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Column: Injury bug ruins repeat chances

Written by: Eric Jackson These days it’s tough being a Blazer football fan. It’s even tougher to be a Blazer quarterback. Cayden Cochran again had a perplexed look on his face after Saturday’s loss – the same defeated expression he’s worn the last five weeks. He stood there on his ginger right ankle solemnly holding himself upright with the help ...

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Lady Blazers close out regular season this weekend, preheating for playoffs

Neil Frawley A pair of volleyball matches this weekend is VSU’s last of the regular season and the final chance to catch the Lady Blazers in action on their home floor. Coming off a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to No. 14 West Florida on Tuesday night, VSU must regain focus in its final weekend. The first match will be against Lee ...

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Freshman forward thrives in her first-year at VSU

Written by: Julia Armistead / Photo by: David Lacy   Being a student athlete requires excessive determination, dedication and capability. Nicole Polk has proven to be a prime example of a successful student athlete, and she’s only a freshman. Polk has already established herself as a leading player for the VSU women’s soccer team. From the small town of Leesburg, ...

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Blazer basketball back on the hardwood Saturday

Written by: Shane Thomas / Photo contributed by: Dowling Payne   Following a 97-58 win over Trinity Baptist in Monday’s opener, the VSU men’s basketball team will host Florida Memorial on Saturday in the first of two weekend games. In the opener, the Blazers made 13 of 27 beyond the arc, attempted 37 free throws and out-rebounded the Eagles 43-36. ...

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Blazers torch Eagles 97-58 on opening night at the P.E. Complex

The Valdosta State men’s basketball team overcame a sluggish first half and outscored Trinity Baptist 60-22 in the second half en route to a 97-58 win in its season opener. The Blazers (1-0) shot 59 percent in the second half and 7-of-11 three-pointers to blow the game open behind the hot shooting of Preseason All-GSC forward David Murray. Murray scored ...

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West Florida crowned champs again / VSU ousted in first round

West Florida repeated as Gulf South Conference champs on Sunday afternoon with a commanding 4-0 victory over No. 2 seeded Christian Brothers. UWF was led by senior forward Shelby Bush. Bush finished the tournament with two goals and two assists while averaging 60 minutes per game. Bush, along with teammates April Syme, Kelley Andres and Shashana Campbell, were named to ...

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Lady Blazers torch the Wolves

With a 3-0 victory over West Georgia (12-11 in GSC standings), VSU (17-7) extended its perfect home record to 7-0. However, the match did not play out as smoothly as the final score would indicate. VSU never led in game one until taking a 25-24 lead over the Wolves. Leading up to that point, VSU displayed lots of sloppy play, ...

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Campus Rec brings Battleship to life

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Whoever thought the words “battle” and “fundraiser” could be used together? Leave it to Campus Rec to come up with a way to combine the two. Campus Rec is offering Canoe Battleship next Thursday from 7-11 p.m. at the SRC pool. The game will work just like the traditional board game but with actual water and ...

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Blazers’ newest guard has NBA pedigree

Written by: Eric Jackson  Jalen Crawford slides off a down screen to find some wiggle room in the corner of the floor during practice. After inhaling a crisp pass from one of his new teammates, Jalen doesn’t hesitate.  At the peak of his leap the ball releases off his fingertips  almost picturesquely- he  assuredly stares at the ball in mid-air ...

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VSU to host Trinity Baptist

Written by: Shane Thomas  The VSU men’s basketball team opens its season Monday against the Trinity Baptist Eagles.  The Blazers have 11 new players around Preseason All-Gulf South Conference forward David Murray, forward Colin Cook and guard Dylan Nsiah.  Head coach Mike Helfer admits he is excited to start the season but warns that his team still has room to ...

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