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Hill energized ahead of ’16-’17

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Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer Jeremiah Hill is a senior basketball player at VSU who has been proudly sporting his jersey while charging into his senior year. Hill is a Savannah, Georgia, native who graduated from Richmond Hill High School where he dominated in basketball programs during his senior year of high school. At VSU, during his sophomore season, ...

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VSU faces must win battle to host tournament game

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Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor VSU men’s basketball wraps up its regular season at West Florida this Saturday with a home game on the line. Fortunately, a matchup with the Argonauts is just what the Blazers need. West Florida is the worst team in the Gulf South Conference with a 5-16 record (6-18 overall) before Wednesday’s game versus Spring ...

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Blazers overcome late push to defeat Carver Bible

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Written by Shane Thomas, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazer (2-1) overcame a late push to defeat Carver Bible 91-79 Thursday night. The Blazers led 59-47 on a jumper by Josh Lemons with 13:05 to go.  The Cougars embarked on a 24-10 run to cut the Blazers lead to 71-69 with 6:26 to play. Following the timeout, the Blazers went to senior guard ...

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#WinningFast: Blazers hope evolution in style brings wins

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Written by Shane Thomas, Staff Writer In basketball, slow and steady no longer wins the race. The game has morphed into a more athletic, free-flowing style where positions serve as mere placeholders and versatility, depth and perimeter shooting now rule the day. The Valdosta State Blazers are in the process of a makeover, a look they’ve dubbed “#WinningFast”. A mantra ...

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Blazers new basketball coach brings experience

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Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, 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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