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Blazers new basketball coach brings experience

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Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer A new addition has been added to the Valdosta State Athletics and Blazer basketball program, with the hiring of Jason Mays to be an assistant coach. With years of experience under his belt, Mays was a great choice for the program. Mays’ began his career by being a graduate assistant under the leadership of ...

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Ending on a high note: Blazers look to future after rough season ends

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by Shane Thomas Better late than never, but never late is better. That was the will and testament for the VSU men’s basketball team last Saturday night. A team on a nine-game losing streak lifted itself from the canvas once more to provide a most memorable finale. The Blazers drilled a school-record 21 three-pointers in a 114-95 win over the ...

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Men’s basketball bids adieu to seniors

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by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ...

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Wolves’ big run bites Blazers late; Blazers drop ninth straight

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by Shane Thomas Another heated matchup between cross-state rivals did not disappoint as West Georgia (19-7, 14-7 Gulf South Conference) slid past the Valdosta State Blazers (9-18, 4-17 Gulf South Conference) 85-83 Saturday night. GSC leading scorer Deonta Stocks scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to pace the Wolves. Stocks’ two free throws iced the ...

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VSU hopes to play spoiler vs. UWA

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by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ...

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Basketball hopes to bounce back

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by Shane Thomas VSU men’s basketball team (9-14, 4-13 Gulf South Conference) hits the road for its final regular season trip against Union College (16-7, 10-7 Gulf South Conference) tonight in Jackson, Tennessee. The Blazers are in the midst of a dismal stretch, having lost 11 of their last 14 games and five straight following an 80-69 loss to Delta ...

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Blazers hope to keep up streak

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by Stuart Price It was a Blazer’s total take down, but now they hope to regain that confidence against Shorter University tonight. The Blazers defeated the conference-leading Chargers on Jan. 22 against the University of Alabama-Huntsville. With a late three-pointer from Josh Lemons, sophomore guard, and a key block from Colin Cook, senior forward/center, the Blazers were able to maintain ...

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Blazers bested by North Alabama team

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by Shane West North Alabama (8-11, 5-8 Gulf South Conference) flexed their muscle on the glass and in the paint en route to a 95-79 win over the VSU Blazers (9-10, 4-9 Gulf South Conference) on Saturday night. The Blazers came out flat against a motivated North Alabama team trying to escape the bottom of the GSC standings. UNA dominated ...

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Sophomore Josh Lemons Aids Blazers in Win Against UAH

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by Kristin Whitman Sophomore Josh Lemons’ go-ahead jumper with 16.2 seconds remaining lifted the Blazers (9-9, 4-8 GSC) over Alabama-Huntsville (13-5, 8-4 GSC) 67-66 Thursday night. The Chargers had two more cracks to win as senior guard Ronnie Mack’s drive to the basket was blocked by Colin Cook with eight seconds remaining. On the final possession, Blazers forward James Spencer ...

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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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