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Volleyball’s Epic Streak Ends

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer After winning their first 12 matches of the season, VSU Volleyball fell Tuesday night to the nationally-ranked UWF Argonauts in Pensacola. It was a close match the entire time, and VSU came out on fire taking the first set of the match by a score of 25-15, which ended UWF’s ten-set win streak.  However, ...

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CORE Outdoors prepares for new activities in October

Written by Stuart Price, Staff Writer CORE Outdoors has a huge line of events in store for the VSU community this October. The next big things you have to look forward to are the Fall Break trips. Students can travel to North Carolina for a hiking and rafting trip Oct. 9 to 13 or go to Jekyll Island from Oct. ...

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Blazers get mauled by the Lions in first conference game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers’ first conference game did not play out as the team had hoped. The team’s defense could not find ways to get off the field in a 34-12 loss to the North Alabama Lions. The Lions (4-0, 3-0) protected their unblemished record with an impressive offensive showing. The team racked ...

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Memorable home opener for Blazers

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers had a memorable home opener that will forever be entrenched in the school’s record books. The Blazers’ record-setting day resulted in a 56-22 win over Cumberland at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday. In the 2nd quarter of play, quarterback EJ Hilliard rolled out to the right and hit D’Amonte Ridley for ...

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Blazers united against Union

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer         As the season goes on, the Valdosta State volleyball team continues its run as they defeat West Alabama. With a score of 3-1, the Blazers are rallying for a spectacular season as they prepare for their upcoming matches. Union continues to struggle as the season goes on with another defeat to Shorter University losing ...

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Making a Dent in the Valdosta Community

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer A football field for some people is just a 120 yards of green grass. But for others, like VSU wide receiver Greg Dent, it’s a sanctuary— a sacred place where he can block out the entire outside world and be happy. The Florida State transfer is a new addition to the VSU football family. Dent ...

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VSU looks to dog it out: Blazers return home after a winning streak on the road

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer After coming off a dominant 31-3 victory against the Winston-Salem University football team, the Valdosta State Blazers are set to face off against the Cumberland University Bulldogs this Saturday. The Blazers are coming in at a perfect record of 2-0 while the Bulldogs stand at a record of 1-2. Defense has been a key ...

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Pro/Con: To pay or not to pay college athletes

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer It is a privilege for student athletes to be able to put on their school colors and represent their university. It is a privilege to have millions cheer for you while others cheer against you. It is a privilege to receive a free education while others have to take out loans. The problem occurs ...

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Blazer football faces Winston-Salem next

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer Valdosta State head coach David Dean said his team will lean on their defense and tough run game in the 2015 season. That philosophy held true in the Blazers 21-13 road win over Albany State on Saturday. The Blazers (1-0) started fast with preseason all-conference running back, Cedric O’Neal, scoring a rushing touchdown 4:05 ...

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History of Blaze

Written by Tiara Bell, Staff Writer To paint a picture of Valdosta State’s old mascot, the “Rebels”, there was an animated Confederate general plowing through the “V” of the campus logo flashing the school’s colors of red and white. As you can probably imagine, it brought great controversy to the Valdosta community. Many people loved the new mascot as much ...

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