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VSU football players give back

 Two offensive linemen from the Valdosta State Blazer football team gave a helping hand at raising autism awareness as they volunteered their time to help autistic kids in the community. � Autism is a brain disorder that causes social awkwardness, the inability to communicate and odd behavior patterns, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Cameron Short, ...

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The Blazers come back to earth heading into the post-season

 The No.1 Valdosta State Blazer softball team is very capable of winning a national championship as long as they remember to keep their “eye on the prize.”  A familiar phrase said by senior ace Alanna Hadley was used to describe her team trying to achieve their ultimate goal.  The regular season is over and the post-season begins with the 2012 ...

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Stonewalled: Cold as Ice

The National Hockey League playoffs started on April 11th, and the play so far has been highlighted not by amazing breakaways and power plays, but by nasty fights and dirty hits.   Hockey has always been known for its high intensity action and heated tempers that lead to fights on the ice, but a lot of the hits and scrums ...

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Blazers gain momentum before three game road trip

 Junior pitcher Benjamin Weil recorded four strikeouts and gave up zero runs in relief for the Blazers in their 4-2 victory over Georgia College in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night at Billy Grant Field.  “He was phenomenal,” said VSU head coach Greg Guilliams. “That’s one of the best pitching outings if not the best pitching outing that anyone in a ...

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Masters champion Bubba Watson lets imagination run free

AUGUSTA, Ga. _ Bubba Watson’s mind runs at about 300 mph, far faster than that jump-out-of-your-shoes swing the lefty uncorks on the tee.  He might be remembering the chores left undone at home. Perhaps it’s a pair of shoes he’d like to buy. Watson can stroll the fairway, look up and wonder about the birds flying overhead. Certainly he’s dwelled ...

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Stonewalled: Fool me once, fool me twice

 This has been an interesting week in sports to say the least. Bobby Petrino and Ozzie Guillen made fools of themselves while embarrassing and enraging fans.  So let’s talk boneheads. Ozzie Guillen, the Miami Marlins new manager, started the media storm over the weekend with a thunderous boom when he told Time magazine that he respected the former Cuban dictator, ...

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Blazers stay hot extending win streak to 31

The Valdosta State Blazers softball team showed on Saturday exactly why they are known as the best in the nation, in front of a vocal record-breaking crowd, and under the sun that turned Blazer red around the time the team really turned up the heat.  The No. 1 ranked Blazers, who also are atop of the Gulf South conference, entered ...

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Blazers rise to the occasion against nation’s best UNA

  The Valdosta State baseball team came out on top this past weekend in a tough three game series against the North Alabama Lions.  The Lions being ranked #1 (according to NFCA) and having a higher amount of overall wins, helped the Blazers enjoy their victory even more.  The first game of the three-game series indeed went in the Blazers’ ...

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Posey continues to hold the torch for VSU

 Sam Posey has improved her batting to .396 and is one of the key contributors to the Blazers domination this season. The Spectator recently caught up with the senior third basemen, who spoke on the team’s success, the upcoming post-season, and more. EJ: Your team is currently on a 27-game winning streak and showing no sign of slowing down. How ...

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Stonewalled: Bringing some magic to LA

 $2 billion. That’s a whole lot of dough. On Tuesday night, Magic Johnson and major league baseball executive Stan Kasten, along with other investors, threw down this exact amount in a bid that resulted in the record breaking acquisition of the LA Dodgers baseball franchise from former owner Frank McCourt.    I think it is great that such a huge ...

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