VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

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

Weekend plus Recruiting Wrapup

It was a Super Sunday not only for the Seattle Seahawks but for the Vanderbilt Commodores' recruiting efforts. Vandy landed seven commitments since Sunday morning including five that flipped for other FBS programs. Look inside for details.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Odom scores 18, Vandy beats Mississippi St. 55-49

Rod Odom scored 18 points, and Vanderbilt beat Mississippi State 55-49 Saturday for their third straight win. Vanderbilt (12-8, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) returned to Memorial Gym after winning its first two road games this season and started a three-game home stand by adding yet another win over Mississippi State. The Commodores held the Bulldogs to a season-low in points and...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Odom leads Vanderbilt over Georgia 59-54

Rod Odom scored 16 points on Wednesday night as Vanderbilt defeated Georgia 59-54 and ended the Bulldogs' eight-game home winning streak. Odom scored Vanderbilt's (11-8, 3-4 SEC) last field goal with 3:23 to play, nailing a 3-pointer to put the Commodores up 44-36. Vanderbilt made 15 of 21 free throws the rest of the way to thwart any comeback efforts by Georgia (10-9, 4...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 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

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

Vanderbilt tops Texas A&M 66-55

James Siakam scored 22 points and Kyle Fuller added 19 as Vanderbilt toppled Texas A&M 66-55 on Saturday. The Aggies led 34-33 just 5 minutes into the second half before the Commodores ripped off 13 consecutive points to build a lead they wouldn't relinquish. A&M cut Vanderbilt's lead to 52-48 with 4:49 remaining, but the Commodores (10-8, 2-4 SEC) used a 14-7 run...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 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

Senior Bowl: Kenny Ladler

MOBILE, Ala. - An update with Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler from the Senior Bowl...
Via profootball.scout.com
January 24, 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

O'Bryant leads LSU past Vanderbilt 81-58

Johnny O'Bryant scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as LSU defeated Vanderbilt 81-58 in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday night. O'Bryant had struggled in the past four games - three of which were Tigers losses. O'Bryant averaged ten points and six rebounds in those four games. In LSU's overtime defeat at Ole Miss last Wednesday, O'Bryant had only...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Hires Derek Mason

According to Jeff Lockridge of the Tennessean, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason will be the new head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores. Former Commodore head coach James Franklin moved on to become the head coach of Penn State, leaving the spot vacant for Mason. Vanderbilt hires Stanford Defensive Coordinator as Commodores’ 28th Head Coach http://t.co/nb01odprzB pic...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
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

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: Derek Mason will soon be named new Vanderbilt head coach

The Vanderbilt Commodores have reportedly found their new head coach in Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason.
Via Gamedayr
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Fall To Vandy 78-75 On The Road

On Thursday in Nashville, the Vanderbilt Commodores (9-6, 1-2 SEC) defeated the Missouri Tigers (13-3, 1-2 SEC) by the final score of 78-75.
Via missouri.scout.com
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: Three takeaways from Mizzou's 78-75 loss at Vanderbilt

Live by the 3 ... Breaking down this one was simple: Missouri lost because of 3-pointers. Vanderbilt entered the game ranked first and the Tigers came in second in SEC defensive field-goal percentage. Vanderbilt's defense lived up to its ranking; Missouri's did not. The Tigers made only 6 of 23 3-pointers while Vanderbilt hit a season-high 12, which also marked the most Missouri...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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

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

Basketball Scouting Report: Missouri

The Vanderbilt Commodores know that just about every game over the next two months will be an endurance test. The Missouri Tigers would like to be able to expose Vanderbilt’s lack of depth, but their bench might not be seasoned enough to wear down the Dores. An intriguing chess match awaits tonight.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Has Their Eyes On Pep Hamilton

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is on Vanderbilt’s list of coaches to pursue. Pep has been the Colts offensive coordinator for 2 seasons now, both of them includes playoff appearances by the Colts. Colts OC Pep Hamilton is a candidate for the Vanderbilt HC job, according to multiple league sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

PSU turns to Franklin to guide program

One of the most high-profile programs in all of college football recently filled its coaching vacancy, as the Penn State Nittany Lions have turned to James Franklin to succeed the departed Bill O’Brien. For fans and supporters of the program in Happy Valley, many reasons exist for excitement and optimism surrounding the newly appointed hire. Franklin arrives at PSU on the heels...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanford DC Will Interview for Vanderbilt Job

With the recent hire of James Franklin to Penn State, the Vanderbilt Commodores are looking for a new head coach. According to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Vanderbilt is considering Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason. Stanford DC Derek Mason interviews with Vanderbilt middle of this week — Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 13, 2014 Mason has a coaching resume that dates back to the...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 13, 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

Vanderbilt loses 71-62 to No. 14 Kentucky

The Vanderbilt Commodores have very little room for error now that they're down to seven scholarship players. Having their leading scorer stuck on the bench in foul trouble doomed their chances for an upset of No. 14 Kentucky. Senior Rod Odom played only 10 minutes in the first half and finished with just five points in 22 minutes and Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 71-62 on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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