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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: Liam Robbins Returns, Vanderbilt Women Nearly Pull Upset

This week on the Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, Justin Hershey, Sam Curtis and Andrew Wilf debrief a tough men’s basketball loss to Kentucky and analyze what’s going well for Shea Ralph and the women’s squad.
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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)

On Episode 18 of the Hustler Sports 30 podcast, sports editor Justin Hershey and deputy sports editors Sam Curtis and Andrew Wilf discuss the return of Liam Robbins and all things Vanderbilt basketball. They begin by debriefing a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, where Vanderbilt narrowly loss to the No. 5 Wildcats. They then preview a must-win game against LSU on Saturday before analyzing Vanderbilt women’s basketball’s winning streak. They conclude the show discussing which team will get back to the NCAA Tournament first, the men or the women.

Further Reading

Memorial Minutes: Getting Whole“: While the Commodores were unable to come out with a victory in their trip to Lexington, Kentucky, for the first time all season, all 13 of their scholarship players were healthy.

Memorial Minutes: Getting Out of the Cellar, Building Winning Streaks“: After consecutive seasons at the bottom of the SEC, Shea Ralph has led the Vanderbilt Commodores out of the cellar of the best basketball conference in the nation.

Commodores fall to Kentucky, 77-70, in Liam Robbins’ debut“: Vanderbilt center Liam Robbins made his Commodore debut on Wednesday, but Vanderbilt was unable to come up with a win at Rupp Arena.

De’Mauri Flournoy: Whatever it takes to win“: When asked to describe herself, Vanderbilt guard De’Mauri Flournoy only needed one word: “Determined”.

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About the Contributors
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]    
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].    
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].
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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