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What’s Your Take: Blazers best in the state?

Despite getting burned at the end of their 2016 campaign, the preseason accolades keep coming in for VSU Football. In December, VSU fell in the first-round of the Division II playoffs against UNC at Pembroke. Even with having home field advantage and five interceptions by the Black Swarm, the Blazers couldn’t find their footing on offense. The early exit had ...

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Blazers looking to scorch the Rams

  The Blazers will look to keep their season opening streak against Albany State going with a victory on opening day. In December, the 2016 Blazers were eliminated in the first round of the Division II playoffs. Head coach Kerwin Bell is entering his sophomore season at VSU and is looking to improve on the early exit from last season. ...

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All about the Benjamin’s

The reign of Kenny isn’t over for VSU Football. With the departure of star cornerback Kenny Moore to the New England Patriots, a new face has risen in the ranks. Kenny Benjamin, a freshman wide receiver from Fort Myles, Florida, performed well during the spring and fall football camps. He previously played for Dunbar High School under coach Sammy Brown, ...

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Red Hots prepare kick off title reign

After bringing home another national championship, the Red Hots are ready to sizzle. Being the reigning champs from the Division II Hip Hop competition at the National Dance Association championships, the VSU Red Hots have something to uphold going into the season this year. “Returning back this year with a national title is absolutely amazing,” second year dancer Jordan Fortick ...

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Intramural sports bring new opportunity

VSU offers plenty of clubs and organizations for students to join. Like most organizations, intramural sports is a great way to meet new people, reconnect with friends or stay in shape. VSU offers 12 different types of intramural sports for the fall semester. Drew Devore, Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Risk Management, is in charge of making sure all sports ...

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People Poll: Do students plan on attending games?

By virtue of being a VSU student, you can attend any sporting event on campus for free. In recent years, many students haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity. The Spec Sports desk took to campus to see if some of the underclassmen will break the trend. Nia Parker, Sophomore “I ran track in high school, so I’m really looking forward ...

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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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