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Coach Peacock Serves as Inspiration to Blazer Football

The VSU Blazers football team has seen a multitude of success on the field this season, but on the sidelines, they have to endure a life battle of one of their coaches. Back in September, Tight End/Full Back Coach John Peacock was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors went to remove the tumor, but they found that it had spread and an ...

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Trading Places: Jegede anchoring the ‘Black Swarm’

Instead of facilitating on the basketball court, the Nigerian juggernaut is now orchestrating the defense on the turf. VSU Blazers Senior Defensive End, Iseoluwapo Jegede, is the current team sack leader with 4.5. Iseoluwapo Jegede hails from Lagos, Nigeria. The 6’6,” 280 lbs. mammoth of a man arrived in the U.S. in 2013 when he was 19 years old to ...

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Lady Blazers open season at No. 2

After a long grind and hard-fought run to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen in 2017-18, the Valdosta State women’s basketball team was picked second in the Gulf South Conference in the GSC Preseason Women’s Basketball Poll, released by the league office on Thursday. The Bulldogs of Union University, who made a run to the Elite Eight, was picked to ...

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VSU Men’s basketball favored as GSC’s best

The best team in the GSC last year is not taking a backseat to any team in the GSC, rather they are switching to the driver’s seat to start this season. After a stellar overall record of 26-5 on the season and an 18-2 record in GSC play, the Valdosta State men’s basketball team was picked to be the last ...

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“Bear Trap” gets best of Blazers, finish 16th at PGA National

The Blazers fell into the “Bear Trap” this week at PGA National, and despite improvement in the final round Tuesday, were unable to crawl back into contention. VSU played that stretch of holes 15-17 at 25 over par, significant considering that’s just three holes, and that the tournament’s winner No. 4 Saint Leo posted a 22 over par total in ...

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Should Quarterbacks sit their Rookie Season?

It has always been a tradition for teams to draft quarterbacks and sit them their rookie season with a plan of letting them learn from the transition guy playing at the starter spot. The question has been rekindled in lieu of the ascendance of second year Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes sat until Week 17 of his rookie ...

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Column: Golf Postseason changes long overdue

The season is far from over and the rankings are subject to change, but undeniable evidence suggests this: The current Division II Golf postseason format is rigged against southern teams and does more harm than good. The issue above all is the NCAA’s concept of “regionalization.” It’s the idea that all regions in the country should have equal representation in ...

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VSU Football Notebook: Running the table

No matter how much they win by or how high they climb up the rankings, it seems like nobody realizes that VSU is about to run the table. The Blazers have been steamrolling through their season with a perfect 5-0 record, and it’s hard to think that they won’t continue to do the same as they have their sights set ...

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Blazers Duo grab GSC honors

Arguably the best one-two punch in the Gulf South Conference, sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells and redshirt freshman running back Jamar Thompkins were named GSC Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively. Wells has won the award three times so far this season, but Thompkins is a newbie to the honor. A Fort Mill, S.C. native, Wells tossed for a ...

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Five takeaways from the unblemished five weeks

The VSU Blazers football team has gotten off to a hot start this season, posting an undefeated 5-0 record, cleaning their way through the month of September. The Blazers rank number five in total offense in NCAA Division II. They look poised and are on a revenge tour after going 5-4 a season ago. These are my five takeaways from ...

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