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Blazers sweep Rollins, win seventh in a row

Valdosta State Blazers recorded their second consecutive sweep this season against Rollins College, capping the weekend with a 7-3 win. The Blazers are 4-1 in the conference, putting them at second place with the third best overall record in the conference at 11-3. The offense has been a huge factor, scoring four runs or more in each of the last ...

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Former VSU hoopster now pro in Kazakhstan

Many students here at VSU probably couldn’t tell you where Kazakhstan is on the map, but one former Blazer, in particular, is in the beginning of his professional career there. Jeremiah Hill had an excellent career with the Valdosta State University Men’s Basketball team, winning several awards. Now, he finds himself thousands of miles away from home, signed to a ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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How postponement of fall sports has affected athletic fitness

With most fall sports at Valdosta State being postponed until the spring, coaches and athletes alike are having to adjust their schedules to accommodate, as well as, make changes to their normal routines due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While it is still unknown whether fall sports will be able to proceed in the spring, some coaches and players are ...

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VSU Postpones Fall Sports

On August 12, VSU Athletic Director, Herb Reinhard in coalition with the Gulf South Conference, postponed all fall sports due to the coronavirus through the remainder of the 2020 calendar year weeks after the first schools in the country began postponing fall sports. The decision comes just a week after the NCAA Division 2 Presidents Council canceled fall championship games. ...

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REC CENTER POLICIES TO COMBAT COVID

The Rec at VSU has opened back up for students, but there have been several new guidelines and policies implemented thanks to Covid-19. First things first – if you have a temperature, don’t come to the Rec until after it’s been gone for 24 hours. Your temperature will be taken upon entering the building. The Rec also requires that a ...

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How to stay active during a pandemic

Although the coronavirus is hindering everyone’s daily lives, that doesn’t mean that your summer body needs to be punished as well. You can still take care of yourself while in isolation.There are many different options as to how you can get a full workout going. You can add a simple workout during your quarantine schedule, such as doing squats while ...

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NCAA grants additional year of eligibility for spring student-athletes

Some senior athletes have been given one more change to make their mark. The NCAA has given all spring sports student-athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation. The previous rule stated that all student-athletes have a five-year period of eligibility. The change applies to those athletes whose eligibility would be exhausted after this ...

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Column: When the sporting world stopped

With the widespread shut down of sports at all levels, including all spring sports at VSU, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re left reeling as a society with no level of salvation. So, what’s next? My nightly routine typically involves dinner, some homeworkand the NBA action of that night. On March 11, we had the Utah Jazz on the road ...

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Valdosta State football cancels pro day, NFL pulls scouts

Valdosta State football announced via Twitter that a pro day scheduled for tomorrow, March 13, will be canceled. The decision was made after some NFL teams pulled scouts from traveling due to the new coronavirus. According to the Associated Press, the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets have ordered all scouts and assistant coaches to ...

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Limited attendance ruled for Valdosta State games at NCAA Tournament

The NCAA earlier today released a statement closing the NCAA Tournament from student and fan attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance to the ruling, VSU was notified on Wednesday that the South Region of the Division II tournament has decided to limit attendance, only allowing family member’s of players to attend the tournament. In addition to fans no ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!