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Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey takes stand in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Vanderbilt football player being tried for rape is testifying on his own behalf. Cory Batey took the stand Monday morning. Batey was a 19-year-old who had just come out of his freshman year when he was charged, along with three of his teammates, with raping an unconscious student in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June 2013. Batey and Brandon Vandenburg...
Via AP on Fox
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Defendant in Vanderbilt rape case takes the stand

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt football player being tried for rape is testifying on his own behalf. Cory Batey took the stand Monday morning. Batey was a 19-year-old who had just come out of his freshman year when he was charged, along with three of his teammates, with raping an unconscious student in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June 2013. Batey and Brandon Vandenburg...
Via AP on Fox
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Defense in Vanderbilt rape case points to campus culture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photo and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players as they joined in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment. Neuropsychologist James Walker testified...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc: Player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A defense witness in the case of four former Vanderbilt football players charged with gang-raping a fellow student says one of them was so drunk that he would have struggled to form the intent to commit such a crime. Neuropsychologist James Walker testified Friday that Cory Batey told him he had 14 to 22 alcoholic drinks before the players allegedly raped the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alleged Vanderbilt rape victim has no recollection of assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The alleged victim of a rape at Vanderbilt University has testified that she has no recollection of being sexually assaulted. The woman was a 21-year-old student majoring in neuroscience and economics in June 2013 and had recently begun seeing football player Brandon Vandenburg. She testified that the last thing she remembered was Vandenburg plying her with alcohol...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Cats and the Commodores

On Tuesday night in Rupp Arena, Kentucky will renew one of their most historic rivalries, as the Cats welcome in the Vanderbilt Commodores.  The Cats will be looking to extend their undefeated streak, which has them currently at 17-0 in the country and 4-0 in SEC play.  Meanwhile, Vanderbilt will be looking to turn their […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 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
November 30, 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

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

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

Vandy carries out Mason's competitive vision at spring game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before spring practice started, new Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason used an analogy for how philosophical changes on both sides of the ball would be implemented. He likened it to having his players drink water out of a fire hose, as the offense changed from a read-option attack to pro style and defensively from a 4-3 alignment to a 3-4 look. "Spring practice...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 12, 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

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
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