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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: ‘Vandy United’ unveiled, Stackhouse’s alma mater needs a coach

The Hustler Sports 30 crew is back to discuss a historic week on West End, as the $300 million “Vandy United” fund is unveiled.
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A basketball is shown on the court of Memorial Gym (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

On this week’s episode of the Hustler Sports 30, Simon Gibbs, Betsy Goodfriend, Justin Hershey and Bryce Smith break down a historic week on West End, as Vanderbilt athletics announced the formation of its $300 million “Vandy United” fund. The fund will allow Vanderbilt to build new football and basketball operations buildings, as well as other improvements, and the hosts discuss the implication on the future of Vanderbilt athletics.

In addition, with the recent news that Roy Williams, UNC’s head basketball coach, has retired, the hosts address recent rumors that Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse could be a candidate.

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2:00 — The hosts first discuss whether they think it’s likely that Stackhouse is offered the UNC job—has he done enough at Vanderbilt to earn it?

9:20 — If Stackhouse does get the UNC job, what does it mean for the future of Vanderbilt basketball?

18:30 — Following the Vanderbilt basketball discussion, Betsy, Simon, Justin and Bryce move onto the Vandy United fund. First, they discuss whether the announcement took them by surprise—was this more than you expected?

26:15 — The hosts debate the most important aspect of the renovation.

32:20 — Do the renovations pose any potential obstacles?

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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]    
Bryce Smith, Former Sports Editor
Bryce Smith ('23) is majoring in human and organizational development in Peabody College with a minor in business. Bryce previously wrote for SBNation before joining The Hustler. Hailing from Chicago, Bryce is a die-hard Bears and Cubs fan who is also hoping that the Bulls and Blackhawks may one day rekindle their dominance. He can be reached at [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].    
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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