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The official podcast of VandySports.com, which was founded by podcast host Chris Lee in 2003. VandySports.com is part of the Rivals and Yahoo! networks and is the premier source for objective, independent coverage of major Vanderbilt sports. Opinions expressed are ours only; we are not affiliated or endorsed by Vanderbilt University. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Currey Ingram Academy.

Feb 23, 2018

Chris Lee and Seabass talk Vandy football, baseball and basketball. Topics include Jeff Roberson's outstanding case to be considered among the SEC's best basketball players, what Chris makes of Vanderbilt's 4-1 SEC start (and why the early schedule might not be quite as tough as it looked a week ago), and extensive thoughts on the football roster and the role of coaching in where VU is now and where it needs to be. It's nearly an hour and a half of discussion you don't want to miss!

Feb 21, 2018

Chris Lee and Tim Thompson look at the long-term upside of Max Evans and Ejike Obinna, and Chris asks Tim what Bryce Drew's track record looks like if he's at VU a decade from now. Other topics include Jeff Roberson's All-SEC candidacy, how the lack of a rim protector is contributing to poor defense, and Joe Toye's role next season. 

Feb 21, 2018

Chris Lee and Tim Thompson have an interesting discussion of upside for a few players on the current roster, as well as what the program could accomplish if coach Bryce Drew is here for another decade. Other topics include Jeff Roberson's All-SEC candidacy, VU's major defensive struggles and the harm done by not having a rim protector, and Joe Toye's role next year. 

Feb 20, 2018

Former Commodore basketball great Perry Wallace passed away in December, and his biographer, Stong Inside author Andrew Maraniss, joins us to talk about his life. Maraniss shares stories from the book as well as from Wallace's memorial service at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19, and his last conversation with Wallace just days before he died. It's a 40-minute conversation on a life well lived, and one that will have an impact for decades beyond his death.

Feb 19, 2018

Vanderbilt got a basketball win over Florida and a baseball series win over a ranked Duke baseball team. Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss both. On the hoops end, talk centers around some statistical oddities for the season, Jeff Roberson, as well as some of the best finishes the two have seen at Memorial Gym. On the baseball side, they discuss terrific weekends from several freshmen and what stood out there. That, and much more, in an hour-long podcast.

Feb 16, 2018

Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Cutler Klein joins the podcast to talk about the significance of Romeo Langford's visit for the Florida game, and what students may have planned for that. The two also discuss the baseball team and its brutal schedule, and some things to watch for as the season begins.

Feb 15, 2018

Vanderbilt's Riley LaChance hit a last-second 3-pointer to lead the Commodores past Mississippi State. Vanderbilt radio color commentator Tim Thompson joins the podcast to talk about it. Topics include a wild last eight seconds that included a number of controversial calls, great play off the bench from Payton Willis and Joe Toye, the usual great game from Jeff Roberson, and a big game against Florida with an important recruit in town. 

Feb 13, 2018

Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin joins the podcast for nearly an hour to preview the season and answer listener questions. Corbin gives a good run-down of his roster and who may play where, talks about the schedule, answers questions relating to on-field and recruiting strategy, and a whole lot more. 

Feb 12, 2018

Mitch Light joins the podcast to talk Vandy hoops and baseball. Topics include the Georgia win and the Arkansas loss, the role of officiating in style of play, whether the FBI scandal will deepen with in the SEC, some preseason baseball talk, and more.

Feb 9, 2018

Chris Lee and Seabass open the podcast with discussion of Luke Kornet and several other athletes who have, or will soon, represent Vanderbilt well. The two talk about the close to the football signing class, and whether Vanderbilt should extensively target another type of "one-and-done," then, talk about some potential shuffles along the offensive line. Discussion moves to Vanderbilt's historical inability to get good defensive linemen, and finally, Chris's theory on why Vanderbilt can pay great salaries to coaches, but has troubles getting funding for other sports-related things. 

Feb 8, 2018

Vanderbilt hoops color commentator Tim Thompson joins the podcast to talk about VU's 81-66 win over Georgia. Topics include how Payton Willis and Joe Toye elevated their games on Wednesday, what coach Bryce Drew has done to help things (and his rebuttal to a few criticisms of Drew) on offense, defending Georgia's Yante Maten, playing for SEC Tournament seeding, future SEC Tournament locations, and more.

Feb 4, 2018

Chris Lee and Mitch Light talk about Vanderbilt's road loss at Auburn, and briefly touch on the road defeat at Kentucky. Topics include putting the schedule in perspective, what kind of record VU would have in a more normal year, another great game from Jeff Roberson, the question as to who VU's fourth-best player is, and much more. 

Feb 2, 2018

Seabass joins the podcast for a variety of topics. The two start with stories from Chris’s radio days of doing Vanderbilt postgame shows, a couple of stats on Vanderbilt’s recent basketball dominance over Auburn, the basketball recruiting outlook, then move into football coaching staff discussion, local 2019 football prospects, and closing the 2018 football class.

Feb 1, 2018

Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Cutler Klein joins the podcast.Topics include the Vandy-Kentucky game, some statistical evidence that the Southeastern Conference has a serious officiating bias problem, why it might be best to start preparing for the SEC Tournament now. The two then get into topics related to the future of Vanderbilt sports and raise two questions that Zeppos needs to answer soon, with an athletics director hire potentially on the horizon. Plus, who the heck of these people on the Vanderbilt University Athletics committee? Also, a revealing history lesson on VU deciding to stay in the SEC in 1995 and conclusions it reached at that time as to why that still apply today, and a whole bunch more.

Jan 31, 2018

Vanderbilt has landed two McDonald's All-Americans in its 2018 recruiting class, and is chasing two more. Vanderbilt basketball color commentator Tim Thompson, a Nike rep who spends time touring facilities across the country in his day job, spends much of the podcast talking about what VU should do to give coach Bryce Drew a better recruiting sell, and also to improve the fan experience. Tim and host Chris Lee also discuss Vanderbilt's overtime loss at Kentucky.

Jan 29, 2018

Vanderbilt upset TCU on Sunday, and once again, Riley LaChance and Jeff Roberson came up big. Chris Lee and Mitch Light talk about those two, and then get into a broader discussion over roster development that includes a comparison of talent level on this team with some of Kevin Stallings' best players. The one-hour podcast ends with Mitch making a draft projection on Kyle Shurmur.

Jan 26, 2018

Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Cutler Klein discusses his interview with athletic director David Williams. Topics include whether Vanderbilt will ever get hockey, potential renovations to Memorial Gym, Vanderbilt putting its money towards capital projects in things other than sports, how VU wants to endow its sports scholarships, and speculation as to Vanderbilt's motivations for not spending more on sports. 

Jan 26, 2018

Chris Lee and Seabass discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame elections for the first 15 minutes or so, then, begin a very interesting discussion on what Vanderbilt can expect if David Williams were to step down. The answers on whether that may happen soon, and what the pool of candidates could look like, may surprise you. The two also talk about players they have a particular interest in following on next year's football team, and have a lengthy discussion about where Kyle Shurmur could go in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jan 24, 2018

Vanderbilt fell 67-62 to Tennessee on Tuesday, but it was no fault of Riley LaChance, who had 25 second-half points. Vanderbilt hoops color commentator offers insights on how VU can better utilize its senior guard, plus, has thoughts on structuring the rotation and what reserves play when. That, and Tim taking listener questions, are all in our latest episode.

Jan 22, 2018

Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss Vanderbilt's win over LSU. Topics include how Chris's computer would have been to blame if Vanderbilt lost, the great games from Saben Lee and Riley LaChance, and whether Bryce Drew can trust his bench and how much starters may need to play from here on. The two then switch to baseball, and talk about the pitching rotation for this year, and then share a few anecdotes about covering sports from their years in the sports media business. 

Jan 19, 2018

Chris Lee and Seabass hit all kinds of topics in a podcast that lasts just over an hour. Topics include the Bryan Reynolds trade to Pittsburgh, Zach Cunningham's rookie year with the Texans (and where he'd go if they held the 2017 NFL Draft again), the odd statement that Miles Jones released when de-committing from Vanderbilt, thoughts on football recruiting targets with the second signing period a couple weeks away, Super Bowl talk, and thoughts on whether the Kevin Stallings staff would have gotten more out of this basketball team than the current one has so far this season.

Jan 18, 2018

Vanderbilt's dismal 6-12 basketball season has left fans depressed. But this week, a reminder of the bright future just around the corner came when commitments Darius Garland and Simi Shittu were named to the McDonald's All-American team (as was VU target Romeo Langford). VU hoops color commentator Tim talks about how those players, as well as transfers Yanni Wetzell and Matt Ryan, can change the future of the program. Tim also addresses some of the issues with this year's team. 

Jan 15, 2018

Chris Lee and Mitch Light have an extensive conversation about Vanderbilt hoops following a three-game losing streak that included a seven-point home loss to Kentucky. The two start the podcast with their reaction to Minnesota's miracle win over New Orleans in the NFL playoffs, which had happened just before they recorded the show. 

Jan 12, 2018

Surprise! Chris Lee and Seabass fail again in an attempt to generate a short podcast. Topics include Vanderbilt and the upcoming MLB Draft, the issues with the hoops roster and whether the current players bear responsibility for what looks like a leadership void, who Vanderbilt may (or may not) land to fill out its football signing class, some interesting dynamics among SEC fan bases in terms of whether they were pulling for Alabama or Georgia to win the national title, and a spirited discussion around the Titans' Marcus Mariota and whether he'll be a top-10 NFL quarterback. 

Jan 11, 2018

D1 Baseball's Aaron Fitt joins the podcast to discuss Vanderbilt baseball. He and Chris Lee talk about nearly everything you'll want to know about this year's team, including which freshmen and upperclassmen will surprise, how the lineup and pitching rotation will take shape, and so much more. 

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