The Vanderbilt Hustler

Down 1-0, Kumar Rocker finds himself in a familiar position

Down 1-0, Kumar Rocker finds himself in a familiar position

Max Schneider, Sports Editor

June 25, 2019

There’s a reason it’s a three game series, and Vanderbilt has its ace throwing in Game Two. He’s an ace that nobody seems to have an answer for. Michigan will look to find that answer tonight when they take the field in Omaha. If they can’t, we could be looking at Game Three on Wednesday night.

Michigan defeats Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game One of College World Series Final

Michigan defeats Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game One of College World Series Final

Simon Gibbs, Deputy Sports Editor

June 24, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. -- Game One of the College Baseball World Series final certainly didn't go the way Tim Corbin and his Vanderbilt Commodores had hoped. Just as they've done all postseason, Erik Bakich's Michigan Wolverines came out hot and never gave up. Even when Vanderbilt's Drake Fellows seemed to have...

SCHNEIDER: College World Series Final shows need for third paid assistant

SCHNEIDER: College World Series Final shows need for third paid assistant

Max Schneider, Sports Editor

June 24, 2019

Football and basketball are still undoubtedly the cash cows of college athletics, but college baseball is making a name for itself, particularly with the success of a Northern program like Michigan. It’s time for the sport to adapt to that growth and push some of the revenue toward those helping grow it.

Tim Corbin faces former assistant Erik Bakich in World Series Final

Tim Corbin faces former assistant Erik Bakich in World Series Final

Simon Gibbs, Deputy Sports Editor

June 23, 2019

On Sunday afternoon, Vanderbilt's coach Tim Corbin stood just inches away from the 2019 National Championship Trophy for a photoshoot. Two more wins would grant Corbin's Commodores the privilege of taking that hardware back to Nashville. Surely, the trophy wouldn't be lonely glimmering in a glass...

Vanderbilt pulls off improbable comeback, advances to College World Series Finals

Vanderbilt pulls off improbable comeback, advances to College World Series Finals

Max Schneider, Sports Editor

June 21, 2019

Last year, in the bottom of the ninth, in a winner-take-all Super Regional against Mississippi State, Vanderbilt needed a comeback. They got it from two guys – Pat DeMarco and Ethan Paul – whose home runs sent shockwaves through the college baseball world. That wasn’t enough to make it to Omaha,...

BREAKING: Darius Garland drafted 5th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers

BREAKING: Darius Garland drafted 5th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Max Schneider, Sports Editor

June 20, 2019

Darius Garland may have played just four full games at Vanderbilt, but that didn’t stop him from flying off the draft board. On Thursday night, the former Vanderbilt Commodore and Nashville native was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 5th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA...

NBA Draft Profile: Simi Shittu

NBA Draft Profile: Simi Shittu

Jaime Perez

June 18, 2019

It was over a year and a half ago that 5-star recruit Simi Shittu announced that he was committing to Vanderbilt. The then consensus top-10 recruit ignored all the blue-blood programs chasing him and chose Vandy, completing the school’s greatest incoming freshmen class ever and adding to the exciteme...

2019 NBA Draft Profile: Darius Garland

2019 NBA Draft Profile: Darius Garland

Jaime Perez

June 17, 2019

When Darius Garland announced that he was going to play for Vanderbilt, Commodore fans celebrated knowing the Brentwood Academy star was keeping his talents in Nashville. Expectations immediately rose as the hometown hero became the prized recruit of what was the greatest recruiting class in school hist...

Facing elimination, Kumar Rocker notches historic, 19 strikeout no-hitter

Facing elimination, Kumar Rocker notches historic, 19 strikeout no-hitter

Simon Gibbs, Deputy Sports Editor

June 14, 2019

Well before he had even arrived on West End, Kumar Rocker was the talk of the town. On paper, the flame-throwing freshman seemed like nothing short of a mythological figure. At just 18 years old, he was listed at a whopping 6' 4", 255 pounds. He even had supernatural powers to match his stature, with...

Three Up, Three Down: Vanderbilt’s guide to Omaha

Three Up, Three Down: Vanderbilt’s guide to Omaha

Max Schneider, Betsy Goodfriend, and Simon Gibbs

June 13, 2019

The Commodores have touched down in Omaha. After a Super Regional that featured a blowout loss, a home run barrage, and a historic 19-strikeout no-hitter, Vanderbilt sets its sites on a College World Series run. That quest begins Sunday afternoon in an opening matchup with #7 Louisville. The Commodores...

Commodores clinching Omaha turns heartbreak into heroism

Commodores clinching Omaha turns heartbreak into heroism

Max Schneider, Sports Editor

June 11, 2019

The VandyBoys certainly know how to win. They've done it 54 times this year. But more importantly, they know what it means to lose.