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'Dores celebrate Independence Bowl berth

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:31:00 EST

On Sunday, Vanderbilt learned it would face North Carolina State of the ACC in the 41st Camping World Independence Bowl on Dec. 26 in Shreveport, La. It is Vanderbilt’s first bowl berth under Mason and first overall since 2013. A few weeks ago, the Commodores seemed a long shot for the postseason. But a strong finish to 2016 now has Vanderbilt showing signs of major progress going forward, and the rest of the country has noticed.

VU to play in 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:36:00 EST

Vanderbilt has accepted an invitation to face North Carolina State of the ACC in the Camping World Independence Bowl Dec. 26 in Shreveport, La.

reVealed: Tennessee

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:11:00 EST

Vanderbilt exploded in the second half to beat Tennessee 45-34 and earn bowl eligibility. The victory was the first-ever for VU over a ranked Tennessee team.

Bowl Celebration Sunday

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:56:00 EST

Vanderbilt will host a bowl celebration Sunday night at the Student Life Center with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

Commodore Insider Podcast: Kyle Shurmur

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:47:00 EST

The Commodore Insider Podcast sat down with Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur to talk about Vanderbilt’s recent offensive surge, his own improvement as a sophomore and what it was like to grow up the son of an NFL coach.

Burks named to SEC Football Community Service team

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:51:00 EST

The Southeastern Conference has named Oren Burks to its football community service team.

Cunningham earns second honor as SEC's top defensive player

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:05:00 EST

Zach Cunningham added to his expanding list of accolades Monday, sharing SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors after VU's 45-34 victory over Tennessee.

Ellis: Mason, Vanderbilt surging

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 09:00:00 EST

The scoreboard lining the edge of the grandstands gave Mason reason to celebrate: Vanderbilt 45, Tennessee 34. The Commodores had used a strong second half and a potent offense to dispose of the rival Volunteers in both teams' regular-season finales. For Vanderbilt, the statement win pushed the program to a 6-6 overall record and automatic bowl-eligibility. But to Mason, beating Tennessee meant much, much more.

Three Thoughts: Vanderbilt upends rival Tennessee

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:08:00 EST

Vanderbilt entered Rivalry Week looking to notch a sixth win in a season for the first time under head coach Derek Mason. On Saturday night, it reached that goal in impressive fashion – all against a longtime rival.The Commodores (6-6, 3-5 SEC) survived a shootout against Tennessee (8-4, 4-4 SEC) to the tune of 45-34, reaching bowl-eligibility for the first time since 2013. Here are three thoughts from Vanderbilt’s victory in its regular-season finale:

Vanderbilt-Tennessee Postgame Quotes

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:48:00 EST

Vanderbilt rallied from an early deficit to beat Tennessee 45-34 at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday night.

Vanderbilt-Tennessee Postgame Notes

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:39:00 EST

Vanderbilt – Tennessee Postgame NotesNov. 26, 2016Vanderbilt Stadium

Vanderbilt outlasts Tennessee 45-34

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:30:00 EST

The Vanderbilt Commodores (6-6, 3-5) used another offensive explosion to win their second straight SEC game and gain bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013. Vanderbilt defeated No. 24 Tennessee (8-4, 4-4) 45-34 for the first time since 2013.

reVealed: Ole Miss

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:04:00 EST

After falling behind 10-0 early in the game, Vanderbilt reeled off 31 straight points to cruise to a 38-17 victory over Ole Miss. Go behind the scenes and into the locker room with the latest reVealed.

Commodore Keys: Tennessee

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:22:00 EST

Vanderbilt capped its most impressive performance under Derek Mason in last week’ 38-17 win over Ole Miss. But as the Commodores prepare to host Tennessee on Saturday, Mason knows why his team must turn the page to this week. “It’s rivalry week.” Mason said. “It’s Tennessee. It’s two teams battling for bragging rights in this state.” Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC) can reach bowl eligibility with a win over No. 24 Tennessee (8-3, 4-3 SEC) at Vanderbilt Stadium. Here are three keys to the rivalry game for the ‘Dores:

Coaching at home

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:43:00 EST

On Thanksgiving week, highlights six Vanderbilt alums now serving as coaches for their former athletic programs.