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Wells named finalist for Harlon Hill Trophy

VSU sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells has put together a historic season for the undefeated Blazers, and he could top it off with an illustrious trophy. Wells was named one of nine finalists for the 2018 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year, announced Wednesday Nov 18, by the Great American Conference. The award is widely ...

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Column: Will the Blazers’ fire be extinguished?

Leading up to the last two games for the Blazers, it seemed that they had all the cards stacked against them. It took the Blazers to actually beat West Georgia for them to jump them in the NCAA Division II rankings, despite proving they were the better team statistically. The Blazers showed up and showed out on a national platform ...

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Blazer football ‘can’t be stopped’

What many thought would be a nail biting shootout turned out to be another run of the mill game for the undefeated Valdosta State Blazers. VSU advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals after their 66-16 victory over the Bowie State Bulldogs. The first quarter was a slow one as VSU seemed to have just rolled out of bed, still ...

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The Blazers ride is far from over

They did it like I said they would. 10-0. GSC Champions. The Valdosta State Blazers ran the table after their monumental victory against West Georgia, where over 10,000 fans watched the 47-31 thriller. However, their mission is far from complete. “We still haven’t hit our peak! I hope you know that,” Head Coach Kerwin Bell told his players right after ...

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Ingram, bench spark huge run to down Albany State

VSU’s Keshawn Ingram is no stranger to shooting three-pointers, and last night, he showed us why. “It was all preparation, honestly,” Ingram said. “Coach always wants me to shoot the ball when I get it, so I just make sure my feet are ready.” As Ingram’s season-high 20 points led the way for the bench unit, the Blazers demolished the ...

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Home, sweet home: Blazers hold off Tuskegee

Even when Beau Justice has a slow start, teams still haven’t taken advantage. The VSU men’s basketball team overcame a second-half explosion from Tuskegee University to come away with a 93-81 victory at home Tuesday night. The Blazers were led by Justice, the reigning Gulf South Conference Player of the Year. Justice scored a game-high 30 points, while flirting with ...

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No. 5 Blazers nab top seed, first round bye

In the wake of their dominating 47-31 victory against No. 3 West Georgia on Saturday night, the No. 3 Valdosta State Blazers football team learned their fate going forward. The Blazers will be the top seed in NCAA Super Region 2 and will receive a first-round bye in the upcoming NCAA Division II Football Championship, the selection show announced Sunday. ...

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Bonilla’s second half play lifts VSU over Golden Rams

Sophomore Guard Kayla Bonilla led the charge for the Lady Blazers, scoring a total of 19 points on Saturday afternoon. The game seemed dark in the first half, but their brightest—and shortest—star shined through the cracks. Of Bonilla’s 19 points, 12 were scored in the second half as the Lady Blazers overcame a 10-point deficit to beat Albany State 65-53. ...

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The Blaze at Baze’

We did it, Blazers. A cold November evening and 10,588 people later, Blazer football held up their side of the bargain, snatching the Gulf South Conference crown and the Peach Basket from the stiff competition in West Georgia. Believe or not, the players noticed your support. The type of support I saw from the audience at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is something ...

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The Peach Basket returns to undefeated VSU

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Valdosta State saw a rise in attendance at the VSU versus West Georgia game with over ten thousand fans and winning the Peach Basket was just the cherry on top. “It means a lot with this being the conference championship, bringing the peach basket back and being the only undefeated team in the conference,” Kenny Benjamin ...

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