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Volleyball looks to carry on streak

Written by Kyle Dawson, Circulation Manager The Valdosta State volleyball team is riding a three game winning streak into the weekend where they will face Lee University on Friday and Shorter University on Saturday, in Valdosta. Lee University is also coming off of a three game win streak as they prepare to face the Blazers, but VSU head coach Mike Swan ...

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No. 5 VSU matches up with the No. 4 UWA for another GSC game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers (5-2, 2-2) are presented an opportunity to move above .500 in conference play on Saturday when the team hosts the West Alabama Tigers (6-2, 2-2). The game is as pivotal as they come for both schools. The winner keeps pace with West Georgia, North Alabama and Florida Tech in ...

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College athletes in long time battle

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer College athletes have recently been granted the opportunity to be awarded a limited share of the revenues generated from the use of their names, images, and likenesses in addition to full grants in aid. Former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and 19 other players sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association claiming that antitrust laws ...

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VSU Volleyball records 20th consecutive home win

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Volleyball team recorded their 20th consecutive home win over the University of West Florida with a nail biting 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. A record 443 spectators, which is the biggest crown in VSU volleyball history, rallied behind the home team to help them secure the big win. It was a ...

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#WinningFast: Blazers hope evolution in style brings wins

Written by Shane Thomas, Staff Writer In basketball, slow and steady no longer wins the race. The game has morphed into a more athletic, free-flowing style where positions serve as mere placeholders and versatility, depth and perimeter shooting now rule the day. The Valdosta State Blazers are in the process of a makeover, a look they’ve dubbed “#WinningFast”. A mantra ...

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Another GSC win for the Blazers

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer Rushing yards were in great supply Thursday night as the VSU Blazers’ huge 4th quarter carried them to a 37-22 victory over the Shorter Hawks. Despite allowing a total of 520 yards, 466 of them rushing, the Blazers were still able to defeat Shorter with a strong rushing attack on their own, gaining 438 ...

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Cross Country preps for GSC

Written by Kyle Dawson, Circulation Manager The Valdosta State men and women’s cross country teams will travel to Danville, Alabama, on Oct. 24, for the Gulf South Conference Championship, and head coach Todd Smoot has high aspirations for the teams’ performance in the meet. “I think there will be a number of personal best times run this weekend at the conference ...

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Blazers play in the GSC game of the week

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer After their first win in the Gulf South Conference last week against Mississippi College (2-4, 0-3 GSC), Valdosta State looks to even out their conference record tonight against the in-state foe Shorter University. Shorter has had trouble holding onto the ball in their past games, which can be the Blazer’s advantage. The Hawks coughed ...

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Rivers leads VSU in first GSC win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor and Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers are on the board in Gulf South Conference play. After losing its first two conference games in somewhat staggering fashion, VSU rebounded with a 34-7 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws. The Blazers dominant performance gave them their fourth victory. After forcing a punt ...

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Tennis plays solid in South Regional Championship

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Tennis Team is gearing up for the season that is set to start in the spring. The team had a good showing at the annual USTA/ITA South Region Championship on Sept. 25-28 in Pensacola, Fl. and the men and women’s team had a great showing. The women’s team landed two of their players ...

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