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Column: Blazers’ success married to Beau’s endurance

The Blazers need Beau Justice to shine in the second half of their season. This season, VSU men’s basketball entered the year as the favorited team in the Gulf South Conference and the No. 11 team in the nation. They clawed their way to No. 5 in the nation before falling completely out of the top 25. The Blazers opened ...

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Blazers set expectations for new head coach

The Blazers have found their new head coach. Tiffin University’s head coach, Gary Goff has accepted the job for the head coach vacancy at VSU. With the Blazers coming off an undefeated, national championship season, expectations are high for Goff to come in and continue the winning culture at VSU. Wide receiver Kenny Benjamin believes that the new coach should ...

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New year, new coach, same expectations

Valdosta State held a blowout celebration to honor the best football season in school history. The team was brought out to the stage, received praise from peers, fans and former head coach Kerwin Bell. He mentioned how this team was one of the best he’s ever coached and that it wasn’t easy to leave after his three-year tenure. “They’ve done ...

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Blazers name Goff as new head coach

Valdosta State Athletics has announced Gary Goff as the new head coach of VSU Football after reports of Goff’s hiring circulated on Thursday afternoon. Goff is a VSU alum who helped carry the team to a 1996 Gulf South Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the 1996 regular season. He has been the coach of ...

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What’s Your Take: Bell’s departure leaves gaping hole in TitleTown

Valdosta State Football is in a unique situation but not an unfamiliar one. The Blazers have been operating without a head coach for two weeks officially but almost a month if you count when the reports of Kerwin Bell’s departure originated. Just three short years ago the program found themselves in a situation just like this. A coach that grew ...

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Mark Williams says goodbye to VSU

After 20 years as the Assistant Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Mark Williams has decided to call it a career. VSU will hold a ceremony to celebrate his work on Friday. Along his journey to retirement, Williams has helped create a supportive culture in the Counseling Center and has made a lasting impact on his friends and colleagues. ...

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Editorial: Library renovations worth the wait

After 191 days of construction and limited access to the building, this spring semester finally unveiled the renovations of Odum Library, and the wait was well worth it. The front entrance portion of the second floor has upgraded into a sleek and modernized study space that invites students to come in and be productive. Refurbished study rooms now have glass ...

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Globetrotters Take TitleTown

A world-renowned basketball team will make a stop on VSU’s campus today when the Harlem Globetrotters take over TitleTown, one of the many stops for the latest world tour. Called the “Fan Powered World Tour,” it caters to fans across all regions of the globe and spans three continents and 13 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. Abe ...

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Three-and-out: Bell leaves Blazers for Bulls

After a three year stint as head coach of Valdosta State Football, Kerwin Bell is moving on. Reports that Bell met with University of South Florida coach Charlie Strong began last week and it will be announced that Bell is joining the program soon. The decision to leave VSU comes on the heels of Bell’s first national championship with the ...

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Unnecessary Roughness: Blazers’ Play of the Year

Josh Miller – The Quarterback Connection The Blazers play of the year happened in their biggest game and this may be the top play of the year in the nation. In the Division II National Championship game against the Ferris State Bulldogs, VSU dialed up a play that we haven’t seen all year. It was 2nd-and-7 with the ball on ...

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