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VSU plays West Georgia in third round of D-2 playoffs

Written by: Alex Tostado   The No. 21 Valdosta State football team returns home for the third round of the Division-II playoffs. The Blazers will face No. 25 West Georgia Wolves, a Gulf South Conference opponent on Saturday at noon. VSU tamed the wolves fairly easily in October with a commanding 40-6 home victory. VSU had 586 offensive yards compared ... Read More »

Pride of VSU: Organization helps recruit football players

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Written by: Allison Thorpe Football. America’s most loved sport. But all the tailgating, touchdowns, and tears hinge on one of the most tedious and thought-out processes of the game: recruiting. What many fans aren’t aware of is how a player chooses a school. Not only do coaches hunt for the best of the best to play for their team, but ... Read More »

Football goes to FIT, playoffs in sight

Written By: Chris Webb Six weeks ago Valdosta State was coming off a crushing 31-29 last second loss to No. 15 North Alabama and stood in with a mediocre record of only 2-2.   Head coach David Dean then challenged his football team to something: win their remaining games and give themselves a shot at the playoffs; they’ve done just ... Read More »

Blazers to play final home game

Written By: Chris Webb It’s not even November yet, but the Blazers last home game is already upon us.   This Saturday at 3 p.m., Valdosta State (4-2, 2-2) will be hosting Shorter University (3-3, 1-2).   “It really hasn’t hit me yet,” senior linebacker Justin Williams said.   Williams, who played high school football for Valdosta High School feels ... Read More »

VSU football retains ‘Peach Basket’ in blowout

This story was written by Chris Webb. Valdosta State (3-2, 1-2) dominated from the opening kickoff in a game that was declared a must win by head coach David Dean earlier in the week. “I am really proud of our players,” Dean said. “We wanted to come out and make a statement and these kids did just that; coming out ... Read More »

VSU, West Georgia battle for ‘Basket’

By: Chris Webb If VSU’s game against West Georgia feels, ominous, it does.   “Basically this is our first playoff game,” head coach David Dean said.   Valdosta State and West Georgia have been rivals for over 30 years and this Saturday, at 2 p.m., another chapter will be added to the storied rivalry.   Asking around at practice, players ... Read More »

VSU Struggles in GSC Rivalry Game, Look To No. 5 UNA

Written By: Chris Webb The Blazers will have one thing on their mind this Saturday when they line up to play the University of North Alabama: revenge. No. 21 Valdosta State (2-1, 0-1) will pack their bags and head to Florence, Alabama and take on No. 5 North Alabama (2-0, 1-0) in a third straight top-25 matchup this season for ... Read More »

Delta State out does VSU in another high scoring game

This story was written by Chris Webb. No. 13 Valdosta State [2-1 (0-1)] lost 49-32 to No. 14 Delta State University [2-0(1-0)] in a high scoring contest that has become the norm when these two Gulf South Conference foes suit up against each other. DSU emerged on top after running away in the second half behind their powerful passing attack ... Read More »

Blazers look backward to move forward, avenge loss

Written by: Chris Webb. After combining for 1,177 yards and 55 points in just the fourth quarter last season, two high-powered offenses look ready to light up the scoreboard again Saturday (7 p.m.) at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. When bitter conference rival No. 14 Delta State (1-0) comes into town for a rematch of last year’s high scoring contest, No. 13 Valdosta ... Read More »

NFL suspends Rice due to scandal

Written by: Shane Thomas Video of former Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of an Atlantic City, New Jersey elevator was good for a two-game suspension. The knockdown leading to the drag-out got him banned indefinitely. On Monday, the now-infamous video surfaced showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator. In addition to ... Read More »