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Vanderbilt guard Brinae Alexander is enjoying a successful senior season on West End.

Brinae Alexander: An Untraditional Path to Excellence

Jonah Barbin, Staff Writer January 12, 2022
Brinae Alexander’s once linear progression in the basketball world has faced quite a few detours at the collegiate level, but through perseverance and sheer talent, the senior star has thrived the whole way through.
Scotty Pippen Jr. dribbles around a defender against Kentucky on Jan. 11, 2022.

Commodores can’t hang with Kentucky, drop second straight 78-66

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor January 11, 2022
The Kentucky Wildcats went on a 19-6 run to close the first half and never looked back, beating Vanderbilt in Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday night.
Clark Lea and his staff have had an impressive offseason (Vanderbilt Athletics).

SMITH: Clark Lea’s offseason more important than anything he’s done so far

Bryce Smith, Deputy Sports Editor January 11, 2022
Despite a 2-10 season, Clark Lea has had a monumental offseason landing Vanderbilt’s best recruiting class since 2013 and making necessary changes on his coaching staff.
Jerry Stackhouse huddles his team during Vanderbilt loss to South Carolina on Jan. 4, 2022.

Commodores look to avenge recent close losses to Kentucky on Tuesday

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor January 10, 2022
The Vanderbilt Commodores have yet to beat Kentucky under Jerry Stackhouse, but have consistently given the blue-blood Wildcats tough games.
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PODCAST: Thoughts on Student Attendance Policy, Previewing Big Blue

Justin Hershey and Bryce Smith January 10, 2022
This week on the Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, Justin Hershey and Bryce Smith debrief Vanderbilt's new policy restricting student attendance during Commodores Care week and check-in with both Vanderbilt basketball teams.
Jordan Wright rises for a 3-pointer against Loyola Chicago on Dec. 10, 2021.

SEC Basketball Power Rankings: Highlighting Every Team’s Most Valuable Player

Jayce Pollard and Aiden Rutman January 10, 2022
The SEC is a wild rat-race of a conference where up is down and down is up; accordingly, we decided to focus on the best players instead of the head-scratching results.
A lawn sign campus encouraging students to mask up

Students criticize Spring 2022 COVID-19 protocol changes

Laila Thomas, Staff Writer January 9, 2022
Many of the policies have faced backlash and sent Vanderbilt students looking for answers.
Forward Jamaine Mann is becoming an important piece of Vanderbilts bench unit.

Jamaine Mann does everything he is asked, making him the ultimate Swiss Army knife for Vanderbilt

Andrew Wilf, Assistant Sports Editor January 9, 2022
Jamaine Mann’s familiarity with transferring schools has helped him in embracing his crucial role in the Jerry Stackhouse system.
Rodney Chatman surveys the floor in Vanderbilts home contest against South Carolina on Jan. 8, 2021.

Vanderbilt falls short against South Carolina, 72-70, losing first SEC home game

Matthew Shipley, Staff Writer January 8, 2022
The Gamecocks outshot the Commodores from the field 55 percent to 39 percent on Saturday, and Vanderbilt fell flat on a last-second opportunity to win the game.
Vanderbilt University students cheer on the Commodores at Memorial Gymnasium during the 2018-19 mens basketball season.

HERSHEY: University athletics attendance policy alienates students, its most important fans

Justin Hershey, Sports Editor January 8, 2022
By not permitting students into athletic events until at least Jan. 24, Vanderbilt University is failing what should be its most prized and important constituency of fans: students.
Nick Howell and Larry Black Jr. will bring valuable experience to West End. (Vanderbilt Athletics)

Vanderbilt hires Larry Black Jr., Nick Howell to defensive football staff

Andrew Wilf, Assistant Sports Editor January 7, 2022

Vanderbilt football has hired Toledo assistant Larry Black Jr. as its new defensive line coach and Nick Howell as its new defensive backs coach per a University release. Black is set to replace Inoke...

Quentin Millora-Brown goes up for a block against Arkansas in Vanderbilts win on Jan. 4, 2021.

Commodores looking to defend home court, keep win streak alive against South Carolina

Connor Campbell, Staff Writer January 7, 2022
After a close win against Arkansas, the Vanderbilt Commodores look to win their first SEC game at home this season against an evenly matched Gamecocks squad.
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