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Sam Loy: The anatomy of a 5-star punter

Sam Loy: The anatomy of a 5-star punter

Max Herz

October 3, 2016

Film of an NFL punter rarely wins over five-star recruits, but when Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh made a late push for a Vanderbilt commit this past January, that’s what it took to keep Sam Loy committed to the Commodores. Newly hired Vanderbilt special teams coordinator Jeff Genyk showed Loy film ...

Commodore Brunch Week 5: Vanderbilt vs. Florida

Commodore Brunch Week 5: Vanderbilt vs. Florida

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

October 3, 2016

On Saturday, Vanderbilt students got up as early as 6 a.m., got dressed and went out to tailgate on gameday. Afterwards, some of them filed into Vanderbilt Stadium, expecting to see either a close upset or a complete blowout by the Florida Gators. Instead, they got two Vanderbilt field goals and...

Dores clipped by Gators in defensive slugfest

Dores clipped by Gators in defensive slugfest

Will Wilson

October 1, 2016

In a game characterized by weak offensive production and strong defense, Vanderbilt football fell at home to Florida 13-6. The first quarter featured minimal offensive production. The only drive where the Vanderbilt offense was moving down the field was ended by a Kyle Shurmur interception. Flori...

Vanderbilt needs more from Kyle Shurmur to beat Gators

Vanderbilt needs more from Kyle Shurmur to beat Gators

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

September 30, 2016

If you ask coach Derek Mason or offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig about the kind of offense they want to run at Vanderbilt, most of the time they'd say "run-first." It's an easy answer, as the offense features one of the premier running backs in the SEC in Ralph Webb. That's not the case this week,...

Behind Enemy Lines: Florida

Behind Enemy Lines: Florida

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016

The Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Robbie Weinstein and the Alligator sports editor Ian Cohen discuss the state of the Commodores and Gators ahead of Saturday’s game. Robbie Weinstein: It sounds like Austin Appleby is likely to start at QB Saturday as normal starter Luke Del Rio recovers from a kne...

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 ...

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