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Blazer Blast lets Valdosta kids meet the Blazers

VSU’s “Blazer Blast ‘18” on Jan. 27 hosted around 75 kids who had the time of their lives with their favorite Blazer athletes. The Blazer Blast was held by VSU’s baseball and softball team at Billy Grant Field and Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park. Any child eighth grade and under could come out and participate. The day involved music on ...

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Allen inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Every student athlete hopes to one day have their name in their institution’s Hall of Fame. For Ramon Allen, a “ground and pound” running back for the Blazers in the late ’80s and early ’90s, that dream came true when he was inducted this past weekend along with a number of other VSU greats. Allen reflected on the feeling of ...

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Baseball is on deck

Blazers baseball is just around the corner and coming fast. The team is getting back a great offensive weapon and needed to replace a few key arms. Last year proved to be a solid season, but did not end in the team advancing past the Gulf South Conference tournament. “Inconsistency at the plate was tough,” said Head Coach Greg Guilliams. ...

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Morgan flashes confidence, leadership for Blazers

Athleticism is a very profound ability to have as an individual today, but for Winston Morgan, he has much more to offer. Morgan, a junior guard for the VSU Men’s Basketball team, grew up in Manchester, Connecticut which is about a 15-minute drive from Hartford. He grew up with Jamaican parents who have been married for over 30 years, and ...

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Blazers represent in annual Tropical Bowl

For the third consecutive year, VSU Football was represented at The Tropical Bowl in Daytona, Florida. The Tropical Bowl is a college All- Star football game hosted every January. Schools like Wake Forest, University of Oregon, Florida State, Ole Miss, Delta State and Alcorn State University have all sent representatives to the annual competition. This event is to show top ...

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What’s Your Take: Are Referees Taking Over?

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Demarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, Carmelo Anthony and the list continues. You know what all these players have in common? They all have been ejected from games this NBA season, and it isn’t even the halfway mark of the season. Tension between the players and referees have been rising over the past few ...

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Blazers unblemished at home this season

There’s no place like home and for VSU Men’s Basketball, that statement couldn’t be truer. Currently, the Blazers hold a 13-2 record this season which places them No. 2 in the Gulf South Conference standings. The Blazers grabbed win No. 13 in a 101-78 rout of the Mississippi State Choctaws on Tuesday night. The Complex was energized from beginning to ...

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2018 Hall of Fame class announced

The 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class has been announced. The official ceremony will be held on January 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. This will be the 22nd class that is inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The class will consist of: Ken Ferrell, Contributer, 1968-99 Ferrell is a former employee that has contributed ...

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Blazers offense helps defeat Tuskegee

Tuesday night, the No. 22 ranked VSU Men’s Basketball team cruised into a 107-81 win over the Tuskegee Tigers in a non-conference matchup at The Complex. Coming off their first loss last week to West Florida, the squad came back in dominant form to get their seventh win of the season. The Blazers were vicious on both ends of the ...

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What’s your Take: A Rose Without Petals

When the kid from Chicago, named Derrick Rose, got drafted to his hometown team, the Bulls, everyone knew that he would be a star. In his first year in the league, he won the 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year honor and got the Bulls back to the playoffs. In only his third year, he became the youngest NBA MVP and ...

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