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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

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.
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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.

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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.

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About the Contributors
Max Schneider, Former Sports Editor

Max Schneider (’20) was the Sports Editor for the Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, first as a staff writer and shortly thereafter as the Deputy Sports Editor. Max also serves as the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Television and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio.

He majored in communications studies and political science in the College of Arts and Science. Max has had bylines on NHL.com and has previously worked for The Nashville Predators, The Players’ Tribune and Nashville SC. He has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 College Baseball World Series, the 2019 NBA Draft and the 2018 Texas Bowl.

Max is a native New Yorker and a die-hard Jets fan still holding out hope.

For tips, please reach out to: [email protected] or find him on Twitter or LinkedIn
Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
Betsy Goodfriend, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Betsy Goodfriend ('21) was the Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Business. In her free time, she enjoys online shopping, creating to-do lists and watching football even if she has no interest in either team playing. She can be reached at [email protected].    
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