VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Vanderbilt OL Cole Hardin Transferring

The redshirt junior was in the mix to start at center for the Commodores. The University of North Alabama’s Twitter account announced this afternoon that Vanderbilt OL Cole Hardin will be joining the football program there this season. While Vanderbilt hasn’t made any announcement, it’s worth noting that Hardin has been removed from the official roster on Vanderbilt’s website...
Via Anchor of Gold
July 18, 2017

2018 Winter Haven (FL) RB Ja’Veon Marlow Commits to Vanderbilt

Hey! A running back from Florida, when has that ever worked for us before? Derek Mason’s strong push on the recruiting trail continued on Sunday, as 2018 Winter Haven (FL) RB Ja’Veon Marlow committed to Vanderbilt via his Twitter account. Marlow is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals, and the 247 Sports composite rating considers him the #66 running back prospect in the...
Via Anchor of Gold
July 09, 2017

2018 DB Maxwell Worship Is Vanderbilt’s 13th Commitment

Worship comes from the same school as incoming freshmen Randall Haynie and James Bostic. The Vanderbilt Commodores added to a growing 2018 recruiting class on Thursday morning, as Fort Lauderdale (FL) Cardinal Gibbons DB Maxwell Worship announced his commitment via Twitter. If Cardinal Gibbons sounds familiar, it’s the same school that produced current freshman DB Randall Haynie...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 29, 2017

Vanderbilt players shot while trying to get teammate’s phone back from thief

College football’s offseason always has some weird incidents, but Vanderbilt might have just claimed the strangest.According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Nashville police, three Vanderbilt players were shot by a man who stole one of the players’ phones.The story goes like this: Wide receiver Donaven Tennyson’s phone was stolen when he met a man he was trying to sell...
Via The Comeback
June 27, 2017  |  Discuss

2018 Woodbridge (VA) DB Dashaun Jerkins Commits to the Commodores

Jerkins is the 11th commitment in the 2018 recruiting class. The Vanderbilt Commodores picked up another commitment on Friday night, this time from Woodbridge (VA) DB Dashaun Jerkins. Jerkins is a 6’0”, 190-pound safety whom Rivals rates as a three-star prospect and the #18 prospect in the state of Virginia, while the 247 Sports composite rating considers him the #34 safety...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 23, 2017

2018 St. Xavier (KY) OL Wyatt Smock Commits to the Commodores

Commitment number 9 in the 2018 class is now in. Vanderbilt’s recent roll on the recruiting trail continued on Wednesday as Wyatt Smock, a 2018 OL from Louisville (KY) St. Xavier, announced his commitment via Twitter. Smock, a 6’4”, 290-pound lineman, chose Vanderbilt over competing offers from Arkansas, Louisville, and Purdue, among others. Rivals rates Smock as a three...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 21, 2017

4-star WR Camron Johnson is the latest Vandy commit in Derek Mason’s huge week

The Commodore class of 2018 is flush with talent. One day after landing a big local talent, the Vanderbilt Commodores added another. Camron Johnson, a four-star wide receiver from nearby Brentwood, gave his verbal commitment to Derek Mason Friday afternoon. Johnson becomes the second-highest rated prospect in the class of 2018, behind linebacker Alston Orji. If he makes it to campus...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 16, 2017

Commodores on The Cape

Capes! Though our season may have come to an end, it is excellent cape weather. This year, six of our Diamond Dores will be heading to the #1 vacation hotspot for rich Massholes—Cape Cod. I get the sense that there are fewer of us in the Cape Cod League this year, but that’s probably because they can no longer crash on Will Toffey’s couch. There’s also none on the roster...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 16, 2017

Baylor, Vanderbilt among college football’s most volatile coaching jobs

With Bob Stoops announcing his retirement from Oklahoma this month, college football’s FBS level now has just one coach who started at his current school before the year 2000: Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz. Coaching for over 15 years at the same place is relatively unheard of today, but Ferentz’s stay at Iowa is one of a few to buck that trend. The rest of the country, on the other hand...
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt IF Will Toffey drafted by Oakland A’s in the 4th round of the MLB Draft

The Commodores’ third baseman batted .354 as a junior. Will Toffey will continue his baseball career after being drafted by the Oakland A’s in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. The junior rebounded from a sluggish sophomore campaign, in which he hit just .227/.382/.266 with no homers, to lead the Commodores with a .354 batting average and knocked 12 homers. He had a ...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 13, 2017

Vanderbilt IF Will Toffey drafted by Oakland A’s in the 4th round of the MLB Draft

The Commodores’ third baseman batted .354 as a junior. Will Toffey will continue his baseball career after being drafted by the Oakland A’s in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB Draft. The junior rebounded from a sluggish sophomore campaign, in which he hit just .227/.382/.266 with no homers, to lead the Commodores with a .354 batting average and knocked 12 homers. He had a ...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 13, 2017

Vegas oddsmakers set over/under for Vanderbilt at 6 wins

The people who actually have money on the line are bullish on the Commodores. Unlike your average talking head at ESPN, Las Vegas oddsmakers can’t just make bad predictions and suffer no consequences. They lose money if they’re wrong. So perhaps it’s a good sign that the sharps in Vegas have posted an over/under of 6 wins for the Vanderbilt Commodores in 2017. It means that...
Via Anchor of Gold
June 06, 2017

Vanderbilt leads NCAA Men’s Golf Championship after third day

The Commodores look to claim their first national championship in golf. After three days, the Vanderbilt Commodores lead the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship with a score of 18-under par through 54 holes. The Commodores shot an 8-under par 280 on Sunday, after shooting a 10-under 278 on Friday and an even-par 288 on Saturday. That leaves Vanderbilt a stroke ahead of the troika of...
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May 29, 2017

Rockwall (TX) LB Alston Orji Commits to Vanderbilt

The four-star linebacker is Vanderbilt’s fourth commit in the 2018 recruiting class. A big anchor dropped on Tuesday night as Rockwall (TX) linebacker Alston Orji announced his commitment to Vanderbilt following the Yellowjackets’ spring game. How big is this? Rivals has Orji rated as the #90 prospect in the Class of 2018, the #6 outside linebacker, and the #8 prospect in the...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 23, 2017

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soles4Souls Trip: Jamaica Day 6

The Commodores took a dip at a local waterfall and swam alongside dolphins and other wildlife on one of their final days in Jamaica.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soles4Souls Trip: Jamaica Day 5

The Commodores continue their service with shoe distribution to a local Jamaican school.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt WT - Geoff Macdonald 2017 NCAA Sweet 16 (5/19/17)

Vanderbilt women's tennis head coach, Geoff Macdonald, meets with media following the No. 3/4th-seeded Commodores' 4-1 Sweet 16 win over Cal. (5/19/17)
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Women’s Tennis Playing in NCAA Championship

The Commodores will take on Cal at 3 PM CT on Friday. The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team seeks its second NCAA Championship in three years as the Commodores head to Athens, Georgia for the 16-team NCAA Championship, which starts today and runs through Tuesday. Vanderbilt is the #4 seed and will face #13 seed Cal in the Sweet 16 at 3 PM CT on Friday. You can view the bracket here...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 19, 2017

Vanderbilt will have an uphill fight to build on 2016

The Commodores’ schedule might make improving on last year’s 6-7 record a difficult task. College football’s a weird sport. The entire regular season consists of 12 games, which is an incredibly small sample size compared to... well, pretty much any other sport. The short schedule means that who you played, and when you played them, makes an outsized difference. A baseball...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 18, 2017

It’s official: Vanderbilt extends Derek Mason

The Commodores’ head football coach signed an extension through the 2021 season. Rumors of a contract extension for Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Derek Mason have been flying since about the time Vanderbilt beat Tennessee on Thanksgiving weekend. On Tuesday, Vanderbilt made it official per Adam Sparks of the Tennessean. Mason signed a three-year contract extension through...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 17, 2017

Kevin Stallings earned nearly $2.3 million in final season at Vanderbilt

Kevin Stallings spent 17 seasons in charge of the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball program, recording an overall record of 332-220 and seven trips to the NCAA Tournament before resigning in 2016 after a run of four disappointing seasons and accepting the job at Pittsburgh. He was also well paid, according to newly-released tax records. During the 2015-16 season, Stallings earned...
Via SEC Country
May 11, 2017

Vanderbilt Football’s elite APR score means an easier route to a bowl game in 2017

The Commodores tradition of academic excellence continues. In many cases, Vanderbilt’s high academic standards are a barrier between the Commodores and gridiron success. Tough admissions standards and difficult classwork can weed out interested prospects, giving head coach Derek Mason an obstacle -- and an opportunity -- on the recruiting trail. Those standards mean Mason has...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 10, 2017

Report: Vanderbilt lands 6-10 transfer Yanni Wetzell from New Zealand

Vanderbilt basketball has some big shoes to fill with the departure of 7-footer Luke Kornet. Commodores fans can only hope the transfer of Yanni Wetzell will help plug the hole left by the All-SEC big man in some way moving forward. Wetzell, who played the last two years at St. Mary’s (Texas) at the Division II level, reportedly will join the Commodores as a transfer player with...
Via SEC Country
May 10, 2017

Vanderbilt recruiting snapshot: Commodores look to build on strong start

National Signing Day is about nine months away, but SEC coaching staffs are hard at work putting together their 2018 recruiting classes. The same is true at Vanderbilt. The Commodores finished 14th in the SEC, and 62nd overall, in the 247Sports composite recruiting rankings in the 2017 cycle. Vandy’s conference ranking was the same as it was in 2016, but nationally the Tigers...
Via SEC Country
May 07, 2017

Postseason Player Review: Jeff Roberson

Let’s review the thought that Jeff’s junior year was kind of a disappointment. I’m writing the player reviews in reverse order of minutes played, and I admit to being as surprised as you are that Jeff Roberson is the last player in the series. Granted, it was close — Roberson played seven more minutes, total, than Luke Kornet, and 18 more than Riley LaChance; those were...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 05, 2017
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