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Deandra Schirmer to coach Lady Blazers basketball

The Lady Blazers rebound nicely. VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced May 4 of the hiring of Deandra Schirmer as the next women’s basketball coach at VSU. Schirmer replaces former head coach Carley Kuhns, who recently took the vacant head coaching position at Division I Samford University. For the last five years, Schirmer has been an assistant coach at Eckerd ...

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VSU begins Four Person Golf Scramble

VSU Campus Recreation is getting ready to tee-off with itsannual Four Person Golf Scramble tournament. The tournament dates back as far as 1997 and has been played every year since then. This year’s tournament will take place on May 23 at Stone Creek golf course. “Four Person Scramble” is not structured like any regular game of golf because it’s played ...

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Blazers defeat Wolves on senior night

Senior night is one that is always remembered. VSU baseball capped off the festivities with a win against University of West Georgia 14-8. Now, the Blazers will look to shock the world in the Gulf South Conference tournament. The offense was on fire, as they amassed 18 hits on the day and an eight run fourth inning propelled the Blazers ...

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Blazers’ Golf fares well in conference awards

The coaches representing the Gulf South Conference casted their votes, and on Monday, the results were released. Now, I join in to present my own opinions on “Coach of the Year,” “Player of the Year,” and “Freshman of the Year”as well as my choices for an all-conference team. So without further ado… Player of the Year For the Blazers, the ...

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Denmark headlines three Blazers into NFL

The NFL Draft is where dreams begin, and that is no different for three former Blazers. Selected with the no. 238 pick in the seventh and final round of the draft, corner back Stephen Denmark begins what — he hopes — will be a long career with the Chicago Bears. He becomes the first Blazer drafted since 2013 when Edmund ...

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As NFL Draft approaches, Gauthney’s stock is uncertain

The football career of LaVonne Gauthney has seen its fair share of oddity. After graduating from Reynoldsburg High School in 2012, Gauthney took a brief stop at a military academy, had several position changes, competed at VSU and, ultimately, won a national championship. He hugged former VSU head coach Kerwin Bell with an enormous smile. As the confetti fell and ...

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Next Level: Jegede boosting stock in private workouts

Sleepers. There will be lots of them in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Valdosta State defensive lineman Iseoluwapo Jegede has garnered the label. The projected day-3 pick, on some NFL mock drafts, has gradually climbed up draft boards. The ascension has come from a few workouts this offseason, where Jegede has made scouts take notice. “I had a visit with ...

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Column: This generation yearned for Tiger Woods

I was born in ’95, too young to remember Tiger’s record-breaking performance in ’97, not quite old enough to fully appreciate his dominance at Pebble three years later. Still, I had grown up in the “Tiger Era,” an environment where it was Tiger vs. the field, red Nike shirts, and a tiger head cover over my driver. Having a PGA ...

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Mas continues to juggle tennis and culture

Jordi Mas always looks cool on the court. Why wouldn’t he? The No. 8 ranked singles player in the country has developed incredibly during his senior year, having VSU thinking about another conference championship. Mas already has two under his belt. Mas’ demeanor on the court stands out. Always on the front foot, looking to crash the net and hoping ...

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Blazers finish No. 2 in GSC championship

VSU came into Crossings in need of a stout performance to ensure a postseason appearance. They came in second place with the help of an all-time turnaround that occurred on Monday. Three Blazers arrived on the grounds in the top 10 after Sunday, but two-time All-GSC performer Matt Anderson wasn’t one of them. After an opening round 77, a session ...

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