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Volleyball spikes through preseason rankings

Coming off a mediocre season, the Blazer Volleyball team hopes to dig deep this time around. Last season, the Blazers were below .500 with a 13-18 overall record. They went 9-11 in conference competition which resulted in them placing sixth in the conference. That record and corresponding ranking resulted in them facing North Alabama, who eventually went on to win ...

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Cross Country is blazing for glory

Following a progressive offseason, the VSU cross-country team is ready to come out of the gate strong. This season, VSU’s cross-country team will have the luxury of returning runners making up most of the men and women rosters. The teams will feature a total of 14 familiar faces under head coach Todd Smoot, including both of his team captains from ...

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Kicking and Screaming: Blazers preparing for match with Rams

Soccer preseason is in full throttle and new head coach Stephen Andrew has already begun to see improvements in the team. The Blazers officially started practicing on Aug. 9, and they participated in their first exhibition game against Thomas University on Aug. 13. The team won the game 4-2, giving them a strong outlook on the season ahead. “During preseason, ...

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Robles fuels the flame during preseason

Last season, Adam Robles entered the year as a transfer player who wasn’t sure how much playing time he’d get. This season, he’s the starting quarterback for the No. 11 team in the nation. Transferring from University of South Florida, Robles said he came to Valdosta because of the opportunity to play for head coach Kerwin Bell and his quarterback ...

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Get in the know: VSU sports staff changes

Staff changes were not in short supply over the summer. Here’s a recap of what you might have missed. Jennifer Grubbs, former assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, transitioned into a new role with Blazer Athletics. Grubbs accepted the Director of Student-Athlete Development and has been working in that position since July. Grubbs is one of the longest tenured ...

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Hamilton signs with Dodgers

Above:  Blazers pitcher, Austin Hamilton, who led the the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts with 103.  Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University. Written by Juston Lewis, Sports Editor. VSU Baseball’s Austin Hamilton is heading west after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed pitcher joined the organization as an undrafted free-agent on Wednesday. Hamilton appeared in 17 games for ...

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Titletown football is campin’

Above: University of Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, in his famous khakis and crewneck outfit at the ‘Night of Champions’ camp hosted by VSU Football Written By Joshua Miller, Contributor / Photos by Seth Willard, Media Editor VSU football kicked off the summer camp season on June 4 with khakis and a crewneck. More than 700 high school student-athletes attended VSU’s ...

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Valdosta has options for summer activity

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Managing Editor The end of the semester is quickly approaching, and athletic opportunities on campus are becoming less frequent. However, there are still plenty of things to do outside to stay active this summer. Many of the activities hosted by VSU during the fall and spring semesters are free or at a discounted price, but the ...

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Kenny Moore: from concessions to draft

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor This year will be Kenny Moore’s sixth year playing football. Most players sixth year came in middle school or high school, but Moore will be looking to help an NFL team in 2017. Moore is a Valdosta native, and he played four years of football at VSU. He is fifth all time in ...

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Soccer signs new players

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer VSU Soccer is having an exciting spring complete with hiring new head coach, Stephen Andrew, signing new players and hosting the alumni game. The 2017 signing class was mostly recruited by former coach Rebecca Nolin, but Andrew is a big part of why the recruits stayed at VSU. “A lot of the recruiting is ...

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