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2011-01-20

Spring football practice draws to close

Written by Eric Jackson   The Valdosta State football team is one step closer to the fall after the completion of spring practice. The Blazers concluded the 14 practice schedule with the Spring Game this past Saturday. A trip to the Georgia State Capitol, to commemorate the national champions, and making a team ‘Harlem Shake’ video were some fun additions ...

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Basketball team set for season finale

Written by Shane Thomas   The Valdosta State men’s basketball team goes back on the road for its final two regular season games. Head Coach Mike Helfer and his team will try to continue their winning ways as they travel to Memphis, Tenn.,to take on rival Christian Brothers in the Canale Arena Thursday night. Following a come-from-behind overtime victory against ...

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Blazers hosts Warriors this weekend

Valdosta State baseball team (6-2) welcomes Wayne State University to Billy Grant Field this weekend for a four-game series. The Warriors are making the cross-country trip from Detroit, Mich.  for their season opener. Due to weather delays, the Blazers have not a played a game since Feb. 10. “We have had so many rain-outs lately that we need to play,” ...

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VSU lacrosse to host Battle of the Border

    VSU lacrosse captain Mike McGuire wants the date Feb. 23 to be saved, because on Saturday the Blazers’ club team will be hosting what is being called “The Battle of the Border.”    The “Battle of the Border” will be a five team, day-long lacrosse event featuring teams from Georgia and Florida, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 5 ...

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France occupies Mali

Written by Will Lewis   The French have recently become involved in the African nation of Mali. They appear to be responding to an insurgence of religious extremists who, with the help of gun-running Tuaregs, seek to accomplish the very original goal of killing people and breaking things, a goal both sides seem to be accomplishing remarkably well. In the ...

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Pitch Perfect

 It was Nick Fogarty who stole the show Saturday night. Pitching a perfect game, he helped lift the VSU Blazers to a 12-0 rout over Paine College in Game 2 of the weekend series. The senior pitcher had nine strike-outs and zero walks  as the lefty recorded only the second perfect game in Blazers history. “I never thought it would ever ...

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Seven states loose financial aid funds

At least seven states are urging students to turn in their FAFSA applications as close to Jan. 1 as possible, due to depleting funds. The states cautioning students are: Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Vermont and Washington. State funds are limited, due to the economic downturn over the past three years—even funds for grants are expected to fall ...

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Golden Key unlocks the door to students’ potential

Written by La’Brit Bulluck   In 1977 a legacy started. The Golden Key International Society is committed to a high standard of academics, service and leadership by upholding the values of integrity, collaboration, innovation, respect, diversity, excellence and engagement. Golden Key strives to unlock the potential of each of its members by upholding standards of excellence on-campus and beyond. This ...

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VPD investigating shotgun incident

Written by Will Lewis   The investigation continues into an alleged attempted robbery and the shotgun blast that followed, according to the Valdosta police. Late Sunday evening, VSU student Don Beard claimed that he opened his door to the barrel of a gun with the robber behind it. He said that roommates ended the episode with a blast from his ...

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