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Blazer Basketball debuts high in preseason conference polls

Blazer Basketball looks poised to pick up where they left off last year, the most successful season in collective Men’s and Women’s basketball history at VSU. The Men’s team compiled a record of 27-6 and won the regular season Gulf South Conference title. Head coach Mike Helfer was voted as GSC Coach of the Year and Jerimiah Hill was selected ...

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Blazers hoping for spark against Choctaws

So far, this season has been a huge complication for Blazer Football and it is gradually becoming one of the worst seasons in program history. Now at the halfway point of the 2017 season, the Blazers are set to face the winless Mississippi College Choctaws. This matchup should not be taken lightly though. Losing to a team that’s already 0-6 ...

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Ashley Lewis brings her offensive prowess to VSU

If there’s one thing Ashley Lewis knows how to do on a soccer field, it’s put the ball in the net. Lewis, a sophomore forward on the up-and-coming 2017 Blazers squad, did it 95 times during her outstanding high school career and hasn’t wavered since arriving at VSU. Lewis, who turned 20 on Oct. 3, was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, ...

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Volleyball aims to finish strong

Halfway through the 2017 Gulf South Conference volleyball season, the VSU Blazers have seen some success but still have considerable room to grow. VSU’s volleyball squad currently holds a 9-7 overall record. In the GSC, the Blazers are 4-3 and sit in eighth place, looking up. On a positive note, the team has won two of its last three games. ...

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VSU Soccer routs Auburn Montgomery in 6-0 win

Valdosta State soccer scored six against Auburn Montgomery in tonight’s 6-0 rout over the Warhawks. The Blazers are now 7-2-1 in conference play and will face the University of North Alabama Friday evening at the Valdosta State soccer complex for another conference matchup. Photos by Seth Willard

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Transfer athletes find redemption at VSU

Redemption sometimes comes in the most unexpected forms. For these two transfer athletes, VSU has provided a second chance at their first love. VSU’s soccer program has been thriving this year under the new head coach Stephen Andrews. Andrews, who was able to do a little recruiting after arriving to VSU in the spring, brought on junior communication sciences and ...

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What’s Your Take: Superteams too superior?

The trend of superteams is running rampant in the National Basketball Association. Teams across the league are seeking that star free agent to pair up with their current star or looking for trades to bring another star to the team. Many fans say that this is ruining the league and causing the competitiveness to deteriorate in the NBA, but I ...

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Football ready to get ‘Peachy’ in Carrollton

Coming off their first win of the season against the University of West Florida, Blazer football is hitting the road again hoping to defend the peach basket. VSU won 30-19 to give West Florida their first loss of the season. The Black Swarm did what they’ve been doing all season by putting the Blazers in the position to win games. ...

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What’s Your Take: Kaepernick’s imprint still in the NFL

When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem prior to a game last season, he shook the NFL for the better. Even as a free agent, Colin Kaepernick is still affecting the NFL. His explanation was that he would not stand for a country that oppresses people of color. Kaepernick was named National Football League Players Association Community MVP after ...

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LaMelo Balling Elsewhere?

On August 31, LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand released the “MeloBall 1.” The shoe is inspired and designed by LaMelo Ball, the 16-year old basketball prodigy from Chino Hills, California. Why is this amazing? He becomes the first high school player ever to have his own signature shoe. Previously, the brand released the first professional model, the ZO2, ...

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