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Dores set to host 33 games in 2014
Vandy opens at Long Beach State, hosts Stanford in non-conferenc
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
Commodores pull away from UMass, 24-7
Head Coach James Franklin
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
Macias, Hedman join baseball staff
Former Commodore Macias returns to Vanderbilt
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
– 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.
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.
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
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."
rallies to down Pack
score eight runs over final three innings
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
Rallies Past Florida, 8-6
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.
Pecoraro blank Rebels
GAME HIGHLIGHTS HERE
Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt shutout No. 22 Ole Miss 3-0 Thursday
night at Hawkins Field behind starting pitcher T.J. Pecoraro.
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.
rallies to win series
Tenn. – Vanderbilt scored in eight of nine innings rallying by
Tennessee to claim the series with a 12-6 win at Lindsey Nelson
slam Cats, claim series
slam caps five-run eighth
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.
rally late, stun Tide
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.
leads Dores by Raiders
fans career-high nine in fourth straight win
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.
blank Golden Eagles
gets first win, McKeithan collects four hits
Tenn. – Vanderbilt shut out Tennessee Tech 6-0 Tuesday night at Hawkins
Field behind a pair of solid pitching performances.
Wins SEC Tournament Championship
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.
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
win wild game, sweep Rams
Tenn. – Vanderbilt won a back-and-forth game Sunday 12-8 to finish off
a three-game sweep of Rhode Island at Hawkins Field.
(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.
drop third straight at Stanford
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.
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.
Barlow, Josh Gattis Added to Vanderbilt Football Staff
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...
in AutoZone Liberty Bowl
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
dominates WF; earns bowl eligibility
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
wallop Kentucky, 38-8
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."
runs past Army, 44-21
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.
recruiting class No. 1
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.
drop wild game to Georgia
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.
announce 2012 schedule
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.
dominate Ole Miss, 30-7
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.
comeback: VU 24, UConn 21
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
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.
Commodores named ABCA/Rawlings All-American
– The American Baseball Coaches Association along with Rawlings
released its All-American and All-South Region teams today with
numerous Commodores on both teams.
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.
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
Vanderbilt captured the team’s
second straight regional with a 6-1 win over Belmont Sunday night at
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.
Still, there is an already hot topic involving the Vanderbilt football
program. Who's going to be the quarterback in 2011?
Commodores named All-American
– Baseball America announced the publication’s All-America teams today
with four Commodores being named to the second team.
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.
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
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.
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.