VANDERBILT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vanderbilt hires Stephanie White of WNBA's Fever as coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores want Stephanie White of the WNBA's Indiana Fever as their new women's basketball coach so much that they're willing to wait. And White will lean on her old Purdue coach, Carolyn Peck, to run the Commodores while she finishes out the WNBA season. Vanderbilt announced Tuesday that White will be the program's fifth head coach, and Peck...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey guilty of aggravated rape

Former Vanderbilt Commodores football player Cory Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape on Friday night. After deliberation, it was determined that Batey will be facing a 15-25 year sentence. Batey’s sentencing will take place on May 20. In total, Batey was found guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, facilitation of...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 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

Vanderbilt Basketball: Commodores await postseason fate

Heading into the SEC conference tournament the Vanderbilt Commodores were widely perceived to be a shoe in for the NCAA tournament.  The Commodores flexed their muscles and finished strong down the stretch of the regular season. Head coach Kevin Stallings had seemingly righted the ship; Vanderbilt had found their groove and were clicking and gelling as a unit. The guys from west...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Baldwin's shot waved off, Vanderbilt upset by Vols in SEC tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee senior Armani Moore thought the shot counted. So did the Vanderbilt Commodores, excited they had forced overtime.Then officials checked the replay and saw the ball still in Wade Baldwin IV's hand when the red light went on.Derek Reese's two free throws with 13.3 seconds left proved the difference, and Tennessee upset No. 5 seed Vanderbilt 67-65 Thursday...
Via Associated Press
March 11, 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

Roberson scores 15 points, Vanderbilt beats Alabama 71-63

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jeff Roberson scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Vanderbilt Commodores beat Alabama 71-63 Saturday for their second straight victory. The Commodores (10-7, 2-3) desperately needed these games at home after opening their Southeastern Conference schedule 0-3, and they responded by winning back-to-back games for the first time since November. They...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 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

Video: Vanderbilt’s Ralph Webb Breaks 74-Yard Touchdown, Gator Chomps At Fans

Florida needs one win to wrap up the SEC East, but Vanderbilt is not making it easy. The Commodores have made a number of huge plays on defense, and star running back Ralph Webb took advantage, breaking a massive 74-yard touchdown to give his team the lead. After the score, he threw in a little gator chomp to celebrate. Click here to watch if ESPN’s video doesn’t work on your...
Via College Spun
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

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

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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