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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
10 days ago  |  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

Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt football player has been found guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm. It took less than three hours for the jury of nine men and three women to find Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Batey, a 22-year...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Ex-Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Latest on the trial for a former Vanderbilt University football player who is accused of sexually assaulting a former student in a dorm room (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A jury has found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm. It took jurors less than three hours to convict Cory Batey of several...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Alleged victim in Vanderbilt rape case testifies a 2nd time

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt University student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by four ex-football players testified Friday, the second time in a year that she has told a packed courtroom about what happened to her. Police recovered photos and videos that authorities said the former players took while the 2013 attack was occurring inside a dorm room on the Nashville...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Alleged victim in Vanderbilt rape case breaks down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt student cried on the witness stand after seeing a photo of herself when she was unconscious during an alleged sexual assault. Four former Vandy football players are charged with raping the woman in a dorm room in June 2013. One of them, Cory Batey, is on trial this week and faces five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 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

New rape trial opens for former Vanderbilt football players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt football player being retried for rape appears to have abandoned attempts to blame college culture. Instead, a lawyer for Cory Batey told jurors during opening statements Monday that he was drunk and manipulated by three teammates. Batey and three other former players are charged with raping an unconscious female student in a dorm in June...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rape trial for 1 former Vanderbilt player to start Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A judge in Nashville has ordered that the trial of a former Vanderbilt University football player accused of rape begin as planned Monday. Lawyers for Cory Batey wanted the trial postponed after his case was separated from another former Vanderbilt player, Brandon Vandenburg. The men were tried together earlier, but a judge declared a mistrial because a juror...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 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

WATCH: Vandy drills 80-foot buzzer-beater vs. Florida

We’ve seen our share of end-of-half buzzer beaters in college basketball this year, but I don’t remember one quite like this. With 2.7 seconds left in the first half, after teammate Matthew Fisher-Davis blocked Florida’s Schuyler Rimmer, Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson let loose a laser from the foul line at the opposite side of the court. 80-feet laser, it found the bottom...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Take an inside look at the start of spring camp for Vanderbilt

There is some hope in Nashville heading into the 2016 season for the Vanderbilt Commodores. In two seasons, head coach Derek Mason has compiled a 7-17 record. While it certainly isn't where the head coach wants the program to be, Vandy has made some strides -- particularly on the defensive side of the ball. Looking at the year ahead, Vanderbilt will return its starting quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt announces home-and-home series with Purdue, Georgia State

The Vanderbilt Commodores are trying to get things turned around in the SEC over the next few years as they haven’t made a bowl game since 2013. They have a handful of tough opponents over the next few years and they just announced a meeting with a Big Ten school that has struggled the last decade as well. The Commodores announced a home-and-home series with the Purdue Boilermakers...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Vandy steals away Osia Lewis from San Diego State

The Vanderbilt Commodores are trying to turn things around in the SEC and they are starting off by bringing in a new defensive assistant for the future. This could really help them after their defensive line has been missing a good piece to help them out. It was announced on Friday that the Commodores had hired Osia Lewis away from San Diego State. He has ran the team’s defensive...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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