VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Vanderbilt drops exhibition to Virgin Islands National Team, 81-78

Hey! Basketball in August, who would have thought? The Vanderbilt Commodores basketball team is on a summer trip to the Virgin Islands. The trip was originally supposed to be to Italy, but passport issues for a couple of players nixed that plan, so the Commodores instead went to a place that’s technically part of the United States. But, the U.S. Virgin Islands has its own national...
Via Anchor of Gold
August 13, 2017

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Lydia Simmons Postgame (August 9, 2017)

Midfielder Lydia Simmons speaks following her two-goal performance in the Commodores 3-2 win over Furman.
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August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Furman Recap (August 9, 2017)

Head coach Darren Ambrose speaks following the Commodores 3-2 win over Furman Wednesday night.
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August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Commodores prep for Costa Rica

Vanderbilt women's basketball hits the court ahead of its trip to Costa Rica in August.
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August 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Five Vanderbilt opponents ranked in preseason coaches’ poll

The Commodores will start the season unranked, but you already knew that. The Vanderbilt Commodores will open the 2017 football season unranked, but you already knew that. Vanderbilt didn’t receive a single vote in the preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday. That’s not really a surprise given that the Commodores finished last season 6-7 and lost star linebacker Zach Cunningham...
Via Anchor of Gold
August 03, 2017

Vanderbilt-Alabama A&M set for 3 PM kickoff on September 9

The game will be televised on SEC Network Alternate. The Vanderbilt Commodores’ first three games of the 2017 football season now have kickoff times. The Commodores’ home opener against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs on September 9 will kick off at 3 PM CT and will be televised on the SEC Network Alternate channel, per Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt will be the second of three FBS opponents...
Via Anchor of Gold
July 25, 2017

WATCH: RTI: Jonathan Wynn

Vanderbilt redshirt senior defensive end Jonathan Wynn is relentless, tough and intelligent.
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July 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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

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

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...
Via Anchor of Gold
May 29, 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.
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soles4Souls Trip: Jamaica Day 5

The Commodores continue their service with shoe distribution to a local Jamaican school.
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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)
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May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: SEC Championship Highlights

The Vanderbilt Commodores are SEC Champions!
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April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft Preview: LB Zach Cunningham

A unanimous All-American, Cunningham had a prolific reshirt junior season racking up 125 tackles to lead the SEC. Despite a weak supporting cast, Cunningham shined in the toughest conference in college football. He has great length at 6’3 and ridiculous 34+ inch arms (96th percentile of OLBs measured) and ran in the 4.6s with great jumps including a 12’5” broad jump.   Pros ...
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April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

8 biggest takeaways from Day 1 of NCAA Tournament

As far as March Madness goes, Thursday may have seemed tame. There weren’t any successful buzzer-beaters, and the biggest upset was predicted before it even happened.It can seem easy to sulk and wish for better, but the 16 games we witnessed across the nation were all interesting in their own way, and together were a tapestry of excitement and intrigue. Some storylines stood out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference (03/16/17)

Nolan Cressler, Luke Kornet and head coach Bryce Drew speak to the media following the team's first round matchup against Northwestern.
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Bryce Drew sticks up for Matthew Fisher-Davis after loss

Matthew Fisher-Davis may be the goat in Vanderbilt’s first-round loss in the NCAA Tournament against Northwestern, but his head coach isn’t about to throw him under the bus.In a postgame interview with Jamie Erdahl, Drew stuck up for Fisher-Davis.“First, we’re not even in that position without him,” Drew said of Fisher-Davis. “We’ve talked our whole year with our team...
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt commits costly intentional foul in loss to Northwestern

Vanderbilt’s Matthew Fisher-Davis made an extremely questionable play at the end of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament loss to Northwestern that cost the Commodores the lead in their first-round game.Vandy had just gone up 66-65 on a layup with 17.8 seconds left. That gave Northwestern the ball with some pressure to score to go ahead. But Vanderbilt did them a favor by intentionally...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will Holden Pro Day Interview 3/16/17

Will Holden speaks to the media following Vanderbilt's Pro Day.
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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