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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
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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: VandyBoys are Back, A Trip to Face Auburn

This week on the Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, Justin Hershey, Sam Curtis and Andrew Wilf preview the long-awaited return of the VandyBoys before looking at a men’s basketball matchup with No. 2 Auburn.
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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 19 of the Hustler Sports 30 podcast, sports editor Justin Hershey and deputy sports editors Sam Curtis and Andrew Wilf dive into baseball season. The VandyBoys will return to the diamond on Friday against Oklahoma State in search of their third consecutive College World Series appearance. The hosts give their lineup and position predictions and elaborate on who they expect to take the mound in the season opener. They end the show by previewing Vanderbilt men’s basketball’s showdown with No. 2 Auburn on Wednesday and how close the Commodores are to a postseason berth.

Further Reading

The VandyBoys are Back: Full 2022 Roster Preview“: The Vanderbilt Hustler Sports staff provides their position-by-position expectations ahead of the VandyBoys’ season opener on Feb. 18.

Previewing Vanderbilt Baseball’s 2022 Schedule: An Onslaught to Omaha“: With a schedule chock-full of ranked opponents and tough road games, The Hustler looks at the path the VandyBoys will have to conquer to return to the College World Series.

Memorial Minutes: Finishing Strong“: With back-to-back SEC wins, Jerry Stackhouse and Vanderbilt are looking for the first NCAA Tournament appearance for the school since 2017.

Bubble Watch? Analyzing Vanderbilt’s Postseason Outlook and Previewing a Trip to Knoxville“: On Saturday in Knoxville, the Vanderbilt Commodores will have a chance to continue building their NCAA Tournament resume against the No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers.

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About the Contributors
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, 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, 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, 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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