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What’s your Take: A Rose Without Petals

When the kid from Chicago, named Derrick Rose, got drafted to his hometown team, the Bulls, everyone knew that he would be a star. In his first year in the league, he won the 2008-2009 Rookie of the Year honor and got the Bulls back to the playoffs. In only his third year, he became the youngest NBA MVP and ...

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What’s Your Take: Skipping Town for the Pros

Star prospects, Derwin James and Deshon Elliot, of Florida State and Texas declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft and skipping their team’s bowl games, the question has been posed if players should sit out their team’s finales. Yes, we were always taught to finish what you start, but this is a different matter. These players have millions waiting on them ...

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Samone’ Dixon shoots, scores at VSU

Kenya Samone’ Dixon is a star on the court but her life off the court is the reason she can succeed on the court. Samone’ Dixon started all 32 games last season and had an outstanding year for VSU Women’s Basketball. She led the team in three-pointers made with 78 and was seventeenth in the nation for three-point percentage with ...

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What’s Your Take: Spec’ Sports fall recap

The first semester of sports from the 2017-2018 season is nearly over and it didn’t disappoint. It is early in the Men’s and Women’s basketball season but I think they both are going to do outstanding. Men’s basketball is on a hot streak coming out the gate, and I think the team is going to have a big year. As ...

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Wishing Wells: VSU quarterback of the future

Nobody anticipated seeing quarterback Rogan Wells take the field for VSU Football in 2017 but the redshirt freshman made the most of his shot in Titletown. The Blazers came off a solid 8-3 season in 2016 and competed in the Division II playoffs in Head Coach Kerwin Bell’s first season. Lead by their quarterback duo Roland Rivers and Adam Robles ...

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Lady Blazers face early season test against Argos

The No. 23 ranked Lady Blazers basketball squad is prepared for their first major test of the 2017-2018 season, as they will travel to Pensacola, Florida to take on the West Florida Argonauts in a rematch of the 2017 Gulf South Conference championship game last year. The Lady Blazers came away with a 91-79 win over the Argonauts. Senior Madi ...

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No. 15 Blazers open conference play against UWF

The VSU men’s basketball team will be traveling to Pensacola, Florida for the first conference game of the season against the University of West Florida Argonauts. Both teams have perfect records thus far, so one team will be getting their first loss of the season this weekend. “The game is going to be a dog fight,” senior forward Jimmy Kodet ...

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Shooter’s Shoot: Justice making his own name at VSU

On the hardwood, Beau Justice and the hoop have a very special relationship. Justice, a sharpshooting junior guard for the scorching 2017-2018 Blazers basketball team, shattered nearly every scoring record during his high school career and has continued to perform here at VSU. Growing up in Peebles, Ohio, a small town 64 miles east of Cincinnati, Justice was deemed the ...

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Lady Blazers stay perfect after torching tournament opponents

This past weekend, the No. 8 ranked VSU Lady Blazers basketball team defeated Fort Valley State and Albany State in lopsided affairs. The Lady Blazers faced Fort Valley State in the season opener on Friday night and took home an 87-53 win. Preseason All-GSC member Madi Mitchell was inactive for the game due to a leg injury but her teammates ...

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Women’s Basketball starts journey for fourth title

The VSU Women’s Basketball team brought home their third championship last year, and Friday marks the start of the road to the fourth. The VSU Lady Blazers top the preseason conference polls, as voted by the league’s head coaches. In last year’s preseason poll, the Lady Blazers were predicted to finish the season in ninth place. The ranking isn’t a ...

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