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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.

IN PHOTOS: Spring Sports Special

The Commodores go strong halfway through the baseball season and conclude the basketball season with mixed results.
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Josh Rehders
The players line up for the national anthem before Vanderbilt’s game against Auburn, as photographed on March 16, 2024. (Hustler Multimedia/Josh Rehders)

Men’s Basketball

Men’s basketball concluded its season after its last road game against No.15 Kentucky on March 5. Finishing with 4-14 in conference play and 9-23 overall, the Commodores had a rough season of men’s basketball, ending second-to-last in the SEC. Following the season, Tyrin Lawrence, Paul Lewis, Collin Smith and Jason Rivera-Torres entered the transfer portal. Additionally, Vanderbilt decided to fire the current men’s basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse and hire Mark Byington as the new coach for next season.  

Lacrosse

Vanderbilt started off the season with a dominating 19-4 win against Central Michigan. The trend continued as the Commodores defeated Kennesaw State, improving their record to 10-0 all-time against the Owls.

Baseball

The VandyBoys have secured a record of 20-6 overall and 3-3 in conference play so far this season, blazing past most of its opponents. So far, they have played three series at home. The team had a series sweep against both Florida Atlantic and Auburn and took two of three against Gonzaga.

Game 1

Vanderbilt has a record of 4-0 across series openers at home this season, defeating FAU, Gonzaga, Illinois State and Auburn.

Game 2

The VandyBoys have clinched three out of four home series in the second game this season, dropping a Saturday matchup to FAU, but defeating Gonzaga, Illinois State and Auburn.

Game 3

Tim Corbin has coached a win in each home series this year, but the VandyBoys have only swept two out of four of these series, taking a loss in the rubber match to Gonzaga.

The VandyBoys came off of a season where they won the SEC championship. Coach Tim Corbin worked with the players to start the new season with a power-packed lineup. In most of the home games, VandyBoys succeeded in dominating the Hawk, giving Corbin his 1000th career win in the process.  

Women’s Basketball

Coach Shea Ralph led the women’s basketball team to a successful season this year, finishing the regular season 23-10 overall and 9-7 in conference play. The team is No. 6 seed in SEC and took home accolades for All-SEC honors. The Commodores exited the SEC Tournament early after falling to the Gators, but earning a place in the NCAA Tournament was a step in the right direction. The ladies made it into the round of 64 after a First Four win against Columbia but fell to Baylor 80-63 in the following game.

March Madness
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About the Contributors
Ophelia Lu
Ophelia Lu, Deputy Photography Editor
Ophelia Lu (’26) is from Los Angeles and is double majoring in biomedical and electrical engineering in the School of Engineering. She previously served as a staff photographer. When not covering events and sports games for The Hustler, you can find her listening to a lot of music, studying at Starbucks or lying on Alumni lawn. She can be reached at [email protected].
Josh Rehders
Josh Rehders, Former Photography Director
Josh Rehders ('24) is from Houston and is studying computer science in the School of Engineering. When he is not shooting for The Hustler, Vanderbilt Athletics or freelancing, he enjoys finding new music and good food. He can be reached at [email protected].
Vince Lin
Vince Lin, Deputy Videography Editor
Vince Lin (‘27) is from Zanesville, Ohio, and is majoring in computer science. Vince also serves as a graphics and photography staffer. Outside of school, you can find him at the gym, rowing, lifting weights, playing games with friends or sleeping. You can reach him at [email protected].
Nikita Rohila
Nikita Rohila, Senior Staff Photographer
Nikita Rohila ('25) is from a small town in Arkansas and is majoring in psychology and medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as Deputy Social Media Director. During her free time, she enjoys roaming around the city and getting cinematic-style shots for her photography account! You can reach her at [email protected].
Megan Landis
Megan Landis, Staff Photographer
Megan Landis (‘27) is from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and studies engineering in the School of Engineering. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her listening to music, reading or spending way too much money at shops around Nashville. You can reach her at [email protected].
Nour Abida
Nour Abida, Staff Photographer
Nour Abida ('25) is majoring in political science and medicine, health and society with a minor in Spanish in the College of Arts and Science. She is from Tunis, Tunisia. You can reach her at [email protected].
Miguel Beristain
Miguel Beristain, Senior Staff Photographer
Miguel Beristain (’24) is a philosophy and cellular and molecular biology double major in the College of Arts and Science from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. When not shooting for The Hustler, he can usually be found playing Magic the Gathering, exploring new restaurants or practicing guitar. He can be reached at .
Ashley Hofflander
Ashley Hofflander, Staff Photographer
Ashley Hofflander (‘27) is from Las Vegas, and is planning on majoring in medicine, health and society with a business minor on the pre-dental track. When not taking photos for The Hustler, she is probably at a coffee shop doing work and listening to music. You can reach her at [email protected].
Harmony Wang
Harmony Wang, Staff Photographer
Harmony Wang (’26) is from Taipei, Taiwan, and studies political science and human and organizational development at Peabody College. When not shooting for The Hustler or freelance work, you can find her in the gym, spending time in nature and running to get her third coffee of the day. She can be reached at [email protected].
Alessandra Salvini
Alessandra Salvini, Staff Photographer
Alessandra Salvini (‘27) is majoring in political science in the College of Arts and Science. Outside of The Hustler, she loves live music, sports and being outdoors. She can be reached at [email protected].
Anseley Philippe
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].
Lana English
Lana English, Staff Photographer
Lana English (‘27) is from St. Louis and is majoring in neuroscience in the College of Arts and Science. Outside of The Hustler, you can find her drinking coffee, doing New York Times word games or getting nostalgic looking at old pictures. You can reach her at [email protected].
Alondra Moya
Alondra Moya, Staff Photographer
Alondra Moya (‘26) is majoring in child development in Peabody College. When not shooting for The Hustler, you can find her spending time outside, at the gym or watching stand-up comedy. You can reach her at [email protected].
George Albu
George Albu, Staff Writer and Photographer
George Albu (‘27) is majoring in medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. When not working for The Hustler, he enjoys taking long walks around campus, reading or watching video essays about anything and everything online. He can be reached at [email protected].
Chloe Pryor
Chloe Pryor, Staff Writer and Photographer
Chloe Pryor (‘26) is from Fort Smith, Ark., and is double majoring in psychology and communications studies. When not writing for The Hustler, you can fund her reading, drawing or running late for class. You can reach her at [email protected].
Payton Ohler
Payton Ohler, Staff Photographer
Payton Ohler (‘27) is majoring in civil engineering in the College of Engineering. Beyond academics, she is involved in SPEAR, Gen Action and Run Club, and loves coffee. She can be reached at [email protected].
Kasey Kautz
Kasey Kautz, Deputy Photography Editor
Kasey Kautz (‘27) is from Weiser, Idaho, and is planning to double major in psychology and medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. When not taking photographs for The Hustler, Kasey enjoys music, volleyball and spending time with friends. He can be reached at [email protected].
Savannah Walske
Savannah Walske, Staff Photographer
Savannah Walske (‘26) is from San Francisco and is double majoring in psychology and Spanish in the College of Arts and Science. When not shooting for The Hustler, you can find her playing guitar, photographing pretty Californian landscapes and obsessing over her dog. You can contact her at [email protected].
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