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Reddies aim to spoil VSU’s Homecoming

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.com  A week after being eliminated from playoff contention, the Valdosta State Blazers (2-3, 1-2) will look to rebound and even their record at 3-3 when they host the Henderson State Reddies (3-3, 3-1) on Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for the 2009 VSU Homecoming football game.  Last Thursday the Blazers were knocked off by Delta State ...

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Delta State game a must win for Blazers

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu   For the VSU Blazers the playoffs start tonight. The Valdosta State Blazers (2-2) will face the Delta State Statesmen (2-2) tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Cleveland Miss.  The loser of this matchup will be mathematically eliminated from the 2009 Division II playoff race which makes the remainder of the season a must-win for both the ...

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VSU is the face of Division II sports

Open Mike By Michael Wilson The Valdosta State Blazers are the face for Division II. If you don’t believe it check out Katie Thomas’ article in The New York Times this past Monday.  Well to be more precise, Ronnye Nelson, VSU’s junior running back, is the face of Division II. He appeared as one of the featured athletes in an ...

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Volleyball ready for West Georgia

Kristin Shannon Staff Writer knshannon@valdosta.edu  Although the Lady Blazers continue to hold their lead in the GSC east division going into Friday night’s match against West Georgia, the players may still have a sour taste in their mouth after last week’s match against Flagler.  VSU had two wins over West Georgia last season and hopes to achieve the same success ...

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Blazers prepare for West Alabama

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu   The Valdosta State Blazers (1-2, 1-1) are back on the Reames practice fields this week as they prepare for their upcoming game against the West Alabama Tigers at 7 p.m. Saturday  at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  The Blazers are coming off a unexpected 24-14 loss to Ouachita Baptist, a game in which the Tigers racked up 502 ...

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Women’s soccer kicking its way into VSU in 2011

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu  Silly boys, kicks are for girls. That is the case, anyway, for the Valdosta State University Athletics program.  VSU’s President Patrick Schloss and Herb Reinhard, athletic director, announced the addition of women’s soccer to the athletic program at a press conference Wednesday in the UC theatre.   The team will be the 12 VSU athletics team ...

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SGA discusses new women’s sports

Kenny Bush & Jasmine Hicks jshicks@valdosta.edu The SGA met on Monday to discuss future plans for two new women’s sport teams and a new sports complex, as well as address future elections. At the beginning of the meeting, it was announced by Morgan Alexander, comptroller for the SGA, that VSU was in violation of Title IX of the Equal Opportunity ...

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Blazers on the road for first time in `09

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu The Valdosta State Blazers are back to work this week after their commanding 32-7 win over Southern Arkansas on Saturday night.  The win on Saturday night was one of the most impressive defensive games in school history; the Blazers held Southern Arkansas to only 39 yards of total offense. However, the Blazers face a much ...

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Blazers have bad case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu The Valdosta football Blazers have developed an early season case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They started the season with an ugly loss at home to Newberry and then put together one of the more complete games of total domination when Southern Arkansas University rode into Titletown.  The proof is in how they found ...

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Week off helps Blazers get refocused

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu For the first time since 2004, the Valdosta State Blazers head into their second game of the season with an 0-1 record as they host Southern Arkansas (0-1 overall, 0-1 GSC) on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  With the game on Saturday night, the Blazers kick off their quest for their first Gulf South Conference ...

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