Commodore History Corner


    Tupelo Flash: Recalling Gil Reese

    David Argillus "Gil" Reese (1922-25) was a Third Team All-American selection by International News Service in 1923-24.

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    Chesley continued family tradition, turned into All-SEC safety

    When former Commodore strong safety Jay Chesley (1972, 1974-75) was considering college football offers out of high school, he was already familiar...

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    From football standout to athletics director, Jess Neely left a legacy at Vanderbilt

    The street that runs in front of Vanderbilt's McGugin Center is named for Jess Neely, who served the university as a star end, halfback (1920-22)...

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    Matthews overcame injury to become All-American...

    For former Vanderbilt tight end Allama Matthews (1979-82), his first two seasons as a Commodore were uneventful. But a change in positions would...

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    Making the case for Vanderbilt as two-time football ...

    The 2015 NCAA Football Records list in its National Poll Rankings section that Vanderbilt was the national champion in 1921 and 1922 by college...

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    Former SEC champ traded running shoes for boots

    This week's Commodore History Corner spotlights Fred Abington, an elite distance runner on the Vanderbilt track teams in 1958-59.

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