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Commodores drop finale to Aggies
  

Vanderbilt dropped the series finale to Texas A&M 6-4.
 
The Commodores’ (16-9, 3-3) offense failed to get in gear through the first four innings leaving seven runners on base. The Aggies (16-9, 1-5), however, took advantage of a two-out rally to score three runs and take the lead in the fourth. Joel Davis singled with two down to put two runners on in front of George Janca. The Aggies’ third baseman belted a three-run homer in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game and did it again on Sunday, launching a three-run shot to left-center field for a 3-0 Texas A&M advantage. The Dores scratched one run back in the fourth, thanks to a pair of Aggies errors but left the bases loaded.

 

 

Swanson's ninth-inning homer lifts Commodores

 It wasn't a walk-off homer, but it felt every bit as dramatic as one for Dansby Swanson and his Vanderbilt teammates.

 With the top-seeded Commodores locked in a tie game with No. 3-seeded Indiana in the Nashville Regional on Saturday night, Swanson connected for a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to help send Vanderbilt to a 6-4 victory in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,626 at Hawkins Field.

 

 

Vanderbilt's 2014 signing class
       
In a short period of time, Vanderbilt's coaching staff was able to assemble a 22-member signing class that was extremely balanced and will add immediate depth to positions of need.

 

   

VU claims BBVA Compass Bowl
       
Patton Robinette threw two 50-yard touchdown passes to Jordan Matthews, and Vanderbilt recovered after blowing a 24-point lead to beat Houston 41-24 on Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

    

   

Strong second half leads `Dores past WKU
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A senior and a freshman provided a perfect balance - and a powerful punch - for the Vanderbilt women's basketball team on Monday night.

Senior Christina Foggie scored 21 of her game-high 26 points in the first half and freshman Rebekah Dahlman added 18 points - including ripping off 14 straight early in the second half -- to help Vanderbilt overcome a sluggish start and roll past Western Kentucky, 85-60, in a non-conference game at Memorial Gym.

Texas A&M 56, Vanderbilt 24
Vanderbilt - Texas A&M postgame quotes
   
Head Coach James Franklin
"Starting out with a three-and-out against a high-powered opponent is not the way you want to start the game on offense. We have a problem at punting that we have to get fixed. I thought we started the year punting the ball well, and that is not happening right now."

   

   

Williams powers to first SEC win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sophomore forward Cheyna Williams picked up her second hat-trick of the season, while adding one assist, helping the Vanderbilt soccer team pick up its first conference win over Mississippi State, 5-3, Sunday afternoon from the VU Soccer Complex.





 

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Dores set to host 33 games in 2014
Vandy opens at Long Beach State, hosts Stanford in non-conferenc

"Our schedule is very challenging and will most certainly give us a realistic indicator of where we are prior to the start of the SEC season,” head coach Tim Corbin said. “We have always tried to measure ourselves early against proven opponents and this year will be no different."

 

   

Commodores pull away from UMass, 24-7
postgame quotes
Head Coach James Franklin

"Prettiest win I've seen because we got the W. That's all that matters. We got a chance to learn some things with a win and that was kind of what our focus was."

   

   

Macias, Hedman join baseball staff
Former Commodore Macias returns to Vanderbilt
 
Nashville, Tenn. – Head Coach Tim Corbin has filled out his staff with former Commodore David Macias as the strength coach and Drew Hedman as the team’s new volunteer assistant coach.

 

 

VU announces depth chart for season opener
       
NASHVILLE – At least 16 Commodores with previous starting experience are expected to be in the opening lineup next Thursday night when Vanderbilt hosts Ole Miss before a national television audience.

  

   

VU cruises past Ole Miss, 79-53
Vanderbilt sweeps the season series with Ole Miss.
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's basketball team took control early and never looked back on Sunday, defeating Ole Miss, 79-53. With the win the Commodores rise to 15-7, 5-4 in the SEC, while Ole Miss slips to 8-14, 1-8 in the league.

   

   

Three Commodores earn preseason All-American
Navin, Gregor and Kemp named preseason All-Americans

Nashville, Tenn. – Three Commodores have been named Louisville Slugger preseason All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball.
Juniors Spencer Navin, Conrad Gregor and Tony Kemp earned the honor from the publication. It is the second consecutive season for Kemp to earn the preseason honor but the first preseason accolades for Navin and Gregor.

   

   

Vanderbilt Loss To USC, 17-13- Vanderbilt Player Quotes
Chase Garnham
On South Carolina’s run game


"We’ve got to do a better job on gap integrity and filling gaps on zone reads. Lattimore looked very healthy to me, and even better than last year. He’s a great back and runs with a tremendous power level. But, we have to do a better job of stopping the run and getting that fixed this week. I don’t think it had anything to do with us wearing down."


Vandy rallies to down Pack
Commodores score eight runs over final three innings
       
Raleigh, N.C. – Vanderbilt rallied from a five-run deficit to stun No. 16 North Carolina State with a 9-8 walk-off win Saturday night at Doak Field. 

   

   

Vanderbilt Rallies Past Florida, 8-6
       
Hoover, Ala. - Vanderbilt rallied in the ninth inning to stun No. 2 Florida 8-6 on Saturday afternoon at Regions Park and advance to the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship Game.

  

   

Vandy, Pecoraro blank Rebels
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Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt shutout No. 22 Ole Miss 3-0 Thursday night at Hawkins Field behind starting pitcher T.J. Pecoraro.
The sophomore right-hander cruised through nine innings to become the first Commodores (27-25, 14-14) pitcher since Richie Goodenow in 2010 to pitch a complete game shutout.

   

   

Vanderbilt rallies to win series
       
Knoxville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt scored in eight of nine innings rallying by Tennessee to claim the series with a 12-6 win at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

   

   

Commodores slam Cats, claim series
Harrell’s slam caps five-run eighth
       
Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt rallied for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon to top third-ranked Kentucky 6-1 and clinch the series at Hawkins Field.

 

   

Commodores rally late, stun Tide
       
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Vanderbilt erased a five-run deficit, rallying for seven runs over the final two innings to stun Alabama and win 9-7 Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

   

 

Selman leads Dores by Raiders
Lefty fans career-high nine in fourth straight win
       
Nashville, Tenn. - Vanderbilt junior lefty Sam Selman rode a four-run early cushion to cruise to his fourth straight win, pitching the Commodores to a 5-1 victory over Middle Tennessee.

   

   

Commodores blank Golden Eagles
Selman gets first win, McKeithan collects four hits
       
Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt shut out Tennessee Tech 6-0 Tuesday night at Hawkins Field behind a pair of solid pitching performances.

   

   

Vanderbilt Wins SEC Tournament Championship
       
New Orleans, La. -- Jeffery Taylor scored 18 points and Vanderbilt rallied to beat No. 1 Kentucky 71-64 in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game Sunday, ending the Wildcats' 24-game winning streak.

John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli both had 17 points for Vanderbilt (24-10), which was playing in its first SEC tournament final since 1951, the year of its only other championship. The Commodores pushed ahead in the final minutes with a few timely shots, but mostly with suffocating defense.

   

   

Dores win wild game, sweep Rams
       
Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt won a back-and-forth game Sunday 12-8 to finish off a three-game sweep of Rhode Island at Hawkins Field.
The Commodores (4-7) rallied for nine runs over the team’s final three innings to beat the Rams (4-5) and finish off the Dores’ first sweep of the season.

  

   

Dores drop third straight at Stanford
Errors plague Vanderbilt again in loss
       
Palo Alto, Calif. – Vanderbilt dropped the team’s third straight game at third-ranked Stanford Sunday with an 18-5 loss.

The Commodores claimed the team’s first lead of the weekend in the second inning sending nine men to the plate and scoring four runs. Connor Harrell’s double ignited the rally with Riley Reynolds’ double scoring Harrell. Jack Lupo drove in a run with his first hit of the season in his first start.

   

   

George Barlow, Josh Gattis Added to Vanderbilt Football Staff
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – George Barlow, a veteran defensive coordinator who served much of last year as an interim head coach in the Mountain West Conference, and Josh Gattis, who mentored the nation's most productive receiver in 2011, have joined the Vanderbilt coaching staff...

   

   

VU topped in AutoZone Liberty Bowl

   

But the co-Big East Conference champs had to work to put away Vanderbilt (6-7), a team that tied for fourth in the Southeastern Conference's East Division, despite forcing three turnovers and coming up with two sacks. The Commodores led 21-17 when Abernathy became the first Cincinnati player to return a kickoff for a TD in the program's 13 bowl appearances.

   

 

VU dominates WF; earns bowl eligibility
       
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Zac Stacy ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns and Vanderbilt became bowl-eligible by beating sluggish Wake Forest 41-7 on Saturday night.

   

   

'Dores wallop Kentucky, 38-8

   

The Commodores (5-5, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) improved to 5-2 at home under first-year coach James Franklin. They finish the season at Tennessee and at Wake Forest.
"I don't know what's happened in the past," Franklin said. "We have a mission and a plan, and today we took steps towards that plan. What we did at home is important, but you need to win tough games on the road. That's what this conference is about."

  

   

Vanderbilt runs past Army, 44-21
Commodores improve to 4-3 on the season.
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- It may be time to start thinking of Jordan Rodgers as something other than Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' little brother.
The Vanderbilt quarterback gave the Commodores just what they've been looking for -- a little spark and a lot of consistency -- in his first start, a 44-21 win over Army on Saturday night. He rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown, threw for another and helped open up the field for Zac Stacy's career highs of 198 yards rushing and three scores in a 44-21 win over Army on Saturday night.

   

   

Commodores’ recruiting class No. 1
Baseball America tabs Dores’ newcomers best in nation
       
Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt’s recruiting class has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by Baseball America.
 
The Commodores’ 13-man class consists of 12 freshmen and one junior college transfer and is headlined by right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede and catcher Chris Harvey.

   

   

'Dores drop wild game to Georgia
Vanderbilt falls to 3-3 on the season and 1-3 in the SEC.
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)- The Georgia Bulldogs know how much a win means to be too choosy about notching any victory.
Aaron Murray threw for a career-high 326 yards and three touchdowns, and Blair Walsh kicked four field goals as the Georgia Bulldogs held off Vanderbilt 33-28 for their fifth straight victory Saturday night.

   

   

Commodores announce 2012 schedule
VU set to host Oregon, San Diego, visit Stanford in non-conference
       
Nashville, Tenn. – Coming off the school’s first-ever College World Series appearance last season the Vanderbilt Commodores have a challenging schedule for 2012.
 
The Dores open the season at Stanford on February 17-19 against a Cardinal team that is expected to start the year highly ranked. Hawkins Field opens another season on February 22 with the Commodores hosting Oakland in the first of a string of 14 consecutive games in Nashville, including 13 at The Hawk.

   

'Dores dominate Ole Miss, 30-7
Vanderbilt posts largest margin of victory over SEC foe since 1971.
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Larry Smith ran for a touchdown, and Trey Wilson returned one of his two interceptions for a 52-yard TD as Vanderbilt scored 21 straight in the second quarter and beat Mississippi 30-7 Saturday in making James Franklin the first new Commodores coach to start 3-0 since World War II.

The win marks Vanderbilt's first 3-0 start since 2008 when the Commodores won their first bowl since 1955. The Commodores also beat Mississippi (1-2) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams for their fifth win in seven years in this series.

Commodore comeback: VU 24, UConn 21
Vanderbilt is 2-0 for the first time since 2008.
       
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- James Franklin is bringing a new mindset to the Vanderbilt Commodores, and he refuses to even let them think about letting a game slip away as this program has so many times in the past.

Carey Spear kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:56 left, and the Commodores rallied from 21-14 down in the fourth quarter and beat the Connecticut Huskies 24-21 Saturday night for their first winning streak since 2008.

    

     

Kemp tabbed Freshman All-American by Baseball America

Nashville, Tenn. – Baseball America released its Freshman All-American team today with Vanderbilt freshman Tony Kemp on the first team.
Kemp becomes the eighth Commodores freshman to make the Baseball America freshman squad with Anthony Gomez being the last to earn the honor last season.

Three Commodores named ABCA/Rawlings All-American

Nashville, Tenn. – The American Baseball Coaches Association along with Rawlings released its All-American and All-South Region teams today with numerous Commodores on both teams.    

   

Gators hold off, eliminate Commodores

Omaha, Neb. – Vanderbilt fell 6-4 to Florida Friday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park in the College World Series to end the Commodores’ season.
 
Vandy took an early lead in the first inning when Aaron Westlake hit his team-best 18th home run of the year with a solo shot into the right field bullpen. Florida battled back to tie the game in the 3rd inning when Cody Dent led off the inning with a triple and scored on Preston Tucker’s groundout to first base. A bases loaded, two-out walk to Dent extended the fourth inning for Nolan Fontana, who singled through the middle to drive in two runs and give the Gators their first lead of the day. Florida added to the lead in the sixth when Daniel Pigott doubled to start the inning and scored on a double play.

Commodores capture Regional
     
Vanderbilt captured the team’s second straight regional with a 6-1 win over Belmont Sunday night at Hawkins Field.
   
Senior Taylor Hill dominated the Bruins over eight innings setting a career-high with 13 strikeouts. The right-hander allowed only a solo home run to Tim Egerton in the second inning and scattered five hits over his eight innings to earn his fifth win of the year. Hill struck out at least one batter in seven of his eight frames and fanned multiple batters in five separate innings while allowing only one base runner to reach scoring position after the home run. Senior Mark Lamm worked a scoreless ninth to finish off the Regional Championship.

Vanderbilt's offense needs to identify a quarterback

The first game is more than five months away. Spring practice just started last week. And the new coaching staff is still learning the names of the players.

Still, there is an already hot topic involving the Vanderbilt football program. Who's going to be the quarterback in 2011?

tennessean.com



Four Commodores named All-American    

   

Nashville, Tenn. – Baseball America announced the publication’s All-America teams today with four Commodores being named to the second team.
   
Pitchers Grayson Garvin and Sonny Gray join third baseman Jason Esposito and first baseman Aaron Westlake on the 48-player list. With four players on the team Vanderbilt led the nation with the most players selected.

Friday marks beginning of spring practice 

For the 2011 Vanderbilt Commodores, Friday afternoon can’t come soon enough. Vanderbilt, complete with a new coaching staff, a renewed energy and a fresh outlook, will open spring practice at the John Rich Complex ready to work.
insidevandy.com


Vanderbilt showing some life on offense

Running back Kennard Reeves has shown up all spring with big plays, and that's a position where the Commodores should be able to do some damage with Warren Norman and Zac Stacy both coming back.
ESPN

Gomez sets table quickly for Vandy baseball

Vanderbilt sophomore Anthony Gomez is not a batter that draws walks.

Nor is he a batter that strikes out.

Nor is he a batter that goes deep into the count or keeps a pitcher guessing about what he may do next.

"I've never been one to be too patient at that plate," Gomez confessed.
tennessean.com




 

     

 

 

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