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Second Helping: Thiele’s late field goal pushes Blazers past Shorter

Even though it has been a disappointing season for the Blazers (5-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference), the team finished the year on a high note with a 30-28 win over the Shorter Hawks (3-8, 1-6 GSC). Senior quarterback Ivory Durham helped set up sophomore kicker Estin Thiele for a 25-yard field goal with under two minutes in the game. Then, ...

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Double Dip: Blazers look to end season with second win over Shorter

In college football, it is rare for two teams to face each other twice in a season, let alone twice in the regular season. When the Blazers (4-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) take on the Shorter Hawks (3-7, 1-6 GSC) on Saturday, however, there will be an extra level of familiarity. The game, which is part of the GSC Playoff ...

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Blazers’ upset bid of West Florida falls short in overtime

The Blazers (4-6, 2-5 Gulf South Conference) pushed the game into overtime when the Blazers intercepted No. 8 West Florida Argos (8-1, 6-1 GSC) in the red zone. However, the Argos still prevailed on a two-point conversion to win 32-31. Head coach Tremaine Jackson sees the loss as a tough pill to swallow. “It’s tough for me because I go ...

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Blazers aim high for 2022-23 season

The VSU men’s basketball team is making their final preparations as the season draws near. The Blazers will tip off their season in the Division II Tip Off Classic in Lakeland, Florida, against Lincoln Memorial on Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. and then Hillsdale College on Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m. The Blazers come into the new season after going ...

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Photos: Inside Blazer Madness

The VSU men’s and women’s basketball teams showcased their talents ahead of their upcoming seasons in Blazer Madness on Oct. 27 in The Complex. The event, which was open to the public, was kicked off by remarks from head coaches Mike Helfer and Deandra Schirmer. Players from both teams were also introduced and spoke during the event.   The men’s ...

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Struggling Blazers travel to Tigerville to face North Greenville

The Blazers have been through the ringer the past four weeks. After starting off the season 3-1, the Blazers have been on a four-game slide as they have been unable to play a complete game. Their most recent result, a 54-17 thrashing from No. 25 West Georgia in the Battle for the Peach Basket, is one that head coach Tremaine ...

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Lady Blazers kick off homestand with 3-0 win over Alabama Huntsville

The Lady Blazers (10-17, 4-7 Gulf South Conference) blew the crowd’s and their own minds with their comeback over the Alabama Huntsville Chargers (11-14, 5-6 GSC). After the Chargers were introduced, the Lady Blazers were introduced with an epic video showdown. As young fans walked to the sideline to greet their favorite volleyball team, the Lady Blazers gave them small ...

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Lady Blazers look to finish season on high note

As the end draws near on another season, the Lady Blazers (3-10-1, 2-9 Gulf South Conference) are fired up for their match against Montevallo (11-2-2, 7-2-2 GSC) on Friday night. While the players were hard at work in the weight room, Coach Steven Andrew drew up new formations and special plays. “Montevallo is a great team,” Andrew said. “Any time ...

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People Poll: What’s wrong with the Blazers?

The VSU football team has been having a hard time adjusting to the season and fans are really starting to notice. The Blazers have lost three straight games for the first time since 2013. Additionally, it is the first time they’ve had a losing record at any point of a season since 2017. Christian Vasquez, Freshman Business major, said “I ...

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Flame extinguished: Blazers fall to Choctaws on Homecoming

The Blazers’ defensive woes in the ground game reached a head at the worst possible time: on Homecoming. The Blazers (3-4, 1-3 Gulf South Conference) had no answer for the Mississippi State Choctaws (4-3, 3-1 GSC) and their triple option attack, falling 49-40 Saturday afternoon. The loss is the Blazers’ third straight, marking the first time since 2013 that VSU ...

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