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Open Thread: Georgia State at Vanderbilt (Soccer)

Tonight is the first official game for the Vanderbilt Commodores of the 2019-20 academic year, and it pits the Vanderbilt soccer team — your defending SEC champs — against the Georgia State Panthers. Georgia State is coming off an 8-10-2...

Bad Gambling Advice: Week 0

DISCLAIMER: This Series is called “Bad Gambling Advice.” Should you rely on this post to bet actual money on the outcomes of sporting events, that is your fault, not mine. After all, this post is titled “Bad Gambling Advice,”...

Vanderbilt Football Mail Bag: Your Preseason Questions Answered

Letters... we get letters... we get sacks and sacks of letters... 1. Defense was supposed to be Mason’s calling card, and yet after a fantastic performance in ‘16, the defense has regressed annually. Worse off, our best remaining players graduated...

Know Your Opponent Soccer Edition: Georgia State

Not sure if you’ve heard, but our soccer team is legit. So we’re gonna preview important opponents throughout the Fall as the ‘Dores defend their Regular Season SEC Championship. Opponent: Georgia State University Coach: Ed Joyce, 4th year at GSU, 8th...

Five Big Questions for Vanderbilt’s 2019 Season

Hello. You might be wondering what we have been doing all summer if not answering your questions about Vanderbilt’s 2019 football season, which we will be doing in mailbag form this week (and which you can also see...

Five Big Questions for Vanderbilt’s 2019 Season

Hello. You might be wondering what we have been doing all summer if not answering your questions about Vanderbilt’s 2019 football season, which we will be doing in mailbag form this week (and which you can also see...

John Augenstein is Runner Up at US Amateur

John Augenstein’s US Amateur Championship run didn’t end on the 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2. It ended one hole prior, when his opponent Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, Andy Ogletree, made a par putt on the 181 yard par-3,...

Position Preview: Special Teams

Vanderbilt’s special teams unit improved in 2018, but improvement is relative. The Commodores ranked 100th nationally in special teams S&P+, a year after ranking 128th — out of 130 teams. Vanderbilt’s special teams unit thus improved from legitimately awful...

Anchor Drop: 12 Days to Kickoff

Good morning. We are 12 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Georgia. Two players wear #12 for the Commodores. Redshirt sophomore LB Brayden DeVault-Smith started one game last season and made eight total tackles; not bad...

Vanderbilt Football Mail Bag: Call For Submissions

Letters... we get letters... we get sacks and sacks of letters... No, we didn’t reanimate Dan McGugin (as the cover photo might suggest), but we are just under two weeks away from Vanderbilt football. Beyond that, with the Gainesville...

Preseason Soccer is Underway

After a historic 2018 season, the Soccer team kicks off their 2019 season with their highest preseason ranking at #17 and two preseason games. The Commodores won their first game at home against cross town opponent, Belmont University, 3-0 (that’s...

Anchor Drop: 15 Days to Kickoff

Good morning. We are now 15 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against the Georgia Bulldogs. Two players wear #15 for the Commodores. DB Elijah Hamilton is 15 on defense; the redshirt junior played in all 13...

Position Preview: Linebacker

The first thing that jumps out at you about Vanderbilt’s 2019 linebacking corps: It’s young. The Commodores’ 12 scholarship linebackers include just one senior, three juniors, six sophomores, and a pair of redshirt freshmen. (There isn’t a...

Vanderbilt basketball releases nonconference schedule

On the heels of a 9-23 season (and an 0-18 SEC performance), Vanderbilt enters Jerry Stackhouse’s first season in need of a makeover. The Commodores return just two starters and four reserves, and have five newcomers on the...

Anchor Drop: 16 Days to Kickoff

Good morning. Vanderbilt football is 16 days away. There are two 16’s for Vanderbilt — one whom you’ve heard of, and one you might not have (but you read Anchor of Gold, so you probably have.) Kalija Lipscomb...

The Day That College Football Officially Became Corporate

One of the more disturbing features of sports in America in the 21st Century is this: Fun and profit are in a constant state of war with one another. What is fun is unprofitable, and what is profitable...

Position Preview: Defensive Backs

JoeJuan Williams and LaDarius Wiley were stand out defensive backs for the Dores last year. Both are now on NFL rosters, the Patriots and Titans, respectively. Zaire Jones was suspended and then left the team. Their presence will be...

Vanderbilt to sell alcohol at football games in 2019

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Anchor Drop: 17 Days to Kickoff

Good morning. We are now 17 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against Georgia. #17 for Vanderbilt is LB Feleti Afemui. The 6’3”, 240-pound redshirt sophomore from Maui played in ten games for the Commodores last season...

Opponent Preview: East Tennessee State

Opponent: East Tennessee State Buccaneers Date: November 23 in Nashville All-time series record: First meeting Last year: 8-4, #179 in Sagarin Head coach: Randy Sanders (8-4, 2nd year) Well, Vanderbilt has officially joined the SEC by hosting a SoCon team in the second to...

Anchor Drop: 18 Days to Kickoff

Good morning. We are now 18 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against the Georgia Bulldogs. There are two players on the roster who wear #18. One is redshirt junior QB Mo Hasan, who completed 4-of-6 passes...