The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Interviewing Malcolm Turner, Previewing South Carolina

Our sports editorial team talks with athletic director Malcolm Turner to discuss the state of Vanderbilt athletics.


On this week’s episode of the Hustler Sports 30, Max Schneider, Betsy Goodfriend and Simon Gibbs are joined by Vanderbilt athletic director Malcolm Turner. The Hustler sports staff interviewed Turner about the state of Vanderbilt athletics with Turner, before moving on to preview the Commodores’ upcoming tilt against South Carolina.

Here are some of the can’t-miss moments from the episode:

1:56 – Max catches up with Malcolm about his first nine months on the job.

3:31 Simon asks about Interim Chancellor Wente’s impact on athletics.

4:57 – Betsy checks in on the process of drafting a strategic plan for Vanderbilt athletics.

8:08 – Max asks about facility renovations, a major priority for improving both the fan and student athlete experiences. 

11:18 – Simon dives deep to learn about what Turner has been doing to increase student engagement.

14:37 – Max gets the scoop on Jeff Fisher as a possible candidate to replace head football coach Derek Mason if Mason is not retained for next season.

15:51 – Betsy asks about the excitement building for basketball season.

20:17 – Max wraps up the interview by getting an idea of Turner’s game plan for the next few months.

31:40 – We preview Vanderbilt football’s upcoming road game against South Carolina. We talk about quarterback Mo Hasan, who is reportedly still in concussion protocol a week and a half after being knocked out of the game against Missouri with a concussion. We also discuss Vanderbilt’s second-half struggles and underdog status.