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Ranking the SEC East's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the...

Vandy QB quits football over injuries, med school

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette said Friday he is walking away from football to enter medical school. Robinette missed six games due to injuries last season, including a concussion he suffered against South Carolina on Sept. 20, which he called "a factor" in his decision to give up football. The redshirt junior began the 2014 season as...

Vanderbilt Commodores 2015 Spring Overview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Derek Mason’s first season at Vanderbilt wasn’t easy. The Commodores did not win a game in SEC play and two of their three non-conference wins came by three points or less. However, as the 2015 season approaches, there’s reason to expect improvement out of Vanderbilt in Mason’s second year. The losses in the senior class were minimal, and the Commodores return 17 starters...

SEC East 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Georgia is the early favorite in the SEC East for 2015, but the Bulldogs will be pushed by Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. The Volunteers are a team on the rise under coach Butch Jones, while the Gators have...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...

SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Roll Tide, RollAccording to the 247Sports composite rankings, there were a total of 33 five-star recruits in the entire 2014 class and 35 in the '15 class. Alabama...

SEC Coordinator Carousel Winners and Losers for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC. The SEC has hired 14 new coordinators since the end of the season. Six of them have coached in the SEC within the last two years, five were on staff last season and four of them are...

Two ex-Vandy football players convicted of rape

By The Sports Network, 3 months 6 days ago
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - A jury has found two former Vanderbilt football players guilty on all counts for their participation in an on-campus rape during June of 2013. Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were each convicted on four charges of aggravated rape, one of attempted aggravated rape and two for aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also found guilty of tampering with...

What to Make of the Vanderbilt Football Rape Case Verdict

By Evan Buhler, 3 months 6 days ago
For two former Vanderbilt football players, the case is closed. How our society deals with sexual assault? That battle is far from over...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...