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Blazer volleyball heating up for 2013 campaign

Written by: Neil Frawley   Big things are brewing for the Lady Blazer volleyball program. After 17 years away from coaching a Division II program, Blazers’ new head coach Mike Swan returns after coaching the Evansville Aces, a Division I program in the Missouri Valley Conference. “I am very excited to join the Valdosta State family and look forward to ...

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Five burning questions for VSU Football this season

Written by: Eric Jackson   1. How will the offensive line shake up?     Presumably the strongest offensive line in Blazer history is now gone and the vacancy draws doubt in this season’s success. VSU goes into the season with five unproven starters upfront. Preseason camp is solidifying who these five will be. Returning linemen Colin Glasco, Jesse Yancy, ...

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Transfer volleyball player challenges All-conference Lala for starting spot

Written by: Shane Thomas   Jessica Caraponale Codato arrives at Valdosta State from Division I Winthrop University in search of a home away from home. VSU represents a fresh start for the transfer, who already feels comfortable in her new surroundings. “Everybody is so nice,” Codato said smiling. “I feel really welcomed here. I talk to Coach Swan a lot ...

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New season awaits for women’s soccer

Written by: Alex Tostado   Blazer soccer is ready to pick up where they left off last season. The Blazers are coming off of a 13-5-2 season which ended in a first round loss at the NCAA Tournament. Third year Head Coach Mel Heinz is eager to get her girls back on the field to compete for a Gulf South ...

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Kugbila becomes first Blazer drafted since 1997

Valdosta State former offensive guard Edmund Kugbila was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round (108th overall pick) of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday. Kugbila becomes the first Blazer drafted since 1997 and the highest drafted player in VSU history. “It feels amazing,” Kugbila said. “I’m just so blessed right now, God just working magic. I can’t ...

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Former Blazer golfer returns to familiar course

Written by Chris Kessler   Valdosta State alum Brent Witcher is beginning to making a name for himself in ranks of professional golf. The former Blazer will be competing in the South Georgia Classic this week. Witcher will return to the South Georgia Classic for the fourth time. In last year’s Classic, Witcher was able to make the cut for ...

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GSC Tournament awaits VSU

Written by Ray Pack Jr. & Ace Espenshied   The Valdosta State tennis team looks to carry its recent winning ways into the Gulf South Conference tournament this weekend. The women’s squad (11-7) enters the tourney as the second seed and will face West Georgia in the first round on Saturday. The ladies did most of their damage in conference ...

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VSU baseball team to host GSC newcomer Union this weekend

Written by Alex Tostado   The VSU (22-14, 9-9) baseball team welcome first year Gulf South Conference  member Union University (8-28, 2-18) this weekend. The Blazers are coming off of wins in 11 of their last 14 games. The Bulldogs are struggling as newcomers to the conference but VSU head coach Greg Guilliams still wants to keep his team focused. ...

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