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The Spectator Staff’s Super Bowl picks

The picks are in! Eyes are on Atlanta as the Spectator Staff offers up their picks for Sunday’s big game. Patrick Barry, Staff Writer: “Well the Patriots played in the last two, and won two years ago… so that’s pretty good I guess.” Joshua Miller, Social Media Editor: “The Patriots. It’s the Patriots. There’s nothing more to say.” Seth Willard, ...

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Report: Lee Stalker will join VSU as defensive coordinator

Another former walk-on could potentially roam the sidelines of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. According to Football Scoop, a website that breaks football stories from all over the country, Tiffin’s Lee Stalker will join Gary Goff as the new defensive coordinator for the Blazers. Stalker served as the defensive line coach, run game coordinator and special teams coordinator for the Dragons last season. ...

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Column: Is Goff the right fit for VSU?

There’s a tall ladder to climb for VSU’s next head football coach. Coming off an undefeated season and a national championship win, Kerwin Bell left the Blazers in elite form. It’s now up to Gary Goff to continue the success. For those who yawn at Goff being the new head coach, he may actually be a good hire for the ...

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Blazer Softball picked second in conference preseason poll

VSU softball will open the 2019 season at No. 2 in the Gulf South Conference. The selection was announced Thursday by the league office. All GSC head coaches voted on the preseason poll, with teams receiving 12 points for first-place votes, 11 for second-place votes, etc.  They were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Below is the full list: ...

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Column: Blazers’ success married to Beau’s endurance

The Blazers need Beau Justice to shine in the second half of their season. This season, VSU men’s basketball entered the year as the favorited team in the Gulf South Conference and the No. 11 team in the nation. They clawed their way to No. 5 in the nation before falling completely out of the top 25. The Blazers opened ...

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Helfer, Blazers prepared for rival teams

Rival teams should keep their targets. The Blazers have the track record and are not fazed by teams who hate them most.  At 14-4 and second in the Gulf South Conference standings, VSU doesn’t seem to be changing things up – at least not now.  “We try to prepare for each game the same way and take care of ourselves ...

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Blazers will start season at No. 5

A preseason poll has ranked VSU baseball fifth in the Gulf South Conference. The poll was announced Wednesday. The Blazers earned a total of 92 points from this poll, outranking eight other teams. Mississippi College earned the number one spot with a total of 137 points, while the Blazers earned just one point over Lee University with 91 points. Below ...

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Head Coach Goff Introductory press conference set for Tuesday

From walk-on to head coach, newly hired Gary Goff comes full circle in Valdosta. VSU will formally introduce Goff Tuesday, Jan. 29 at an introductory press conference at 11 a.m. The conference will be held at The Complex. The press conference is open to the public Goff, a VSU graduate of 1996, comes to back to VSU from NCAA Division ...

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Blazers set expectations for new head coach

The Blazers have found their new head coach. Tiffin University’s head coach, Gary Goff has accepted the job for the head coach vacancy at VSU. With the Blazers coming off an undefeated, national championship season, expectations are high for Goff to come in and continue the winning culture at VSU. Wide receiver Kenny Benjamin believes that the new coach should ...

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New year, new coach, same expectations

Valdosta State held a blowout celebration to honor the best football season in school history. The team was brought out to the stage, received praise from peers, fans and former head coach Kerwin Bell. He mentioned how this team was one of the best he’s ever coached and that it wasn’t easy to leave after his three-year tenure. “They’ve done ...

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