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When dreams finally turn to realities

Written by Eric Jackson   Growing up in the tropical climate of Ghana in West Africa, he always was fond of soccer; his eventual love for football seemed unfathomable at the time. This adoration for the game now is only obvious as his lifelong dream is finally becoming a reality. Edmund Kugbila everyday receives praise from his supporters all over ...

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Football team welcomes 25 signees

The first Wednesday of February isn’t like any other hump day in the world of college football. National Signing Day always is exciting at the Division I level as the most-sought after recruits in the nation make their public announcement where they’ll be playing collegially next year. Division II may not have as much anticipation or thrill but Valdosta State ...

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Blazers National Champions once more

Florence, Ala.-The Valdosta State Blazers (12-2) are bringing another title back to title town. The Blazers crowned themselves 2012 Division II national champions after beating Winston Salem State (14-1) 35-7 in the championship game Saturday afternoon.

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And Then There Were Two

And then there were two. Winston-Salem State (14-0) faces Valdosta State (11-2) Saturday at 1 p.m. eastern in the NCAA Division II national championships at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala. The Blazers will fight for their second title in five years while the Rams look to make history becoming the first Historically Black College to win a NCAA D-II ...

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Blazers advance to chilly playoffs

They’re four quarters away from playing for a national championship. After pulling off a convincing 48-26 victory over Carson-Newman this past weekend,ValdostaState(10-2) is one of the final four teams in the nation still playing football. The second round attendance more than doubled at the quarterfinals game nevertheless it wasn’t enough to keep this week’s contest inValdosta. With the NCAA deciding ...

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VSU Blazers plan to keep season alive Saturday

The No.17 Valdosta State football team (9-2) is two games shy from returning to the Division II national championship game. The Blazers didn’t win the Gulf South Conference yet no one is fazed because they have a bigger fish to fry. That fish being a national championship title has become clearer in their sights after the 49-21 win over the ...

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VSU football looking for its first title in five years

The last time the Valdosta State football was ranked No.1 heading into the NCAA Super Region II playoffs, the Blazers came away with a national championship. Five years later they’re hoping to do what they did last time they graced the number one spot. “Hopefully we can repeat that,” David Dean, head coach, said. “It doesn’t mean anything if you ...

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The black swarm is ready to be champs

It feels really good to be number one. Really. The Blazers have passed every test this season and with an 8-2 overall record, they have earned their number one ranking in their region for the 2012 NCAA Division II playoffs. VSU (8-2, 4-1 GSC) survived a close game against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas on senior night by a score of ...

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The black swarm hosts Javelinas tonight

Valdosta may be cooling down for winter, but the Blazer football team looks to continue their hot streak. After a 37-6 win in Rome, Ga last Thursday versus Shorter, the Blazers (7-2, 4-1 GSC) set their sights on the Javelinas of Texas A&M- Kingsville. Javelinas are also known as peccaries or “skunk-pigs” and are related to hippopotamuses. The Blazers are ...

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Blazers must finish on a high note

Let’s give the Blazers a round of applause. The “six-game schedule” that the Blazers geared themselves to following the loss to West Alabama refocused their attention for the second half of the season. VSU has won four straight games since and been picked fourth in the Division II Super Region 2 rankings. After dropping two games in the first four, ...

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