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The Vanderbilt Hustler

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: Talking Men’s Basketball drama, Women’s Basketball culture

In Episode 19 of Live from West End, Justin Hershey joins to discuss drama throughout Men’s Basketball, as well as a newfound culture within the Women’s Basketball program.
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Tyrin Lawrence jogs down the court after a made basket in Vanderbilt’s win over Ole Miss on Feb. 4, 2023 (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto).

On this week’s episode of Live from West End, former Sports Editor Justin Hershey joins via Zoom to talk Men’s and Women’s hoops with Sports Editor Bryce Smith and Deputy Sports Editor Aiden Rutman. The trio discusses what went wrong in Men’s Basketball’s 57-point loss at No. 5 Alabama, as well as the Commodores Saturday matinee victory over Ole Miss. They cite culture problems as a potential factor in the season-long struggles that have plagued the men. They also discuss a pair of Women’s Basketball losses against Missouri and Georgia. The group praises head coach Shea Ralph for building up the culture of program in year two. Stay tuned until the end to hear three questions for the week, as well as some praise for Saturday Night Live and the city of Philadelphia in our new Anything but Vandy segment.

Further Reading

A tie 20 years in the making: Harbison and Anderson reflect on Sunday’s record-setting performance: In 2001, Chantelle Anderson set the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball single-game scoring record. Over 20 years later, she was in Memorial Gymnasium to watch Ciaja Harbison be the first player to tie it.

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About the Contributors
Aiden Rutman, Senior Staff Writer
Aiden Rutman (‘25) is a student in Peabody College majoring in human and organizational development and minoring in communication studies. He formerly produced The Hustler’s sports podcast, Live from West End. In addition to writing and podcasting, Aiden is an avid New York sports fan, and he loves playing sports, spending time outdoors and trying new foods. You can reach him at [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].    
Barrie Barto, Senior Staff Photographer
Barrie Barto ('25) is majoring in medicine, health & society with a minor neuroscience in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as Photography Director. Outside of The Hustler, you can find Barrie cheering on the St. Louis Blues or tracking down the best gluten-free food in Nashville. She can be reached at [email protected].
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