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SEC football Week 10 power rankings: Which rap group is your school?

SEC football Week 10 power rankings: Which rap group is your school?

Karim Oliver

November 2, 2016

Have you ever thought about which rapper the 'Dores would be if they were a rap group instead of a college football team? We have too, and here's the result: the definitive rap-group-to-SEC-football-team translator, in the form of our weekly power rankings. 1. Alabama Rap group equivalent: Wu-Ta...

Three matchups to watch: Auburn

Three matchups to watch: Auburn

Jack Fader

November 1, 2016

Vanderbilt heads to Auburn this Saturday for an SEC inter-divisional battle with the No. 9 Tigers. Here are three matchups to watch on the field as the 'Dores hope to upset Auburn as big underdogs. Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway vs. Vanderbilt rush defense Auburn sophomore running back Kamryn Pettw...

Behind enemy lines: Auburn

Behind enemy lines: Auburn

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

November 1, 2016

The Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Robbie Weinstein and the Auburn Plainsman assistant sports editor Sam Butler discuss the state of the Tigers and Commodores ahead of Saturday’s game. Robbie Weinstein: Auburn looks like it has arguably the best rushing attack in the entire country right n...

Five takeaways from Vanderbilt’s 97-63 exhibition victory

Five takeaways from Vanderbilt’s 97-63 exhibition victory

Steve Sherk

October 31, 2016

The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team defeated Division II opponent Bellarmine 97-63 in their first exhibition game Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym. Fans got their first taste of the new-look Commodores under first-year head coach Stephanie White, and the team has a whole new energy than in year...

Trailblazing Commodores prepare for Arkansas in SEC tournament

Trailblazing Commodores prepare for Arkansas in SEC tournament

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

Historically a bottom-tier SEC team, Vanderbilt’s start to the 2016 season wasn’t promising. The Commodores came in at No. 10 in the SEC preseason coaches poll, a tad higher than expected after the loss of several key seniors and leading scorer Simone Charley from a team that finished eighth a y...

Commodores dispatch Bellarmine in first exhibition

Commodores dispatch Bellarmine in first exhibition

Torben Ginsberg

October 30, 2016

New women’s basketball head coach Stephanie White started off her Vanderbilt career on a high note Sunday afternoon, taking care of business against the Bellarmine Knights with a 97-63 victory in the the team’s first exhibition. The Commodores got off to a sloppy start to the game, turning th...

Watch some of the best Vanderbilt Vines

Watch some of the best Vanderbilt Vines

Josh Hamburger

October 28, 2016

Vine announced on Thursday that they will be discontinuing their app sometime in the near future. As an homage to the social media platform, the Vanderbilt Hustler has collected some of the best Vanderbilt-related Vines over the past few years. Tied up in the top of the 10th inning with Texas in ...

Defense’s “bend-but-don’t-break” mentality looks like winning formula

Defense’s “bend-but-don’t-break” mentality looks like winning formula

Max Schneider, Associate Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

“Football is an imperfect game played by imperfect people chasing perfection.” It’s a phrase that head coach Derek Mason has preached to his team over and over again this season, and it seems that the message has gotten through. Vanderbilt is far from perfect, but each week it’s shown an embodime...

Head coach Derek Mason’s salary released as part of national report

Head coach Derek Mason’s salary released as part of national report

Josh Hamburger

October 26, 2016

According to analysis by USA Today, Vanderbilt head football coach Derek Mason will make $2,556,877 for the 2016 season. That salary puts him at 44th in the nation out of the 119 coaches with salary information listed. This season marks the first time that USA Today was able to present this data for Mason, as prior years...

Hustler staff World Series roundtable

Hustler staff World Series roundtable

Robbie Weinstein, Sports Editor

October 25, 2016

The 2016 World Series gets underway Tuesday night. Here's what members of the Hustler staff had to say. Kathy Yuan Aren't the Cubs playing? Max Herz The Cubs were the most likable dominant team in recent sports history until July 25, when they acquired closer Aroldis Chapman from the Yank...

SEC football power rankings: Week 9

SEC football power rankings: Week 9

Jack Fader

October 24, 2016

Week 9 in the SEC featured few upsets, to go with dominance from the top two teams in the rankings this week. 1. Alabama (Last week: 1) The Crimson Tide continue to be the class of the SEC and the entire country. Alabama welcomed previously unbeaten Texas A&M to Tuscaloosa on Saturday, and while...

Can the Vanderbilt Commodores still make a bowl game?

Can the Vanderbilt Commodores still make a bowl game?

Cutler Klein, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

Leading up to the 2016 football season, some experts and pundits picked Vanderbilt to make it to a bowl game for the first time since James Franklin brought the Commodores to three straight bowl games from 2011 to 2014. After a 2-4 start to the season, that idea was put on hold for a bit. However,...

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