VANDERBILT RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Mason on NFL-bound Zach Cunningham: ‘Vanderbilt is indebted to Zach’

Saturday, Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham made his decision to head to the NFL official, leaving the Commodores without their best player. While the loss is sure to sting the defense next season, coach Derek Mason had nothing but great things to say about one of the best players in the school’s history. “We could not be more proud of Zach Cunningham and what he has accomplished...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Tennessee 87, Vanderbilt 75: Sometimes, the box score tells you everything you need to know

Tennessee scored 1.43 points per possession. That’s all I really need to know. Sometimes, I really hate it when I have to write this post after I didn’t watch the game (either because **** you CBS Sports Network or, like last night, I was out seeing The Book of Mormon instead, which... turned out to be a good decision, probably.) Granted, I could watch the game on replay...
Via Anchor of Gold
1 day ago

Zach Cunningham elects to get paid, declares for NFL Draft

The All-American will forgo his senior season at Vanderbilt. Two days before the deadline to declare for the NFL Draft, and we finally had our most pressing question of the offseason answered: Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham announced he's turning pro tonight at @WalterCampFF awards banquet @SiriusXMNFL— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 15, 2017 The only surprise...
Via Anchor of Gold
1 day ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Tennessee Post Game Press Conference - Kornet and Cressler

Luke Kornet and Nolan Cressler speak to the media following Vanderbilt's 87-75 loss to Tennessee.

Report: Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham entering 2017 NFL Draft

Zach Cunningham’s Vanderbilt career is over. The Commodores linebacker will not return for his senior season and will instead enter the 2017 NFL Draft, according to SiriusXM NFL’s Alex Marvez. Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham announced he's turning pro tonight at @WalterCampFF awards banquet @SiriusXMNFL — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 15, 2017 Cunningham led the...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

The SEC’s Worst Losses: Tennessee

Our long-running preview series with a look at THEM. At 8-8, there’s no real way to know just what this Vanderbilt basketball team is. Are they the hot-shooting warriors that rocketed out to a 2-0 start in SEC play, or the defense-deficient goofs who allowed Alabama to come back from a 14-point second half deficit and failed to stop Kentucky even once in the final three minutes...
Via Anchor of Gold
2 days ago

Vanderbilt recruiting snapchat: Commodores narrowing targets as signing day nears

Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason nixed rumors this week that he’s leaving the Commodores for California. Instead, Mason is committed to filling out his 2017 recruiting class and filling several needs as National Signing Day rapidly approaches on Feb. 1. The Cal job opened with the firing of Sonny Dykes. As reports popped about his interest, Mason put them to rest. Regarding...
Via SEC Country
3 days ago

Coaching rumors: Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason responds directly to Cal rumors

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason found himself caught in the coaching rumor circuit on Wednesday. And it didn’t take him long to clear the air. The third-year Commodores coach was mentioned by FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman as someone that Cal may have interest in hiring to replace the recently fired Sonny Dykes. Mason took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to alleviate any concerns the...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Coaching rumors: Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason may be garnering interest from Cal

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason took the Commodores bowling for the first time during his third season in Nashville. The Commodores were beaten soundly by North Carolina State in the Independence Bowl, but Mason’s coaching stock rose from potential hot seat to coveted leader in the midst of a season that including wins against Georgia, Ole Miss and Tennessee. On Wednesday, FOX Sports’...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Former Vanderbilt head coach Robbie Caldwell wins a national title

A lot of turkeys are going to be inseminated tonight. Yes, folks, there is a Vanderbilt connection to the national championship game, and I don’t mean this... Clemson lost to Pitt. Pitt lost to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech lost to a team that will not be named at a NASCAR track. Said nameless team lost to Vanderbilt. Yes, I only needed three games for Vanderbilt to beat the...
Via Anchor of Gold
6 days ago

WATCH: Luke Kornet Interview 1-9

Luke Kornet speaks to the media Monday afternoon to preview the Commodores next game against Kentucky.

Vanderbilt can’t keep Alabama off the glass, loses 59-56

The Commodores let a 14-point second-half lead slip away. Remember how the other night I said sometimes this still looks like a Kevin Stallings team? That applies in more ways than one. On Saturday night, Vanderbilt took a tie game at halftime, built a 14-point lead six minutes into the second half, and then watched the lead evaporate. Sound familiar? Vanderbilt shot 35.7 percent...
Via Anchor of Gold
9 days ago

WATCH: Bryce Drew Post Game Press Conference

Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew addresses the media after the Commodores' 80-61 win over Auburn on January 4, 2017 at Memorial Gym.

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...
Via Yardbarker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence Bowl after upsets

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) There were times this season that Vanderbilt and North Carolina State looked like bad teams. But November arrived and both programs improved, leading to some upset wins and bowl eligibility. Now the Commodores and the Wolfpack meet in the Independence Bowl on Monday. Vanderbilt (6-6) appeared headed for a lost season in the Southeastern Conference until back...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State, Vanderbilt meet in Independence Bowl

Vanderbilt (6-6, SEC) vs. North Carolina State (6-6, ACC), 5 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: N.C. State by 5+. Series Record: Vanderbilt leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Vanderbilt wants to keep momentum from an impressive late-season surge that included victories over Mississippi and Tennessee. N.C. State is in a similar position after an upset win in the regular-season finale over rival...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt hoping QB Kyle Shurmur picks up where he left off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Shurmur is happy doing whatever it takes to help Vanderbilt win whether that is handing the ball off or throwing down the field. The way the quarterback has grown this season, coach Derek Mason believes the best is yet to come. ''He wants to be great, he doesn't want to be good,'' Mason said Tuesday. ''He challenges himself every day. We talk about football...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Senior Reflections (10/12/16)

Vanderbilt soccer's Claire Anderson, Sasha Gray and Kacy Scarpa sat down with VUCommodores.com to discuss their memories as a member of the Vanderbilt soccer family.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt MBB Visits the Naval Academy

The Commodores visited the Naval Academy earlier this season and vucommodores.com was there to document the team's visit.
Via Vanderbilt Commodores Athletics
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina St, Vanderbilt meet in Independence Bowl

North Carolina State (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6, Southeastern Conference), Dec. 26, 5 p.m. EST LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana. TOP PLAYERS North Carolina State: DL Bradley Chubb finished second in the ACC with 20+ tackles for a loss and also had 9+ sacks. Vanderbilt: QB Kyle Shurmur has played his best football over the past two weeks. He led the Commodores...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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