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No. 5 VSU matches up with the No. 4 UWA for another GSC game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers (5-2, 2-2) are presented an opportunity to move above .500 in conference play on Saturday when the team hosts the West Alabama Tigers (6-2, 2-2). The game is as pivotal as they come for both schools. The winner keeps pace with West Georgia, North Alabama and Florida Tech in ...

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Another GSC win for the Blazers

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer Rushing yards were in great supply Thursday night as the VSU Blazers’ huge 4th quarter carried them to a 37-22 victory over the Shorter Hawks. Despite allowing a total of 520 yards, 466 of them rushing, the Blazers were still able to defeat Shorter with a strong rushing attack on their own, gaining 438 ...

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Blazers play in the GSC game of the week

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer After their first win in the Gulf South Conference last week against Mississippi College (2-4, 0-3 GSC), Valdosta State looks to even out their conference record tonight against the in-state foe Shorter University. Shorter has had trouble holding onto the ball in their past games, which can be the Blazer’s advantage. The Hawks coughed ...

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Rivers leads VSU in first GSC win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor and Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers are on the board in Gulf South Conference play. After losing its first two conference games in somewhat staggering fashion, VSU rebounded with a 34-7 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws. The Blazers dominant performance gave them their fourth victory. After forcing a punt ...

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Blazers host MC in search of first conference win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor For the Valdosta State Blazers, Saturday’s Gulf South Conference matchup with Mississippi College is close to a must-win. The teams are each 0-2 in conference play, and both the Choctaws and Blazers share a loss to North Alabama. VSU is coming off a 49-28 road loss to West Georgia, whereas Mississippi College was ...

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Blazer football drops to 0-2 in conference play

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor A game that had the look of a back-and-forth affair turned into a blowout, as the West Georgia Wolves defeated the Valdosta State Blazers 49-28 in Carrollton on Saturday. VSU moved to 3-2 on the season after their second straight loss, and is now 0-2 in conference play. UWG  is 6-0 and 2-0 ...

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Blazers seek to go wolf hunting

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Blazers are going to have an opportunity to rebound in a big way. VSU takes the road for what will be a can’t-miss matchup with the No. 2 ranked West Georgia Wolves. The Blazers stomped the Wolves 40-6 in their regular season meeting a year ago, but VSU’s 2014 season was ended by ...

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Blazers get mauled by the Lions in first conference game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers’ first conference game did not play out as the team had hoped. The team’s defense could not find ways to get off the field in a 34-12 loss to the North Alabama Lions. The Lions (4-0, 3-0) protected their unblemished record with an impressive offensive showing. The team racked ...

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Memorable home opener for Blazers

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers had a memorable home opener that will forever be entrenched in the school’s record books. The Blazers’ record-setting day resulted in a 56-22 win over Cumberland at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday. In the 2nd quarter of play, quarterback EJ Hilliard rolled out to the right and hit D’Amonte Ridley for ...

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Making a Dent in the Valdosta Community

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer A football field for some people is just a 120 yards of green grass. But for others, like VSU wide receiver Greg Dent, it’s a sanctuary— a sacred place where he can block out the entire outside world and be happy. The Florida State transfer is a new addition to the VSU football family. Dent ...

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