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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: What Happened Against VCU, Ralph Picks Up Win No. 2

This week on the Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, Justin Hershey, Bryce Smith and Andrew Wilf recap a dreadful basketball loss to VCU and comment on Shea Ralph’s second victory as a head coach.
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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 11 of the Hustler Sports 30 podcast, sports editor Justin Hershey and deputy sports editor Bryce Smith are joined by assistant sports editor Andrew Wilf to recap a pair of basketball games on West End. First, the hosts discuss reports indicating point guard Peyton Daniels has entered the transfer portal. They break down where his minutes will go before diving into Vanderbilt’s ugly loss to VCU on Wednesday. Next, Andrew and Bryce provide their first-hand perspectives on Shea Ralph’s second victory on West End. The Commodores bested Tennessee Tech 75-55 on Thursday and the hosts analyze the win before looking at what’s up next for the women’s squad. Finally, they conclude the show by previewing Vanderbilt football’s upcoming game against Ole Miss and discuss why Mike Wright should start at quarterback on Saturday.

Further Reading:

Memorial Minutes: Just one game?“: After consecutive 19-point victories in their first two games of the 2021-22 season, Vanderbilt men’s basketball laid an egg against VCU on Wednesday. Was that performance an anomaly or indicative of bigger issues?

Men’s basketball tarnishes undefeated record, loses to VCU 48-37“: After a lackluster offensive performance, Vanderbilt lost for the first time this year, falling to the VCU Rams 48-37.

Vanderbilt secures second win, silences Tennessee Tech 75-55“: The Commodores re-entered the win-column thanks to strong performances from Brinae Alexander and Iyana Moore.

Three Matchups to Watch: Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss“: After losing their last home game of the season, Vanderbilt will look for its first SEC win since 2019 this Saturday at Ole Miss.

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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]    
Andrew Wilf
Andrew Wilf, Former Sports Editor
Andrew Wilf (’24) is Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He is from Livingston, N.J., and is majoring in history and minoring in business. He joined the sports staff his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor and Deputy Sports Editor. Beyond writing for The Hustler, he is also the host of Anchor Analysis, Commodore Clash and Live From West End. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the NFL and playing golf. He can be reached at [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].    
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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