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Intramural field gets a facelift

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer VSU has changed a good bit over the summer aesthetically. Among the new additions is the recreation field behind Centennial. In the recent years, flag football games have had to be postponed due to the field being rained out and too muddy to play on. Now, the entire field is made out of turf ...

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Kenny Moore is ready for Saturdays in Valdosta

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Written by Ray Pack, Staff Writer From the concession stand to becoming an NFL Draft prospect, Kenny Moore is set to lead the VSU Football Blazers to a playoff berth. Before Moore’s senior year of high school, he played soccer, basketball and track and field. During the football season, Moore worked in the concession stand with his coach until he ...

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Peonia riding high after GSC first team nod

Susanna Peonia and Antia Rodriguez-Sanchez have been working hard to get ready for the 2016 season, which starts next Friday. (Photo Credit: Valdosta State Athletics)

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer At 6 ft. tall, Susanna Peonia stands out in the crowd. The Italian born volleyball player is starting off this year in the spotlight as she was voted as All-GSC on the preseason polls, an honor only 7 others received throughout the Gulf South Conference. “I feel awesome,” Peonia said. “It’s always an honor ...

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Kuhns named new women’s basketball coach

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor In what was both an introduction and a homecoming, Carley Kuhns was introduced as the new head coach of the VSU women’s basketball team at a press conference Monday. Kuhns, who has spent the last six years as an assistant at Belmont University, played basketball at VSU from 2004 to 2008 where she scored ...

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Defense shines in the VSU spring game

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Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer There was a sense of urgency on Saturday at VSU football’s spring game. This team seems to have what it takes to win it all. On the field it seemed like a battle of two championship-caliber teams. One was the defense, which was relentless and had multiple pick sixes. The secondary was not to ...

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Softball earns first bye in GSC tournament

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Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer The bases were loaded and everyone came home as the Blazers beat Delta State 9-3. As an added bonus, West Georgia fell to Shorter 1-0, allowing the Blazers to jump into second place and earn a first-round bye heading into the Gulf South Conference Tournament this week in Florence, Alabama. With the victory, the ...

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Blazer baseball bounces back against Delta State

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer After getting swept by West Georgia in their last series, the VSU Blazer baseball team looked to bounce back against another conference rival in Delta State University. The series started last Saturday with Game 1 of an afternoon doubleheader, where the Blazers couldn’t get back in the win column. VSU would get out to ...

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Blazers hot streak comes to an end

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer VSU versus West Georgia had the looks of an “unstoppable force meeting an immovable object” matchup, but as it turned out, it was a one-sided clash. With nine wins in their last ten games, the Blazer baseball team looked take out the Wolves, a team just as hot as VSU having won 11 in ...

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The NFL should acknowledge CTE

Chris Borland, shown here trying to stay cool on Oct. 5, 2014 in a game between the 49'ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, ended his football career for fear of damaging his brain. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor As Jamaal Charles finds a gap, he explodes 20 yards into the open field until tackled by Raiders defenders. Just a “football play,” as it’s so often described by fans. But each one of those plays is much bigger than what the spectators see. According to Boston University, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is ...

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5 Top Best and Worst Dressed Athletes

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Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Our reporter Erin Martin offers her take on professional athletes and their styles: Dwayne Wade has great fashion sense whenever he steps off the court. He comes in first on public polls, and in the popular opinion of many fashion critics. Wade along with his wife Gabrielle Union were named the Best Dressed Couple in ...

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