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Vanderbilt DE Caleb Azubike has great NFL potential

Usually when it comes to the NFL Draft, you sometimes hear of underclassmen outshining the outgoing seniors. That is the case for the upcoming draft with most of the top prospects being juniors and redshirt sophomores and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa being predicted as the number one overall pick next year. NFL.com recently ranked some of the top senior prospects in the draft...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
10 days ago

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
21 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
26 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Spring Overview

Derek Mason’s first season at Vanderbilt wasn’t easy. The Commodores did not win a game in SEC play and two of their three non-...
Via Athlon Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy LB Caleb Azubike Upset With School’s Weather-Related Dining Hall Situation

Inclement, snowy weather has hit the South pretty hard this week, and Vanderbilt University was no exception. The University canceled classes on Monday and Tuesday but is open today.  Even with school open, Vandy linebacker Caleb Azubike isn’t happy with his eating options on campus right now. Azubike has never been shy of expressing his feelings on Twitter, and today was no different...
Via College Spun
February 18, 2015  |  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 Adam Butler...
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

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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