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Nothing less than a classic

Two rival teams, both with unblemished records, stand in the way of each other’s goal. No.5 Valdosta State will face No.3 West Georgia this Saturday in the regular season finale, and the anticipation is impossible to ignore. All year long, VSU has been the anomaly. Nobody foresaw this 9-0 freight train coming after their 5-4 finish in 2017. They’ve spoiled ...

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The Blaze at Baze’

We did it, Blazers. A cold November evening and 10,588 people later, Blazer football held up their side of the bargain, snatching the Gulf South Conference crown and the Peach Basket from the stiff competition in West Georgia. Believe or not, the players noticed your support. The type of support I saw from the audience at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is something ...

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The Peach Basket returns to undefeated VSU

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Valdosta State saw a rise in attendance at the VSU versus West Georgia game with over ten thousand fans and winning the Peach Basket was just the cherry on top. “It means a lot with this being the conference championship, bringing the peach basket back and being the only undefeated team in the conference,” Kenny Benjamin ...

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Column: Is West Georgia’s success flawed?

Entering Week 11, five undefeated teams make up the top spots in the NCAA DII AFAC Coaches Poll. Two of those juggernauts are from the Gulf South Conference with the West Georgia Wolves at #3 and the Valdosta State Blazers two spots down at #5. On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the top two teams in the GSC and ...

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Column: Blazers building a dynasty?

With people just now hopping on the Blazer bandwagon, it’s clear that fans are finally catching on to how good this Valdosta State football team is. Well what if I told you that this is more than just a good team? That this good team is the root of a blossoming dynasty? I’m not sure how many people can wrap ...

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VSU’s forged fandom

The VSU student body has finally gotten behind the Blazers football team this season.  It only took 70 days, nine games, and an undefeated record for students to generate excitement for their fellow Blazers. Since coming to VSU in 2016, I have always observed a flaw: The student support and attendance have been low on Saturday nights. No one is ...

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Wells named finalist for Blanchard-Rogers award

Blazers Redshirt-Sophomore Quarterback Rogan Wells has been named as a finalist for the Blanchard-Rogers Award. The award is given out to the most outstanding collegiate player of the year who has ties to South Carolina. Wells, a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina, is one of 20 football players from all divisions to be named finalists after over 200 players ...

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Blazers fueled for the regular season

Last year, the Valdosta State Men’s Basketball team ended their season in heartbreak, but they still boasted a shattered record with 18 wins and just two losses in Gulf South Conference play. Head Coach Mike Helfer wants to carry this dominance into the 2018-19 season with a roster full of seven returning senior players. “It’s really exciting,” Coach Helfer said. ...

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Column: Blazers have ‘championship style’ win over Argos

When asked to describe his team’s play style during his inaugural season, Head Coach Kerwin Bell often used the phrase championship style. Now, nearly two years later, he may have a team fitting of that description. This Saturday the Blazers have a date with the West Georgia Wolves to determine who will be the Gulf South Conference Champion. Ahead of ...

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Blazers come home winners, Anderson captures individual title

Matt Anderson was the individual champion, Brock Healy came in second, and the Blazers completed a landslide victory at the Rio Mar Golf Club’s River Course Tuesday. Anderson won a college event for the first time in his career, after giving himself a four shot lead going into the final round Tuesday.  At a venue where putting is difficult due ...

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