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Commodores In The Pros

Dores on the Farm: Lamm, Williams Return to Mound

Former Commodores Mark Lamm and Corey Williams had their 2014 seasons wrecked by injuries. They're on the comeback trail in 2015, but can they sustain their hot streaks and earn the promotions that get them close to the majors?

John Jenkins Signs With the Dallas Mavericks

Vanderbilt alum and former SEC Player of the Year John Jenkins will finally get an opportunity to break out in the NBA. He signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

Walker Buehler Signs With the Los Angeles Dodgers

Walker Buehler won't return to the Vanderbilt rotation in 2016. The Sunday starter inked a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that will pay him a $1.78m signing bonus.

#1 Draft Pick Swanson Signs With Arizona

Dansby Swanson waited as long as he could to officially retire his red, white, and blue Sunday uniform. The top overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks today, earning $6.5m in the process.

Dores on the Farm: Casali, VerHagen, Cotham & More

A pair of Vanderbilt alums are trying to retain their spots in the majors after a lengthy road through the minor leagues. Elsewhere, two other Commodores are one promotion away from joining the New York Yankees.

Kemp, Beede Impress at MLB Futures Game

Vanderbilt alumni Tony Kemp and Tyler Beede both put together solid performances at the 2015 MLB Futures Game. Could a major league callup be far off for these two high-level prospects?

Will Jeffery Taylor Get a Second Shot at the NBA?

The combination of an Achilles injury and a domestic violence arrest prevented Jeffery Taylor from maturing into a legitimate NBA presence in Charlotte. Will he find a new home in free agency?

Price, Gray Will Rep Vandy at MLB All-Star Game

Vanderbilt will be well represented at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. Two former Commodores - David Price and Sonny Gray - were named to the AL All-Star team on Monday.

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Drew VerHagen Earns a Call Up to Detroit

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Festus Ezeli Throws Out the First Pitch at a Giants Game

NBA champion Festus Ezeli threw out the first pitch at a recent San Francisco Giants game. It would have been more appropriate, however, if he had just run out and spiked one of Tim Lincecum's pitches instead.

Commodores on the Farm: Kemp Shines, Beede Arrives

If Tony Kemp keeps playing like this, the Houston Astros will have no choice but to call him up. Behind him, former Vanderbilt players like Tyler Beede, Taylor Hill, and Drew Hayes are making waves in the minors.

Tony Kemp Makes Two Incredible Catches in AAA

Watch a pair of highlight reel catches from 2b/OF/do-everything Vanderbilt alum Tony Kemp as he makes another compelling argument to earn a call-up from the Houston Astros.

Lowe: GSW Coach Lied About Ezeli to Turn Teammates

Grantland's Zach Lowe relays a story about hard times in Festus Ezeli's sophomore season in the NBA and how his own coach tried to turn his team against him. Ezeli, being a giant teddy bear, handled things just how you'd think.

Watch Festus Ezeli Dunk His Way to an NBA Title

Were you wondering why #FESTUS was trending in the middle of last night's College World Series game? Take a look at these two monster dunks from Vanderbilt alum Festus Ezeli and you'll know why.

Where Did Vanderbilt's Undrafted Free Agents Sign?

Andrew East and Vince Taylor weren't chosen in the NFL Draft, but they'll still have a chance to play on Sundays. Find out which NFL teams snapped up the Commodores' standouts inside.

Ranking Vandy's 1st Round Draft Picks All Time

Vanderbilt has had eight players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. Today, we rank them all: from Will Wolford to Jack Jenkins.

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Zac Stacy Traded to the Jets

2015 NFL Draft OpenThread: The 'Dores and Day 3

Vince Taylor, Andrew East, Kyle Woestmann, and Joe Townsend could all hear their names called on day three of the 2015 NFL Draft. Do these former Commodores have a shot in the big leagues?

Schefter: Zac Stacy Requested a Trade Out of STL

The Saint Louis backfield platoon just swelled to five running backs after the Rams picked Todd Gurley in the first round of the NFL Draft. That number could drop back down now that Zac Stacy has reportedly requested a trade.

The AoG Altered State 2015 NFL Mock Draft

The least accurate mock NFL Draft you'll read all week. Assuming you don't read Mel Kiper's.

Vanderbilt in the NFL Draft: The Last 10 Years

Vanderbilt has three fringe NFL Draft prospects in 2015, but a look at their recent history shows a rich tradition of Commodores in the big leagues. Here's how Vandy alums have fared on draft day since 2005.

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Browns Re-Sign Former Vandy OL Ryan Seymour

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Or Maybe Murderleg Goes Back to the Eagles?

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Murderleg Signs with the Browns

NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor for 24 Games

Jeffery Taylor won't be playing for the Bobcats anytime soon. The NBA suspended him for 24 games after he pled guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault following a September arrest in East Lansing, Michigan.

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'Dores in the Pros: Basketball Edition

Vanderbilt's big three from the 2012 draft are still signed with their original NBA teams, but several other Commodores are still kicking around the pros in the U.S. and beyond. Here's where guys like Rod Odom ended up.

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Jordan Matthews Lights Up J.J. Watt

Verbally, that is. That's our boy.

Jeffery Taylor Arrested for Domestic Assault

Former All-SEC athlete and current Charlotte Bobcat Jeffery Taylor was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with domestic assault, assault, and malicious destruction of property.

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John Norwood Gets $275,000 From the Marlins's Jim Callis updates us on John Norwood's status as a professional ball player. The CWS hero will get $275K for signing with the Florida Marlins.

Dores in the Minors: Espo Rakes, Miller, Rav Debut

Vanderbilt alums have had a busy month in the majors. But things are developing down on the farm as well. Has Jason Esposito finally figured things out? Can Brian Miller and Adam Ravenelle keep up this torrid start to their pro careers?

Dores in the Minors: Casali, VerHagen Get the Call

Two former Vanderbilt baseball stars earned their first trips to the major leagues this past week. Meanwhile, players like Mike Yastrzemski and Conrad Gregor continued to rake in the minors.

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'Dores in the Majors (All Star Break Edition)

With the MLB All Star game now in our rearview mirrors, we are officially in the second half of the season. Let's take a look at how our former Commodores have played thus far.