VANDERBILT COMMODORES NEWS

Vanderbilt wants to spoil Tennessee's bowl hopes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores have had nothing like the season first-year coach Derek Mason targeted during Southeastern Conference media days, and now they have only one game left before a merciful end to their season. And as the old saying goes, misery loves company. The Commodores' best hope is beating an SEC team once and avoiding becoming the first team in...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vandy eager to play after worst loss in 20 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason seems to have gotten the attention of his Commodores coming off the program's worst loss in 20 years. Mason spent two weeks focusing on Mississippi State treating the game as a bowl, and his Commodores wound up being thumped 51-0. The Vanderbilt coach could be heard dressing down the Commodores in the locker room, and Mason said...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt dismisses RB Seymour from team for rules violation

  Vanderbilt has dismissed running back Jerron Seymour for violating team rules. School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday. The Tennessean first reported the move. Seymour was on the depth chart released Tuesday but was not at practice Wednesday. Coach Derek Mason tells The Tennessean the fourth-year junior remains in school and is scheduled to graduate...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt dismisses RB Jerron Seymour from team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt has dismissed running back Jerron Seymour for violating team rules. School spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday. The Tennessean first reported the move. Seymour was on the depth chart released Tuesday but was not at practice Wednesday. Coach Derek Mason tells The Tennessean the fourth-year junior remains in school and is...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt rape case delayed until January

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The trial of two former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm has been continued because one of the defense attorneys needs surgery. Jury selection began Monday with a prosecutor warning prospective jurors the trial would contain sexually graphic videos and photos. A spokeswoman for the Davidson County district attorney general...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jury selection starts in Vanderbilt rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Potential jurors in the case against two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm were warned Monday that the trial will contain sexually graphic videos and photos. Davidson County Assistant District Attorney General Jan Norman also said that jurors would likely spend a great deal of time talking about different...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt soars past Old Dominion 42-28

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Johnny McCrary threw for five touchdowns to tie a school record and propel Vanderbilt to a 42-28 win over Old Dominion on Saturday night. McCrary, a redshirt freshman, finished 20 of 29 for 281 yards and no interceptions, finding five different receivers for touchdowns, as Vanderbilt (3-6) piled up a season-high 524 yards of total offense against Old Dominion...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach sticking with QB Johnny McCrary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt's quarterback carousel appears to have stopped once again with Johnny McCrary set to make his second straight start at quarterback against Old Dominion on Saturday night. Yet coach Derek Mason also says backup Patton Robinette could play as well. ''Patton is still our guy, but as we look right now Johnny is coming off a great week and we're going...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy QB Robinette medically cleared for Missouri

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has been cleared medically from a concussion he suffered Sept. 20, and he will be in uniform Saturday when the Commodores visit Missouri. The Commodores announced Robinette had been cleared Friday. Redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary still is set for his first career start, becoming the fourth different starting quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt holds off Charleston Southern, 21-20

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt ended a three-game losing streak with a 21-20 non-conference win over Charleston Southern Saturday night. The Commodores (2-5) built a 21-10 halftime lead before holding off a second-half rally by the Buccaneers (5-1). Johnny McCrary completed 10-of-16 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown for Vanderbilt. Charleston Southern's Mike Holloway rushed...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt coach trying to refocus for second half

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is hitting the reset button for his Commodores halfway through the season. The Commodores are 1-5 and have lost three straight. Quarterback Patton Robinette still is recovering from a concussion suffered Sept. 20, keeping the Commodores on a signal-caller carousel that resulted in the wrong play being called in the 44-17 loss at...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt quarterback recovering from concussion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette is recovering from a concussion and is questionable for the Commodores' first road game this season at Kentucky. Coach Derek Mason said Tuesday that a quarterback playing in the Southeastern Conference needs to be 100 percent and someone dealing with a concussion needs to be fully past the injury to return. The coach...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt suspends running back indefinitely

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt has suspended running back Brian Kimbrow indefinitely for what Commodores coach Derek Mason described as ''conduct detrimental to the team.'' The school announced Kimbrow's suspension Monday. Kimbrow rushed for a combined 754 yards over his first two seasons at Vanderbilt, but he hasn't contributed nearly as much this season. His only carry of the...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 4 in the SEC

It was an eventful weekend in the SEC. Records were broken (Vanderbilt’s Darrius Sims). Major statements were made (Mississippi State). And...
Via Athlon Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Player Hugs UMass Kicker After Missed Game-Tying Field Goal (Video)

UMass kicker Blake Lucas needed a hug after missing an opportunity to tie up the game against Vanderbilt and send it into overtime. He received one, but it probably wasn’t exactly what he was looking for. Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler gave Lucas a celebratory bear hug after he missed his 22-yard chance wide left to give Vandy a 34-31 victory. The Minutemen were up...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass Misses Potential Game-Tying Field Goal, Vanderbilt Player Hugs Kicker

The UMass Minutemen had a chance to tie the game against Vanderbilt and all that was left was to make an easy 22-yard field goal. UMass kicker Blake Lucas shanked the kick and Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler started to celebrate, but felt bad and then hugged Lucas. I’m sure that hug didn’t make Lucas […] The post UMass Misses Potential Game-Tying Field Goal, Vanderbilt...
Via Diehardsport
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt rallies to defeat UMass 34-31

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ralph Webb scored on a 4-yard run with 1:08 remaining to give Vanderbilt a come-from-behind 34-31 win over Massachusetts on Saturday. The winning score was set up on a 36-yard completion from Patton Robinette to C.J. Duncan. Robinette, a sophomore, entered the game in the second quarter after true freshman Wade Freebeck started the game. Freebeck was the third...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hugs all around: Vandy holds on vs. UMass for much-needed win

It's come to this for Vanderbilt. After losing the first two games under Derek Mason by a combined score of 78-10, the Commodores were a 22-yard field goal by UMass from going to overtime Saturday in Nashville. But Blake Lucas' attempt went wide left, and as the Minutemen just stood, he received a hug from Vandy's Adam Butler. The 34-31 victory saw the Commodores (1-2) fall behind...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy D-lineman hugs UMass kicker after missing game-tying field goal

Finally, the Vanderbilt Commodores have a victory under new coach Derek Mason. It took until Week 3, but the 'Dores got it by beating UMass 34-31. It wasn't easy, though. Vandy had to escape a game-tying field goal attempt in the final seconds. When the kick was missed wide left, Vandy defensive lineman Adam Butler was so happy that he did something hilarious and odd. He gave the...
Via Fox Sports
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Player Hugs UMass Kicker After Missed Field Goal

Vanderbilt player Adam Butler hugs UMass kicker Blake Lucas after a missed field goal wrapped up the game.
Via Gamedayr
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vandy Player Gives UMass Kicker Hug After Missed FG (Video)

UMass kicker Blake Lucas missed a chip shot field goal that would’ve sent the game against Vanderbilt in to OT. Vanderbilt’s Adam Butler stopped his celebration to give Lucas a hug, It was a nice gesture from Butler, who clearly felt Lucas’ pain. [h/t SB Nation]
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UMass Kicker Blake Lucas Miss Game-Tying Field Goal, Gets A Hug From Vanderbilt DL Adam Butler

Being a kicker can be tough. When you do something great, it doesn’t always receive the praise that other players receive when they do something awesome. When you fail at your job, you get a ton of criticism, and sometimes, all you want is a hug. Take for instance UMass kicker Blake Lucas, who had a 22-yard chip shot today against Vanderbilt that, if he made it, would have tied...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

After two blowout losses, Vandy fan buys FireDerekMason.com

The Derek Mason era is not off to a good start at Vanderbilt. After getting blown out out against Temple in their season opener, the Commodores followed that up with another blowout this time by Ole Miss. Vanderbilt is starting to look like the team that we were use to seeing getting blown out before James Franklin got there. And because of that after just two games, Commodores...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ole Miss Could Possibly Face Vanderbilt Monster That Ole Miss Helped Create

After working extremely hard to find a way to lose to Temple at home by more than four touchdowns, Vanderbilt is searching for a solution at quarterback. Three quarterbacks played in last Thursday’s loss and vomited out the combined stat line of 16-34 (47%) for 224 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs, and one fumble. That, if you’re tabulating at home, is a good start on explaining how one...
Via The Belly of the Beast
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoic Vandy coach plans to be more demonstrative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt first-year coach Derek Mason has studied the tape of the Commodores disappointing loss to open the season. He's found plenty of mistakes to correct, including how he acts on the sideline. So expect to see a more demonstrative Mason on the sidelines this week. Mason said Tuesday he kept his usual energy hidden while trying a stoic approach for his...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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