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Baseball Game 7 Live Thread: Commodores v. Flames

Rubber match kicks off at 1pm CT on SECN+. That parrot stole my credit card! Updated Pitching Match-Up Sunday 2/26 - 1pm CT SECN+ VU Freshman RHP Drake “Safari Planet” Fellows (1-0, 0.00 ERA) v. UIC Sophomore RHP Reid “Coat Factory” Birlingmair (1-0, 1.35 ERA) The Birlingmair Coat Factory wrapped up the Prairie View A&m Fightin’ Prairie Dogs in a warm embrace...
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12 hours ago

Series Preview: Commodores v. Flames

Like many recent seasons past, our first home OOC foe is a Major League Soccer team (the Chicago Fire). #9 Vanderbilt Commodores (3-1) v. The University of Illinois-Chicago Flames—nee MLS Chicago Fire (2-2) On the Bump Friday 2/24 - 4pm CT VU Junior RHP Kyle “The Movement” Wright (0-1, 5.40 ERA) v. UIC Senior LHP Jake “The Snake” Dahlberg (0-0, 1.29 ERA) The UIC...
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2 days ago

Bad sport! Angry Vols fan hurls full water bottle at Vandy bench during Commodores win

Vanderbilt may have burst Tennessee’s NCAA tournament bubble with a double-digit road victory on Wednesday night, and Vols fans were not happy about it. The Tennessee faithful at Thompson Boling Arena were likely upset with a myriad of troubling events which piled upon one another as the night went on– questionable officiating, bad shooting from the Vols and ultimately a loss...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Vanderbilt 67, Tennessee 56: That was fun, wasn’t it?

Vanderbilt went into Knoxville and came out with a win. That’s always a good thing. This was a very different game from the first game against Tennessee back on January 14. Actually, this has been a very different team over the last five games. In Vanderbilt’s first ten SEC games, the Commodore defense allowed 1.09 points per possession. Over the last five games, the Commodores...
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3 days ago

WATCH: Bryce Drew Post Game Press Conference - Tennessee, 2/22/17

Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew speaks with the media after the Commodores' 67-56 win on February 22, 2017, in Knoxville.

WATCH: Max Herz Interview: Will Toffey - Evansville

Max Herz talks to Will Toffey following the Commodores' win against Evansville in the home opener.

Derek Mason gets it — Vanderbilt football must do things differently

There was moderate surprise when Vanderbilt announced it would be the only SEC school not to hold a televised spring football game. This broke tradition, as the Commodores typically hold an annual Black and Gold Game. Instead, Vanderbilt will have an open practice and scrimmage as a spring showcase for its fans. There will be drills and practice-style competitions as the team runs...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Vanderbilt assistant Osia Lewis diagnosed with cancer, transitions to new coaching role

Vanderbilt outside linebackers coach Osia Lewis went public with some crushing personal news on Tuesday, announcing that he’s been diagnosed with cancer. According to a story by Zac Ellis of VUCommodores.com, Lewis felt severe dizziness and fatigue when he arrived at work on a Monday in mid-November. Initially dismissing it as the flu, Lewis’ wife eventually convinced him to...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

How realistic are Vanderbilt’s at-large chances?

They’re better than you think. But they’re based on what they could do more than what they’ve done. During Saturday’s postgame press conference after the Vanderbilt Commodores beat South Carolina, Bryce Drew was asked by a reporter whether Vanderbilt had a shot at making the NCAA Tournament. A few weeks ago, this would have seemed like a weird question. Even now, Vanderbilt...
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5 days ago

Vanderbilt recruiting: JUCO OL Saige Young commits to the Commodores

Signing Day came and went earlier this month, but Vanderbilt is still adding to its class. On Sunday night, Derek Mason and the Commodores landed a commitment for the 2017 class in the form of 3-star JUCO guard Saige Young. Young is a 3-star recruit who played for Dodge City Community College this past season. Young is the No. 6 JUCO guard in the 2017 class and checks in at 6-foot...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ��� Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 17 points and Riley LaChance had 14 to help Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night. The lead changed hands nine times during a frantic second half before the Commodores (14-13, 7-7 Southeastern Conference took the lead for good at 55-54 on Fisher-Davis' free throw with 7:54 left. The Commodores...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt football: Derek Mason tells retiring former Commodore Zac Stacy there’s a spot for him on his staff

Earlier this week, former Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy announced his retirement from football, citing injuries as the reason he’ll no longer be able to play in the NFL. In 2015, Stacy suffered a severe ankle injury while playing for the New York Jets. Shortly after Stacy officially announced his retirement on Instagram, the official Vanderbilt football Twitter account published...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

French big man Olivier Sarr officially visiting Vanderbilt tonight

It turns out Bryce Drew and staff aren’t done with the 2017 recruiting class. Back in the fall, the Vanderbilt Commodores signed a three-man recruiting class of guards Saben Lee and Maxwell Evans and big man Ejike Obinna. That class currently ranks 42nd nationally per 247 Sports. At the time, we were curious whether Bryce Drew was done with the 2017 class or if the Commodores...
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10 days ago

WATCH: Bryce Drew Coach's Show Week 6

Vanderbilt Bryce Drew talks the Commodores with Joe Fisher.

Ole Miss rallies to beat Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Deandre Burnett and Terence Davis both scored 17 points and Mississippi made four straight 3-pointers during a late stretch to give the Rebels an 81-74 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Justas Furmanavicius and Breein Tyree both added 11 points for the Rebels (14-9, 5-5 SEC), who have won six of their last seven against the Commodores (11-12, 4-6). The Rebels...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt jumps out early, beats Texas A&M 68-54

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Luke Kornet and Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 12 points apiece and five Commodores scored in double digits as Vanderbilt defeated Texas A&M 68-54 on Tuesday night. The Commodores (11-11, 4-5 Southeastern) started hot by scoring the game's first eight points, and kept the Aggies (11-10, 3-6) at arms' length the rest of the way. Vanderbilt held a 13...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham entering NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham is bypassing his final year of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. Cunningham confirmed his decision Sunday after first announcing his plans Saturday night at an event in Connecticut. The fourth-year junior was named an All-American after leading the Southeastern Conference with 125 tackles and third with 16 + tackles...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Independence Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Food and football — they're a match made...
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December 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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