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WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - FSU Preview (8/24/16)

Head coach, Darren Ambrose, sat down with VUCommodores.com to preview the squad's home opener against No. 1 Florida State. (8/24/16)

2016 Vanderbilt Football Position Previews: Cornerback

All-SEC honoree Torren McGaster is primed for a breakout season Vanderbilt’s tradition of producing elite cornerbacks is in good hands this fall. Torren McGaster quietly turned his third of the field into a safe space for birds, bees, and low-flying drones when he developed into a lockdown talent along the sideline. While his contributions may have been overlooked for a lack of...
Via Anchor of Gold
1 day ago

SB Nation’s Jason Kirk projects Vanderbilt to the Music City Bowl

You know, let’s get real for a minute: at this point, we would KILL for a trip to Shreveport. Since Bobby Johnson broke Vanderbilt’s 26-year string of futility back in 2008, the Commodores have been to four bowl games. SBN’s own Jason Kirk released his bowl predictions today, and he projects Vanderbilt to play Iowa in the Music City Bowl. Yeah... that Music City Bowl. Since...
Via Anchor of Gold
3 days ago

2016 Vanderbilt Football Position Previews: Outside Linebacker

We’re not entirely sure if Vanderbilt is moving to a 3-3-5 or if Oren Burks is moving to linebacker. One notable development in the offseason was Oren Burks’ move to the “Star” position — a new hybrid linebacker/safety position that seems to be tailor-made for Burks’ talents. What’s not entirely clear is whether this represents a shift to a 3-3-5 defense or if Burks...
Via Anchor of Gold
4 days ago

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Miami and Lipscomb (8/18/16)

Vandy soccer head coach Darren Ambrose previews the Commodores opening weekend against Miami of Ohio and Lipscomb. (8/18/16)

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Rademaker and Tolleson (8/16/16)

VUCommodores sat down with preseason roommates sophomore Gabrielle Rademaker and freshman Taiana Tolleson. (8/16/16)

WATCH: Vanderbilt Soccer - Postgame SEMO (8/9/16)

Vanderbilt soccer head coach Darren Ambrose spoke to VUCommodores.com following the 'Dores 0-0 exhibition against SEMO. (8/9/16)

Former Vanderbilt Safety Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Former Vanderbilt football player, Cory Batey, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after being convicted for participating in a gang rape of an unconscious female student. The victim of the case said her “life has been shattered as a result of the rape,” according to ESPN. The former neuroscience and economics major was assaulted in a dorm on Vanderbilt’s campus in June...
Via Gamedayr
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt Football Player Sentenced To 15 Years For Raping Unconscious Student

Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping an unconscious female student in a dorm.  Batey, 22, assaulted the female student in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June 2013.  Judge Monte Watkins called the case “one of the saddest” he’s ever encountered.  From The Tennesseean: “It will never be possible for anyone to...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt long snapper Connor Morrison passes away

The Vanderbilt Commodores were hit with some terrible news on Friday when they learned of the passing of former long snapper Connor Morrison. There were no details about his death released, but it was certainly an emotional day for the team. Morrison was a walk-on long snapper and played for Vanderbilt from 2011-13. The team announced his death in a statement on their official Twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyle Shurmur named Vanderbilt starting QB

The Vanderbilt Commodores are one of the worst teams in the SEC and they haven’t had a ton of luck on the field since former head coach James Franklin left to take the job at Penn State. However, they are looking to turn things around this year and quarterback Kyle Shurmur is ready to lead them. On Tuesday, head coach Derek Mason spoke with the Nashville Tennessean and let them...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Vandy football player convicted of rape in retrial

Nearly a year after having his rape conviction thrown out, former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was convicted again of multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery on Saturday. He was also convicted of one count of unlawful photography. After just four hours of deliberation, the jury determined that Vandenburg was criminally responsible for sexual...
Via The Comeback
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Commodores pull off rare triple steal

There are a handful of extremely rare feats in baseball. A perfect game, the triple play, a 20-strikeout performance. And then there's the triple steal, which is incredibly difficult (and risky) to pull off.The Vanderbilt Commodores did it on Thursday night, though, and it's becoming something they're known for. With the bases loaded, Ethan Paul took off for home. He was safe by...
Via FOX Sports
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Rivers, brother of Philip Rivers, trying out for Cardinals

Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know that matters. That may just be the case when it comes to Stephen Rivers, brother of Philip Rivers, who is getting a tryout with the Arizona Cardinals. QB Stephen Rivers (6'7, 235) is coming in for a tryout with the #AZCardinals. The brother of Philip Rivers. https://t.co/yU8CIgtmmX — Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) May 6, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Drew reportedly set to be named Vanderbilt coach

Vanderbilt has moved quickly to replace Kevin Stallings, with Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew reportedly set to be named the school’s new basketball coach. Drew is expected to be officially named Vanderbilt coach within a day or two, according to SI’s Pete Thamel. Source: Vanderbilt expected to hire Bryce Drew. Deal expected to be done in next 24 to 48 hours. — Pete Thamel ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

After 17 seasons, Stallings' future at Vanderbilt in doubt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A season that started with so many high expectations for the Vanderbilt Commodores is over, and the future of the program's winningest coach is very much in question. And whether Kevin Stallings is back or not, the coach said he doesn't control his fate. ''That decision is not made by me,'' Stallings said Tuesday night after Wichita State routed his Commodores...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Basketball: Commodores look to make late season push

Going into the NCAA college basketball season, the Vanderbilt Commodores were firmly entrenched in the top 25 rankings. On top of that, the Dores were considered to be in the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. Prior to the season, the media had them pegged as the second best team in the conference behind the Kentucky Wildcats. Many subscribed to the school of thought that...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vandy drills 80-foot buzzer-beater vs. Florida

We’ve seen our share of end-of-half buzzer beaters in college basketball this year, but I don’t remember one quite like this. With 2.7 seconds left in the first half, after teammate Matthew Fisher-Davis blocked Florida’s Schuyler Rimmer, Vanderbilt center Josh Henderson let loose a laser from the foul line at the opposite side of the court. 80-feet laser, it found the bottom...
Via College Spun
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt HC George MacIntyre passes away

The Vanderbilt Commodores haven’t ever really had a ton of success on the football field, but one of their more successful coaches during the late 1970’s and early 80’s was George MacIntyre. He passed away on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis. During his time with the Commodores, MacIntyre had a 25-52-1 record, which puts him at number six for most all...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt lands commitment from 4-star DB Joejuan Williams

The Vanderbilt Commodores finished the 2015 college football season with a 4-8 record. It was not a good season and there are many holes that the program will have to fill before becoming relevant in the SEC again. One piece was added to getting back to that point in four-star 2016 defensive back Joejuan Williams. Williams announced his decision to commit to Vanderbilt on Twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vanderbilt-Ole Miss kick-catch interference ruling: wrong, yet defensible

It came as a revelation… and the revelation was not a happy one. I had thought  this was the worst rule in the college football rulebook, and that this clock-start/stop policy was about as bad. On Saturday night (and then through study on Sunday morning), I realized that college football has a rule which is worse — or at least, more poorly written — than the “fumble-off...
Via The Student Section
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy OG: 'I'd rather have Ralph Webb than Nick Chubb'

Most discussions about the best running backs in college football will begin with Nick Chubb. If he’s not the first player mentioned, he should be the second or third. Vanderbilt sophomore Ralph Webb is coming off of a nice year, totaling 907 yards and four touchdowns, but most wouldn’t put him in the same category as Chubb. Vanderbilt guard Jake Bernstein is an exception. When...
Via College Spun
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Football Unveils New Jerseys For 2015

The 2015 college football season is sure to have its fair share of surprises. The Vanderbilt Commodores are trying to be one of those surprises in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores finished 3-9 and in last place in the SEC last season. Derek Mason has been trying to recruit his tail off to build a winning squad for Vanderbilt as he goes into his second season. But you can...
Via Gamedayr
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt football under fire for questionble tweet

By Mike Cole The Vanderbilt University football team was in the news Thursday, thanks to what some are seeing as an ill-advised tweet. A few hours after it was posted, the tweet below started being passed around Twitter and the Internet. The tweet was posted just after 10 a.m. ET and was deleted shortly after making the rounds. What’s making this an especially bad look...
Via NESN.com
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanderbilt coach tells own player 'I'll f-ing kill you'

By Matt Birch The Vanderbilt Commodores came away with a big win against their rival on Thursday night, beating Tennessee, 73-65. But things got ugly when guard Wade Baldwin began taunting Vols players by clapping in their faces after the final buzzer sounded. Head coach Kevin Stallings wasn’t happy about it, and he demanded that Baldwin apologize. That didn’t happen, and...
Via The Sports Daily
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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