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Author: Larry Leathers

Student-athlete Abbey Carlson: Engineer and golfer

Jan. 31, 2020—The ability to play top-level golf would be enough for most college students. But it barely scratches the surface of what drives Vanderbilt standout Abbey Carlson.

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Vanderbilt stages a Signing Day worth celebrating

Feb. 7, 2013—Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde gives a play by play of Vanderbilt Football’s National Signing Day activities.

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Commodores to take on NC State at Music City Bowl; purchase tickets here

Dec. 5, 2012—The Vanderbilt Commodores will square off against North Carolina State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday, Dec. 31, at LP Field in Nashville. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. Support the Dores and buy your tickets here.

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A message from Coach Franklin about fan support and this Saturday’s game

Oct. 24, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt faculty and staff, Thanks so much for your support this season! We are very appreciative not only for the work you do on behalf of this great university, but also for the backing you have given our football program. This Saturday night, we encourage you to continue your tremendous support by attending our Homecoming...

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Homecoming game will be televised on Fox Sports Network

Oct. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt’s homecoming match-up with Massachusetts on Oct. 27 will be televised on the Fox Sports Network. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. The game will be the first ever between the schools.

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Powerful AM station will air Commodore football, men’s basketball games

Aug. 1, 2012—Commodore football and men’s basketball games will be carried on one of the nation’s strongest radio signals, following a flagship agreement announced between Vanderbilt Athletics and Nashville's NewsRadio 1510 WLAC.

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James Franklin: Vanderbilt Football Head Coach

Dec. 17, 2010—James Franklin, assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland, will be introduced Friday as the 27th head coach in Commodore football history by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics David Williams II.

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Bobby Johnson retiring as head football coach

Jul. 14, 2010—Watch excerpts from the July 14 news conference where Head Football Coach Bobby Johnson announced his retirement. Read more. Media Contact: Larry Leathers, (615) 322-4121

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Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson retires

Jul. 14, 2010—Vanderbilt head football coach Bobby Johnson announced his retirement from college football at a July 14 news conference. Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor David Williams, who also spoke at the news conference, said he was shocked but he respected Johnson’s decision. “When he informed me, I tried to talk him out of it,” said Williams, vice chancellor...

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