VandySports's podcast

VandySports.com's Chris Lee discusses everything related Vanderbilt football, men's basketball and baseball, from games and off-field news to recruiting. The show frequently features various Vanderbilt insiders.

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Hoops recruiting update, and a look at playing ...
Chris Lee and David Sisk talk for 1:10 about Vanderbilt and Southeastern Conference basketball. Topics include whether Vanderbilt adds another player this spring, whether Saben Lee or Isaac McBride will be on the roster next year, which freshmen can...
71 min
202
NFL Draft preview, and the Seabass mailbag
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about the Big Three and the upcoming NFL Draft, especially as it pertains to Ke'Shawn Vaughn. The two take a litany of mailbag questions covering other sports in a 1:09 podcast. 
69 min
203
Vanderbilt and the 2020 MLB Draft
Chris Lee and New York Dore do an exhaustive breakdown of what the 2021 baseball roster could look like after the draft is over. Is Tyler Brown really returning to VU? Who might come back if the draft is five rounds, but not if it's 10? And will...
30 min
204
Financial ramifications from COVID-19 hit VU, a...
VU interim chancellor Susan Wente announced a $30 million budget shortfall for the academic year. What does that mean for campus and for sports? And when will football start again, and what happens if that's not until the spring? George Plaster and...
35 min
205
How might the 2021 baseball roster look?
Chris Lee and Chip Fridrich discuss Vandy's short 2020 baseball season, and then dive into the 2021 roster. How might the draft affect VU next year? What current players and commitments could go pro? What are the wild cards with next season? The two...
50 min
206
Sizing up the wide receiver corps, next year's ...
Chris Lee and Seabass discuss the wide receiver group now that C.J. Bolar is in the transfer portal, and players who could benefit from Bolar's departure. The two also talk at length about next year's basketball roster, and the potential ramifications...
71 min
207
Losing C.J. Bolar, and other football thoughts
Mitch Light and Chris Lee react to the loss of C.J. Bolar, the receiver who hit the transfer portal on Monday. The two also talk about Tyrin Lawrence and have some thoughts about the latest picks to the VandySports 100.
31 min
208
What does Vanderbilt University really care about?
Chris Lee and George Plaster discuss the general sports climate (and some games they've re-watched during the pandemic) for 20 minutes before jumping into Vanderbilt talk. Today's primary topic is how VU is ignoring its own student newspaper and the...
58 min
209
The state of hoops and hoops recruiting
VandySports recruiting analyst David Sisk joins us to discuss the state of Vanderbilt basketball and recruiting. Topics include the Tyrin Lawrence addition on Thursday, reconciling large differences of opinion on Myles Stute, the enigma of Isaac...
74 min
210
Tyrin Lawrence talk, and the challenge of ratin...
Chris Lee and Seabass discuss Tyrin Lawrence, and Vandy's pursuit of him. The two also dive into some of the latest selections to the VandySports 100.
57 min
211
Tyler Brown to return, and that makes for a loa...
Tyler Brown announced he'll return for 2021, and regardless of the draft, the Commodores will be loaded on the mound again. Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss that, then, delve into the "left out" portion of the VandySports 100, as well as discussing...
54 min
212
MLB Draft implications, an early look at 2020-2...
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about the implications of a potential five-round MLB Draft for 2020, and its impact on Vanderbilt. The two also talk about a Saben Lee-less hoops roster that adds Notre Dame transfer D.J. Harvey and Rice transfer Quentin...
46 min
213
Saben Lee departs
Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss the loss of Saben Lee for next year, talk about the late Woody Widenhofer, and more. 
46 min
214
Carson Fulmer rewinds his VU career and the 201...
Former Commodore All-American pitcher Carson Fulmer joins the podcast for nearly an hour and a half. Fulmer walks us through his thought process as the 2014 national championship season is unfolding, and also talks about the historic 2013 and '15...
86 min
215
What could have been for baseball, and the chal...
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about how VU's pitching staff could have been among the all-time greats had the season played out. Also, Chris introduces the concept of the the VandySports 100 and the challenge of putting that together, and ends the...
52 min
216
What were the most significant games in VU hist...
Chris Lee and Mitch Light digest that question, and also talk about how the Coronavirus is affecting the sports world.
37 min
217
Will there be football this fall--and what if t...
PowerMizzou.com's Gabe DeArmond joins the podcast to discuss that topic, and the implications of no season (or a shortened season). Gabe also talks about the late Woody Widenhofer and his legacy at Missouri, and touches on some fundraising and...
45 min
218
The Coronavirus crisis makes for an uncertain s...
Chris Lee and George Plaster discuss the Coronavirus crisis and how it's created mass uncertainty across the sports landscape, and particularly for an already-delicate situation at VU. 
53 min
219
When it's all canceled: Reacting in real time
The NCAA pulled the plug on darn-near everything as Chris Lee and Seabass were recording a podcast. The two react in real time and try to process it all, including implications for players, coaches, media fans, eligibility concerns, etc., and Chris's...
62 min
220
New football schemes, hoops momentum and baseba...
Chris Lee and Mitch Light talk Vandy football, basketball and baseball. Included: Chris's thoughts on scheme changes for VU football, Mitch and Chris's thoughts on Saben Lee and Scotty Pippen Jr., their SEC Tournament picks, how injuries could affect...
38 min
221
Two in a row for hoops; remembering past Memori...
Chris Lee and George Plaster talk about VU winning two in a row at season's end, what it could mean and what could have been had Aaron Nesmith stayed healthy and Yanni Wetzell stayed in town. The two also remember some Barry Goheen buzzer-beaters and...
41 min
222
First impressions of Ken Seals
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about various Vanderbilt sports, including Chris's first impressions of seeing freshman quarterback Ken Seals live. 
34 min
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Will Perdue has strong opinions on how VU runs ...
Former Vanderbilt basketball superstar Will Perdue has been trying to help athletics for a quarter of a century, and gotten shut down at nearly every turn. Perdue shares those stories, talks about what should be done differently, and answers some...
74 min
224
Saben wrecks a Senior Night
Saben Lee's 38-point performance in leading VU to an upset at Alabama was a sight to behold. Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss that, and also get into some lineup and roster strategy with the 11-3 baseball team.
40 min
225
The belated Seabass episode
It's better late than never? Here's the episode that Chris Lee and Seabass recorded on Feb. 27 that we're just now airing. In it is some spring football talk, a re-wind of that infamous press conference and more. 
56 min
226
A power struggle is coming
Vanderbilt will have a search for its next AD, but will it be a real search or will the school just stick with interim Candice Lee? Chris Lee has a theory on how you'll know how that'll turn out. He and guest George Plaster discuss that and other...
49 min
227
The pitching circle of trust
How many of Vanderbilt's pitchers can you trust in big spots? Chris Lee and New York Dore go over that, and talk about some dynamics with the lineup, too.
37 min
228
About that plan and that press conference
Guest George Plaster joins the podcast to talk about the rstrategic plan that Vanderbilt released on Wednesday, and Candice ee's press conference that followed. Host Chris Lee has learned some context that explains some of what went on and what's been...
31 min
229
A revealing picture inside VU athletics
Luke Wyatt, who worked at Vanderbilt for 40 years as an equipment manager before retiring two years ago, knows VU athletics inside and out. Luke gives revealing background on how Vanderbilt operates and why it does the things it does, how budgets...
93 min
230
Saben Lee's effort goes to waste, while VandyBo...
Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss a wildly entertaining basketball game between Vanderbilt and Georgia that resulted in a heartbreaking loss, then, turn their attention to the Commodores' phenomenal pitching. 
45 min
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Fighting city hall
Chris Lee and George Plaster talk through both the recent and distant history of what happens when someone makes an effort to change Vanderbilt athletics. That includes how decisions are made and the Board of Trust's role in all of it. From what...
60 min
232
Spring practice, strike throwing and show causes
Chris Lee and Seabass discuss football spring practice, which is on the horizon. They also talk about VU's young pitchers and how they're performing early in the baseball season, the show-cause penalty that the NCAA just gave Kevin Stallings and more.
45 min
233
Vandy's young arms getting it done, and hoops talk
Chris Lee and Willy Daunic discuss how Vanderbilt's freshman arms have had a tremendous start to the season, then, talk a little hoops.
22 min
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The good and bad of baseball almost one week in
Chris Lee and New York Dore talk about the season's first four games. Topics include the brilliance of freshmen Jack Leiter, Thomas Schultz and C.J. Rodriguez, the affect of injuries to Ty Duvall and Dominic Keegan and the team's issues with youth and...
45 min
235
It's time for Vanderbilt's Board of Trust to di...
Chris Lee and George Plaster talk about the aftermath of Malcolm Turner's parting from the university, how it appears Turner got little help on the inside, and how the Board of Trust owes athletics the duty to look at not just what just happened, but...
29 min
236
Hoops talk, ridiculously early football win totals
Chris Lee and Seabass talk Vandy hoops, then, handicap Vanderbilt's chances of winning each of its football games for 2020. 
41 min
237
The Stackhouse strategy
Chris Lee and Willy Daunic dive into what Jerry Stackhouse is doing to improve Vanderbilt basketball now, and his plan of building for the future. Also, the two dive into the dangers of Vanderbilt's young baseball lineup and why you should probably...
19 min
238
When things don't add up
Malcolm Turner is gone, but there are still a lot of questions to be answered about how it went down. Chris Lee and George Plaster explore those and the general climate around Vanderbilt athletics in the not-so-distant past and touch briefly on...
58 min
239
Basketball hope and a baseball lineup
Basketball has been competitive for four games, and Chris Lee and Mitch Light dive into why. They also have an interesting conversation about the baseball lineup, and how it may not be what people expect.
44 min
240
How bad decisions keep happening
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about Vanderbilt's continued incompetence towards managing its athletics department and why it happens. They also discuss the football signing class a bit.
59 min
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Vanderbilt stuns LSU
Thanks to career nights from Max Evans and Saben Lee, terrific play from Scotty Pippen late in the game and a great coaching effort from Jerry Stackhouse, too, Vanderbilt has finally ended a historic losing streak, and color commentator Tim Thompson...
32 min
242
Willy Daunic, on Vandy's AD change
Former Commodore basketball and baseball player Willy Daunic talks about the changing of the guard of athletic directors at Vanderbilt with Malcolm Turner leaving and Candice Lee taking over.
39 min
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The sun's set, and Turner's out
News of athletic director Malcolm Turner's departure broke minutes after Chris Lee and George Plaster did a Tuesday morning podcast... so, let's try this again. The two dive on on Turner's replacement with Candice Lee, talk about reactions to the news...
25 min
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"Is it always darkest before the dawn?"
Chris Lee and George Plaster take a stab at that question, find some encouraging things from men's basketball, and attempt to talk about what's been a crazy week behind the scenes for Vanderbilt athletics.
23 min
245
Dylan Disu comes on
Amidst Vanderbilt's historic losing streak, the emergence of freshman Dylan Disu has been a bright spot. Chris Lee and Tim Thompson discuss Disu and answer listener questions.
26 min
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Unease and uncertainty
Basketball has hit an all-time low in losing, football attendance is the worst in decades, and now, optimism around a game-changing strategic plan for Vanderbilt athletics is shrinking as there's a black hole of information. Chris Lee and Seabass...
59 min
247
Vanderbilt baseball: High expectations, but exp...
Willy Daunic, who played baseball at Vanderbilt, talks about the adjustment to the college game--something to watch, since VU has so many new faces in the lineup. The two touch on basketball and facilities and take a few questions.
30 min
248
Vanderbilt problems with oversight and accounta...
Podcast host Chris Lee has a hypothesis: Vanderbilt's athletics problems may directly not stem from the Board of Trust and a lack of concern or an intentional neglect of athletics, but from how information is presented and/or withheld, and how the...
53 min
249
Basketball's losing streak, baseball's schedule
Chris Lee and The Athletic's Mitch Light are running out of things to say about Vanderbilt hoops, but give it a try. They also dive into the baseball schedule a bit and discuss the stunning death of Kobe Bryant, too.
37 min
250
Winter
Chris and Seabass discuss how football and basketball are in rough spots, and how it's going to be tough to climb out of that soon.
64 min
251
Willy Daunic on The Streak
Former Commodore Willy Daunic opines on the passing of The Streak and what Vanderbilt can do to find some glimmer of hope the remainder of the basketball season.
25 min
252
Dear Vanderbilt, don't get mad, just hear us out
Vanderbilt's basketball misery didn't happen by accident, and it's not going away without a change in mindset--and no, we're not talking about facilities today. Chris Lee and George Plaster speak to some of the decision-making process that got VU...
42 min
253
No more Streak, and a baseball lineup
Vanderbilt's string of consecutive games with a 3-pointer is over. Chris Lee and Mitch Light discuss that and the state of basketball without Aaron Nesmith, then discuss the lineup and some other baseball-related topics.
45 min
254
A $5 million gift for men's basketball
VU alum George Huber just donated $5 million to facilities for Vanderbilt men's basketball, an amount that could double with a matching component for the university. Chris Lee and Willy Daunic discuss the uses for, and significance of, the gift, and...
25 min
255
Will Aaron Nesmith and Clevon Brown play at VU ...
Will Aaron Nesmith go pro? Will Clevon Brown get a redshirt? Chris Lee and Tim Thompson address those questions, and more.
27 min
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Hard times, money, facilities and expectations
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about the current misery and where Vanderbilt athletics is headed in the near future.
44 min
257
Digging out of holes you didn't create
Basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse inherited a bad roster, one made worse by an apparent season-ending injury to superstar Aaron Nesmith. That now puts Stackhouse behind the 8-ball, because next year appears to be a rebuilding year, too. What can be...
39 min
258
Tommy Smith on hoops reunions, facilities and s...
Tommy Smith, AD Malcolm Turner's right-hand man, joins the podcast to talk about the reunions for VU's SEC-championship-winning hoops squads, and then answer some questions on facilities, strategic plans and administrative cooperation.
41 min
259
Aaron Fitt talks about the VandyBoys' decade an...
D1Baseball's Aaron Fitt talks about Vanderbilt's fantastic decade that just finished, and some of the high points of that team. Aaron also gives us a glimpse into where VU fits into the national rankings for 2020, and answers several mailbag questions.
43 min
260
A near miss at Auburn
Vanderbilt just missed a huge upset at No. 5 Auburn on Thursday night. VU hoops color commentator Tim Thompson discusses the encouraging things from that game, whether Vandy can sneak some wins primarily on the backs of Aaron Nesmith and Saben Lee's...
26 min
261
How small turns got Vanderbilt here
Vanderbilt's football and basketball programs aren't in good spots as 2020 begins. Chris Lee and George Plaster revisit how moves VU did (and didn't) make got those programs to this point, and answer your mailbag questions.
66 min
262
Talking coordinator hires and hoops with Mitch ...
Vanderbilt has hired new coordinators on both sides of the ball, and also a new offensive line coach. Mitch Light and Chris Lee talk about that, discuss the heartbreaking hoops loss to SMU and then break a little news about a key roster departure in...
42 min