VANDERBILT RUMORS & GOSSIP

In her own words: Vandy rape victim describes unending pain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A woman who was gang-raped by football players while unconscious in a dorm room at Vanderbilt University has now testified for a fourth time in court. Cory Batey was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday after a searing 11-minute statement by the victim, who was a neuroscience and economics major when she was attacked. These are her words, as transcribed...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt player sentenced to 15 years for dorm rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt football player has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an unconscious female student. A criminal judge handed down the sentence for Cory Batey on Friday after the victim said her life was shattered as a result of the rape. The woman was a neuroscience and economics major when she was assaulted in a dorm on the Nashville campus...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Zach Cunningham, the most underrated player in the SEC

HOOVER, Ala. — The most underrated player in the SEC first started turning heads in a 44-17 loss back in 2014.Vanderbilt was getting mauled by Georgia that day in Athens. Bulldog star Todd Gurley ran for 163 yards and wrecked the Commodores, but first-year Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason noticed one guy on his defense was up to the challenge.Zach Cunningham, a 19-year-old redshirt...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt hoping to take another step forward

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores took a small step forward overall last season and a bigger one defensively. Sure, they lost four games by single-digit margins and improved on defense with coach Derek Mason pulling double duty as coordinator. But they still went 4-8, just one win better than in Mason's debut season. ''This football team knows how to compete. Okay?''...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt football player to be sentenced in rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Vanderbilt University football player convicted of encouraging his teammates to rape an unconscious woman in 2013 is facing a minimum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced in September. Nashville District Attorney spokesman Ken Whitehouse said Brandon Vandenburg will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Sept. 30. A jury found 23-year-old Vandenburg guilty...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  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 vs. Wichita State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/VandyMBB The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed Sunday evening on CBS. The Vanderbilt Commodores, out of the SEC, earned the 11-seed in the South region, where they will face the eleventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers, out of the Missouri Valley Conference, as part of the First Four. The Commodores (19-13) were knocked out in the second round of the SEC tournament...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa and Vanderbilt both display bad habits, but VU will pay a bigger price

In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Fran McCaffery’s Siena Saints thrashed Kevin Stallings and the Vanderbilt Commodores. In that moment, two coaches stood on opposite sides of a March ambush, one the author and one the unfortunate recipient. In each of the past two seasons, McCaffery and Stallings — years removed from their clash in the NCAAs — have sat in the same seat, suffering...
Via The Student Section
March 10, 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

Report: Vanderbilt assistant to become East Carolina DC

The Vanderbilt Commodores coaching staff is set to undergo a change. On Tuesday, Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated reported that Vanderbilt associate head coach Kenwick Thompson is set to leave his position with the Commodores to become the defensive coordinator at East Carolina. Vanderbilt assoc. HC & LBs coach Kenwick Thompson is new DC for East Carolina HC Scottie Montgomery...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  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

Vanderbilt could still make a bowl game

Though the team is 4-6 (2-4 SEC) on the season, the Vanderbilt Commodores only need to win one more game to actually qualify for a bowl game this year. Allow me to explain, with some help from David Ammenheuser of The Tennessean. Because there are two additional bowl games this year, the Autonation Cure Bowl in Orlando and the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl (guess the location), to...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida freshman DL thanks fans after Saturday’s win

When it was all said and done Saturday, the Florida Gators had accomplished something that even their biggest supporters may have thought was a few years off. With a 9-7 win over Vanderbilt on homecoming weekend, the Gators clinched the SEC East in Jim McElwain’s first year as head coach. One of the top recruits McElwain was able to bring into Gainesville this past year was defensive...
Via Gamedayr
November 07, 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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