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VSU shuts out Delta State in the Pink Out Game

No. 4 VSU (5-0) rolls to another victory, shutting out Delta State (2-4) 55-0 in the Pink Out game. The win sets up a top ten showdown with West Alabama (6-0) in Livingston that will take place on Oct. 16. VSU got the scoring started on the opening kickoff on a trick play. Redshirt junior Jamar Thompkins received the kickoff ...

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VSU golf finishes 8th and 4th in season’s first tournaments

The VSU men’s golf team placed eighth at the Cougar Invitational, which was held on Sept. 27-28 in Columbus, Ga., with a 54-hole team score of 880. It was a disappointing start for VSU, who entered the year ranked No. 27. VSU did bounce back with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional Preview, which was held on ...

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Blazers finish ninth at DII National Preview

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Blazer’s men and women’s cross country team traveled south to Saint Leo, Fla. to run in the Division II National Preview. The race was hosted by Saint Leo University. The men’s race was an 8k, or roughly five miles, and the women’s course was a 6k, or just over 3.5 miles. The meet boasted some ...

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Blazers surge past Shorter on Family Weekend

The No. 3 Blazers (4-0) used a strong second half push to surge past Shorter (2-3) 49-13 on family weekend to remain undefeated. It was the ninth all-time meeting between VSU and Shorter, with VSU winning all eight previous matchups. It was also the conference opener for VSU, who is looking to win their third consecutive Gulf South Conference title. ...

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Chipotle is finally coming to Valdosta

For those who like their Mexican food au naturel, your time is now. Construction is underway for Valdosta’s first Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is slated to open later this fall, according to the Valdosta Daily Times. As of Wednesday afternoon, construction workers were on-site, as Valdosta’s newest restaurant begins to take shape. The restaurant will be on one of Valdosta’s ...

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Are you offended by these team names or just bored?

What do sports teams who are—or used to be—named after Apaches, Braves, Indians, Mohawks, Redmen, Warriors, etc. have in common? People who love to manufacture stories and narratives that accuse others of being hateful find them very offensive. I’ll tell you what: I could not care any less about what a football team chooses to call itself, barring that they ...

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Lady Blazers and No. 9 West Fla end match in a draw

The Lady Blazers soccer team began Gulf South Conference games with a thrilling 0-0 double-overtime draw against No. 9 West Florida.   A stellar defensive performance from VSU is what kept this game a tie as West Florida outshot VSU 21-4. Junior Samantha Blanford was blocking off shots all game with 11 total saves and saving a potential game-winner in the first overtime.   “Sam Blanford has been good,” head coach Stephen Andrew ...

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Stellar defense earns Blazers home win vs Albany State

After a two-hour weather delay, No. 3 Valdosta State returned to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to claim a 21-3 victory over Albany State. The VSU defense was dominant with four forced turnovers and did not let up all game, only giving up three points and 65 passing yards. Albany State quarterback Dionte Bonneau was sacked five times. The VSU offense achieved 354 ...

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Cheerleading isn’t a sport, it’s an Olympic sport

Well, a lot of people aren’t going to like this, but those people aren’t paying close enough attention to what this new ruling is saying. In July 2021, the International Olympic Committee voted to recognize competitive cheerleading as an official sport in the Olympics. They also voted to recognize rock climbing, skateboarding and break dancing as official Olympic sports. Before ...

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Blazers dominate Virginia Union in first road game

No. 6 VSU conquered Virginia Union 51-7 on the road with 559 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns. Quarterback Ivory Durham passed for 252 yards, while he and running backs Seth Mcgill and Jamar Thompkins combined for 307 rushing yards. The VSU defense finished with another dominant performance. Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week Mondrell Jefferson was ...

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