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Watch: Behind the scenes with Vanderbilt Football

Take a look at a behind the scenes video from Vanderbilt's SEC Media Day. You'll get to watch as head coach Derek Mason, middle linebacker Nigel Bowden, offensive guard Spencer Pulley, and running back Ralph Webb made their rounds. (h/t Vanderbilt Commodores)Image Credit: Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vandy WR Cunningham transfers to North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is adding Vanderbilt transfer Jordan Cunningham. UNC officials said Wednesday night that the wide receiver will sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016. Cunningham caught 19 passes for 150 yards in two seasons with Vanderbilt. He took a leave of absence from the Commodores last September for personal...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Mason: "We're a much different football team"

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Derek Mason says Vanderbilt underwent an offseason transformation in everything from maturity to physiques. His coaching staff certainly has a new look. Mason approaches his second season with the Commodores with four new coaches after firing both coordinators. The former Stanford defensive coordinator is now running the defense. ''I know it's disappointing, the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Football: Photo: Ralph Webb’s Watch Might Be The Winner Of SEC Media Days So Far

Most Vanderbilt fans would probably admit that the Commodores aren’t the main attraction at this year’s SEC media days. Pretty much every other SEC team brings some serious intrigue by virtue of being a powerhouse (Alabama), trending upwards (Tennessee), or being coached by Steve Spurrier (South Carolina). Coming off of a 3-9 season and a winless SEC campaign, it is hard to get...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Retrial date set in Vanderbilt rape case

Two former Vanderbilt football players, Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey, will be retried on charges they raped an unconscious 21-year-old student in a dorm room in June of 2013. A judge in Nashville has set the retrial date for November 30th. after a prosecutor asked that the two be retried as soon as possible. The two former Commodores had already been convicted of multiple charges...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt football players to be retried in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two former Vanderbilt football players who were previously convicted of raping an unconscious student have been scheduled to be retried Nov. 30. The new date came Wednesday after a Nashville prosecutor told a judge that he wants former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey to be retried as quickly as possible. They had been convicted on multiple charges of...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prosecutor calls for quick retrial in Vanderbilt rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Nashville prosecutor has told a judge that he wants two former Vanderbilt University football players who were previously convicted of rape to be retried as quickly as possible. Attorneys were in court Wednesday trying to agree on a new trial date for Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey. They were convicted on multiple counts and were being held in jail awaiting...
Via AP on Fox
19 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...
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June 25, 2015  |  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
June 24, 2015  |  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
June 23, 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 QB Robinette gives up football to focus on med school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school. In a university release, Robinette called it a ''very difficult decision to make'' and said his history of injuries contributed to his choice. Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics. Robinette...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 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 Bloguin Best
March 27, 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’s Kevin Stallings tells player ‘I’ll kill you’ (Video)

Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for threatening a player during a win over Tennessee on Thursday night. During the postgame handshakes, Stallings was informed that Freshman guard Wade Baldwin IV was clapping in the faces of opposing players after the final buzzer sounded. Stallings berated Baldwin and at one point could be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 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

Two Former Vanderbilt Football Players Guilty of Rape

On July 1, 2011, Cory Batey, a rising senior football player at Nashville's Ensworth High School committed to Vanderbilt University live on our 3HL radio show. Batey was one of three commits that day for new coach James Franklin's first full recruiting class at Vandy. Batey, a three star recruit with offers from Kentucky and Minnesota, joined Brian Kimbrow and Caleb Azubike, who...
Via Fox Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Two former Vanderbilt players convicted of rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A jury has convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players of raping a former student inside a dorm room. The jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty. They face decades in prison. Prosecutors say Vandenburg brought an unconscious 21-year-old woman he had been seeing back to his dorm room after a night of drinking...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jury deliberations begin in rape trial of ex-Vanderbilt players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two former Vanderbilt football players accused in the rape of a woman in a dorm room believed they were entitled athletes who could ''get away with anything,'' prosecutors said Tuesday. Defense attorneys countered that the teammates were extremely drunk on the night of the alleged assault, and blamed a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex. Jurors...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey takes stand in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Vanderbilt football player being tried for rape is testifying on his own behalf. Cory Batey took the stand Monday morning. Batey was a 19-year-old who had just come out of his freshman year when he was charged, along with three of his teammates, with raping an unconscious student in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June 2013. Batey and Brandon Vandenburg...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Defense in Vanderbilt rape case points to campus culture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photo and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players as they joined in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment. Neuropsychologist James Walker testified...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Vanderbilt player testifies against teammates in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An ex-Vanderbilt football player charged with rape has testified against his former teammates, telling jurors that one was ''amped'' when he got an unconscious coed in his dorm room in June 2013. Jaborian ''Tip'' McKenzie testified that Brandon Vandenburg passed out condoms, encouraging players to have sex with the woman who was lying on a floor. McKenzie testified...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Witness: Vanderbilt rape defendant passed out condoms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) An ex-Vanderbilt football player charged with rape has testified against his former teammates, telling jurors that one was ''amped'' when he got an unconscious coed in his dorm room in June 2013. Jaborian ''Tip'' McKenzie testified that Brandon Vandenburg passed out condoms, encouraging players to have sex with the woman who was lying on a floor. McKenzie testified...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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