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Irony of the week

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger helped hand the South Carolina Gamecocks its first loss of the year this past weekend 23-21.   The Oconee County graduate is used to taking rough hits as did in last Saturday’s victory but no hit compares to the one he had right here in Valdosta. Watkinsville, Ga. native Mettenberger chose to enroll at University of ...

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Blazers look to tame Lions

The Blazers may have won the Peach Basket against West Georgia with a 42-7 drubbing last weekend, but if they do not beat North Alabama, VSU will not be flying high anymore.   The win improves the Blazers to 4-2 and 1-1 in the Gulf South while UWG falls to 0-2 in the conference and 2-3 overall.  The Blazers put ...

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Blazers’ backs against the wall

Unsuccessful trips to Gulf South conference rival territories these upcoming two weeks could steer the Blazers towards missing the playoff for the second consecutive year for the first time since 1999. The VSU football team suits up every season with one goal in mind which is at seasons end becoming national champions. High expectations are not surprising in title town ...

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VSU Football No Room For Error

 The VSU football team is ready to rebound from their 39-28 loss to No. 19 West Alabama last Saturday and could use a confidence boosting win over Edward Waters this weekend before they start the rest of their tough schedule.   Although the following four games after Saturday are against Gulf South Conference teams, the game is expected to be ...

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Blazer football host Tigers Saturday

Rivalry week is here. The Blazers are fired up to take on GSC top ranked West Alabama under the lights Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Bazemore-Hyder stadium. “This is the best team in the Gulf South Conference and we’re going to have to play them that way,” Coach Dean, the Blazer’s head coach, said. Saturday will be the Blazers ...

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VSU soccer prepared to host top ranked UNA

A 5-0 undefeated Lady Blazer squad faces off against Gulf South Conference defending champion North Alabama Friday at 5 p.m. This will be one of the Lady Blazers toughest games of the season as North Alabama was voted to repeat as Conference Champions and are ranked 22nd in the country. The Lions will enter Friday’s game coming off a loss ...

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Blazers set to play on Super Bowl turf

Move over Romo and company,  the Blazers are coming to town.  The Valdosta State football team is pumped to take over Cowboy Stadium this weekend as the Blazers look for their second straight win in this year’s Lone Star Festival against Angelo State.  Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is the setting for this year’s festival.  The largest domed stadium in ...

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Blazers crush Fort Valley 62-14

Valdosta State quarterback Graham Craig tallied 314 passing yards and six total touchdowns in the 62-14 rout over Fort Valley State Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Craig, who started replacing the injured Cayden Cochran, led the Blazers to their first win of the season. It also was the first time a Blazer quarterback has thrown five touchdowns in a game ...

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VSU football fired up for home opener Saturday

The Valdosta State football team hosts Fort Valley State this Saturday, looking to bounce back from its season opener (28-24) loss to Saginaw Valley State last weekend in Michigan. Blazers won’t get a break on their tough 2012 schedule against the Wildcats, who upset nationally ranked Delta State Statesmen (31-23) last week. VSU will be without a few of their ...

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On the road to Michigan

 The Blazer offense will face its first test Saturday on the road against Saginaw Valley State as All-American Grant Caserta leads a scrappy Cardinal defense. � Blazers Head Coach David Dean is confident in his early decision to name quarterback Cayden Cochran as the starter expecting him to flourish starting Saturday night.  “Cochran has looked very solid through camp,” Dean ...

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