VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

3-star ATH Miles Jones de-commits from Vanderbilt, commits to Nebraska

Vanderbilt lost a good recruit on Tuesday night as 3-star athlete Miles Jones announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Commodores and will commit to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Out of American Heritage HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jones originally committed to the Commodores on March 26. He is ranked the No. 77 athlete and No. 920 overall player in the 2018 class. The...
Via SEC Country
January 16, 2018

It’s been 70 years since Vanderbilt failed to break double digits in the win column.

But this year’s team is threatening to break that streak. 1947-48 was the year of a couple of firsts for the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball team. It was the first time that Vanderbilt ever had a scholarship basketball player: Billy Joe Adcock, who averaged 17.1 ppg that year. And it was the first time that Vanderbilt had a full-time basketball coach: Bob Polk, who would ultimately...
Via Anchor of Gold
January 16, 2018

WATCH: MLK 2018: Vanderbilt visits Memphis

On Jan. 14, Vanderbilt Athletics sponsored a day trip to Memphis in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The group of Commodore student-athletes, staffers and faculty took in a guided tour of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of Dr. King’s assassination 50 years ago this coming April. The group ate lunch at Central BBQ – a Memphis...
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats podcast: Talking Vanderbilt — Jarred and the Commodores

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Whether Jarred or the Commodores, Vanderbilt was the topic of the day on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, your daily Kentucky podcast presented by SEC Country. The Cats (14-3, 4-1 SEC) once again built an impressive halftime lead while playing with just seven scholarship players and once again had to fend off a furious run — and several mistakes — in the final...
Via SEC Country
January 15, 2018

Adam Sparks says Kentucky fans will boost Vanderbilt basketball attendance numbers. He’s not wrong.

But you’re probably going to be offended by this. The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t been drawing well this year. Adam Sparks at the Tennessean writes that the current attendance at Memorial Gym, if it were to keep up the rest of the season, would be the lowest since 1964-65. And the 1964-65 team (which won the SEC) had the excuse that Memorial Gym’s capacity at the time was only...
Via Anchor of Gold
January 12, 2018

WATCH: 3 things about Tennessee’s 92-84 win at Vanderbilt

Grant Williams scored a career-high 37 points and Tennessee rallied from 10 points down at halftime to beat Vanderbilt 92-84 in Nashville. The No. 24-ranked Vols improved to 11-4 overall and 2-2 in the SEC, dropping the Commodores to 6-10 and 1-3 with the victory in front of 11,510 at Memorial Gym. It’s the first time since 2001 and 2003 that Tennessee has won back-to-back men’s...
Via SEC Country
January 10, 2018

WATCH: Lee & Roberson Postgame Press Conference (Jan. 9, 2018)

Saben Lee and Jeff Roberson speak to the media following the Commodores 92-84 loss to Tennessee.
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January 10, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Drew Postgame Press Conference (Jan. 9, 2018)

Head coach Bryce Drew speaks to the media following the Commodores 92-84 loss to Tennessee.
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January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Highlights (Jan. 9, 2018)

Highlights from the Commodores 92-84 loss to Tennessee Tuesday night.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
January 09, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: 01/08/18 - Media Availability - Riley LaChance

Vanderbilt senior Riley LaChance spoke with the media on January 8, 2018, prior to the Commodores' match up with Tennessee at Memorial Gym.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
January 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Vanderbilt parting ways with special teams coordinator/RB coach Jeff Genyk

Vanderbilt reportedly is parting ways with special teams/running backs coach Jeff Genyk. As first reported by The Read Optional’s Trey Wallace, Genyk was not retained on Derek Mason’s staff following the Commodores’ 5-7 season. Genyk arrived at Vanderbilt before the 2016 season. Before then, he served as a consultant to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on special teams, offense...
Via SEC Country
January 08, 2018

South Carolina 71, Vanderbilt 60: Transition years suck

Hoo boy, we’re going to be lucky to crack .500 this year. VUCommodores: South Carolina outlasts MBB, 71-60 Tennessean: Vanderbilt basketball sees game with South Carolina slip away in second half The State: Gamecocks use unusual formula to earn 1st SEC win of the season Transitioning from one coach to a new coach is a painful process, and the transition year doesn’t always happen...
Via Anchor of Gold
January 07, 2018

WATCH: Bryce Drew - South Carolina - 01.06.18

Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew's comments after the Commodores' 71-60 loss to South Carolina on January 6, 2018.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
January 07, 2018  |  Discuss

ESPN places Ed Orgeron, Derek Mason on hot seat for 2018

ESPN provided an early look at which coaches could be on the hot seat entering next season, and two SEC names are included. In an ESPN Insider post by Adam Rittenberg, LSU’s Ed Orgeron and Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason are listed among the 10 “who will be feeling the heat this fall.” Be sure to read the entire piece to see the coaches listed. But Orgeron is ranked fifth, and Mason comes...
Via SEC Country
January 03, 2018

WATCH: Former Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings creates controversy by mocking Louisville scandal

Former Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings finds himself in the middle of controversy for comments made on the court. Stop us if you’ve heard that one before, Commodores fans. Now at Pitt, Stallings is still finding ways to make headlines for the use of his mouth on the basketball court. During the final moments of a 77-51 loss at Louisville, Stallings’ voice was caught...
Via SEC Country
January 03, 2018
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