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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: Men’s Basketball Gets a Win, Football Rounds out Recruiting

The Hustler Sports 30 is back to recap Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball first SEC victory of the season and to break down Clark Lea’s recruiting efforts and coaching hires.
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Scotty Pippen Jr. brings the ball up the court in Vanderbilt’s 93-81 victory over South Carolina on Jan. 30, 2021. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

On this week’s episode of The Hustler Sports 30, Simon Gibbs, Betsy Goodfriend, Alyssa Muir and Justin Hershey break down Men’s Basketball dominant victory over South Carolina and analyze what worked so well for the Commodores. Then, the hosts discuss Clark Lea’s first recruiting class as Vanderbilt’s head coach and share their opinions on Lea’s offensive and defensive coordinator hires.

 

https://soundcloud.com/vandyradio/the-hustler-sports-30-on-vandyradio-mens-basketball-gets-a-win-football-rounds-out-recruiting

1:50 — Simon asks if one or two SEC wins is still realistic for Vanderbilt or if they can get more.

7:22 — The hosts recap what went well for the Commodores in their win over South Carolina.

15:10 — Were there any areas that Vanderbilt can still improve upon?

21:37 — Moving over to football, what stands out about Vanderbilt’s recruiting class?

28:18 — The gang discusses Clark Lea’s recent media appearances.

34:19 — The hosts offer their thoughts on Clark Lea’s recent offensive and defensive coordinator hires.

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About the Contributors
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].    
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, 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]    
Hunter Long, Former Multimedia Director
Hunter Long (’21) is from Austin, TX and double majored in molecular biology and medicine, health and society. He is an avid lover of film photography, good music and all things coffee. He can be reached at [email protected].    
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