Vanderbilt Basketball Position Previews: Point Guard

Do we, in fact, have a point guard? Before we begin our position previews, I want to point you to a tweet by John Gasaway that pretty well sums up my thoughts on the matter. Positions in hoops are like Golden Globe categories. Problem began when someone thought what works in baseball and football would translate.— John Gasaway (@JohnGasaway) October 20, 2016 While...
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WATCH: Vanderbilt Football with Derek Mason - Tennessee State

Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason breaks down Vanderbilt's 35-17 win over Tennessee State on October 22 with the Voice of the Commodores Joe Fisher. Vanderbilt Football with Derek Mason airs weekly at 10:30 p.m. on Fox 17 in Nashville.
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Vanderbilt ranked 64th in season-opening KenPom ratings

That’s a 39-spot drop from the end of last season. Basketball fans, rejoice! Ken Pomeroy has released his preseason ratings. Vanderbilt finished the 2016 season ranked 25th in KenPom, so what explains a 39-spot drop to open this season? While I don’t know the specifics (in that I am not Ken Pomeroy), I know some of the factors Pomeroy has said in the past that influence his...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Ole Miss (10/23/16)

Head coach Darren Ambrose spoke with following the Commodores' 4-1 victory over Ole Miss on senior day. (10/23/16)

WATCH: Vanderbilt Post Game Press Conference - TSU

Vanderbilt's Khari Blasingame, Kyle Shurmer, and Barrett Gouger address the media after the Commodores' 35-17 win over Tennessee State on Oct. 22, 2016.

WATCH: Vanderbilt Post Game Press Conference - TSU

Vanderbilt's Nifae Lealau and Ryan White address the media after the Commodores' 35-17 win over Tennessee State on Oct. 22, 2016.

WATCH: Derek Mason Post Game Press Conference - Tenn. State

Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason addresses the media after the Commodores' 35-17 win over Tennessee State on Oct. 22, 2016.

Vanderbilt rallies to beat Tennessee State 35-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ralph Webb rushed for 125 yards and Khari Blasingame ran for 100 and three touchdowns in leading Vanderbilt to a 35-17 win over Tennessee State on Saturday night. Kyle Shurmur completed 15 of 23 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown, giving Vanderbilt (4-4) its fifth homecoming win in the past six years. Vanderbilt fell behind 17-14 late in the first half...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Stop Screwing Around GIF Thread

You kids screw around too much. No, Vanderbilt Commodores football team, a homecoming game is not the time or the place to screw around. That’s what the postgame GIF thread is for. Stop screwing around, you kids screw around too much. Have at it.
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2 days ago

Vanderbilt takes way too long, but puts away Tennessee State

Even a game against an FCS opponent is an adventure with this team. Tennessee State took the second play of the game 93 yards to get a 7-0 lead just over a minute in, and that set the tone for the game. The Tigers may only have 63 scholarships to give, but they weren’t going away quietly. After Khari Blasingame scored to cap a 5-play, 73-yard drive for Vanderbilt and tie the...
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2 days ago

Lessons in Vanderbilt Football - Georgia

Road wins in the SEC can teach you a lot about team. The Commodores went to Athens and got Derek Mason his first road win in the SEC. It was not pretty. The defense had to make a play late to save the game. The offense was outgained by over 200 yards. Do you know what matters in the record book though? Vanderbilt had 17 points while Georgia only had 16. As fans, the record...
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3 days ago

Cunningham, Vanderbilt ready to try to slow down TSU offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee State's high-scoring offense will run into one of college football's best linebackers Saturday night. Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham leads the Southeastern Conference with 81 tackles and 13 tackles for loss and ranks in the top five nationally. Now the 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior will try to disrupt a Tigers' offense ranked 16th in the Football Championship...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday Predictions: Tennessee State at Vanderbilt

Tennessee State is a Top 25 team. In the FCS. Vanderbilt hasn’t lost to a I-AA opponent in program history. Can a Tennessee State team ranked No. 25 in its side of the division break that streak? The smart money says no, but smart money also said to take Georgia at -14.5 last week and never look back. Given the Commodores’ history of grasping momentum with one hand and throwing...
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4 days ago

Delayed handoff: yards matter not

If any lesson can be learned from the Vanderbilt Commodores beating the Georgia Bulldogs, it’s this: yards matter not. Despite being out-gained 421 to 171 in total yards, Vanderbilt went into Athens and stole a 17-16 victory. It kind of makes me feel sorry for Georgia — Kirby Smart just can’t catch a break. But that’s what he gets for running a toss sweep on fourth and...
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5 days ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - South Carolina Preview (10/19/16)

Head coach Darren Ambrose previews the Commodores' final two home opponents, South Carolina and Ole Miss. (10/19/16)

WATCH: Tuesday's Take: Episode 1

Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White and point guard Minta Spears discuss the Commodores' progress as the season approaches.

WATCH: 10.18.16 - Weekly Press Conference - Zach Cunningham and Darrius Sims - TSU

Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham and Darrius Sims address the media prior the team's game with Tennessee State on October 22, 2016.

WATCH: 10.18.16 - Weekly Press Conference - Kyle Shurmur and Barrett Gouger - TSU

Vanderbilt's Barrett Gouger and Kyle Shurmur address the media prior the team's game with Tennessee State on October 22, 2016.

Basketball Recruiting Update: Is the Class of 2017 done?

Things have gotten awfully quiet of late. Since Ejike Obinna committed to Vanderbilt on September 25, things have gotten pretty quiet on the recruiting trail. While Bryce Drew and staff still have one scholarship available for the 2017 recruiting class, it doesn’t appear that they’re planning to add anyone else for the time being. Victor Enoh committed to Memphis a few weeks...
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7 days ago

The Commodore Review: Did Derek Mason just save his job at Vanderbilt?

The Commodores got a huge win on Saturday...with an assist from some terrible Georgia decisions. Sometime after Vandy’s surprising 17-16 victory over Georgia, a quick blurb from reporter Alex Scarborough flashed across ESPN’s front page. “No question now that Derek Mason is off the hot seat at Vanderbilt after pulling off the upset at Georgia. Tough defense and just enough...
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8 days ago

Zach Cunningham named national defensive player of the week

The standout Vanderbilt linebacker had 19 (!) tackles in an upset of Georgia Saturday. Zach Cunningham transformed from overlooked Commodore to breakout star after making a game-saving tackle out of nowhere in Vanderbilt’s 17-16 win at Georgia Saturday. Zach Cunningham came to play. #Vandy beats #Georgia on 4th & 1— A to Z Sports (@AtoZSports...
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8 days ago

Quick slant: late defensive stand fuels Vanderbilt’s surprising win at Georgia

On paper, the Georgia Bulldogs should have had no problem beating the Vanderbilt Commodores, boasting superior talent. But grit, determination and a critical fourth down stop led to Vanderbilt’s surprising win when it was all said and done. That’s why they play the games, right? Even though Georgia out-gained the Commodores 421 to 171, Vanderbilt’s defense (that was on the...
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9 days ago

Vanderbilt 17, Georgia 16: When you dig into the stats, it makes sense

No, this wasn’t a gift win. Strange, I know, right? Five Factors Box Score Vanderbilt Georgia Total Plays 47 75 Total Yards 177 421 Yards Per Play 3.77 5.61 Rush Attempts 26 34 Rush Yards 87 86 Rush YPP 3.35 2.53 Pass Attempts 21 41 Pass Yards (incl. sacks) 90 335 Pass YPP 4.29 8.17 Success Rate 34.0% 42.7% Rush Success Rate 34.6% 23.5% Pass...
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9 days ago

WATCH: Zach Cunningham and Ryan White - Georgia Postgame (10/15)

Linebacker Zach Cunningham and defensive back Ryan White speak to the media following a Vanderbilt win at Georgia, 17-16.

WATCH: Ralph Webb - Georgia Postgame (10/15)

Running back Ralph Webb speaks to the media following a Vanderbilt win at Georgia, 17-16.
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