestern, but his head coach isn’t about to throw him under the bus.In a postgame interview with Jamie Erdahl, Drew stuck up for Fisher-Davis.“First, we’re not even in that position without him,” Drew said of Fisher-Davis. “We’ve talked our whole year with our team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference (03/16/17)

Nolan Cressler, Luke Kornet and head coach Bryce Drew speak to the media following the team's first round matchup against Northwestern.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

8 biggest takeaways from Day 1 of NCAA Tournament

As far as March Madness goes, Thursday may have seemed tame. There weren’t any successful buzzer-beaters, and the biggest upset was predicted before it even happened.It can seem easy to sulk and wish for better, but the 16 games we witnessed across the nation were all interesting in their own way, and together were a tapestry of excitement and intrigue. Some storylines stood out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

No, Matthew Fisher-Davis’s stupid foul did not cost Vanderbilt a win against Northwestern

MFD shot Vandy into the game, and the ‘Dores had a chance to win the game with the last shot regardless. First things first. If you spent your Thursday afternoon Tweeting vile shit at Matthew Fisher-Davis, get the **** out. Yes, Vanderbilt lost a winnable NCAA Tournament game against Northwestern. Yes, the Wildcats’ winning points came as a result of one of the Big Dance’s...
Via Anchor of Gold
March 17, 2017

Approval rating for Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason: You decide

Derek Mason is slowly but surely getting the Vanderbilt football program back to where it was under James Franklin. In his third season on the job, Mason got the Commodores back to a bowl game thanks to two late-season wins over Ole Miss and Tennessee. Vanderbilt ultimately lost in its bowl game to NC State in the Independence B owl to finish the season at 6-7. Vanderbilt and Mason...
Via SEC Country
March 18, 2017

Postmortem: How should we feel about Bryce Drew’s first season at Vanderbilt?

Pretty good, I think. We have now had a week to reflect on the season that was. Emotions have cooled since the final minute of the Northwestern game, when Matthew Fisher-Davis committed a foul that might have cost Vanderbilt its first NCAA Tournament win since 2012 — though we’ll never know how the game might have played out without the foul. (Obviously, Northwestern could...
Via Anchor of Gold
March 23, 2017

Vanderbilt lands commitment from 3-star athlete Miles Jones

Derek Mason and Vanderbilt already had their quarterback for the 2018 class in Allan Walters Jr.. Now the Commodores have added another future offensive weapon to their class. Miles Jones, a 3-star athlete who plays for Florida powerhouse American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced that he was committing to Vanderbilt over his Twitter account. Jones is listed at 5-foot...
Via SEC Country
March 26, 2017

Vanderbilt baseball suspends four key players ‘indefinitely’

Drake Fellows, Zach King, Harrison Ray, and Alonzo Jones will sit out an unspecified amount of time. Four members of the Vanderbilt baseball team were suspended prior to Sunday’s series finale against Texas A&M, leaving big questions for the team in a trying season. The program announced it has suspended pitchers Drake Fellows and Zach King, outfielder Harrison Ray, and infielder...
Via Anchor of Gold
March 28, 2017
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