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Senior shooting guard Justice reserves spot in VSU history

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Justice is originally from Peebles, Ohio. While there, he broke the scoring and league record of Peebles High School. Before becoming a Blazer, Justice played collegiate basketball at Akron University. Injuries prompted Justice to transfer, where connections then came into play. “I dealt with a little injury problems coming out of high school and ...

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VSU to honor greats this Saturday: Eight school legends will be inducted in athletic Hall of Fame

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is hosting its 20th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Brunch. Valdosta State is welcoming eight inductees into the Hall of Fame. The inductees this year include the 2007 Valdosta State football team, Hal Mumme, Leos Jelinek, Brandon Decker, Kristina Ely, Dominique Ross, Bob Hagan and Coretta Bloom. The 2007 ...

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VSU baseball opens the season winning two of three

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State baseball team has started the season winning two of three heading into this Saturday’s match-up with Wingate. The Blazers started the season on the road last Saturday afternoon against the #15 North Georgia Nighthawks at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega, Georgia. The two teams played a double-header and split the match-ups. ...

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EJ Hilliard prepares for NFL opportunities

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor As the great Walt Disney once said, “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” For Valdosta State quarterback EJ Hilliard, that dream in pursuit is an opportunity in the NFL. He got his first taste of such when the signal caller competed in the Dream Bowl in ...

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Super Bowl features clash of new school vs. old school

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer With the calendar turning to February and winter starting to walk out the door, it can only be time for one event: the Super Bowl. This year is Super Bowl 50, and with it comes two teams that traveled different paths to the greatest game of the year. The first team is a team ...

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Blazers hoop shoots to rebound at The Complex

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer After dropping two games on the road in Alabama, the Valdosta State Blazers men’s basketball team (11-7, 7-6) looks to improve its record against the Shorter Hawks (9-10, 4-9) and the Lee (Tenn.) Flames (5-13, 3-10) during this week’s home stand. According to Blazers head coach Mike Helfer, it is tough to defeat an ...

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Kerwin Bell hopes to win in style

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor Kerwin Bell is trading oranges for peaches. A legend in the state of Florida, Bell is crossing the border to make his mark in Georgia as the new coach of Valdosta State football. “It was a privilege just the other day to meet Kerwin Bell and his wife,” said VSU president Cecil Staton at ...

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Flag football takes home second title in as many years

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer Winning a national championship is hard, but winning back-to-back national championships is historic; yet, the Nikes pulled it off with a cool demeanor. The Valdosta State University Nikes won the 2015-2016 National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Men’s National Flag Football Championship for the second year in a row. The Nikes and P-Rex traveled to ...

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Mitchell lighting it up for the red-hot Lady Blazers

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Lady Blazers basketball team needed to fill a significant scoring voide to have any chance at a title. It did just that and more by finding found a gem this past offseason in forward Madi Mitchell. Mitchell is a 6’1” sophomore from Warwick, Georgia who transferred to VSU from Mercer University. ...

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The search continues: Valdosta State is turning over every stone in its effort to find the right head football coach

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor David Dean, the winningest coach in Valdosta State history, will not be winning any games for the Blazers in the foreseeable future. Dean’s departure to Georgia Southern came as a surprise to not just VSU, but to the entire community. As a result, Blazer fans wait with anticipation as the school continues its search ...

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