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Defense shines in the VSU spring game

Spring Game (3)

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer There was a sense of urgency on Saturday at VSU football’s spring game. This team seems to have what it takes to win it all. On the field it seemed like a battle of two championship-caliber teams. One was the defense, which was relentless and had multiple pick sixes. The secondary was not to ...

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Softball earns first bye in GSC tournament

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Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer The bases were loaded and everyone came home as the Blazers beat Delta State 9-3. As an added bonus, West Georgia fell to Shorter 1-0, allowing the Blazers to jump into second place and earn a first-round bye heading into the Gulf South Conference Tournament this week in Florence, Alabama. With the victory, the ...

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Blazer baseball bounces back against Delta State

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer After getting swept by West Georgia in their last series, the VSU Blazer baseball team looked to bounce back against another conference rival in Delta State University. The series started last Saturday with Game 1 of an afternoon doubleheader, where the Blazers couldn’t get back in the win column. VSU would get out to ...

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Blazers hot streak comes to an end

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer VSU versus West Georgia had the looks of an “unstoppable force meeting an immovable object” matchup, but as it turned out, it was a one-sided clash. With nine wins in their last ten games, the Blazer baseball team looked take out the Wolves, a team just as hot as VSU having won 11 in ...

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The NFL should acknowledge CTE

Chris Borland, shown here trying to stay cool on Oct. 5, 2014 in a game between the 49'ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, ended his football career for fear of damaging his brain. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor As Jamaal Charles finds a gap, he explodes 20 yards into the open field until tackled by Raiders defenders. Just a “football play,” as it’s so often described by fans. But each one of those plays is much bigger than what the spectators see. According to Boston University, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is ...

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5 Top Best and Worst Dressed Athletes

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Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Our reporter Erin Martin offers her take on professional athletes and their styles: Dwayne Wade has great fashion sense whenever he steps off the court. He comes in first on public polls, and in the popular opinion of many fashion critics. Wade along with his wife Gabrielle Union were named the Best Dressed Couple in ...

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Blazers looking to exceed expectations

Football

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer VSU football is still grinding. The Blazers started spring practice about a month ago and the players are starting to get on the same page with the new coaching staff and what is expected of them. “It is going good,” Sharmaine Washington, senior linebacker, said. “Everybody is getting to know each other and figure ...

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VSU men crowned conference champions for the 11th time

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Written by Marquez Slaughter, Staff Writer VSU can add another championship banner to its wall. Saturday’s win earned the men Blazers their 11th all-time GSC championship title. The VSU men’s tennis team rallied against teams in Pensacola, Florida, before heading to Montgomery, Alabama, to reserve a spot in the NCAA Division II last Saturday. They defeated the No. 4 West ...

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Blazers offense unplugs Chargers

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Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer The Atlanta Braves may not have had the best weekend, but the VSU Blazers made up for it with a tide-turning series win. With seven wins in a row, the team was hot going into this weekend’s huge Gulf South Conference matchup against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. The first game of a doubleheader took place ...

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Three reasons why VSU softball is the Gulf South Conference favorite

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Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor Over the weekend, VSU annihilated a potential playoff foe. If the season ended today, the Blazers and Alabama-Huntsville would clash in the Gulf South Conference tournament. VSU just swept UAB, but there’s still six games remaining. The tournament looms large as each game gains the utmost importance, but there are three aspects of the ...

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