The Vanderbilt Hustler

Tight end Gavin Schoenwald and linebacker Andre Mintze enter the field against UNLV on Oct. 12, 2019. (Hustler Multimedia/Mattigan Kelly)

Vanderbilt lineman Stephen Spanellis opts out, two quarterbacks released from quarantine

September 1, 2020

Stephen Spanellis became the fourth offensive lineman to opt out of the 2020 season.

Defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo will be an important piece to this year's Vanderbilt defense

Film Room: Finding Defensive Playmakers

August 31, 2020

With nearly the entire defense returning, first-year defensive coordinator Ted Roof has plenty of experience to work with.

DC Williams holds back a Georgia player. (Photo by Mattigan Kelly)

Way-Too-Early 2020 SEC Football Power Rankings

August 27, 2020

Late August is usually reserved for Week One power rankings. But with the start of the SEC Football season still a month away, The Hustler put together way-too-early power rankings.

Vanderbilt hosts UNLV on October 12, 2019.

Vanderbilt Schedule Preview: Student Newspaper Edition

August 27, 2020

The Hustler caught up with sports editors from around the conference to ask some preseason questions as football season approaches. Part One includes a preview of Vanderbilt's first five opponents.

Purdue defeats Vandy 42-24 on Saturday, Sept. 7. (Photo by Hunter Long)

Vanderbilt resumes football practice after positive COVID-19 tests

August 26, 2020

After suspending football activities last Friday due to positive COVID-19 tests, the Commodores resumed practice Wednesday morning.

Dimitri Moore celebrates a victory against Mizzou. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Dimitri Moore opts back into 2020 football season

August 25, 2020

Moore, the Commodores' leading tackler in 2019, had previously opted out of the 2020 football season amidst COVID-19 concerns.

BREAKING: Vanderbilt pauses football activities, moves some student-athletes into isolation housing

BREAKING: Vanderbilt pauses football activities, moves some student-athletes into isolation housing

August 21, 2020

After an unspecified number of positive COVID-19 tests, Vanderbilt has paused football-related activities and moved some student-athletes into isolation housing.

Vanderbilt prepares for a home matchup with Northern Illinois in 2019.

BREAKING: Multiple Vanderbilt football players test positive for COVID-19

August 20, 2020

Multiple Vanderbilt football players have tested positive for COVID-19, Vanderbilt athletics confirmed Thursday.

Keyon Brooks rushing against LSU last September in the Commodores 66-38 loss

Film Room: A look at Vanderbilt’s backfield

August 20, 2020

Ke’Shawn Vaughn is gone. Who is up next in the Vanderbilt backfield?

Todd Fitch during his time at Louisiana Tech. Fitch graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1986 (Photo courtesy USA Today Sports)

Vanderbilt’s quarterback competition is underway

August 20, 2020

The Commodores offense may look different than it did in 2019, but one key similarity holds true: a quarterback competition.

UNLV defeats Vanderbilt 34-10 on Saturday, October 11, 2019. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Vanderbilt ‘considering all options’ related to athletics attendance

August 19, 2020

Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee posted a four tweet thread on Tuesday suggesting that the Commodores are still evaluating attendance-related policies.

Head Coach Derek Mason addresses Malcolm Turner's announcement in his Tuesday press conference.

GIBBS: Derek Mason cannot sit idly and ‘let our messengers handle the message’

August 17, 2020

It’s been roughly two months. With each passing day, head coach Derek Mason’s silence becomes more deafening.