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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.

PODCAST: Recapping a Pair of Vanderbilt Basketball Victories

This week on the Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, Justin Hershey, Bryce Smith and Sam Curtis recap both Vanderbilt men’s and women’s season-opening victories.
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The Hustler Sports 30 is a weekly podcast hosted by sports editor Justin Hershey and deputy sports editors Sam Curtis and Andrew Wilf. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

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On Episode 10 of the Hustler Sports 30 podcast, sports editor Justin Hershey and deputy sports editor Bryce Smith are joined by assistant sports editor Sam Curtis to recap the beginning of basketball season on West End. The hosts begin by breaking down Vanderbilt men’s basketball’s 91-72 victory over Alabama State on Wednesday. They provide their full takes on impressive individual performances from Jordan Wright and Myles Stute and preview the road ahead. Then, they transition to discuss Shea Ralph’s inaugural victory. An impressive showing from Brinae Alexander, Jordyn Cambridge and others helped the Commodores to victory and Justin, Bryce and Sam provide their full assessment of the new-look squad.

Further Reading:

Vanderbilt Commodores sting Alabama State Hornets, 91-72, in season opener“: Behind 44 combined points from Jordan Wright, Scotty Pippen Jr. and Myles Stute, the Vanderbilt Commodores began year three under Jerry Stackhouse with a win.

Shea Ralph era begins with a 75-59 victory, Brinae Alexander shines“: On an average fall Tuesday on West End, Vanderbilt opened Shea Ralph’s head coaching career with an emphatic 75-59 win over Gardner-Webb.

Vanderbilt Basketball Mailbag: Impactful freshmen, win-loss records and more“: With both the Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball teams set to begin competition this week, sports editor Justin Hershey and deputy sports editor Bryce Smith answered all your questions about this coming season.

Three Matchups to Watch: Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky“: After a disappointing loss to Missouri, the Commodores will continue their search for an SEC win this Saturday against Kentucky.

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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]    
Bryce Smith
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].    
Sam Curtis
Sam Curtis, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Sam Curtis (’24) is from Wallingford, Conn., majoring in human and organizational development and French and minoring in data science in Peabody College. He was previously Assistant Sports Editor and Sports Copy Editor. When not writing for The Hustler, he cheers on the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers and Leeds United. Outside of sports, he enjoys traveling and learning about history and philosophy. He can be reached at [email protected].    
Emery Little
Emery Little, Former Social Media Director
Emery Little (‘22) is from Birmingham, AL. She majored in communication of science and technology and Spanish. In her free time, she loves to design graphics, follow tech news and run her photography business. She can be reached at [email protected].
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