Sports

  • Franklin-Era Football Off to Great Start

    Franklin-Era Football Off to Great Start

    Franklin The first year of the James Franklin-coached Vanderbilt football saga got off to an exciting start as the Commodores finished the regular season with a 6–6 record, two SEC wins, and a postseason bowl berth. Franklin was named head coach of the Vanderbilt football program in December 2010 following… Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

  • Women’s Cross Country Team Wins SEC Championship

    Women’s Cross Country Team Wins SEC Championship

    A complete team effort resulted in Vanderbilt’s first SEC championship in women’s cross country. The Vanderbilt women’s cross country team ran away with its first Southeastern Conference championship during October in Maryville, Tenn. Five Commodores finished in the top nine for a total of 30 points, far ahead of second-place… Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees Nine Commodores joined the Class of 2011 Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame: Lamar Alexander, BA’62, track and field; Tyler Griffin, BA’06, women’s soccer; Carl Hinkle, BA’38, football; John R. Ingram, MBA’86, lifetime achievement; Peter Lamb, BA’80, men’s tennis; David Latimer, BA’98, cross country; Scotti Madison,… Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

  • Laxabunga*

    Laxabunga*

    *laxabunga (lak sǝ buή´ gǝ) exclam. [slang] used as an exclamation of delight and laxifaction by laxers (lacrosse players). See also laxaholic. Senior Ally Carey is one of 10 players from Maryland on the women’s lacrosse team. Ally Carey grew up with a soccer ball attached to her foot.Following in… Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

  • Where Are They Now?

    Where Are They Now?

    Chantelle Anderson, BS’03, is now—and will in perpetuity be—high above the floor of Memorial Gymnasium. Her jersey, that is. On Feb. 13, Vanderbilt retired her jersey and unveiled it hanging in the rafters alongside the banners that chronicle the best in Commodore basketball. She became just the fourth… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2011

  • New SEC Rules for Football and Basketball

    New SEC Rules for Football and Basketball

    New rules for SEC football and basketball programs emerged from the May meeting of presidents and coaches in Destin, Fla. Most notable among the changes are the dissolution of the east and west divisions in basketball and the reduction of annual signing classes in football from 28 to 25 players. Read More

    Aug. 29, 2011

  • Basketball Teams Log 20-Win Seasons

    Basketball Teams Log 20-Win Seasons

    Both Commodore basketball teams won at least 20 games last season, and each advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The men’s program finished with a 23–11 record, 9–7 in the SEC. They lost to Richmond in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore guard John Jenkins was named the Tennessee… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2011

  • Emeritus Golf Coach Mason Rudolph Dies

    Emeritus Golf Coach Mason Rudolph Dies

    Rudolph Former professional golfer and Vanderbilt coach Mason Rudolph died April 18, 2011. He had been an integral part of the Vanderbilt golf program since 1992, having spent five years as head coach of the men’s program before being named director of golf. In 2002 his title was amended… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2011

  • The Magic Table

    The Magic Table

    Noori frequently speaks to community groups about nutrition.Not all Vanderbilt coaches are on the sidelines during games, calling plays and devising strategies. Some, like Majid “Magic” Noori, stay behind the scenes, but their jobs are no less important. As Vanderbilt’s food coach, Noori is in charge of the Training Table,… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2011

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Kids aged 5 to 15 learned the basics of soccer in June during one of several summer sports camps at Vanderbilt. Baseball Preseason Honors Bode Well for Season Men’s Tennis Players Earn All-SEC, Rookie of the Year Honors Sophomore Ryan Lipman and senior Adam Baker, BA’11, were selected to the… Read More

    Aug. 29, 2011

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Vanderbilt’s squash team, a club sport, won its division and a national title at the 2011 Men’s National Team Championships in February, with a 5–4 victory over MIT. All other teams in their division were varsity squads. The team was led this year by captains Tyler Kopp (left) and Austin… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011

  • Fairway Phenom

    Fairway Phenom

    Marina Alex started the 2011 spring season ranked No. 10 in individual rankings. On a soggy afternoon at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, a dozen or so men bundled in sweaters and rain gear lined the driving range. The ground had long been rain-soaked, and forecasters called for snow to begin… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011

  • Energy, Attitude Follow Franklin to Football Field

    Energy, Attitude Follow Franklin to Football Field

    Franklin with the team at this year’s first practice in full pads “Isn’t this awesome?” “Really, where else would you rather be?” “Does it get any better than this?” The enthusiastic words rolled across the practice field and over Vanderbilt’s returning football players at the close of their first spring… Read More

    Apr. 12, 2011

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    First-year student R. Adams Cowley during a fall men’s lacrosse practice Soccer: Three Named ‘Players to Watch’ The Top Drawer Soccer website has included three Vanderbilt players in its “Top 20 Women’s College Players to Watch” list for the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference: seniors Molly and Megan Kinsella… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2010

  • Baseball Reaches Super Regional

    Baseball Reaches Super Regional

    The Commodores extended their year well beyond the regular season and came within one game of moving on to the College World Series. The team finished with a 46–20 overall record. After a 40–15 regular season finish, Vanderbilt exited the SEC Tournament with losses to LSU and Florida, but won… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2010

  • Where Are They Now?

    Where Are They Now?

    MATT FREIJE, BA’04 It’s autumn in Middle Tennessee, and Matt Freije, BA’04, is enjoying the cooler weather and outdoor chores at his home in Brentwood. He also enjoys the company of his wife, Amy, and their newborn son, Benton Matthew, born in March. “He’s keeping me busy,” Freije admits with… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2010

  • 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

    2010 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

    Ten new members were inducted into the Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 3, 2010. They make up the third class to be named to the hall. The new members are: Ernest “Bucky” Curtis, BA’51 (football, 1947–1950), first-team All-American in 1950, when he led the nation in receiving. Shan… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2010

  • Coming to America

    Coming to America

    With his head down, Steve Tchiengang nonchalantly ambles through a group of students on the sidewalk near Rand Hall. His trip is interesting to watch. And at 6 foot 9 inches, it’s hard to miss, too. With a few graceful strides, he’s through the pack and well on his way… Read More

    Dec. 1, 2010

  • Johnson Retires as Football Coach

    Johnson Retires as Football Coach

    Head Football Coach Bobby Johnson announces his retirement in a July 14 press conference. Bobby Johnson retired as head coach of Vanderbilt football July 14, a decision that took the Vanderbilt community by surprise. “This is Bobby’s decision,” said Vice Chancellor David Williams of the announcement. “When he informed me,… Read More

    Aug. 22, 2010

  • Alex Wins SEC Golf Championship

    Alex Wins SEC Golf Championship

    Sophomore Marina Alex won the SEC individual women’s golf championship and her first individual title as a collegian at the NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala, in April. She also was named a first-team selection to the National Golf Coaches Association’s All-American squad following her consistently high finishes throughout the… Read More

    Aug. 22, 2010