VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

New Vanderbilt strength coach favors movement over mass

Vanderbilt linebacker Nigel Bowden noticed a difference after his first workout with Bill Hughan. The stiffness he typically felt after a weightlifting session wasn’t there. “What I’ve seen so far is more concentration on flexibility,” said Bowden, a redshirt freshman. “It’s more about being in shape, controlled lifts, and it’s going to keep us healthy. I don’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Second WBB Scouting Report: Tennessee

The Vanderbilt Commodores’ win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Jan. 12 might have been their most impressive start-to-finish performance of the season to date. However, their win last Sunday against Texas A&M was their most laudable response to pressure. VU will need equal parts clinical excellence and internal fortitude in Knoxville on Monday.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas edges Vanderbilt 77-75

Michael Qualls sank a 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas to its first road victory of the season in a 77-75 win Saturday that ended Vanderbilt's four-game win streak. Qualls finished with 17 points for the Razorbacks (15-8, 4-6 Southeastern Conference). Coty Clarke added 14, Rashad Madden scored 12 and Mardracus Wade had 11. Rod Odom scored 22 points and Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

What a Difference Three Weeks Makes

If the way that Derek Mason was able to piece together the Vanderbilt Commodores 2014 recruiting class is anything to go by then ‘Dores fans are going to be in for a wild ride.
Via vanderbilt.scout.com
February 06, 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

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
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