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Organization’s team to host powder puff football game

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Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer Last night, Valdosta State’s Activity Board teamed with the Sigma lota Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega to organize a powder puff football game as a part of the Fall Explosion extravaganza. The game was held on the intramural field by Centennial Hall. It was a defensive battle, ending with the Red Squad defeating the ...

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Todd Smoot named VSU’s new cross country head coach

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Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer On August 13, Valdosta State Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced Todd Smoot as the new head coach of the cross country program. Smoot previously coached the Blazers in a part-time role from 2008-2013. Smoot had an impressive run in his first stint with VSU. His five seasons under the helm resulted in 10 All-GSC ...

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Blazers new basketball coach brings experience

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Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer A new addition has been added to the Valdosta State Athletics and Blazer basketball program, with the hiring of Jason Mays to be an assistant coach. With years of experience under his belt, Mays was a great choice for the program. Mays’ began his career by being a graduate assistant under the leadership of ...

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Blazer have high hopes for the upcoming football season

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Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer VSU will kick off the 2015 season against one of its oldest football rivals, the Albany State Golden Rams on September 5. Coming off a breathtaking 10-3 season, the Blazers have been working hard all summer to continue to build on what they established last year. Senior running back Austin Scott will be one ...

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Future athletes Meet the Blazers on the soccer field

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Written by Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Writer Each year, the Valdosta State Athletic department collaborates with Zaxby’s for an event called “Meet the Blazer’s” for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade who are interested in sports. All athletic teams participate in Meet the Blazers before the beginning of each season. The event is an hour long camp that has players ...

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Previous NFL star defends VSU

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Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The VSU football team made some changes to the coaching staff this offseason that is headlined by the signing of new defensive coordinator Chad Williams from Blazers rival West Georgia. Williams will be the third defensive coordinator at Valdosta State in three years after coach Bubba Walker left this offseason for a position at Colquitt ...

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Blazer bond that will last a lifetime

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Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State women’s tennis team ended their season on April 19 after just barely losing to No. 2 Shorter College, 2-5, in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Lady Blazers put up a good fight throughout the tournament, winning 5-2 against No. 6 North Alabama. Although the team did not have the best season ...

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Softball hosts GSC Tournament

(Photo Courtesty of VSU Athletics) Blazer softball holds the  No.1 position and will host the tournament started yesterday at 10 am and ending May 2  with the tournament winner.

Written by: Stuart Price, Sports Writer The Lady Blazer softball team was able to get a huge win last weekend against Mississippi College when senior Fran Johnson hit a two-out, bottom of the seventh inning double to give the Blazers a walk-off win! As the No. 1 team in the conference, the Blazers get the privilege of hosting this year’s ...

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No. 5 Blazer baseball heads to the GSC tournament after a loss against GC

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Written by: Aldean Starr, Sports Writer It might be a different kind of final for VSU golf players John Fordham and Chris Rogers they represent the Blazers at the South/Southeast Super Region tournament on May 4-6 at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club’s south course. Fordham and Rogers have been invited to compete against some of the best players from ...

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Students respond to former Blazer’s concert

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Written by: Lia Armistead, Asst. Sports Editor Kip Moore, former Blazer golfer, “came home” to the PE Complex on April 11. However, it was not as successful as the athletic department had hoped. The attendance was so low that Kip Moore invited the audience down to the floor, according to sophomore Hannah Peyton. “I don’t think that it was advertised very well,” ...

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