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2014 College World Series Preview with Aaron Boone


ESPN Analyst - and MLB All-Star - Aaron Boone sat down to talk about the 2014 College World Series with Anchor of Gold. Here are his thoughts on Omaha, Vanderbilt, Irvine, Louisville, and why he likes those Texas teams to win it all.

So We Meet Again: Louisville/Vanderbilt Preview


Vanderbilt and Louisville are primed to kick off the College World Series on Saturday - and it's their fourth postseason meeting in the past six years. What do the Cardinals have in store for the Cardinals after a sparkling run to Omaha?

Know Your World Series Enemy: California-Irvine


California-Irvine felled the nat'l #1 seed in the Regionals and then ran over Oklahoma State in Super Regional play. Can the Anteaters sustain that momentum as they make their 3rd straight road trip - this time to Omaha for the College World Series?

Vandy, Virginia, Open as Co-Favorites for CWS


Virginia, the highest remaining seed left in the 2014 NCAA College Baseball Tournament, is one of the two favorites to win the College World Series. Their co-favorite may surprise you.

Three 'Dores Tabbed for U.S. Nat'l Collegiate Team


Three Vanderbilt Commodores were selected to represent the United States on the country's Collegiate National Team. Carson Fulmer and Dansby Swanson earned full invites, while Bryan Reynolds will be given a chance to join the team through training ca

Vandy Beats Stanford, College World Series Bound


Vanderbilt blew open their Super Regional rubber match in the seventh inning to earn their first trip to the College World Series since 2011 and second in school history. The 'Dores defeated Stanford 12-5 to earn their way to Omaha.

Vandy Holds On, Beats Stanford 11-6 in Game One


Vanderbilt got off to a hot start, then used their bullpen to hang on against a game Stanford team. The Commodores won, 11-6, to stand one win away from a trip to Omaha and the College World Series.

Know Your Super Regional Enemy: Stanford


Vanderbilt hosts Stanford in the Nashville Super Regional in a rematch of an earlier weekend series. The Commodores swept that one 3-0, but the Cardinal have momentum, fate, and a lineup full of spray-hitting batters on their side as a trip to Omaha

Ex-LSU QB Stephen Rivers Officially Moves to Vandy


Stephen Rivers, younger brother of San Diego's Philip Rivers, has left LSU in favor of SEC East foe Vanderbilt. He'll join a heated competition with Johnny McCrary and Patton Robinette to fill a vacant spot at starting quarterback for the Commodores.

Vandy Commit Sheffield Named HS Player of the Year


Vanderbilt commit Justus Sheffield was just named the top high school baseball player of the year. Now, Tim Corbin will have to find a way to keep him from jumping to the minor leagues.

'Dores Beat Oregon 3-2, Are Super Regional Bound


Walker Buehler threw the best game of his career, and Ro Coleman delivered a walk-off single that gave the Commodores their only lead of the night - and the only one that mattered. Vanderbilt advanced to a Super Regional showdown with the win.

Vandy/Ole Miss Football Set for LP Field, ESPN


Vanderbilt and Ole Miss had been rumored to be headed to a NFL stadium for their week two matchup. Now we know they'll kick off the SEC season with a nationally-televised showcase at LP Field.

Oregon Baseball: Tommy John Surgery and Small Ball


Oregon is the #2 seed in the Nashville Regional, and if the favorites hold up, they'll face Vanderbilt on Saturday. Can Tommy Thorpe, Shaun Chase, and the rest of the Ducks beat the coach (Tim Corbin) they once tried to lure to Eugene in 2007?

Why ESPN is Wrong About Vandy's Bowl Hopes in 2014


ESPN's analysts think Vanderbilt football's bowl streak will end at three this winter. In a season filled with question marks, they overlooked plenty of facts that say otherwise - including the return of a scorching defensive line.

Four-Star PG Picks Vandy Basketball for 2014


It turns out Vanderbilt may survive the loss of assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel after all. The Commodores earned a big commitment from four-star point guard Shelton Mitchell, who plays for HS powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, on Friday.

Preliminary Vandy Football Schedules from 2014-18


With the SEC schedule cleared up for the next 12 years, Vanderbilt football has a relatively stable slate of games lined up for the next five seasons. Here are the football schedules that new head coach Derek Mason can look forward to in Nashville fr

SEC In-Conference FB Schedules Released Thru '25


The SEC announced the league's cross-division matchups for the next dozen years on Monday afternoon. Check out when Vanderbilt gets to play SEC West opponents like Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M next.

2014 SEC Baseball Bracket: Vandy vs. UT is Opener


Vanderbilt was one game away from earning a first round bye in the 2014 SEC Baseball Tournament. Instead, they'll face a familiar rival on Tuesday - the Tennessee Volunteers. And did we mention that the loser goes home?

Which Vandy Alums Are Next in the Major League?


Vanderbilt baseball has developed into the SEC's newest power, and now Tim Corbin's players are making waves in the MLB. Which Commodore alums will be the next to have a major impact in the major leagues?

Which 'Dores Could Be Picked in the '15 NFL Draft?


Vanderbilt just lost the most successful class of football players to suit up in modern Commodore history. Which of their successors could end up following Jordan Matthews and Wesley Johnson into the NFL Draft?

Where Vandy's Drafted, Undrafted Seniors Landed


The 2014 NFL Draft is over, and the most successful class of players in Vanderbilt's modern era are headed to the pros. Here's where the Commodores' draftees and undrafted free agents ended up after a crazy three days of picks.

Eagles Select Jordan Matthews w/42nd Overall Pick


Vanderbilt All-American Jordan Matthews became the latest Commodore to hear his name called at Radio City Music Hall on Friday. He was selected with the 10th pick of the second round by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Where Will Jordan Matthews Land in the 2nd Round?


The consensus seems to be that All-American wide receiver Jordan Matthews will hear his name called in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. So who are the likely teams to snap him up?

The AoG 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Everyone Gets JMatt!


Anchor of Gold's staff takes a crack at their own mock draft with the 2014 NFL Draft just hours away. For expert analysis (on whiskey-based beverages) and terrible picks, venture no further.

Vandy MBB to Host Baylor in SEC/Big 12 Challenge


Kevin Stallings's rebuilding year just got a bit tougher. Baylor will travel to Nashville on December 4th to give Vanderbilt a marquee out-of-conference game as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Jordan Matthews, WR


Jordan Matthews carried the Vanderbilt offense and rewrote school and SEC records in his four years as a Commodore. He's also got prototypical WR size - so why has he slipped to the 2nd round of NFL mock drafts?

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Kenny Ladler, S


Need someone to make a play in the secondary? Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler is your guy. "Ladlo" found a way to seek out the ball on every play, leading the 'Dores in interceptions (5), forced fumbles (5), and tackles (91).

Slam Magazine's TDDaily Interviews Vandy OL Wesley Johnson


TDDaily talked to Vandy standout Wesley Johnson with the NFL Draft on the horizon. The former Commodore touches on playing through injuries, playing at Montgomery Bell, and nearly going his whole career without a holding penalty. However, the money shot is Johnson talking about how he lit into his fellow linemen at halftime against UMass. Check it out!

Vandy MBB Assistant Yanni Hufnagel Leaves for Cal


Assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel helped lead Vanderbilt's basketball recruiting to a recent resurgence. Now, he's off to help restore California's basketball program under Cuonzo Martin.

2014 NFL Draft Capsules: Chase Garnham, LB


Vanderbilt's Chase Garnham had a standout year at linebacker in 2012, but injuries derailed his 2013. Can the athletic MLB find a spot in the NFL despite a lack of buzz?

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