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Freshman Payton Willis prepared for major role with Commodores

Freshman Payton Willis prepared for major role with Commodores

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

The key to Vanderbilt men’s basketball’s 2016-17 season may lie in the hands of an untested freshman. A year ago, the Commodores shouldered huge expectations with a team full of experience at every position. Point guard Wade Baldwin IV was coming off a strong freshman season and looked like the...

Commodore Brunch Week 7: What just happened?

Commodore Brunch Week 7: What just happened?

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

October 16, 2016

What? Huh? How? Really? They did what? They had how many yards? It was on the road? Should we stay on fall break forever? If you've asked any of these questions in the past 24 hours after Vanderbilt beat Georgia 17-16 on the road on Saturday, you are not alone. The game had all...

Three games to watch: Week 7

Three games to watch: Week 7

Jordan Grapentine

October 14, 2016

After a relatively uneventful Week 6 of college football, Week 7 aims to please. No. 1 and No. 2 both travel to face Top 10 conference opponents — a recipe for a shake-up at the top — and the SEC West serves up an interesting game as well. No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin This is the marquee...

Behind enemy lines: Georgia

Behind enemy lines: Georgia

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

The Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Robbie Weinstein and Red & Black assistant sports editor Wilson Alexander discuss the state of the Bulldogs ahead of Saturday’s game. Robbie Weinstein: UGA has been up and down, but the 4-2 record seems decent enough based on who they’ve played. How ...

Three matchups to watch: Georgia

Three matchups to watch: Georgia

Jack Fader

October 13, 2016

The Commodores travel to Athens, Georgia, this week to try to get back on track in the SEC. Here are three key matchups that could decide the game. Ralph Webb vs. his left ankle injury Ralph Webb, who is currently second in the SEC in rushing yards with 682, left Saturday’s loss to Kentucky with an...

SEC football power rankings: Week 7

SEC football power rankings: Week 7

Torben Ginsberg

October 11, 2016

Several SEC matchups this past weekend have led to some shake-ups in the rankings, although the top spot remains unchanged. Alabama (Last week: 1) This might finally be the year when Alabama’s offense is as good, if not better, than its defense, which is absolutely terrifying. The Crimson Tid...

Kalija Lipscomb making unprecedented noise early

Kalija Lipscomb making unprecedented noise early

Max Schneider, Associate Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

It’s rare that true freshmen are going to make an immediate impact, and fans and coaches alike know that their time will come down the road. For the most part, collegiate teams are built upon veteran leadership and experience.   Vanderbilt football is no exception, as game-in and game-out the upperclassmen ar...

Behind enemy lines: Kentucky

Behind enemy lines: Kentucky

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

October 6, 2016

Kentucky Kernel sports editor Anthony Crawford joined the Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Robbie Weinstein to discuss the state of the Wildcats ahead of Saturday’s game. Robbie Weinstein: It looks like Kentucky has rebounded slightly from a horrible start to the season, beating South Carolina ...

Three games to watch: Week 6

Three games to watch: Week 6

Max Schneider, Associate Sports Editor

October 6, 2016

Week 5 in college football knocked a ton of teams out of playoff contention, but still football fans are left wondering which remaining teams are for real. Those questions will likely be answered in our three games to watch this week. No. 9 Tennessee at No. 8 Texas A&M: Are there really any ...

Vanderbilt soccer starts SEC season strong

Vanderbilt soccer starts SEC season strong

Alejandro Monzon

October 5, 2016

With only a single SEC loss this season, Vanderbilt’s women’s soccer team has accumulated the same amount of conference wins in five games as it did throughout the entirety of last season. Taking down Mississippi State, Texas A&M, LSU and Tennessee in consecutive games, the team’s 4-1 SEC rec...

The psychology of losing: a vicious cycle

The psychology of losing: a vicious cycle

Sarah Anne McKenzie

October 5, 2016

On Saturday, fans witnessed two strong defenses battle it out as Vanderbilt looked to seal its first home victory against Florida in over two decades. The home side forced two three-and-outs on Florida’s first two drives, clearly determined not to be discounted. The Commodores outgained Florida in t...

SEC football power rankings: Week 6

SEC football power rankings: Week 6

Jack Fader

October 3, 2016

The Hustler sports staff sat down Sunday night to discuss the action in the SEC this past weekend. While there were few upsets, this week is shaping up to be a good one (including a battle at the bottom). Alabama (Last week: 1) Alabama overcame a relatively slow start against Kentucky. The defense managed to ...

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