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Blazers head to West Georgia

The 13th ranked Valdosta State Blazers are set to take on in-state rival West Georgia in a three game series this weekend in Carrollton, Ga. The Blazers enter the weekend series, which begins with a doubleheader on Friday, as the Gulf South Conference Eastern Division leaders with a 25-10 overall record (5-1 GSC) while the Wolves enter in last place ...

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End of the Road

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—Just hours before the Valdosta State Blazers saw the best season in school history come to an end with an 80-64 loss to Indiana University (PA), two players were dismissed from the team. The call to dismiss the two players, All-American Tyrone Curnell and Marvin “BJ” Dibble, came from head coach Mike Helfer and VSU athletic director Herb Reinhard ...

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Former Blazer succeeds on court

Ernest Scott, a standout basketball player, walked off VSU’s campus after graduation in 2005 and boarded the proverbial plane for his future. His destination would be the NBA, but it would not be a nonstop flight nor would it be turbulence-free. Scott arrived at VSU in the summer after his senior year at Marietta High School to attend open tryouts ...

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Blazers bounce back against GSC rival

The Lady Blazers softball team continued its success against a tough North Alabama team on Sunday, March 21 at home, sweeping both games 9-1 and 6-5. As the sixth ranked team in the nation the women continued to perform well at the plate in both games. “In the fall I was a little worried, but [Coach Macera] kept working with ...

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Reasonably disappointed

As the minutes ran off the clock and the Valdosta State Blazers watched their season come to an end at the hands of the Crimson Hawks of Indiana University (PA) in the Elite 8 of the Division II NCAA tournament, I realized that for the most part sports leaves fans dissatisfied and disappointed. There are over 90 million sports fan ...

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VSU Blazers set for March Madness

Saturday afternoon in the VSU men’s basketball team will take the court for the first time since their 57-48 loss to Arkansas Tech in the Gulf South Conference tournament semi-finals. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed for the South region tournament, which makes up the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II tournament, which is set to begin ...

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VSU to play in South tourney

While many VSU students are enjoying the spring break vacation, the VSU men’s and women’s basketball teams will be competing in the NCAA South region tournament, which will be held in Russellville, Ark. starting Friday. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed on the men’s side, while the Lady Blazers were tabbed the sixth seed. “I feel great about it,” ...

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VSU to host No. 1 team in nation

The 12 ranked Valdosta State baseball team is set for arguably their toughest matchup of the season as the top ranked Florida Southern Mocs come to Billy Grant Field for a three game series starting Friday night. “This will be the best team that we have faced all year,” VSU head coach Greg Guilliams said. “If we don’t have our ...

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Lady Blazers remain perfect

The Lady Blazer softball team had a near perfect performance in its double-header against Florida Southern College on Thursday, March 4, winning 10-0 and 6-0 for both games and improving their record to 10-0 on season. While the team played well offensively, the fielding is what kept the Moccasins scoreless in both games. “So far we have played very well,” ...

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The Lady Blazers look forward to Fort Valley State as first round opponent

The Valdosta State Lady Blazers punched a ticket to the NCAA Division II tournament on Sunday night when it was announced VSU would receive an at-large bid to the tournament. The Lady Blazers (19-8, 10-1 GSC) will be the sixth seed in the South region tournament, which makes up the first three rounds of the NCAA tournament. “I feel great ...

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