VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recap: Mizzou falls to Vanderbilt 78-75 as road woes continue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rod Odom scored a career-high 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and the short-handed Vanderbilt Commodores beat Missouri 78-75 Thursday night in the Tigers' first visit to Memorial Gym as a member of the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt (9-6, 1-2) snapped a two-game skid by avoiding foul trouble and hitting a season-high 12 3-pointers. The Commodores are...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Mizzou falls to Vanderbilt 78-75 as road woes continue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rod Odom scored a career-high 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and the short-handed Vanderbilt Commodores beat Missouri 78-75 Thursday night in the Tigers' first visit to Memorial Gym as a member of the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt (9-6, 1-2) snapped a two-game skid by avoiding foul trouble and hitting a season-high 12 3-pointers. The Commodores are...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vanderbilt To Hire Stanford’s Derek Mason As HC

The Vanderbilt Commodores seem prepared to rebound very nicely to James Franklin bolting for Penn State. Saturday’s Down South is reporting that Stanford assistant coach Derek Mason is set to be named the new head coach at Vanderbilt.  Mason is the current associate head coach and defensive coordinator of the Cardinal. Last season, his team held opponents to just 19 points per...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vanderbilt To Hire Stanford’s Derek Mason As Head Coach

The Vanderbilt Commodores seem prepared to rebound very nicely to James Franklin bolting for Penn State. Saturday’s Down South is reporting that Stanford assistant coach Derek Mason is set to be named the new head coach at Vanderbilt.  Mason is the current associate head coach and defensive coordinator of the Cardinal. Last season, his team held opponents to just 19 points per...
Via Thacover2
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt to name Stanford LB coach David Kotulski defensive coordinator

The Vanderbilt Commodores named Derrick Mason the team’s new head coach to replace James Franklin, who left to take the same position with the Penn State Nittany Lions, so now Mason is set to fill out his coaching staff. According to a report from CoachingSearch.com on Sunday, Mason has already tabbed his defensive coordinator. The report states that Stanford Cardinal linebackers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Second WBB Scouting Report: South Carolina

The Vanderbilt Commodores have enjoyed a full week of much-deserved rest after doing great work in the first six games of the SEC season. Can this team maintain the winning rhythm it has established the past three weeks, or will rust affect Sunday’s main-event rematch against South Carolina?
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 16 Vandy falls 61-57 to No. 10 South Carolina

The Vanderbilt Commodores couldn't find open 3-pointers against No. 10 South Carolina, and that helped cost them the chance at yet another upset of a Top 25 opponent in the Southeastern Conference. Christina Foggie hit the only 3 Vanderbilt made Sunday as the SEC's best-shooting team from beyond the arc lost 61-57 to South Carolina. The 16th-ranked Commodores attempted only...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Vandy QB Jordan Rodgers goes off on Twitter about Vanderbilt

Former Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Jordan Rodgers had some very strong words about his former school and their new policy that told him he had to purchase a gym membership in order to use the indoor football facility. Rodgers came back to town to train for next season and to help out players before their Pro Days and didn’t hold back during his Twitter rant. ..of how the...
Via Diehardsport
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee-Vandy game features sibling rivalry

Amid all the history and emotion that accompany a Tennessee-Vanderbilt game, these in-state foes now have a real sibling rivalry. Vanderbilt hired Garry Christopher as strength and conditioning coach last summer, a year after his younger brother Nicodemus took over the same position at Tennessee. They've been anticipating Wednesday's matchup between Tennessee (14-7, 5-3...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Short-handed 'Dores down Vols

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For Vanderbilt basketball, less apparently does mean more. Down to only seven scholarship players, the Commodores held off visiting Tennessee Wednesday night for a 64-60 win in front of 10,733 at Memorial Gym. It was the fourth victory in a row for Vanderbilt (13-8, 5-4) after a 1-4 start in Southeastern Conference play. It also snapped the Commodores' three...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-student manager Cross living the dream as Vandy hoops player

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Vanderbilt basketball calls timeout during a game, Rob Cross instinctively still has a "Pavlov's dog" reaction every now and then. For nearly four full seasons, Cross had been a team manager, including the last two as senior manager. But in January, when the roster was whittled to only seven scholarship players -- plus two walk-ins -- Cross...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 18, 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
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