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March 9, 1993 | By Mel Greenberg, FOR THE INQUIRER
Vanderbilt moved back into the No. 1 spot in the weekly women's basketball poll announced yesterday. Then the Commodores stopped Georgia's hot run through the SEC tournament by beating the Bulldogs, 78-64, last night for the league title and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Coach Jim Foster's team (26-2) probably will get a No. 1 seed in the tournament, which begins next week. Georgia (20-12) earned its way to the SEC title game by upsetting Tennessee (27-2), the previous No. 1 team, in the league quarterfinals on Saturday.
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January 23, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Shereka Wright scored 23 points to lead No. 8 Purdue (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten) to a 74-68 victory over Ohio State last night in Columbus, Ohio. Erika Valek added 18 points. Jessica Davenport had 27 points and 15 rebounds for Ohio State (10-6, 2-3). Tennessee 79, Vanderbilt 54 - Shyra Ely scored 22 points to lead No. 2 Tennessee (15-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) in Knoxville, Tenn. The Commodores (14-3, 2-2) turned over the ball 26 times. Duke 78, Maryland 48 - Iciss Tillis scored 21 points for top-ranked Duke (15-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference)
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March 26, 1993 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Something will have to give. Vanderbilt's five starters like to shoot and reload and shoot some more. They miss only about half the time. The Commodores' go-to guy, Billy McCaffrey, could be the best bomber left in the NCAA tournament. Temple has thrived in the tournament because of its mind-boggling matchup zone defense, an in-your-face, persistent nuisance that held Missouri and Santa Clara to 37.9 percent shooting from the field. So tonight in the NCAA West Regional, in the evening's second game, it will be John Chaney's dogmatic defense against Eddie Fogler's precise, perpetual- motion offense.
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March 21, 1993 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The bombs fell hard yesterday in the first game at Huntsman Center, and when they stopped, the Fighting Illini were digging themselves out of the rubble. Behind a barrage of three-pointers and an irrepressible Billy McCaffrey, Vanderbilt advanced to the NCAA West Regional semifinals with an 85-68 victory over Illinois. The third-seeded Commodores (28-5) will face Temple on Friday in Seattle. Vandy did what it has been doing all season - running a precise offense and dancing the sure-shooting McCaffrey off a maze of picks - to put the sixth- seeded Illini (19-13)
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January 13, 2014
James Franklin took a Vanderbilt team that had been 4-20 over the two seasons before his arrival to 24 wins and three bowl games. Here is how his teams did on the field during his three seasons with the Commodores:    RECORD   OFFENSE   DEFENSE    Year   Overall   SEC   Yds./Game   Pts./Game   Yds./Game   Pts./Game    2011   6-7   2-6   339.1   26.7   322.8   21.6    2012   9-4   5-3   379.7   30.0   333.9   18.7   ...
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March 26, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Connecticut hit from outside, pounded the basketball inside, and just plain dominated Vanderbilt for most of the evening in Phoenix. Ben Gordon had 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists as the second-seeded Huskies (30-6) beat the cold-shooting Commodores, 73-53, in the semifinals of the Phoenix Regional last night. Having disposed of one Southeastern Conference team, the Huskies will play eighth-seeded Alabama, the last surviving SEC squad, tomorrow for a Final Four berth.
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December 7, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Vanderbilt grew up a little bit, at Virginia's expense. Coming off a 95-73 loss on the road to Penn State, the host Commodores rebounded by upsetting the No.20 Cavaliers, 70-65, last night. "We played a heck of a game together as a team," said sophomore Frank Pride, who scored 14 points off the bench for Vanderbilt. "Virginia, a Top 20 team, (us) coming off a 22-point blowout on the road . . . I thought to me, myself, we had to grow up in a hurry. " Vanderbilt (3-1) jumped out to a double-figure lead lead early in the first half.
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April 2, 1993 | By Mel Greenberg, FOR THE INQUIRER
In the space of two seasons, Jim Foster, a Mr. Nice Guy with a scowl, has raised the status of the Vanderbilt women's basketball program from middle of the pack to elite. All the teams in this weekend's Final Four have made it this far for the first time, but Vanderbilt's arrival was no surprise. When Foster, a native of Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, left St. Joseph's for Nashville two years ago, the Commodores already had good players. "It's going to take us five years to find out how good Foster really is, because he's stepping into a load of talent that can carry him that long," Mississippi coach Van Chancellor said at the time.
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August 27, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago at this time, Matt Rhule was the guy nobody knew that much about. Now Rhule will face a coach who is in the same position when Temple opens its football season Thursday night at Vanderbilt. Derek Mason was hired to replace James Franklin when Franklin left the Commodores to take the reins at Penn State. Mason, who previously served as Stanford's defensive coordinator, is one of 20 new Football Bowl Subdivision coaches this season and one of just five first-time coaches.
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June 23, 2011 | Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. - Now comes the really hard part for Vanderbilt. The Commodores extended their first appearance at the College World Series with a 5-1 victory over North Carolina last night. Their reward is another game against Southeastern Conference rival Florida, which has beaten them in four of five meetings this season. "We're not thinking, 'How the heck can we beat Florida?' It's not really in the back of our minds at all," Connor Harrell said. "We feel we can compete with them.
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January 22, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Temple women's basketball team shot a blistering 64.7 percent in the second half to pull away from Cincinnati, 83-50, on Tuesday night at McGonigle Hall. The Owls led, 30-26, at halftime, but exploded for a season-best shooting percentage to move 9-11 overall and 5-2 in American Athletic Conference play. Cincinnati fell to 5-13, 2-5. Freshman Alliya Butts led the Owls with 17 points and five assists. Junior Erica Covile, sophomore Taylor Robinson, and freshman Tanaya Atkinson each added 14 points.
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December 5, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Commodore Barry Bridge is about to get a $100 million makeover. A Delaware River Port Authority board committee on Wednesday approved the first of three phases of sandblasting and painting that will continue for five years, starting in January and continuing through 2019. The $22 million contracts approved Wednesday still need to be approved by the full DRPA board next week. The bridge links Chester and Logan Township. It is the third-busiest of four DRPA toll bridges between South Jersey and Pennsylvania, carrying 6.5 million vehicles a year.
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August 30, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - Before the kickoff, a driving thunderstorm roared in and strategically-timed lightning bolts kept delaying the start of the season for the Temple Owls Thursday night at Vanderbilt. The stadium had to be cleared several times, players banished to the locker room. At almost 11 o'clock Eastern time, officially 92 minutes late, the opener began. None of it bothered Temple, none of it mattered. Never mind that the Owls were two-touchdown underdogs. They embarrassed Vanderbilt, 37-7.
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August 27, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago at this time, Matt Rhule was the guy nobody knew that much about. Now Rhule will face a coach who is in the same position when Temple opens its football season Thursday night at Vanderbilt. Derek Mason was hired to replace James Franklin when Franklin left the Commodores to take the reins at Penn State. Mason, who previously served as Stanford's defensive coordinator, is one of 20 new Football Bowl Subdivision coaches this season and one of just five first-time coaches.
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May 11, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The pitch from Chip Kelly was that the Eagles moved up in the second round Friday night and got the wide receiver they wanted and needed to replace Jason Avant. Before you insert laughter here, you should know that Kelly wasn't kidding. Not once after the Eagles cut a deal with the Tennessee Titans on Friday night to take Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews with the 42d overall pick did Kelly even mention the other receiver who left town earlier this offseason. What was his name again?
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January 13, 2014
James Franklin took a Vanderbilt team that had been 4-20 over the two seasons before his arrival to 24 wins and three bowl games. Here is how his teams did on the field during his three seasons with the Commodores:    RECORD   OFFENSE   DEFENSE    Year   Overall   SEC   Yds./Game   Pts./Game   Yds./Game   Pts./Game    2011   6-7   2-6   339.1   26.7   322.8   21.6    2012   9-4   5-3   379.7   30.0   333.9   18.7   ...
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January 10, 2014 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - James Franklin is expected to become Penn State's 16th head football coach, according to multiple reports. As of last night, there was no official word from Penn State or Franklin, the 41-year-old Vanderbilt coach who reportedly interviewed for and was offered the job Wednesday night at a home he owns in Destin, Fla. CBSsports.com and ESPN reported Franklin's expected hiring yesterday - a day when Franklin reportedly had...
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May 10, 2013 | Associated Press
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Chattanooga has hired a future hall of famer as its next women's basketball head coach. The university announced Thursday the hiring of Jim Foster, who will be inducted in less than a month into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The former St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State coach has a 783-307 record and ranks 11th in NCAA history in career wins. Foster and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer are the only men's or women's college basketball coaches at any level to win at least 200 games at three different schools.
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March 18, 2012 | Associated Press
Jared Sullinger doesn't get mad anymore. Those days are over. The Ohio State sophomore forward knows he can't afford to lose his temper if the Buckeyes want to reach the Final Four. So rather than sulk after foul trouble and some solid Gonzaga defense frustrated him for 36 minutes Saturday, the quickly maturing big man relaxed, took a deep breath and hoisted the Buckeyes on his broad shoulders. Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets on soft hook shots in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State to a 73-66 victory in Pittsburgh and a spot in the regional semifinals for the third straight year.
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March 16, 2012 | Associated Press
Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. scored 14 points apiece as Gonzaga routed West Virginia, 77-54, on Thursday night in Pittburgh in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kevin Pangos added 13 points and five assists for the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (26-6). Gary Browne led the Mountaineers (19-14) with 15 points off the bench, and Kevin Jones scored 13 in his final game for West Virginia, which had its worst postseason defeat in 28 years despite the home-court advantage. Gonzaga never let the crowd get into it. The Bulldogs took control during a 13-0 run midway through the first half and cruised, shooting 56 percent from the floor.
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