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Fans suggest odd mix of choices to name Tennessee Vanderbilt game

The Tennessee Volunteers and Vanderbilt Commodores are scheduled to meet on the football field for the 110th time this season, but despite the history between the two schools, the series doesn't have a name or a trophy attached to it. The Tennessean has challenged their readers to come up with a name for the game and the submissions range from hilarious, to country as can be, with...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC football previews 2015: Vanderbilt

Leading up to the start of the football season we’re going to preview all 14 SEC teams. We’ll start the ball rolling with the Vanderbilt Commodores. Record last season: 3-9 overall, 0-8 in the SEC. The Commodores got trounced by … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
8 days ago

Watch: Behind the scenes with Vanderbilt Football

Take a look at a behind the scenes video from Vanderbilt's SEC Media Day. You'll get to watch as head coach Derek Mason, middle linebacker Nigel Bowden, offensive guard Spencer Pulley, and running back Ralph Webb made their rounds. (h/t Vanderbilt Commodores)Image Credit: Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffery Taylor, Real Madrid Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Free agent Jeffery Taylor has agreed to a one-year contract with Euroleague contender Real Madrid, sources told RealGM. Taylor's deal with Real Madrid is expected to be worth over $900,000, sources said. Real Madrid is the reigning Euroleague champion. RealGM reported on Tuesday that Taylor was closing in negotiations with the Spanish club. Taylor, the No. 31 overall pick in the...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vandy WR Cunningham transfers to North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is adding Vanderbilt transfer Jordan Cunningham. UNC officials said Wednesday night that the wide receiver will sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016. Cunningham caught 19 passes for 150 yards in two seasons with Vanderbilt. He took a leave of absence from the Commodores last September for personal...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffery Taylor Progressing In Discussions With Real Madrid

Free agent forward Jeffery Taylor is close in negotiations toward a deal with Euroleague powerhouse Real Madrid, sources told RealGM. Taylor, the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has made progress with Real Madrid over the past several days. The 6-foot-7 Taylor averaged 4.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game for the Charlotte Hornets last season. Taylor has...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Mason: "We're a much different football team"

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Derek Mason says Vanderbilt underwent an offseason transformation in everything from maturity to physiques. His coaching staff certainly has a new look. Mason approaches his second season with the Commodores with four new coaches after firing both coordinators. The former Stanford defensive coordinator is now running the defense. ''I know it's disappointing, the...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Football: Photo: Ralph Webb’s Watch Might Be The Winner Of SEC Media Days So Far

Most Vanderbilt fans would probably admit that the Commodores aren’t the main attraction at this year’s SEC media days. Pretty much every other SEC team brings some serious intrigue by virtue of being a powerhouse (Alabama), trending upwards (Tennessee), or being coached by Steve Spurrier (South Carolina). Coming off of a 3-9 season and a winless SEC campaign, it is hard to get...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Retrial date set in Vanderbilt rape case

Two former Vanderbilt football players, Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey, will be retried on charges they raped an unconscious 21-year-old student in a dorm room in June of 2013. A judge in Nashville has set the retrial date for November 30th. after a prosecutor asked that the two be retried as soon as possible. The two former Commodores had already been convicted of multiple charges...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt football players to be retried in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two former Vanderbilt football players who were previously convicted of raping an unconscious student have been scheduled to be retried Nov. 30. The new date came Wednesday after a Nashville prosecutor told a judge that he wants former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey to be retried as quickly as possible. They had been convicted on multiple charges of...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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

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
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