As we look ahead to a pivotal fifth season for Vanderbilt basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse, it’s becoming clear the roster will have a very different look. On Saturday freshmen Malik Dia and Noah Shelby announced on social media they would be entering the transfer portal. On Monday senior Jordan Wright did the same, electing to... Continue Reading →
Florida Preview: How Will Vandy Respond After A Historic Win?
Since I’ve been writing for The Dore Report, I’ve never been able to state this until now: Vandy is coming off an SEC win. The last time Vandy won a conference game, a different president was in office and no one had ever heard of COVID-19. With that gigantic monkey off their backs, Vanderbilt football... Continue Reading →
Kentucky Preview: ‘Dores Hit The Road One Last Time
Where does Vanderbilt’s football season go from here? After a brutal three-game gauntlet against top 10 teams, this was supposed to be the “winnable” portion of the SEC schedule where the Commodores would finally break the losing streak. The Commodores had their second bye week after missing a golden opportunity to beat Missouri, giving them... Continue Reading →
South Carolina Preview: Can The ‘Dores String Four Quarters Together?
As we move on from the ghouls and goblins of Halloween and turn the calendar to November, Vanderbilt football will be looking to exorcise some demons of their own with nemesis South Carolina coming to FirstBank Stadium Saturday for a 6:30 kickoff. No team has had Vandy’s number like the Gamecocks, who have inexplicably won... Continue Reading →
Mizzou PREVIEW: How mentally-tough are the Commodores?
Vanderbilt football has finally made it through the most brutal stretch of their schedule – three top 10 opponents in three games – and can now focus on more winnable contests that will ultimately define their season. First up is Missouri, as the Commodores travel to Columbia for a 3:00 kickoff Saturday with both teams... Continue Reading →
Georgia Preview: Yet Another Top 10 Test For The Commodores
Well, fellow Vandy fans, the good news is very winnable games are on the horizon with Missouri and South Carolina in the next month. The bad news? The Commodores still have one more test to endure in this brutal three-game crucible as they travel to Athens Saturday in a 2:30pm local time showdown against the... Continue Reading →
Ole Miss Preview: ‘Dores are healthy, what does that mean for Saturday?
After a 55-3 shellacking against mighty Alabama, Vandy enjoyed the brief respite of a bye week before they resume their top 10 gauntlet this weekend with #9 Ole Miss coming to FirstBank Stadium for a 3:00 kickoff Saturday. The Rebels aren’t quite at the Crimson Tide’s level, as the gamblers will confirm (the 20-point line... Continue Reading →
Alabama Preview: What Can The Dores Accomplish?
I wouldn’t recommend playing Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea in poker. Not after he bluffed everyone last week by adamantly backing Mike Wright as his starting quarterback against Northern Illinois, only to roll out true freshman AJ Swann at kickoff instead. The surprising move paid dividends, as Swann threw for four touchdowns in his first career start... Continue Reading →
NIU Preview: How will the Commodores respond from last week?
For the first time this season, we’ll see how Vanderbilt rebounds from a loss after Wake Forest handled the Commodores 45-25 on a rainy afternoon in Nashville. Their next challenge: defending Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois Huskies for a 2:30pm CT showdown Saturday in DeKalb, Illinois. Vandy and NIU have played four times all time... Continue Reading →
Wake Preview: What Does Hartman’s Return Mean For Vandy?
The time has come to separate the boys from the men. As expected, Vanderbilt took care of Elon Saturday evening to start 2-0 for the first time since 2018, also equaling their win total for the 2021 season. Although a couple of late scores from Elon made things a little interesting, the Commodores were never... Continue Reading →