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VSU basketball season set to start soon

 Beginning Nov. 12, the Blazers will start the season off by playing Saint Leo at 8 p.m.   I am extremely excited for the beginning of the season because VSU school spirit is at its finest.  The students pack the Complex with their red and black attire, while the basketball teams feel the presence of the students as they yell ...

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Blazer hoops has new look

   In 2009, VSU’s men’s basketball team posted the best season in school history. The Blazers won 27 games—15 of which came in a row—and they earned the school’s first ever trip to the NCAA Division II Elite 8 in Springfield, Mass.  However, what happened last season doesn’t matter this season. After all, the Blazers return just three players, Christian ...

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The best of Blazer basketball

It has been one week since the Valdosta State basketball team saw their season come to a close in the Elite 8 round of the Division II NCAA tournament when they fell to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Despite two players, Tyrone Curnell and B.J. Dibble, being dismissed from the team hours before the Elite 8 round game, Valdosta State posted ...

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End of the Road

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—Just hours before the Valdosta State Blazers saw the best season in school history come to an end with an 80-64 loss to Indiana University (PA), two players were dismissed from the team. The call to dismiss the two players, All-American Tyrone Curnell and Marvin “BJ” Dibble, came from head coach Mike Helfer and VSU athletic director Herb Reinhard ...

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Former Blazer succeeds on court

Ernest Scott, a standout basketball player, walked off VSU’s campus after graduation in 2005 and boarded the proverbial plane for his future. His destination would be the NBA, but it would not be a nonstop flight nor would it be turbulence-free. Scott arrived at VSU in the summer after his senior year at Marietta High School to attend open tryouts ...

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VSU Blazers set for March Madness

Saturday afternoon in the VSU men’s basketball team will take the court for the first time since their 57-48 loss to Arkansas Tech in the Gulf South Conference tournament semi-finals. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed for the South region tournament, which makes up the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II tournament, which is set to begin ...

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VSU to play in South tourney

While many VSU students are enjoying the spring break vacation, the VSU men’s and women’s basketball teams will be competing in the NCAA South region tournament, which will be held in Russellville, Ark. starting Friday. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed on the men’s side, while the Lady Blazers were tabbed the sixth seed. “I feel great about it,” ...

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Blazers eye championship

Southaven, Miss- The VSU Blazers will enter the GSC tournament as the second seed from the East Division, despite tying for the division title. The Blazers were given the second seed after losing a deciding coin toss to Alabama-Huntsville, who ended the Blazers 15-game winning streak on Feb. 20. As the second seed, the Blazers will play Arkansas-Monticello, the third ...

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VSU wraps up at home

VALDOSTA-For the first time since Dec. 15, the VSU Blazers will head into a game following a loss, as the Blazers had their 15-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Alabama-Huntsville, 89-71. “It is one of those things where you’re disappointed to lose the game but I think it really refocuses you,” Nick Gast, VSU assistant head coach, said. “I ...

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The Blazers’ Spark, a look at Blazer guard Kevin Harris

It is not hard to find Tonya Wilkerson, the mother of Blazer guard Kevin Harris, and the Kevin Harris fan club when attending a basketball game at the VSU Complex. They sit courtside sporting their red t-shirts that mostly read “It’s been a long time coming,” which is most commonly followed by a picture of Harris on the front. “I ...

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