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Blazer sluggers lose 8-4 to GSW

Courtesy of VSU Athletics   AMERICUS, Ga. – Stephen Eldridge hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to propel Georgia Southwestern to an 8-6 victory over Valdosta State in non-conference baseball action at Hurricane Stadium Wednesday evening. John Duran led off the fifth inning with a double and, two batters later, moved to third when Michael ...

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Tag, you’re it

Written by James Washington At the end of a season, the concept of a team sport is completely thrown out the window by players in favor of “my” money.  Many athletes are willing to drop everything in one city and move elsewhere in search of immediate success. I do not see anything wrong with this, but it is incredibly easy ...

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Blazers suit up for GSC tourney

Written by Shane Thomas Valdosta State men’s basketball will test its mettle in the Gulf South Conference tournament which tips off tonight in Birmingham, Ala.  The No. 4 seeded Blazers will look to prolong their season on Friday against No. 5 seed Delta State. Head Coach Mike Helfer and his team did not close out their regular season as well ...

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Harlem Globetrotters to visit VSU

Written by Neil Frawley On Tuesday,Valdosta State’s own P.E. Complex will once again be the setting to the spectacular Harlem Globetrotters. “The Harlem Globetrotters are a world renowned organization,” Herb Reinhard, Athletics Director said. “We are glad to work with them again. They always put on a great show. The fans that buy the tickets and come to see them ...

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Club rugby team prepares for future, set for Saint Patrick’s Day Tournament

Written by Alex Tostado    The Valdosta State Rugby Club team will head to Savannah relying on more than just St. Patrick’s luck. The team is preparing to participate in their third St. Patrick’s Day tournament, and they are looking to win the tournament too. “I think with the team we have put out this semester that we are strong, ...

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VSU women’s tennis team gear up for upcoming competition

The VSU women’s tennis team faces its most competition yet this season in the next few days. With a win on Sunday against West Alabama, the Blazers are preparing for three non-conference teams: No.4 Lynn University, No.5 Barry University, and No.7 Columbus State University, who are all among the top 10 in the nation. The Lady Blazers are set for ...

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Remember the Wildcats

Written by James Washington   Never underestimate the heart of a champion. Football is a key component of Georgia heritage, and much of that credit is due to Valdosta. In their storied history, Valdosta High School’s football program has won 41 regional, 23 state, and six national championships. No successful run comes without a few obstacles to overcome. From 1968 ...

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Basketball team set for season finale

Written by Shane Thomas   The Valdosta State men’s basketball team goes back on the road for its final two regular season games. Head Coach Mike Helfer and his team will try to continue their winning ways as they travel to Memphis, Tenn.,to take on rival Christian Brothers in the Canale Arena Thursday night. Following a come-from-behind overtime victory against ...

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Mike Swan named VSU head volleyball coach

After spending ten seasons rebuilding Division I Evansville University’s volleyball program into contenders, Mike Swan now has the same opportunity to do so for the Blazers.   The veteran colligate head coach was announced Monday as the new helm of Valdosta State volleyball.   “I would like to thank President McKinney, Herb Reinhard (Athletic Director) and the rest of the ...

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Blazers ready for Las Vegas trip

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The VSU golf team hopes this won’t be the case after they compete in the first Las Vegas Desert Classic on Sunday and Monday. The Revere Golf Club, where the event is held, has a par-72 layout enclosed by mountainous Nevada gorges complete with an overlooking view of the Las Vegas skyline. “It’s ...

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