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VSU, UNA meet in first round of playoffs.

This Saturday, the VSU Blazers begin their push for their third national championship since 2004, when they host Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

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Blazers look to tackle Williams, Tigers

When the season begins, every team has the same goal: win the conference and win a national championship.   For the No. 7 VSU Blazers, one of those goals has already been accomplished, as the famed red and black earned at least a share of the Gulf South Conference championship with a 31-13 victory over the West Georgia Wolves this ...

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Former Blazers continue success in the pros

 Some former Blazers end up as all-Americans, while some are fortunate enough to play professionally.  VSU has produced athletes that have been drafted to the NFL, some who play overseas or play arena football.  Some of the many Blazers who play professional ball include Richard Foreman, Mike Bowmen, Artie Ulmer, Mark Cantano, York Kurinsky, Richard Collier, Ced Dickerson, Brad Trout, ...

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Blazers look to secure GSC title

When the VSU Blazers take on the West Georgia Wolves at 2 p.m. at the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday, they will be playing for more than in-state bragging rights and the Peach State Basket.

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Blazers fine with no stand-out receiver

  At 7-1 and atop the Gulf South Conference, the Blazers are on familiar ground but they’ve changed their strategy for winning.   The biggest difference: No game-changing receivers.  No stand-outs.  Just a group of dedicated players scrambling to win.  “We got a blue-collar group out there,” David Dean, Head Coach, said. “There’s no real superstar out there, so to speak, ...

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Blazers control own destiny

 The scenario for the Valdosta State football team is simple – win the four remaining games on the schedule and win at least a share of the Gulf South Conference championship.   This comes after the Blazers knocked off then third ranked North Alabama 5-0 a week ago and after the Harding Bison upset the Delta State Statesman this past ...

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Blazers look to redeem`09 loss at UNA tonight

 Nobody likes to lose to a rival.  That is especially true when it is in the form of a 62-27 beatdown on national television.  That was the case last season, when the Valdosta State Blazers faced the then No. 1 ranked North Alabama Lions.  The 2009 loss, in which UNA racked up 518 yards of offense, was the sixth worst ...

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VSU eyes Winnersville Classic

Cross-town rivals Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools will battle in their annual Winnersville Classic at Valdosta’s Bazemore-Hyder Stadium tomorrow night. This heated rivalry brings hatred and intensity, but it is also a haven for great football talent. Each year the immense amount of talent brings college coaches from all over the country to South Georgia to recruit prospects. It is ...

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Blazers benefit from bye week

 This Saturday the Valdosta State Blazers will enjoy a much needed off week while the rest of the Gulf South Conference battles it out on the field, including VSU’s next opponent third ranked North Alabama.  And VSU is using the extra week of preparation to their advantage, by resting some players who are suffering from injury and working on the ...

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