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The Vanderbilt Hustler

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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

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The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Coach White Joins the Podcast, Men’s Basketball Skids

The Hustler Sports 30 is back for its first show in weeks, and the hosts are joined by Vanderbilt women’s basketball coach Stephanie White.
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On this week’s episode of The Hustler Sports 30, Simon Gibbs, Betsy Goodfriend, Alyssa Muir and Justin Hershey are joined by Vanderbilt women’s basketball head coach Stephanie White to discuss the decision to cancel their season, along with what’s next for the Commodores. Then, the hosts move onto Vanderbilt men’s basketball—now 0-6 in SEC play—and break down what exactly has gone wrong.

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1:35 — Alyssa asks Coach White how difficult it was to constantly stop and start play due to COVID-19 contact tracing.

2:25 — Simon asks whether Coach White has discussed her future and the future of the program with athletics director Candice Storey Lee.

3:24 — Betsy asks how they plan to keep players ready and focused with a length offseason ahead of them.

4:31 — Justin asks about Koi Love’s breakout season and how she grew into a potential All-SEC player.

6:08 — Alyssa asks how much of their current roster they’re expecting to return.

7:33 — Betsy asks what the reaction has been from incoming recruits after Vanderbilt cancelled its season.

9:15 — Following the Coach White interview, the hosts discuss whether they were ever concerned early in the season that the Commodores might have to cancel the remainder of their season.

13:50 — How do they recover from this season, and is Stephanie White apart of that recovery?

21:20 — What’s gone wrong with Vanderbilt men’s basketball, and why are they in such a skid?

29:24 — How many SEC wins is realistic for Vanderbilt men’s basketball?

33:56 — Should Coach Stackhouse’s seat be heating up?

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About the Contributors
Simon Gibbs
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
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].    
Alyssa Muir
Alyssa Muir, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Alyssa Muir ('21) was Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in economics with minors in business and sociology. When she has free time, she can usually be found binge-watching Grey's Anatomy or rooting on her hometown teams, the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning. For tips and comments, feel free to reach out to: [email protected].    
Justin Hershey
Justin Hershey, Former Sports Editor
Justin Hershey ('22) was Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Deputy Sports Editor and Lead Sports Analyst. He majored in human and organizational development with minors in business and economics. In addition to writing, he hosts The Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, enjoys playing golf and is waiting for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers to complete The Process. For tips and comments, feel free to reach out to: [email protected]    
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