VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Anchor Drop: Jeff Roberson named SEC Player of the Week

The senior averaged 24 ppg in two games last week. Good morning. Jeff Roberson was named the SEC Player of the Week after averaging 24 ppg and 9 rpg in Vanderbilt’s wins over Mississippi State and Florida last week. This is the first time in his career that Roberson has been so honored, and the first Vanderbilt player to win the honor since Luke Kornet won it on March 8, 2017....
Via Anchor of Gold
1 hour ago

LSU basketball vs. Vanderbilt: Game time, TV channel, how to stream online (Feb. 20, 2018)

LSU basketball takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Tuesday in Baton Rouge. See below for information on how you can watch, listen to and stream this game. For the Tigers, Tuesday is a chance for a milestone. Fresh off a wild 64-63 win versus Missouri on Saturday, LSU has a chance to earn its 16th win on Tuesday, guaranteeing a non-losing season for coach Will Wade in his first...
Via SEC Country
3 hours ago

Anchor Drop: Perry Wallace Day

Men’s golf hands Florida another L, but women’s basketball couldn’t finish the weekend sweep. Good morning. Vanderbilt University is honoring Perry Wallace today with a public event at Benton Chapel on campus. Wallace, the first African-American to compete in varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference, would have been 70 today. The men’s golf team handed Florida its second...
Via Anchor of Gold
1 day ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Baseball Postgame: Pat DeMarco with Max Herz (February 18, 2018)

Vanderbilt OF Pat DeMarco speaks with Max Herz after the Commodores' 9-1 win over Duke on February 18, 2018.

Anchor Drop: Vanderbilt’s out of last place

Vanderbilt beat Florida and Ole Miss lost to Mississippi State, pulling Vanderbilt out of the cellar. Good morning. Your Vanderbilt Commodores beat the Florida Gators yesterday while Ole Miss got drubbed by Mississippi State. That puts Ole Miss alone in last place in the SEC with a 4-10 record, while Vanderbilt is tied with South Carolina at 5-9. We normally wouldn’t be happy...
Via Anchor of Gold
1 day ago

Florida basketball vs. Vanderbilt: Coaches stressing urgency to Gators with time running out

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Mike White doesn’t usually talk about the big picture with his basketball team. He doesn’t discuss overarching goals or focus much past the next practice, the next game, etc. That changed this week. After his Gators took their most crushing loss of the season, blowing a 6-point lead in the final 20 seconds before losing in overtime at home against...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

WATCH: Fueling the Commodores Part Two - Tim Corbin

What defines Tim Corbin? In Part 2 of this edition of Fueling the Commodores, Corbin peels back the curtain on the early days of his career. Later, former Vanderbilt stars join Corbin’s wife, Maggie, for an inside look at the coach’s family culture on West End.

Romeo Langford visiting Vanderbilt on Saturday

Also coming: Darius Garland, Aaron Nesmith, and LUUUUUUUUKE. The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Florida Gators on Saturday, and the game just became much bigger than a game involving a 10-16 team ever should be when Adam Zagoria dropped this news the other day: Now, first of all, there’s something to be said about a dude named Romeo dropping the news that he’s coming to visit Vanderbilt...
Via Anchor of Gold
4 days ago

The Statistical: Mississippi State

Ridiculous opposing three-point percentages are a thing this year. FOUR FACTORS Vanderbilt Mississippi State eFG 62.50% 67.90% OR% 43.30% 25.00% TO% 16.20% 16.20% FTRate 30.40% 20.80% If there’s a frustrating aspect to this basketball season, it’s this. Vanderbilt ranks 1st in the SEC (and 14th nationally) in opposing three-point attempts — meaning, in conference...
Via Anchor of Gold
4 days ago

Derek Mason announces coaching staff shakeup

On the heels of a 5-7 season, Mason has given up defensive coordinator duties. After a disastrous debut season in 2014, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason elected to serve as his own defensive coordinator, and for two years that looked like a genius move: the Commodores’ defense allowed just 21.0 ppg in 2015 and 24.0 ppg in 2016. Then Zach Cunningham and Adam Butler graduated, and...
Via Anchor of Gold
11 days ago

Derek Mason abandons defensive playcalling, hires former NFL defensive coordinator

A day after National Signing Day, Vanderbilt announced that it would be adding 4 new coaches to its staff. The school announced the hiring of Jason Tarver as defensive coordinator, Aaron Moorhead as wide receivers coach, Terrence Brown as cornerbacks coach and Shawn Mennega as special teams coordinator. The hiring of Tarver means that Mason will be surrendering play-calling duties...
Via SEC Country
11 days ago

WATCH: Saben Lee and Payton Willis - Vanderbilt Basketball Post Game Press Conference

Saben Lee and Payton Willis' reaction after Vanderbilt's 81-66 win over Georgia on February 7, 2018.

Vanderbilt hits 11 3-pointers in win over Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Riley LaChance and Saben Lee both scored 19 points and Vanderbilt made 11 shots from 3-point range in an 81-66 win over struggling Georgia on Wednesday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
12 days ago

Vanderbilt recruiting: Predicting which 2018 recruits could play right away

Derek Mason will be looking for some immediate help from Vanderbilt’s 2018 recruiting class after struggling to a 1-7 record during SEC play in 2017. Luckily for the fifth-year Commodores coach, he may have several options within the highest-rated Vanderbilt recruiting class of his tenure. Here’s a look at three players who could see early playing time in the fall: Camron Johnson...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

Vanderbilt recruiting: Grading the Commodores’ 2018 recruiting class after National Signing Day

Derek Mason has put a bow on his fifth signing class since taking over at Vanderbilt in 2014. As far as overall class ratings go, this one turned out to be his best effort yet. The Commodores ranked at No. 38 in the 247Sports 2018 class rankings, which was a significant jump from No. 65 in the 2017 rankings. Grading Vanderbilt’s 2018 offensive signing class Four-star wide receiver...
Via SEC Country
12 days ago

Whitehaven DB Rayshad Williams flips from Vanderbilt to UCLA on Signing Day

Well, that’s not good. The Vanderbilt Commodores got a nasty surprise on Signing Day. Whitehaven DB Rayshad Williams, who had committed to Vanderbilt in June but did not sign during the early signing period, changed his mind on Signing Day and signed with the UCLA Bruins. Williams had taken an official visit to UCLA over the last weekend, but as recently as this morning, his Twitter...
Via Anchor of Gold
12 days ago

Vanderbilt recruiting: All of Commodores’ 2018 de-commitments

National Signing Day is set for Wednesday. With that in mind, we take a look back at some of the players who were at one point members of the Vanderbilt 2018 recruiting class before they opted to take their services elsewhere. Derek Mason and his staff have had only two defections for the 2018 class, but they are both high-profile departures as both players were heavily recruited...
Via SEC Country
13 days ago

WATCH: Fueling The Commodores - Tim Corbin

3 new Commodores anchor down in advance of National Signing Day

A trio of long, athletic players will fill out Derek Mason’s Class of 2018 The early National Signing Day brought 16 new recruits to Vanderbilt’s Class of 2018. The regular one just got a little more exciting. Head coach Derek Mason earned three commitments over the last two days, earning pledges from a trio of southern recruits. 6’7 defensive end Lorenza Surgers, 6’4 wideout Amir...
Via Anchor of Gold
14 days ago

Vanderbilt receives commitment from WR B.J. Anderson

Vanderbilt received positive recruiting news Monday night. The Commodores gained a commitment from wide receiver B.J. Anderson, who’s from Andalusia, Ala. 247Sports rates the player as a 3-star prospect, the No. 176 wide receiver for the Class of 2018 and the No. 48 player from the state of Alabama for his class. He made his announcement in the tweet below: pic.twitter.com/iiJUe1yJD3...
Via SEC Country
14 days ago

Vanderbilt flips UConn defensive end commit Lorenza Surgers

National Signing Day is only two days away, and on Monday, Vanderbilt added another piece to its 2018 recruiting class before the final deadline. Lorenza Surgers, a defensive end who had previously been committed to UConn, flipped his decision, announcing via Twitter that he has committed to the Commodores. Surgers’ commitment to the Huskies didn’t last long, as he had only been...
Via SEC Country
14 days ago

Auburn 93, Vanderbilt 81: You’re not winning when the other team shoots like that.

I like when these things are easy to explain. FOUR FACTORS Vanderbilt Auburn eFG 62.30% 71.10% OR% 19.20% 14.80% TO% 21.90% 16.40% FTRate 35.80% 29.80% Sometimes, it’s easy to figure out why you lost. On Saturday night, the Auburn Tigers shot 17-of-26 from three and had an effective field goal percentage of 71.1%. When the other team is shooting like that, there...
Via Anchor of Gold
15 days ago

WATCH: Geoff Macdonald - Postmatch interview vs. No. 1 Stanford (2/3/18)

Women's tennis Head Coach Geoff Macdonald reflects on the No. 2 Commodores' 7-0 sweep over No. 1 Stanford. (2/3/18)

Kentucky 83, Vanderbilt 81: Close, but no cigar

FREE THROWS DAMNIT FOUR FACTORS Vanderbilt Kentucky eFG 55.10% 49.20% OR% 28.60% 27.00% TO% 20.00% 12.00% FTRate 39.00% 42.20% After the Mississippi State game a couple of weeks ago, I thought that Vanderbilt might well be about to pack it in for the season. Sitting there at 6-12, 1-5 in the SEC, the team was pretty clearly going nowhere. Instead, the team has...
Via Anchor of Gold
18 days ago

Report: Vanderbilt hiring former Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead

Vanderbilt is adding an assistant with recent experience in the SEC. According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the Commodores are hiring former Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead to fill the same role on their staff. He served as an assistant for the Aggies from 2015-17. Prior to his time at Texas A&M, Moorehead coached wide receivers at Virginia Tech from 2013-14...
Via SEC Country
18 days ago
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