VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Vandy lands commit from Florida CB Coppet

The Vanderbilt Commodores gained their seventh commitment of their 2016 recruiting class as Sunshine State defensive back prospect Frank Coppet committed to the team over the weekend.  Coppet impressed the coaching staff while attending the team's recent Friday Night Lights camp enough to receive a scholarship offer. Coppet quickly accepted the offer and gave his pledge to the Commodores...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt players convicted in rape case could be released

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two former Vanderbilt football players convicted in January of raping a fellow student could be out of jail as early as Wednesday afternoon. Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins reinstated bail for Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey on Wednesday. The move came a day after Watkins declared a mistrial because the jury foreman failed to disclose that he was...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Snap Judgements: CWS National Championship Game 2

The 2015 National Championship Series will have a third game as Virginia was able to even up the series on Tuesday night against the Vanderbilt Commodores 3-0. So here are my five snap judgements after game two of the best-of-three series. 1.) Adam Haseley did everything that Brian O’Connor could have asked of him tonight and more. I think most everyone was surprised that the Cavaliers...
Via Baseball Essential
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Vanderbilt players awarded mistrial for rape case

Brandon Vanderburg and Cory Batey, formerly football players for Vanderbilt charged with rape, have been granted a mistrial Tuesday afternoon, according to The Tennessean. Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Wilkins was obligated to give a mistrial to the former players due to a jury serving not admitting he had been the victim of a statutory rape case a decade and a half ago. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top two D-backs draft picks face off in College World Series

Tuesday’s College World Series game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and TCU Horned Frogs was a treat for Arizona Diamondbacks fans because it featured the team’s first two picks in this year’s MLB Draft. Playing for Vanderbilt was the D-backs’ first round pick and No. 1 overall selection, shortstop Dansby Swanson. On the mound for TCU was left-handed pitcher Alex Young...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

White Sox Select Carson Fulmer with No. 8 Pick in MLB Amateur Draft

Omaha, NE – JUNE 25: Pitcher Carson Fulmer #15 of the Vanderbilt Commodores delivers a pitch against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first inning during game three of the College World Series Championship Series on June 25, 2014 at TD Ameritrade Park The Chicago White Sox selected pitcher Carson Fulmer with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, as announced by...
Via The Sports Journal
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Vanderbilt player Dai-Jon Parker dies in boating accident

Former Vanderbilt guard Dai-Jon Parker drowned in a boating accident yesterday, per a report from Indianapolis’s Fox 59. Parker was 22 and was playing at the Division II University of Indianapolis. The university released a statement regarding Parker’s tragic death. “The entire University of Indianapolis community mourns the loss of Dai-Jon Parker, a senior student-athlete...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Preview and Prediction

Derek Mason's tenure at Vanderbilt got off to a rough start, as the Commodores won just three games overall and went 0-8 in the SEC last season...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Vanderbilt and Purdue finalizing deal for home-and-home series

Plans are reportedly in the works to bring the Vanderbilt Commodores and Purdue Boilermakers together on the gridiron starting in 2019, according to College Football Talk.The game will pit the SEC and Big Ten into a battle of supremacy once and for all, or at least which team would finish last if they both resided in the same league.One interesting note on their previous history...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt QB Josh Grady Leaving for Florida

As if losing head coach James Franklin to Penn State two years ago wasn’t enough for the Vanderbilt football team. Things have just gotten worse for the Commodores as they have been informed that QB/wide receiver Josh Grady will taking his talents to Gainesville. According to College Football Talk, the 2011 three star Vanderbilt commit confirmed the rumors Friday evening and, because...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Add Vanderbilt Defensive Tackle Vince Taylor As Undrafted Free Agent

The New England Patriots added another rookie defensive tackle after the 2015 NFL Draft. Vanderbilt’s Vince Taylor signed as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots, the defensive tackle texted The Tennessean. Taylor is a 6-foot-1, 304-pound nose tackle who ran a 5.40-second 40-yard dash and bench pressed 36 reps of 225 pounds at his pro day in March. His 34.5-inch vertical...
Via NESN.com
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Vanderbilt, Florida Football Players Showing Off Their Rubik’s Cube Skills

Florida and Vanderbilt’s football teams will square off on the gridiron on Nov. 7.  Today, the Gators and the Commodores battled in another way – with Rubik’s Cubes.  Yesterday, Vanderbilt football’s Twitter account posted a video of linebacker Stephen Weatherly solving a Rubik’s Cube in a little less than two minutes.  What happens when you give an outside linebacker...
Via College Spun
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s linebacker is better than you at Rubik’s Cube

The Vanderbilt Commodores football program may not be at the top of the SEC, but they undoubtedly have some of the top academics in all of Division I. That means the Commodores players are some of the smartest athletes around the nation when it comes to major college conferences. We got evidence of that in a video shared by the official Vanderbilt football Twitter account that shows...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Vanderbilt LB Stephen Weatherly Solve A Rubik’s Cube In Under 2 Minutes

Vanderbilt has some of the most rigorous academic standards among universities with FBS football programs, and the Commodore players are no slouches in the classroom. Today, Vanderbilt football tweeted out a video of linebacker Stephen Weatherly solving a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes. Needless to say, we’re quite impressed. What happens when you give an outside linebacker...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Damian Jones Will Return to Vandy for Junior Year

Good news for the Vanderbilt Commodores today as it was announced by ESPN that standout center Damian Jones will return to play another season on the college level following a stunning sophomore year which saw Jones lead the Commodores in points and assists per game. Jones was also announced to the All-SEC First Team by the league’s coaches. “After consulting with my family and...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt QB Robinette gives up football to focus on med school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school. In a university release, Robinette called it a ''very difficult decision to make'' and said his history of injuries contributed to his choice. Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics. Robinette...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s probable starting QB, Patton Robinette, retires

QB Patton Robinette’s playing career coming to an end. http://t.co/1MfWoY5sUU pic.twitter.com/Gp8SONSmXl — VandyFootball (@VandyFootball) March 27, 2015 Less than a week after starting the Vanderbilt spring game, junior Patton Robinette is calling it a career. Last season, Robinette played in six games and compeleted 64% of his passes (which was far and away the best on the...
Via Bloguin Best
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s probable starting QB, Patton Robinette, retires

QB Patton Robinette’s playing career coming to an end. http://t.co/1MfWoY5sUU pic.twitter.com/Gp8SONSmXl — VandyFootball (@VandyFootball) March 27, 2015 Less than a week after starting the Vanderbilt spring game, junior Patton Robinette is calling it a career. Last season, Robinette played in six games and compeleted 64% of his passes (which was far and away the best on the...
Via The Student Section
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Spring Overview

Derek Mason’s first season at Vanderbilt wasn’t easy. The Commodores did not win a game in SEC play and two of their three non-...
Via Athlon Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Crazy Play in Vanderbilt – Arkansas Baseball Game

There are few plays in baseball that are more exciting than a throw to the plate, and this highlight proves why. In a matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Vanderbilt Commodores, one of the wildest home plate showdowns that you’ll ever see took place. With the game nodded at 7’s in the bottom of the... The post Crazy Play in Vanderbilt – Arkansas Baseball Game appeared...
Via The Garbage Time
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings has Coaching Blowup Of The Year (video)

Vanderbilt Commodores basketball coach Kevin Stallings is in the news today for all the wrong reasons. Following a win Thursday night against Tennessee, Stallings was caught on camera profanely screaming at one of his players after the athlete taunted several Vols players. Stallings was seen yelling at guard Wade Baldwin IV after he pulled the guard out of […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason appreciates Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings

The Vanderbilt Commodores beat Tennessee, 73-65, last night. Guard Wade Baldwin began taunting Vols players by clapping in their faces after the final buzzer sounded. Head coach Kevin Stallings demanded that Baldwin apologize. Apparently Baldwin didn't because Stallings threatened Baldwin during postgame handshakes by screaming, "I’ll ******* kill you."Boomer & Carton weigh...
Via Bob's Blitz
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy HC Kevin Stallings to G Wade Baldwin, "I'll f*cking kill you!"

The Vanderbilt Commodores beat Tennessee, 73-65, last night. Guard Wade Baldwin began taunting Vols players by clapping in their faces after the final buzzer sounded. Head coach Kevin Stallings demanded that Baldwin apologize. Apparently Baldwin didn't because Stallings threatened Baldwin during postgame handshakes by screaming, "I’ll ******* kill you."And in our touchy climate...
Via Bob's Blitz
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Google Mapping a Home Run from This Vanderbilt Game

As of press time, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are leading the No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores in the seventh inning of a college baseball game being played at the latter’s home park (box). For much of the interval before that press time, the author of this dumb post was sitting on his couch and watching the […]
Via Fangraphs
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Snow Forces Change Of Plans for Vanderbilt Commodores

To say this has been a challenging weather week in the south would be an understatement. Snow, Ice, schools, and businesses have closed, just to name a few highlights. But, for reigning Baseball America Coach of the Year, Tim Corbin, snow wasn’t going to slow down his Commodores. Nah, when you’re Tim Corbin, you just pick up the phone and things happen. The Commodores (2-1) were...
Via Baseball Essential
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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