The Vanderbilt Hustler

Simon Gibbs
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the Sports Editor of the Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio.

Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on and

When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring.

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Simon Gibbs, Sports Editor

Nov 24, 2020
Sources: With specialists in quarantine, Vanderbilt soccer’s Sarah Fuller practices with football team (Story)
Nov 24, 2020
Linebacker Dimitri Moore enters transfer portal (Story)
Nov 22, 2020
Vanderbilt captures first SEC Tournament title since 1994 with 3-1 win over Arkansas (Story)
Nov 22, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week Seven: See you later, alligator (Story)
Nov 19, 2020
Debrief with Diermeier: Destination Vanderbilt, community in the face of COVID-19, football and more (Story)
Nov 19, 2020
Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball roster preview (Story)
Nov 19, 2020
Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball roster preview (Story)
Nov 17, 2020
Vanderbilt advances to SEC Tournament semifinals with 4-2 victory over Tennessee (Story)
Nov 17, 2020
Vanderbilt women’s basketball cancels matchup with Tennessee Tech due to COVID-19 quarantines, injuries (Story)
Nov 16, 2020
Vanderbilt amends football attendance policies; basketball to start without spectators (Story)
Nov 15, 2020
Vanderbilt advances to SEC Tournament quarterfinals with 4-0 win over Mississippi State (Story)
Nov 15, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week Six: Another one (Story)
Nov 13, 2020
SEC releases 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule (Story)
Nov 12, 2020
Vanderbilt soccer rounds up top-ranked recruiting class in SEC (Story)
Nov 12, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: State of the SEC, football faces Kentucky, soccer heads to SEC Tournament (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
Soccer Preview: Commodores open SEC Tournament against Mississippi State (Story)
Nov 10, 2020
Women’s Golf: Vanderbilt finishes fourth in Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic; Greg Allen recaps fall season (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
Kansas transfer Issac McBride receives waiver, will be eligible in 2020-21 (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week Five: W0ah, we’re halfway there (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
Vanderbilt men’s basketball releases full 2020-21 schedule (Story)
Nov 05, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Football heads to Starkville, soccer wraps up regular season (Story)
Nov 05, 2020
VU Sports Wired, Nov. 4: Football trends down, soccer trends up (Story)
Nov 01, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week Four: Moore Problems (Story)
Oct 29, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Interviewing Dr. Kristene Kelly and Tommy McClelland (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Press Conference Notes: Mason discusses return to play, COVID protocols (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Soccer picks up a win, VandyBoys compete in Black and Gold, Football practices (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
From football to baseball, Ben Bresnahan is rooted in his commitment to Vanderbilt (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Vanderbilt athletic director Candice Storey Lee discusses COVID-19 testing, Derek Mason’s future and facility upgrades (Story)
Oct 18, 2020
Recapping Vanderbilt baseball’s Black and Gold Series (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: COVID-19 strikes, another soccer loss, Black and Gold Series preview (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Tim Corbin, Kumar Rocker, Cooper Davis talk Black and Gold series, MLB Draft (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
VU Sports Wired, Oct. 14: Commodores crumble against South Carolina (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
Sources: Week Four Vanderbilt-Missouri game to be postponed due to COVID-19 (Story)
Oct 11, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week Three: Anchor Way, Way Down (Story)
Oct 10, 2020
Vanderbilt loses third straight to South Carolina 41-7 (Story)
Oct 10, 2020
Vanderbilt to play South Carolina shorthanded due to COVID-19 quarantines, injuries (Story)
Oct 09, 2020
Vanderbilt athletics enhances preventative measures for sexual assault (Story)
Oct 08, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: South Carolina Week (Story)
Oct 08, 2020
VU Sports Wired, Oct. 8: An ugly loss to LSU and a visit from the Gamecocks (Story)
Oct 04, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week Two: Tiger bait (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
Vanderbilt to wear retro ‘Vandy’ helmets against LSU (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
VU Sports Wired, Sept. 30: Breaking down Vanderbilt’s loss to Texas A&M (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Reviewing the trip to Texas, Previewing LSU, and Vanderbilt Soccer heads to Missouri (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Vanderbilt to allow ‘limited’ student attendance for home opener against LSU (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
Commodore Brunch Week One: Things are looking up (Story)
Sep 24, 2020
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Football is back, Quarterback Talk, Soccer goes to Knoxville (Story)
Sep 24, 2020
Sources: Ken Seals expected to start at quarterback Week One (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
‘There’s no Rosetta Stone that teaches football’: How Camden Coleman walked-on—without ever having played the sport (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Five Commodores unavailable for Week One due to injuries, opt out, quarantine (Story)
Sep 20, 2020
Vanderbilt soccer overcomes deficit, opens season with 3-2 win over Kentucky (Story)
Sep 20, 2020
Newfound Black Student-Athlete Group to hold registration drive at Vanderbilt Stadium on National Voter Registration Day (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Vanderbilt women’s basketball promotes Marqu’es Webb to assistant coach (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
Derek Mason, Ted Roof address defensive coaching adjustment (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Vanderbilt hires Tommy McClelland and Kristene Kelly as deputy athletic directors (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Vanderbilt announces no fans will be allowed to attend football games through October (Story)
Sep 10, 2020
QB Chronicles: Moving at the speed of Wright (Story)
Sep 05, 2020
Allan George proposes to Katlyn Richardson in viral video (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
Chancellor Diermeier discusses Vanderbilt athletics on 102.5 The Game (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
‘The strangest time I’ve had in my career’: Darren Ambrose talks shutdown, abbreviated season (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
Multiple Vanderbilt football and soccer players test positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
Vanderbilt lineman Stephen Spanellis opts out, two quarterbacks released from quarantine (Story)
Aug 30, 2020
Corbin inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame; Rocker, VandyBoys, Bulanova and Wallace honored (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
Southeastern Conference outlines abbreviated seasons for Vanderbilt soccer and cross country (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Vanderbilt resumes football practice after positive COVID-19 tests (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Dimitri Moore opts back into 2020 football season (Story)
Aug 24, 2020
Multiple Vanderbilt lacrosse players test positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Aug 21, 2020
BREAKING: Vanderbilt pauses football activities, moves some student-athletes into isolation housing (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
BREAKING: Multiple Vanderbilt football players test positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Aug 20, 2020
Vanderbilt’s quarterback competition is underway (Story)
Aug 19, 2020
Vanderbilt ‘considering all options’ related to athletics attendance (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
SEC football schedule released, Vanderbilt to open at Texas A&M (Story)
Aug 17, 2020
GIBBS: Derek Mason cannot sit idly and ‘let our messengers handle the message’ (Story)
Aug 16, 2020
College football cancellations, explained: how did we get here? (Story)
Aug 16, 2020
Four Vanderbilt football players opt out of 2020 season, per ESPN (Story)
Aug 07, 2020
Vanderbilt football adds LSU, Mississippi State to 2020 schedule (Story)
Jul 30, 2020
Southeastern Conference moves to conference-only football schedule, season to begin Sept. 26 (Story)
Jul 20, 2020
Vanderbilt terminates at least ten athletics communications positions in effort to ‘[integrate] athletics with the university’s overall communications efforts’ (Story)
Jun 26, 2020
Multiple Vanderbilt football players accused of sexual misconduct (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
10 changes to your Vanderbilt fall semester (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Vanderbilt athletics announces return to campus plan, football conducts voluntary workouts (Story)
Jun 15, 2020
Ty Duvall signs with Seattle Mariners (Story)
Jun 14, 2020
Harrison Ray signs with Toronto Blue Jays (Story)
Jun 11, 2020
MLB Draft: Mason Hickman drafted by Cleveland Indians in fifth round (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
MLB Draft: Austin Martin drafted 5th overall by Toronto Blue Jays (Story)
May 22, 2020
SEC lifts ban, Vanderbilt provides no timeline for return of student-athletes (Story)
May 21, 2020
Q&A: Candice Storey Lee speaks with The Hustler after being named Vanderbilt’s athletic director (Story)
May 21, 2020
Candice Storey Lee to serve as permanent athletic director (Story)
May 20, 2020
Q&A: Comedian Nate Bargatze talks lifelong Vanderbilt fandom, favorite Commodore moments (Story)
May 18, 2020
“The Last Dance” Episodes 9 and 10: Was losing really a possibility? (Story)
May 18, 2020
SEC pledges $100K to Vanderbilt’s tornado relief funds (Story)
May 14, 2020
Longtime college friends Tim Corbin and Todd Fitch reunited on West End (Story)
May 13, 2020
Men’s Golf: John Augenstein named SEC Player of the Year (Story)
May 11, 2020
Vanderbilt Basketball parts ways with coaches David Grace, Ricardo Patton (Story)
May 01, 2020
IN PHOTOS: Hustler Pets (Media)
Apr 30, 2020
‘Dores in the Pros: Recapping the 2020 NFL Draft  (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
BREAKING: Ke’Shawn Vaughn selected by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 NFL Draft (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
2020 NFL Draft Profile: Ke’Shawn Vaughn (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
2020 NFL Draft Profile: Jared Pinkney (Story)
Apr 20, 2020
2020 NFL Draft Profile: Kalija Lipscomb (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Q&A: Jerry Stackhouse talks virtual recruiting, previews personnel for next season (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Students petition for room and board adjustments (Story)
Apr 11, 2020
Vanderbilt doctors, engineers develop functional ventilator design to combat shortage (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
Student starts petition to extend pass/fail deadline (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Sophomore forward Aaron Nesmith declares for 2020 NBA Draft (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
Watch: Jared Bauman, Jacob Rome take on Veer Shah, Shun Ahmed in Vanderbilt student body presidential debate (Story)
Mar 14, 2020
BREAKING: Vanderbilt student tests positive for coronavirus at student health center (Story)
Jan 03, 2020
After 20 years in the Air Force, David Grace finds home in Memorial (Story)
Dec 30, 2019
Report: Vanderbilt football to hire Todd Fitch as offensive coordinator (Story)
Dec 28, 2019
BREAKING: Vanderbilt football fires coordinators Gerry Gdowski, Jason Tarver (Story)
Nov 29, 2019
Rivalry Week: Commodores look to make history in Knoxville (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
VSG and Campus Dining launch ‘Choose to Reuse’ program (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Commodore Brunch Week Eleven: Rock Bottom (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
GIBBS: VandyBoys’ new identity on full display in loss to Michigan (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
Stackhouse era starts with 83-65 win over Southeast Missouri State (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Vanderbilt Athletics approves widespread alcohol sales at basketball, baseball games (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Interviewing Malcolm Turner, Previewing South Carolina (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Harrison Smith’s remarkable flight to prominence at Vanderbilt (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Bigger than Baseball: Michigan, Vanderbilt and Negro League Baseball Museum to honor David Williams (Story)
Oct 13, 2019
Bruno Reagan hopes to become first Commodore in the XFL (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
For Abbey Carlson, golf comes naturally — like rocket science (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Commodore Brunch Week Four: Survive and Advance (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Ambrose joins the podcast, LSU arrives (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Battle with the Bayou: Revisiting Vanderbilt’s last win over LSU in 1990 (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Jerry Stackhouse named to WNBA players’ union board of advocates (Story)
Aug 31, 2019
Commodores offense struggles, falls 30-6 to Georgia in opener (Story)
Aug 31, 2019
It’s Bowl or Bust for the 2019 Vanderbilt Commodores, according to SEC Nation (Story)
Aug 31, 2019
The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Football is Back! (Story)
Aug 25, 2019
One Last Chance: Dontye Carriere-Williams brings grit to Vanderbilt secondary (Story)
Aug 18, 2019
GIBBS: Vanderbilt Athletics approving alcohol sales adds to Malcolm Turner’s impressive start (Story)
Jun 26, 2019
National Champions: Vanderbilt Commodores capture program’s second College World Series Title (Story)
Jun 26, 2019
Vanderbilt’s keys to success in Game Three of College World Series Final (Story)
Jun 24, 2019
Michigan defeats Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game One of College World Series Final (Story)
Jun 23, 2019
Tim Corbin faces former assistant Erik Bakich in World Series Final (Story)
Jun 14, 2019
Facing elimination, Kumar Rocker notches historic, 19 strikeout no-hitter (Story)
Jun 13, 2019
Three Up, Three Down: Vanderbilt’s guide to Omaha (Story)
Jun 09, 2019
Commodores defeat Duke, punch ticket to College Baseball World Series (Story)
Jun 05, 2019
The Vanderbilt Hustler Summer Sports Podcast: Previewing Duke, Dissecting Regionals (Story)
May 31, 2019
Southeastern Conference revises alcohol policy, Malcolm Turner provides insight (Story)
May 09, 2019
Former pitcher JJ Bleday is now Vanderbilt’s home run king (Story)
May 04, 2019
Commodores stomping on home plate, trampling their opponents (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
Joejuan Williams taken by New England Patriots in 2019 NFL Draft (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
NFL Network analysts offer insight into Williams, Shurmur (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
2019 NFL Draft Profile: Joejuan Williams (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
VU Sports Wired Season Finale: 2018-19 Vanderbilt Athletics Awards (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Vanderbilt Basketball hires David Grace as Associate Head Coach (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio Season Finale: Stacking up assistants (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: Stackhouse and students (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Lunch with Jerry Stackhouse: Bringing the Memorial Magic back to Vanderbilt students (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: Stack in the House? (Story)
Mar 28, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 Special Edition: Catching Footballs and a Basketball Coach (Story)
Mar 24, 2019
GIBBS: Why Becky Hammon is the woman for the Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball job (Story)
Mar 24, 2019
Who’s next? 10 potential candidates for the Vanderbilt Basketball coaching vacancy (Story)
Mar 23, 2019
Commodores complete sweep with 14-4 rout of Florida (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
VU Sports Wired March 20: Pitching Madness (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: The Rocker Effect (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Commodores out-pitch Florida, win the first leg 5-0 (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: Just Drew It? (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Vanderbilt falls 69-52 to Texas A&M in SEC tournament (Story)
Mar 10, 2019
Joe Toye: A leader, a contributor, and a Commodore for life (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: What’s up with these midweek games? (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Commodores upset at home by Austin Peay 7-6 (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
David Price reflects on David Williams and the brotherhood of Vanderbilt Baseball (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Remembering David Williams: Tributes from colleagues, friends and student-athletes (Story)
Feb 10, 2019
Vanderbilt community reacts to David Williams’ passing with the same passion he embodied (Story)
Feb 09, 2019
Commodores “learned that things are more important than basketball” in Saturday night defeat against Alabama (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
VU Sports Wired February 6: Quarterbacks and fastballs (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio February 6: Turner’s student outreach (Story)
Feb 03, 2019
Malcolm’s Turn: New athletic director Malcolm Turner is ready to bring Vanderbilt into the future (Story)
Feb 03, 2019
Vanderbilt falls to Tennessee 82-65 at home (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
VU Sports Wired January 30th, 2019: How right is the Bryce? (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Vanderbilt demolished by Kentucky Wildcats 87-52 (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Vanderbilt loses heartbreaker in overtime to #1 Tennessee (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Commodores let another lead slip away against South Carolina (Story)
Jan 12, 2019
Vanderbilt loses first half lead, falls to Kentucky at Rupp Arena (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball falls short to Texas A&M at home (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
VU Sports Wired January 9, 2019: Malcolm in McGugin (Story)
Dec 28, 2018
Will he stay or will he go? Inside Ke’Shawn Vaughn’s career night in Houston (Story)
Dec 08, 2018
Bryce Drew’s legacy: “taking this program to places it has never been to before” (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball to hold open tryouts (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Vanderbilt student-athlete Turner Cockrell dies after long battle with cancer (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
VU Sports Wired November 28: Rocky Mountain Mason? (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: Garland’s got it (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Whatever you do, don’t forget about Aaron Nesmith (Story)
Nov 04, 2018
Vanderbilt Soccer’s freshmen leading the charge to the NCAA Tournament (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
Sam Dobbs: The Marvel of Music City (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: Hogs and hardwood (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
VU Sports Wired October 24: Kumar is Rockin’ (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
The Hustler Sports 20 on VandyRadio: Play calls, playoffs and Darius Garland (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Darren Ambrose’s hard-fought journey to the top of the SEC (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Saben Lee and Darius Garland make strides to gel as a point guard unit (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Vanderbilt Football By the Numbers: What happened? (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
VU Sports Wired September 26: Backfield conundrum (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
History in the Making: How practice has made perfect for the Commodores (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
For Vanderbilt Football, there are no moral victories. At all. (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Saved by the Bat: The True Power of Sports (Story)
Sep 09, 2018
Commodore Brunch Week Two: On to the next one (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
VU Sports Wired September 5, 2018: Football starting, Soccer rolling (Story)
Sep 03, 2018
‘Dores in the Pros: Where are They Now? (Story)
Aug 29, 2018
The Three-Headed Monster: Making sense of Vanderbilt’s backfield (Story)
Aug 19, 2018
The First Three: MTSU, Nevada, and Notre Dame (Story)
May 14, 2018
Go-Getter Gonzalez: Jayson Gonzalez’s never-ending quest for greatness (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
BREAKING: Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford commits to Indiana over Vanderbilt, Kansas (Story)
Apr 29, 2018
Bullpen struggles, Commodores drop rubber match to South Carolina (Story)
Apr 15, 2018
Commodores win first game of Ole Miss doubleheader in exciting, walk-off fashion (Story)
Apr 14, 2018
Vanderbilt Bowling wins second National Championship (Story)
Feb 17, 2018
Commodores refuse to quit, fight from behind to beat Florida 71-68 (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Corbin, Commodores ready to meet expectations with stellar freshmen (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
The Vanderbilts defeat the Bulldogs of Georgia in basket ball match (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
Three Thoughts: LaChance shines in victory over TCU (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Is the SEC the new basketball powerhouse? (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
2017 Vanderbilt Hustler Football Awards (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Three thoughts: Vanderbilt avoids bad upset against UNC Asheville (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
SEC Football Power Rankings: Week 12 (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
From West Africa to West End: Ejike Obinna’s remarkable journey to Vanderbilt (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week 10 (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week Nine (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Vanderbilt Football: A team of brotherly love (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
SEC Power Rankings: Week Six (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Mason wants the Commodores to “strain to finish.” What does he mean? (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week Five: Internet Meme Edition (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week Four: Tebow Time (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
An ode to Mason-isms: A look at Coach Mason’s finest phrases (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week Three: Movies from 2011 (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week Two: Song Titles Edition (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
SEC Power Rankings Week One: Nashville food edition (Story)