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Student-athlete: Jared Pinkney

Aug. 29, 2019—Jared Pinkney could have heard his name called on the second day of the NFL Draft. Graded a “second- to fourth-round prospect,” Vanderbilt’s star tight end had a decision to make: turn pro, or return to the university to finish out his senior season.

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Employees invited to open football practice Aug. 15

Aug. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt employees are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Commodore football team under the direction of sixth-year head coach Derek Mason. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided by Tri-Star BBQ for all who attend.

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Anchor Down with the Class of 2022

Aug. 29, 2018—Watch Coach Derek Mason, the Spirit of Gold Marching Band and other members of the Vanderbilt community rally first-year students as they gather to take the Class of 2022 photo.

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Join the Vanderbilt Athletics ‘Coaches Caravan’ May 9 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

May. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to join this year's Coaches Caravan, sponsored by Vanderbilt Athletics, on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

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Class of 2017: Oren Burks is a leader on and off the field

Apr. 28, 2017—Oren Burks is not afraid to step up when called upon, even when stepping up requires stepping out of his comfort zone.

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Vanderbilt Coaches Caravan begins April 26

Apr. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt fans will have a chance to mingle with Commodore coaches and chat about what's ahead for Vanderbilt athletics at stops across Middle Tennessee. Football coach Derek Mason, women's basketball coach Stephanie White, soccer coach Darren Ambrose and bowling coach John Williamson, among others, will be featured.

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Vanderbilt Football hosts spring showcase and scrimmage for fans March 25

Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt Football hosts a spring showcase March 25—free for all fans—including a traditional stadium practice, scrimmage, food and family fun.

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Commodores to play in 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl

Dec. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has accepted an invitation to face North Carolina State of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 41st Camping World Independence Bowl on Monday, Dec. 26, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Coach Mason, players discuss this week’s matchup with Ole Miss

Nov. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt head football coach Derek Mason, defensive lineman Adam Butler and wide receiver C.J. Duncan talked with reporters Nov. 15 at Vanderbilt's weekly on-campus press conference.

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Mason, football players discuss this week’s game against Georgia

Oct. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason, linebacker Oren Burks and quarterback Kyle Shurmur talked to reporters Tuesday at Vanderbilt's weekly press conference.

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Watch Coach Mason, players discuss upcoming Florida game

Sep. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason and four members of the football team -- defensive lineman Torey Agee, linebacker Oren Burks, wide receiver C.J. Duncan and quarterback Kyle Shurmur -- spoke to local reporters Tuesday at Vanderbilt's regular weekly press conference held on campus.

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Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 14

Jul. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt football's annual fan day experience, which attracts thousands of Commodore supporters to campus for an afternoon of autographs, photos and family fun, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Admission and parking are free.

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