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Three games to watch: Week 5

Three games to watch: Week 5

Max Schneider, Associate Sports Editor

September 27, 2016

Week 5 in college football features three games in which Top 10 teams face off against one another, a situation that’s sure to shake up the playoff picture. There’s no need to look further than those three games for our three games to watch this week. No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington: Stanf...

SEC football power rankings: Week 5

SEC football power rankings: Week 5

Steve Sherk

September 27, 2016

After the SEC saw several key early-season matchups play out last weekend, the Hustler staff sat down and worked out our updated power rankings for the conference (including a rise in the rankings by the Commodores). 1)  Alabama (Last week: 1) No surprise here, as Alabama not only has a firm gr...

Three matchups to watch: Florida

Three matchups to watch: Florida

Jack Fader

September 26, 2016

After an exhilarating 31-30 overtime win at Western Kentucky last weekend, Vanderbilt returns home to face SEC foe Florida this Saturday. Here are three key matchups that could determine whether Vanderbilt can earn its third win of the year or if the Gators will escape Nashville with a road victory. Kyle Shurmur...

Commodore Brunch Week 4: Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky

Commodore Brunch Week 4: Vanderbilt vs. Western Kentucky

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

September 26, 2016

Did the ending to this week's matchup between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers leave you in disbelief? You weren't alone. As in, important people had already called the game for the Hilltoppers. ESPN sent an errant alert with a final score of 24-23 for WKU after Vanderbilt's...

Fake Vanderbilt stadium naming contest final vote

Fake Vanderbilt stadium naming contest final vote

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

September 26, 2016

Last week, we asked you to submit your best names for the new Vanderbilt football stadium being dreamed up by Athletic Director David Williams. We received 70 entries, including some serious and not-so-serious ones. Thank you to everyone that submitted a name. Now, we've selected the 10 best names...

Commodores earn their second straight shutout

Commodores earn their second straight shutout

Sarah Anne McKenzie

September 25, 2016

Vandy thrashed Louisiana State University in what was an exciting match to kick off the week. The Commodores kept a clean sheet to emerge from Sunday’s match with a 3-0 victory. Overall, the opening minutes of this game revealed a much improved Vanderbilt team since the start of the season. With a ...

Three games to watch: Week 4

Three games to watch: Week 4

Karim Oliver

September 23, 2016

It might not have all of the glamorous matchups that Week 3 had, but Week 4 offers a number of entertaining contests all over the country. Here are the Hustler's three games to watch for this weekend. No. 19 Florida at No. 14 Tennessee: This is a critical game in the battle to see who gets rock...

Vanderbilt stuns 14th-ranked Texas A&M

Vanderbilt stuns 14th-ranked Texas A&M

Elias Ukule

September 22, 2016

The Commodores showed their steel Thursday as they dominated at home to defeat No. 14 Texas A&M 2-0 after goals from freshmen Nia Dorsey and Jackie Welch. Vanderbilt dominated possession early in the first half, with a few spells of attacking from the Aggies, but did not seem to threaten the o...

SEC football power rankings: Week 4

SEC football power rankings: Week 4

Torben Ginsberg

September 21, 2016

The Vanderbilt Hustler sports staff bunkered down earlier this week to work out a fresh batch of power rankings. Will Vanderbilt occupy the cellar? Read on to find out. 1) Alabama (Last week: 1) The defense showed signs of weakness for the first time this season but still managed two defensive...

Commodore Brunch Week 3: Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech

Commodore Brunch Week 3: Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

Is it finally over? Is it safe to survey the damage now? Yes, this column is being published on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday, simply because I was hiding in my panic room to get away from that monstrosity that was Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Tech. Now that the blitzkrieg has subsided, it's time...

What should the new Vanderbilt football stadium be called?

What should the new Vanderbilt football stadium be called?

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

Last week, Adam Sparks of the Tennessean reported that Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams wants to push up plans to build a new football stadium on campus. Williams is planning on meeting with university planners and financial officers soon because he thinks "when you look at SEC stadiums, we are not in ...

Commodores in for challenge against Georgia Tech offense

Commodores in for challenge against Georgia Tech offense

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016

The hallmark of the 2016 Vanderbilt football team is the defensive unit under head coach Derek Mason. In its second season under Mason acting as defensive coordinator, the defense has garnered national attention for its prowess at slowing down even the most high-powered offenses. However, this week...