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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 ...

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,...

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