VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Former Vanderbilt Safety Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Former Vanderbilt football player, Cory Batey, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after being convicted for participating in a gang rape of an unconscious female student. The victim of the case said her “life has been shattered as a result of the rape,” according to ESPN. The former neuroscience and economics major was assaulted in a dorm on Vanderbilt’s campus in June...
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

In her own words: Vandy rape victim describes unending pain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A woman who was gang-raped by football players while unconscious in a dorm room at Vanderbilt University has now testified for a fourth time in court. Cory Batey was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after a searing 11-minute statement by the victim, who was a neuroscience and economics major when she was attacked. These are her words, as transcribed...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt Football Player Sentenced To 15 Years For Raping Unconscious Student

Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping an unconscious female student in a dorm.  Batey, 22, assaulted the female student in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June 2013.  Judge Monte Watkins called the case “one of the saddest” he’s ever encountered.  From The Tennesseean: “It will never be possible for anyone to...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for dorm rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt football player has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an unconscious female student. A criminal judge handed down the sentence for Cory Batey on Friday after the victim said her life was shattered as a result of the rape. The woman was a neuroscience and economics major when she was assaulted in a dorm on the Nashville campus...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Zach Cunningham, the most underrated player in the SEC

HOOVER, Ala. — The most underrated player in the SEC first started turning heads in a 44-17 loss back in 2014.Vanderbilt was getting mauled by Georgia that day in Athens. Bulldog star Todd Gurley ran for 163 yards and wrecked the Commodores, but first-year Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason noticed one guy on his defense was up to the challenge.Zach Cunningham, a 19-year-old redshirt...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt hoping to take another step forward

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores took a small step forward overall last season and a bigger one defensively. Sure, they lost four games by single-digit margins and improved on defense with coach Derek Mason pulling double duty as coordinator. But they still went 4-8, just one win better than in Mason's debut season. ''This football team knows how to compete. Okay?''...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt long snapper Connor Morrison passes away

The Vanderbilt Commodores were hit with some terrible news on Friday when they learned of the passing of former long snapper Connor Morrison. There were no details about his death released, but it was certainly an emotional day for the team. Morrison was a walk-on long snapper and played for Vanderbilt from 2011-13. The team announced his death in a statement on their official Twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Shurmur named Vanderbilt starting QB

The Vanderbilt Commodores are one of the worst teams in the SEC and they haven’t had a ton of luck on the field since former head coach James Franklin left to take the job at Penn State. However, they are looking to turn things around this year and quarterback Kyle Shurmur is ready to lead them. On Tuesday, head coach Derek Mason spoke with the Nashville Tennessean and let them...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt football player to be sentenced in rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt University football player convicted of encouraging his teammates to rape an unconscious woman in 2013 is facing a minimum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in September. Nashville District Attorney spokesman Ken Whitehouse said Brandon Vandenburg will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Sept. 30. A jury found 23-year-old Vandenburg guilty...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vandy football player convicted of rape in retrial

Nearly a year after having his rape conviction thrown out, former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was convicted again of multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery on Saturday. He was also convicted of one count of unlawful photography. After just four hours of deliberation, the jury determined that Vandenburg was criminally responsible for sexual...
Via The Comeback
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett drowned in lake

The Vanderbilt Commodores are getting ready to go after a national championship on the baseball diamond, but they will be doing so with very heavy hearts. 19-year-old sophomore pitcher Donny Everett tragically drowned in a lake late Thursday night. The Tennessean reported that head coach Tim Corbin met with his players Friday morning to tell them about the horrific news. Everett...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt hires Stephanie White of WNBA's Fever as coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores want Stephanie White of the WNBA's Indiana Fever as their new women's basketball coach so much that they're willing to wait. And White will lean on her old Purdue coach, Carolyn Peck, to run the Commodores while she finishes out the WNBA season. Vanderbilt announced Tuesday that White will be the program's fifth head coach, and Peck...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Commodores pull off rare triple steal

There are a handful of extremely rare feats in baseball. A perfect game, the triple play, a 20-strikeout performance. And then there's the triple steal, which is incredibly difficult (and risky) to pull off.The Vanderbilt Commodores did it on Thursday night, though, and it's becoming something they're known for. With the bases loaded, Ethan Paul took off for home. He was safe by...
Via FOX Sports
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Rivers, brother of Philip Rivers, trying out for Cardinals

Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know that matters. That may just be the case when it comes to Stephen Rivers, brother of Philip Rivers, who is getting a tryout with the Arizona Cardinals. QB Stephen Rivers (6'7, 235) is coming in for a tryout with the #AZCardinals. The brother of Philip Rivers. https://t.co/yU8CIgtmmX — Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) May 6, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt rape victim condemns jury verdict for ex-player

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The victim of a Vanderbilt dorm room rape is condemning a jury verdict that resulted in a former football player being convicted of lesser charges. The woman is decrying a system that is forcing her to go through multiple trials. Jurors found Cory Batey guilty of raping the woman, but did not agree that he was guilty on all five counts of aggravated rape...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape

Former Vanderbilt Commodores football player Cory Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape on Friday night. After deliberation, it was determined that Batey will be facing a 15-25 year sentence. Batey’s sentencing will take place on May 20. In total, Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, facilitation of...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Drew reportedly set to be named Vanderbilt coach

Vanderbilt has moved quickly to replace Kevin Stallings, with Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew reportedly set to be named the school’s new basketball coach. Drew is expected to be officially named Vanderbilt coach within a day or two, according to SI’s Pete Thamel. Source: Vanderbilt expected to hire Bryce Drew. Deal expected to be done in next 24 to 48 hours. — Pete Thamel ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

After 17 seasons, Stallings' future at Vanderbilt in doubt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A season that started with so many high expectations for the Vanderbilt Commodores is over, and the future of the program's winningest coach is very much in question. And whether Kevin Stallings is back or not, the coach said he doesn't control his fate. ''That decision is not made by me,'' Stallings said Tuesday night after Wichita State routed his Commodores...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State: Preview, Analysis & Prediction

The second of the First Four matchups tonight goes down between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Wichita State Shockers, a pair of No. 11 seeds seeking to win a matchup with No. 6 Arizona with a victory in Dayton tonight. Both teams finished their respective seasons square on the bubble, with the Shockers falling to Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Semifinal and...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt vs. Wichita State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/VandyMBB The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed Sunday evening on CBS. The Vanderbilt Commodores, out of the SEC, earned the 11-seed in the South region, where they will face the eleventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers, out of the Missouri Valley Conference, as part of the First Four. The Commodores (19-13) were knocked out in the second round of the SEC tournament...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Basketball: Commodores await postseason fate

Heading into the SEC conference tournament the Vanderbilt Commodores were widely perceived to be a shoe in for the NCAA tournament.  The Commodores flexed their muscles and finished strong down the stretch of the regular season. Head coach Kevin Stallings had seemingly righted the ship; Vanderbilt had found their groove and were clicking and gelling as a unit. The guys from west...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Baldwin's shot waved off, Vanderbilt upset by Vols in SEC tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee senior Armani Moore thought the shot counted. So did the Vanderbilt Commodores, excited they had forced overtime.Then officials checked the replay and saw the ball still in Wade Baldwin IV's hand when the red light went on.Derek Reese's two free throws with 13.3 seconds left proved the difference, and Tennessee upset No. 5 seed Vanderbilt 67-65 Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa and Vanderbilt both display bad habits, but VU will pay a bigger price

In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Fran McCaffery’s Siena Saints thrashed Kevin Stallings and the Vanderbilt Commodores. In that moment, two coaches stood on opposite sides of a March ambush, one the author and one the unfortunate recipient. In each of the past two seasons, McCaffery and Stallings — years removed from their clash in the NCAAs — have sat in the same seat, suffering...
Via The Student Section
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Fisher-Davis scores 20 as Vandy upsets No. 16 Kentucky 74-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Matthew Fisher-Davis tied his career-high with 20 points, and the Vanderbilt Commodores upset No. 16 Kentucky 74-62 on Saturday for their third straight victory. The Commodores (18-11, 10-6) have won six of their last eight to move closer to the top of the Southeastern Conference standings with two games left in the regular season. Vanderbilt came into this...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Basketball: Commodores look to make late season push

Going into the NCAA college basketball season, the Vanderbilt Commodores were firmly entrenched in the top 25 rankings. On top of that, the Dores were considered to be in the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. Prior to the season, the media had them pegged as the second best team in the conference behind the Kentucky Wildcats. Many subscribed to the school of thought that...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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