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Jimmy Coy Named Starting Quarterback

As the new VSU football seaso­­n ra­pidly approaches, the Blazers have their man that will be calling the signals for the offensive unit this season. Redshirt junior quarterback Jimmy Coy— who entered fall camp as the No. two quarterback on the depth chart behind senior Russ Callaway— was named the starting quarterback less than 24 hours after Callaway went down ...

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Blazers Ready for New Competition

Since Aug.9 the members of the VSU football team have been hitting the same opponent—their teammates. On Sept. 4 that will change when the Blazers welcome the Wingate Bulldogs to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to begin the 2010 season. “We are ready. I am fired up,” running back David Arnold said. “I keep it fired up (at practice) though. I challenge the ...

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Blazers Look to return to National Prominence in ‘10

Football season is nine days away. That means fans will quickly pack Drexel Park and the surrounding streets of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to tailgate for the famed red and black of Valdosta State University. The tailgaters and fans are expecting to see a team that can rebound from a disappointing 6-4 season last year. The fans want to see a team ...

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From the field to the platform

DeMario Jones is used to being a leader. After all, he is a captain on the Valdosta State football team. However Jones is currently running for a different kind of leadership role than many people would expect for a five foot 10 inch, 300-pound defensive tackle known for wreaking havoc on opposing offenses. Thesenior Political Science major from Jacksonville, Fla. ...

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Football team set for spring game

The VSU football team is set for their annual spring football game this Saturday, Mar 6, at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. “We’ve had a good spring,” David Dean, VSU head coach, said. “It has been very productive and we have answered a lot of questions, but we still have some to answer, like determining our depth. Our attitudes have been great, and ...

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Athlete joins the SGA

It’s not hard to notice Demario Jones, senior defensive tackle, in SGA meetings as the only athlete on the senate, but many don’t know Jones’ leadership thrives on and off the field. Jones’ imposing presence is noticed by visitors and his fellow senators alike. As of now, Jones is the only athlete in the SGA. Jones is a second semester ...

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David Dean looks back

If hindsight is twenty-twenty than Head football coach David Dean has perfect a view of the topsy-turvy 09 football season. It required him to lead a team that broke records for better and worse and had more controvery then any coach would care to live through. However, Dean  survived the good times and the bad and found a little time ...

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Blazers take on Edward Waters

  The Valdosta State Blazers (5-4, 5-3 GCC) will conclude their 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon when they host NAIA Edward Waters at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Last Thursday night the Blazers racked up their fifth conference win of the season as they defeated the West Georgia Wolves in Carrolton Ga. The win gives the Blazers a winning record in conference play ...

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VSU looks ahead after tough loss

Last Thursday, the Valdosta State Blazers (4-4, 4-3 GSC) were eliminated from playoff contention when the No.  1 ranked North Alabama Lions (9-0, 7-0 GSC) came to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and beat the Blazers in all aspects of the game, 62-27.                 The loss for the Blazers was the worst lost in the program’s history which started in 1982. However, the ...

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Lions roll over Blazers 62-27

Valdosta— The North Alabama Lions (9-0, 7-0 GSC) showed the Valdosta State Blazers (4-4, 4-3 GSC) and the entire nation on Thursday night exactly why they are the number 1 ranked team in Division II football. The Lions outgained, outscored and outplayed the Blazers from the start of the game and the Blazers had little chance to recover. “We had ...

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