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Vanderbilt Football walk-on tryouts set for Feb. 27

Feb. 5, 2019—Coach Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt Football coaching staff will host walk-on tryouts for the Vanderbilt football team on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rec Center Multipurpose Facility. A mandatory information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the McGugin Center.

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Vanderbilt plays in Texas Bowl Dec. 27: What you need to know

Dec. 20, 2018—The Commodores have punched their ticket to the postseason and will take on Baylor University in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston on Dec. 27. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CST.

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Student-athlete dies after battle with cancer

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt student-athlete Turner Cockrell, a third-year tight end on the Commodore football team, died Thursday following a long battle with cancer. He was 21.

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Fans invited to Bowl Celebration on campus Sunday

Nov. 29, 2018—Commodore fans can join head football coach Derek Mason and his team for Vanderbilt's bowl celebration this Sunday, Dec. 2, at the program's indoor practice field, the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

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Commodores are bowl-bound following win over Tennessee

Nov. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt became bowl eligible by defeating Tennessee 38-13 Saturday night, with the Commodores notching their third win in three years over the in-state rival Volunteers.

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Khari Blasingame: Running back and graduate student

Sep. 28, 2018—Commodore running back and graduate student Khari Blasingame is more than a football player—he's a prime example of the student-athlete experience at Vanderbilt.

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Student-athlete Turner Cockrell fights cancer with help of VU teammates

Sep. 7, 2018—Turner Cockrell, a tight end on the Vanderbilt football team, was diagnosed with melanoma last November and will undergo a procedure Friday in hopes of staving off more cancerous cells. Throughout his battle, Cockrell has remained a Commodore—and his Vanderbilt family has stood by him.

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Watch Chancellor, students run Anchor Dash

Sep. 4, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos joined first-year and transfer students and student VUceptors as they stormed the field ahead of the Commodores’ 35-7 victory over MTSU on Saturday.

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Unleash your black and gold for College Colors Day, enter to win prizes

Aug. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 31, when faculty, staff and students don their black-and-gold apparel ahead of the Sept. 1 football season opener against Middle Tennessee.

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Employees invited to football open practice Thursday, free food provided

Aug. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt football will host its annual open practice for university faculty and staff and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided.

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Vanderbilt transfer quarterback seeks to solve hunger crisis in Miami

Jun. 26, 2018—Student-athlete Mo Hasan has started a nonprofit based in Miami called Second Spoon, which distributes unused food from local restaurants to local individuals suffering from hunger.

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Former Commodore running back to host Down syndrome clinic May 5

May. 2, 2018—Former Commodore All-SEC running back Zac Stacy will host the first annual Zac Stacy/National Down Syndrome Society All-Star Clinic on Saturday, May 5, at the Vanderbilt Recreation Center. The event will feature football drills and games, lunch and a photo and autograph session for children with Down syndrome and other disorders.

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