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SEC men’s basketball power rankings: week of February 6

SEC men's basketball power rankings: week of February 6

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

February 6, 2017

SEC play is more than halfway over, and the middle of the league stays average. Read on for this week's SEC men's basketball power rankings, where Auburn jumps Bama (War Damn Eagle!) and Missouri gets a pat on the back. 1. Kentucky (18-5, 8-2 SEC) With De’Aaron Fox in the lineup and healthy, Kentuc...

Five thoughts: Ole Miss shoots by Commodores

Five thoughts: Ole Miss shoots by Commodores

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

February 6, 2017

As Vanderbilt’s unpredictable season continues, the Commodores must now bounce back from a disappointing home loss to Ole Miss that pushed them back below .500 on the year at 11-12. Head coach Bryce Drew’s squad gets a chance at redemption Tuesday at Arkansas, but first here are five thoughts on...

Vanderbilt falls to Ole Miss as Rebels ride hot second-half shooting

Vanderbilt falls to Ole Miss as Rebels ride hot second-half shooting

Jack Fader

February 4, 2017

Every time it seems that Vanderbilt basketball is turning a corner, and that they might string a few wins together for first-year coach Bryce Drew, they hit a new roadblock. On Saturday, that roadblock was Ole Miss, who used an exceptionally hot shooting second half and a tough zone defense to defeat ...

Vanderbilt gets 20 players in 2017 recruiting class on National Signing Day

Vanderbilt gets 20 players in 2017 recruiting class on National Signing Day

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017

The Vanderbilt Commodores announced a 20-player football recruiting class after a flurry of activity on National Signing Day. That number is down from last year when the Commodores inked 21 players to the 2016 class. Vanderbilt's 2017 class is diverse in position, geography and age. Many players...

Nashville native RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn shares thoughts on transferring to Vanderbilt

Courtesy of The Daily Illini/Austin Yattoni

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017

Former Pearl-Cohn High School standout running back and Nashville native Ke'Shawn Vaughn will transfer to Vanderbilt, he announced on Twitter Tuesday. Vaughn, who has played for the Illinois Fighting Illini for the past two seasons, announced his intent to transfer from the program in mid-January. https://twitter.com/ThaLa5tKing/status/826554855573577731 "You s...

Commodores face new matchup, same unfriendly venue at Texas A&M

Commodores face new matchup, same unfriendly venue at Texas A&M

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017

Vanderbilt’s last two visits to Texas A&M haven’t been pleasant. Coming off an energizing non-conference win over Iowa State, the Commodores (10-11, 3-5 SEC) head to College Station for a Tuesday night matchup with the Aggies (11-9, 3-5). To get a second straight win, they’ll need to ov...

Vanderbilt restocking the pipeline going into National Signing Day

Photo by Ziyi Liu

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017

Coming off his most successful season at the helm of Vanderbilt football, head coach Derek Mason is ready to welcome a new recruiting class to the Commodore squad on National Signing Day. Mason has been out recruiting his 2017 class for over a year now and has 16 commits as of Tuesday, including two...

Vanderbilt baseball has decisions to make in starting pitching rotation

Vanderbilt baseball has decisions to make in starting pitching rotation

Josh Hamburger

January 30, 2017

As another baseball season approaches, the Commodores will look to put together another dominant rotation that has produced three first-round picks in the past three MLB Drafts. Additionally, last year’s Friday night starter, Jordan Sheffield, left for the draft and went No. 36 overall, while the Colorado...

Five thoughts: Vanderbilt edges Iowa State

Jeff Roberson (11) as Vanderbilt defeated Iowa State 84-78 at Memorial Gym January 28, 2017.

Karim Oliver

January 30, 2017

In a game that featured double-digit leads by both teams, Vanderbilt withstood a late rally from Iowa State to win 84-78. Here are five reasons for Vanderbilt’s win from Saturday’s game. Nolan Cressler’s emergence Though not fully recovered from the back injury that has hindered him since the o...

Commodores exorcise late-game demons in win over Iowa State

Commodores exorcise late-game demons in win over Iowa State

Max Schneider, Associate Sports Editor

January 28, 2017

Up 15 points with four minutes to go against Iowa State on Saturday, shades of Tuesday’s Arkansas game started to show themselves for Vanderbilt. The Commodores looked sloppy down the stretch in the form of turnovers and missed free throws, which allowed Iowa State to pull within five. However, th...

Five takeaways: Vanderbilt falls to Arkansas

Dejected fans as Vanderbilt was stunned 71-70 against Arkansas at Memorial Gym January 24, 2017.

Elias Ukule

January 25, 2017

With six minutes left in Tuesday's game against Arkansas, the Commodores looked comfortable, having built a 15-point lead, the largest of the game. But the Razorbacks chipped away to win the game 71-70 after three free-throw makes from Daryl Macon with 1.6 seconds left on the clock. Here are some tho...

Commodores blow lead, suffer heartbreaking loss to Arkansas

Riley LaChance as Vanderbilt was stunned 71-70 against Arkansas at Memorial Gym January 24, 2017.

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

January 25, 2017

As Vanderbilt big man Luke Kornet caught the ball in the backcourt with 15 seconds left at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday, the scene conjured up shades of the ending to the Commodores’ win at Florida on Saturday. After turning the ball over and allowing Florida a last-second shot that missed the ...