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Football wins sloppy game over West Florida 40-28.

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor  Head coach Kerwin Bell decided to start Roland Rivers at quarterback against West Florida, but he quickly brought in Adam Robles after about three minutes. VSU won the game 40-28, but there is still no clear starter at the position for VSU. “I thought he had a better week of practice,” Bell said. “Roland’s just got ...

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Blazer loss leads to QB competition ahead of UWF

Roland Rivers and Adam Robles are battling for the starting QB spot in Saturday's game against UWF. Rivers was pulled last week at halftime after turning the ball over three times. (Ray Pack/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Last Saturday, Blazer football fell to the University of North Alabama 44-19 in the team’s first conference game. The stats were not indicative of the final score. The Blazers had 433 total yards while UNA only had 369. The Blazers also won the possession battle and scored five of the six times that they ...

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Volleyball focusing on GSC

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Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The VSU volleyball team is off to an unsettling start this 2016 season. Winning the first game against Brevard, then losing the next four and pulling out a win against Lees-McRae at the Barry University Classic, the Lady Blazers seem to be adjusting at a slower rate than expected. The Blazers delivered their best ...

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VSU golf finishes second in its first tournament

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer VSU Golf is ready to tee off on another great season. The Blazers finished second out of 18 teams in the Kiawah Island Invitational, which was the team’s first tournament of the year. Olav Zandveld led VSU with a two-under score for the tournament, which left him tied for sixth overall out of 88 ...

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Holloway is ready to race

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Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor Valdosta State’s fastest 2015 cross-country athlete, Tyra Holloway is gearing up for another great season. While she hasn’t been sticking to a specific routine to beat last year’s times, she has been watching her habits. “[I] make sure I’m eating right, running, and taking advantage of practice time,” said Holloway, a junior exercise ...

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Soccer will open at home due to rain

The women's soccer team has been practicing for the season opener, which will now be held against Auburn University at Montegomery due to rain from Tropical Storm Hermine (Photo Credit: Kimberly Cannon/THE SPECTATOR)

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer The VSU women’s soccer team has their first game of the season today against Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida at 7:00 p.m.) In preparation for tropical storm Hermine, the VSU women’s soccer team’s first game of the season against Saint Leo University has been canceled. The new opener will be at home ...

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VSU football pulls out a victory over Albany State in a low scoring affair

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor The VSU Blazers football team beat Albany State Saturday 16 to 7 during a shaky performance that head coach Kerwin Bell called the worst that the team could have played. “We played about as bad as I could have imagined we’d play, but there’s something about a good football team that finds a way ...

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New Era, Same Tradition

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Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer There is a new era upon Valdosta State football, the Kerwin Bell Era. In January, Coach Bell was named new head football coach for VSU. Being the new coach has come with many obstacles. “You can’t have a bunch of individuals,” Bell said. “You try to get everybody on board and get the train ...

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Week One: VSU opens versus ASU with Rivers at the helm

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief The highly anticipated Kerwin Bell era kicks off at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday. VSU hosts Albany State in its season opener. It’s the third straight year the Blazers open against the Golden Rams, with the previous two resulting in victories. But the fanfare is stronger than usual with Bell at the helm. “We’re going to call it ...

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Intramural field gets a facelift

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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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