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Lewis gives lift to unsteady Blazers

 All throughout the country NCAA football teams have been enjoying cooler temperatures. That has not been the case for the Valdosta State Blazers (3-3, 3-2) who have been dealing with hot temperatures all season.  However, the Blazers have enjoyed the coolest temperatures of the season so far this week as they prepare for their upcoming game on Saturday against the ...

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Aurandt: two times a champion

 He’s not only a national champion, he coaches champions too. Tyler Aurandt came to VSU in 2002 after being recruited by coach David Dean.  As a red-shirted freshman, Aurandt anxiously watched as the Blazers made the national championship; unfortunately Grand Valley State defeated them. Two years later, Aurandt was ready for his shot at that national championship title.  The Blazers ...

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Full time students, part time mixed martial artists

On Oct. 17 in Griffin, Ga., two students will be making their amateur debut into the world of Ultimate Fighting or, as it is officially known, mixed martial arts.  Jay Edwards, a health and physical education major, and Bobby Stiner, a graduate health and physical major, will be representing the White Tiger Martial Arts Academy in a MMA match.  MMA ...

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Reddies aim to spoil VSU’s Homecoming

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.com  A week after being eliminated from playoff contention, the Valdosta State Blazers (2-3, 1-2) will look to rebound and even their record at 3-3 when they host the Henderson State Reddies (3-3, 3-1) on Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for the 2009 VSU Homecoming football game.  Last Thursday the Blazers were knocked off by Delta State ...

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Delta State game a must win for Blazers

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu   For the VSU Blazers the playoffs start tonight. The Valdosta State Blazers (2-2) will face the Delta State Statesmen (2-2) tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Cleveland Miss.  The loser of this matchup will be mathematically eliminated from the 2009 Division II playoff race which makes the remainder of the season a must-win for both the ...

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VSU is the face of Division II sports

Open Mike By Michael Wilson The Valdosta State Blazers are the face for Division II. If you don’t believe it check out Katie Thomas’ article in The New York Times this past Monday.  Well to be more precise, Ronnye Nelson, VSU’s junior running back, is the face of Division II. He appeared as one of the featured athletes in an ...

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Volleyball ready for West Georgia

Kristin Shannon Staff Writer knshannon@valdosta.edu  Although the Lady Blazers continue to hold their lead in the GSC east division going into Friday night’s match against West Georgia, the players may still have a sour taste in their mouth after last week’s match against Flagler.  VSU had two wins over West Georgia last season and hopes to achieve the same success ...

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Blazers prepare for West Alabama

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu   The Valdosta State Blazers (1-2, 1-1) are back on the Reames practice fields this week as they prepare for their upcoming game against the West Alabama Tigers at 7 p.m. Saturday  at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  The Blazers are coming off a unexpected 24-14 loss to Ouachita Baptist, a game in which the Tigers racked up 502 ...

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Women’s soccer kicking its way into VSU in 2011

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu  Silly boys, kicks are for girls. That is the case, anyway, for the Valdosta State University Athletics program.  VSU’s President Patrick Schloss and Herb Reinhard, athletic director, announced the addition of women’s soccer to the athletic program at a press conference Wednesday in the UC theatre.   The team will be the 12 VSU athletics team ...

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