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Siakam scores 17 in first start, Vanderbilt beats Penn 79-50

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Siakam scored 17 points in his first start of the season, leading Vanderbilt to a 79-50 win over Pennsylvania on Monday night. Siakam was elevated to a starting role after playing well as an energizer off the bench in the past 10 games. He started 28 games last year, but came off the bench after missing the season opener to attend his father's funeral...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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Via Athlon Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ref gets knocked out by player's elbow during tip-off (VIDEO)

Veteran basketball referee Rick Crawford was officiating the consolation game between LaSalle and Vanderbilt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday. Shortly after the tip off, he was inadvertently struck in the face by Vanderbilt's center Damian Jones' elbow.  Crawford immediately went down and was on the hardwood with both of his eyes open. Play was stopped and...
Via The Other Paper
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt dismisses RB Seymour from team for rules violation

  Vanderbilt has dismissed running back Jerron Seymour for violating team rules. School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday. The Tennessean first reported the move. Seymour was on the depth chart released Tuesday but was not at practice Wednesday. Coach Derek Mason tells The Tennessean the fourth-year junior remains in school and is scheduled to graduate...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stallings excited about new composition of Vanderbilt hoops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It has been a wild ride for Vanderbilt basketball since winning the 2012 SEC Tournament championship. That team had three players -- John Jenkins (Hawks), Festus Ezeli (Warriors) and Jeff Taylor (Bobcats) -- drafted into the NBA, the Commodores' greatest draft haul in the same year. With that talent gone, Vanderbilt overachieved two seasons ago in what coach...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jalen Tabor Makes Interception Of The Year Against Vanderbilt

Jalen Tabor made an incredible one-handed interception during Florida's game against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Via Gamedayr
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Player Hugs UMass Kicker After Missed Game-Tying Field Goal (Video)

UMass kicker Blake Lucas needed a hug after missing an opportunity to tie up the game against Vanderbilt and send it into overtime. He received one, but it probably wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler gave Lucas a celebratory bear hug after he missed his 22-yard chance wide left to give Vandy a 34-31 victory. The Minutemen were up...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UMass Kicker Blake Lucas Miss Game-Tying Field Goal, Gets A Hug From Vanderbilt DL Adam Butler

Being a kicker can be tough. When you do something great, it doesn’t always receive the praise that other players receive when they do something awesome. When you fail at your job, you get a ton of criticism, and sometimes, all you want is a hug. Take for instance UMass kicker Blake Lucas, who had a 22-yard chip shot today against Vanderbilt that, if he made it, would have tied...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Mason quickly putting his stamp on Vanderbilt program

HOOVER, Ala. -- It didn't take long for Vanderbilt football players to figure the difference between new coach Derek Mason and the previous coach, James Franklin. "I have heard a lot of times that Coach Franklin was considered a walking headline. He loves the cameras. He loves the media. He loves to be in the center of attention," Commodores sophomore defensive lineman...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Vanderbilt Defensive Lineman Adam Butler Sings George Strait On The Radio At SEC Media Days

Plenty of the questions at SEC Media Days are dry and football-specific, and are given very safe answers, as is expected. However, there are occasional moments during these four days when things get weird, and those moments are the best. We’ve already seen the reemergence of Alabama championship ring-hat guy, who has now made his way to two straight SEC Media Days. Now, we have...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Corbin Brings National Title, Relevance to Vanderbilt

If you had said that Vanderbilt could become one of the country’s elite college baseball programs when Tim Corbin was hired as its new head coach in 2003, you would’ve been considered overly optimistic at best and delusional at worst. But that’s exactly what Corbin has done during his time with the Commodores, culminating in a national championship series victory over Virginia...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Norwood's Home Run Ends Up Being Game and CWS Winner for Vanderbilt

It's a good day to be a fan of the Vanderbilt Commodores. With the College World Series championship on the line in a decisive Game Three Wednesday night it was a do or die situation. Thanks to a solo home run by Vanderbilt outfielder John Norwood in the 8th the Commodores won 3-2 and are the 2014 College World Series Champions! Loading...
Via FatManWriting
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Falls To Vanderbilt 5-3 In Their CWS Opener

Ted Kirk – Associated Press In their second straight appearance in the College World Series, Dan McDonnell and the Cardinal Nine are heading to the losers bracket after a 5-3 loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday evening. In a game that lasted more than four hours, Louisville hung tough, but in the end fell just short. The game was closer throughout the first couple of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Opponent: Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt University, which is colloquially known as Vandy, is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt’s enrollment sits at around 12,750 and the acceptance rate to the university is only 12.7%. Vanderbilt’s mascot is a fancy monopoly man in a top hat named Mr. Commodore. Vandy’s colors are black and old gold, because regular gold wasn’t...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Head Coach Unveils Epic Business Cards

New Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Derek Mason showed off his amazing business cards made out of gold. I’m not sure how much these bad boys cost, but they look phenomenal. [@Andy_Staples] The post Vanderbilt Head Coach Unveils Epic Business Cards appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason ramping up tempo, competition at Vandy practices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Don't expect the Vanderbilt football team to take baby steps into learning the systems of new head coach Derek Mason -- on both sides of the ball. Instead, Mason will force-feed the information to the Commodores, who open spring practice trying to build on consecutive nine-win seasons and three straight bowl berths under former coach James Franklin. Offensively...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 SF Jeff Roberson to Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Commodores landed a fourth member of their 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday, nabbing 6′-6″ small forward Jeff Roberson of The Kinkaid School (TX). A strong and skilled forward, Roberson joins a trio of wing players in the class for Vanderbilt. Roberson ran with TJ Ford Elite on the summer scene. Hoopniks.com caught several of his ...
Via Hoopniks
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-student manager Cross living the dream as Vandy hoops player

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When Vanderbilt basketball calls timeout during a game, Rob Cross instinctively still has a "Pavlov's dog" reaction every now and then. For nearly four full seasons, Cross had been a team manager, including the last two as senior manager. But in January, when the roster was whittled to only seven scholarship players -- plus two walk-ins -- Cross...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Vandy QB Jordan Rodgers goes off on Twitter about Vanderbilt

Former Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Jordan Rodgers had some very strong words about his former school and their new policy that told him he had to purchase a gym membership in order to use the indoor football facility. Rodgers came back to town to train for next season and to help out players before their Pro Days and didn’t hold back during his Twitter rant. ..of how the...
Via Diehardsport
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vanderbilt To Hire Stanford’s Derek Mason As HC

The Vanderbilt Commodores seem prepared to rebound very nicely to James Franklin bolting for Penn State. Saturday’s Down South is reporting that Stanford assistant coach Derek Mason is set to be named the new head coach at Vanderbilt.  Mason is the current associate head coach and defensive coordinator of the Cardinal. Last season, his team held opponents to just 19 points per...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Matthews makes one-handed catch in Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Matthews already owns the SEC records for career receptions and yardage. He's also set a single-season conference mark for catches in this, his senior season. We've come to except the unexpected from the Vanderbilt wide out, who arrived in Nashville as a two-star recruit -- but he's put on a show in the BBVA Compass Bowl. With Houston's...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt preps for bowl as Franklin draws interest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As his name swirls as a possible candidate to fill various college football and NFL coaching vacancies, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and the Commodores have stayed the course. It comes with the rarefied air of playing in a bowl game three consecutive seasons when Vanderbilt (8-4) faces Houston (8-4) on Saturday at noon in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham...
Via Fox Sports South
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Defense picks up Billikens in 57-49 victory at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordair Jett scored 17 points to spark Saint Louis to its sixth straight victory, 57-49 over host Vanderbilt on Monday night. The Billkens (12-2) scored 12 straight points to take the game's biggest lead, 53-44, on two Grandy Glaze free throws with 1:06 left. After trailing much of the game, Rob Loe had back-to-back baskets, including a dunk after Jett'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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