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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: Stackin or Stackout? Jayce goes to Vegas and VandyBoys huge matchup with Gamecocks

On episode 27 of Live from West End, Jayce Pollard joins Bryce Smith and Aiden Rutman to discuss a busy week in Vanderbilt Athletics, including basketball offseason news, bowling and baseball.
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Ezra Manjon dunks on Yale, as photographed on March 14, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto)

On a very special edition of Live from West End, Staff Writer and Bowling beat writer Jayce Pollard makes his podcast debut with Sports Editor Bryce Smith and Deputy Sports Editor Aiden Rutman. The trio discusses the past week of news in Men’s Basketball, including Jerry Stackhouse’s linkage to the NBA, Adam Mazarei’s departure and the latest transfer portal news. Then, they move on to discuss Vanderbilt Bowling’s trip to the NCAA Final Four, outlining their previous victory in the first round, Jayce’s trip to Vegas to cover the team, and what Mabel Cummins and the Commodores need to do to bring home its first national championship since 2018. The groups ends with a preview of the VandyBoys’ pivotal weekend matchup with South Carolina and another section of Anything But Vandy.

Further Reading

Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball Offseason Notebook: Making sense of the mess: Who’s in, and who’s out for Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball? And which camp is Jerry Stackhouse in?

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About the Contributors
Aiden Rutman, Deputy Sports Editor
Aiden Rutman ('25) is a student in Peabody College majoring in human and organizational development and minoring in communication studies. He was previously the Sports Podcast Producer. In addition to writing, 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].
Jayce Pollard, Assistant Sports Specialist
Jayce Pollard (‘25) is a student in the College of Arts and Science majoring in public policy and economics and minoring in data science and Spanish. Outside of writing for The Hustler, you can catch Jayce trying to learn the rules of soccer, hating on the Arkansas Razorbacks and being chronically on Twitter.
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, Photography Director
Barrie Barto ('25) is majoring in medicine, health & society with minors in communication of science and technology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as a staff photographer. 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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