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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: Emmy Award-Winner Simon Gibbs explains why you should hate the NET

This week’s edition of Live from West End features a surprise appearance from former Sports Editor Simon Gibbs. He joins Aiden, Bryce and Frankie via phone to discuss Vanderbilt’s postseason outlook.
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Anseley Philippe
Ezra Manjon gets back on defense against Mississippi State on March 5, 2023 (Hustler Multimedia/Anseley Phillipe).

On an extra-long episode of Live from West End, Deputy Sports Editor Frankie Sheehy returns to the studio, joining Deputy Sports Editor Aiden Rutman and Sports Editor Bryce Smith. An impromptu call from former Sports Editor Simon Gibbs leads to an in-depth rant and analysis of Vanderbilt’s net rating as the group discusses why all Vanderbilt fans should hate the metric. They also discuss what Vanderbilt’s path to the NCAA Tournament will look like, with the Commodores needing wins in the SEC Tournament, as well as losses from their fellow bubble teams. The group ends with a season-recap of the Women’s basketball team, praising head coach Shea Ralph for the culture she is instilling. After a brief baseball recap, Frankie, Aiden and Bryce end with their three questions for the week.

Further Reading

Jerry Stackhouse named SEC Co-Coach of Year, Liam Robbins Defensive Player of Year: Vanderbilt fourth-year head coach Jerry Stackhouse was named SEC Co-Coach of the Year by the league’s coaches, as announced on Monday afternoon. Center Liam Robbins was also named Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-SEC, per the coaches.

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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].    
Frankie Sheehy, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Frankie Sheehy ('24) wrote for The Hustler Sports section and graduated from the College of Arts and Science with majors in economics and law, history and society. He was also the president of the Vanderbilt Chess Club and a superfan of the Chicago White Sox. You can reach him at [email protected].
Anseley Philippe, Staff Writer and Photographer
Anseley Philippe ('25) is a potential biomedical engineering and Spanish double-major who aspires to be an immunologist. Outside of The Hustler, he can be found queuing up at 2301, wandering around campus during his evening promenades or trying to keep up with his Spanish. He can be reached at [email protected].
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