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VSU football’s season ends after 24-21 loss to UNC-Pembroke

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor VSU will be kicking themselves after a three point loss in the first round of the playoffs against the University of North Carolina Pembroke that saw 11 turnovers. The Blazers couldn’t overcome their six turnovers in the game, which included four interceptions from quarterback Adam Robles and two fumbles from return specialist Gary Simon. ...

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VSU’s cross country runs into some stiff competition

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Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor VSU’s cross country ran into some stiff competition at the NCAA South Region Championships. The women’s team claimed 13th place and the men’s team Claimed 15th place at the meet on Nov. 9 in Saint Leo, Florida. The female team’s Tyra Holloway and Meghan McShea earned All-Region honors after finishing in the top 25. ...

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Blazers Shutout Shorter 44-0

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writter En route to the playoffs, the Blazers rout Shorter 44-0 and lockup the No. 2 seed in the GSC. The game was marked as military appreciation and senior night for VSU. The Blazers honored military personnel with special camouflage helmets and multiple tributes throughout the game. The Blazers honored senior football players with a ...

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Volleyball has tourney hopes

Volleyball is working hard before their last two games, which will determine if they get into the GSC tournament. (Seth Williams/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Last weekend, the volleyball team took one step forward and one step back with a 3-2 loss against Christian Brothers on Friday and a 3-1 win over Union on Saturday. Friday’s game against Christian Brothers started with some tough back-and-forth points between the two teams, which ended in a victory in the first set ...

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Hill energized ahead of ’16-’17

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Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Jeremiah Hill is a senior basketball player at VSU who has been proudly sporting his jersey while charging into his senior year. Hill is a Savannah, Georgia, native who graduated from Richmond Hill High School where he dominated in basketball programs during his senior year of high school. At VSU, during his sophomore season, ...

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Blazers looking to take homecoming momentum on the road

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Homecoming turned out to be a “no mas” win, and the Blazers hope to turn “no mas” into a theme for the rest of the season. “No mas” has been a saying that the Blazers have adopted since the West Georgia game. The saying is derived from the Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran ...

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VSU soccer looking to finish season on a strong note

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Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer VSU soccer will be looking for redemption this upcoming week after a losing to the University of North Alabama this past Sunday, breaking their four game streak of games without a loss. The Lions launched a successful attack on the team beating them 5-0 in the Gulf Southern Conference game in Florence, Ala. Two ...

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Make that five: Blazers special teams sparks homecoming win

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief One week after a sloppy 16-7 opening day win over Albany State, the Blazers traveled to Florence, Alabama, and were smashed and gashed 44-19 by a powerhouse North Alabama team. Since that letdown, VSU has not only won five straight; it’s established an identity: spread opposing defenses and play opportunistic defense itself. Timeliness is everything ...

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Golf playing in Puerto Rico for second time

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Written by Jonathon Hembree, Correspondent While students are sitting in class on Monday, Oct. 24, the Blazer golf team will be in sunny Puerto Rico playing in the UIS Island Getaway Tournament. Valdosta State finished sixth overall out of 11 teams at the UIS Island Getaway Tournament last year around the same time. This year Coach Richard Purvis is aiming ...

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Soccer playing better lately

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer   In a complete turnaround from most of the early part of the season, VSU soccer has gotten a lot more competitive in the team’s recent matches. After a win and two draws in its last three matches, VSU Soccer’s confidence is growing according to Coach Rebecca Nolin. On Oct. 14, the Blazers took ...

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