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VANDERBILT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vandy lands commit from Florida CB Coppet

The Vanderbilt Commodores gained their seventh commitment of their 2016 recruiting class as Sunshine State defensive back prospect Frank Coppet committed to the team over the weekend.  Coppet impressed the coaching staff while attending the team's recent Friday Night Lights camp enough to receive a scholarship offer. Coppet quickly accepted the offer and gave his pledge to the Commodores...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the national media think of Vanderbilt in 2015?

After falling back to just three wins in 2014, second year Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason will be looking to take a step forward in year two. Here we take a look at what chances the national media outlets give the Commodores of doing that.Vanderbilt will need improved play from the quarterback position. "Last year Johnny McCrary, Wade Freebeck, Patton Robinette and Stephen Rivers...
Via Fox Sports
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt players in rape case could be released

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Snap Judgements: CWS National Championship Game 2

The 2015 National Championship Series will have a third game as Virginia was able to even up the series on Tuesday night against the Vanderbilt Commodores 3-0. So here are my five snap judgements after game two of the best-of-three series. 1.) Adam Haseley did everything that Brian O’Connor could have asked of him tonight and more. I think most everyone was surprised that the Cavaliers...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Rape Case Update: Judge Declares Mistrial

Judge Monte Watkins, the judge presiding over the Vanderbilt rape case against Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey has declared a mistrial. According to this court...
Via COED
7 days ago  |  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 QB Josh Grady Leaving for Florida

As if losing head coach James Franklin to Penn State two years ago wasn’t enough for the Vanderbilt football team. Things have just gotten worse for the Commodores as they have been informed that QB/wide receiver Josh Grady will taking his talents to Gainesville. According to College Football Talk, the 2011 three star Vanderbilt commit confirmed the rumors Friday evening and, because...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 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

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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