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Football team set for spring game

The VSU football team is set for their annual spring football game this Saturday, Mar 6, at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. “We’ve had a good spring,” David Dean, VSU head coach, said. “It has been very productive and we have answered a lot of questions, but we still have some to answer, like determining our depth. Our attitudes have been great, and ...

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Lady Blazers streak into tournament

Southaven, Miss-The Lady Blazers, who clinched the first-ever undefeated conference regular season in school history (10-0), will start the tournament off on Thursday afternoon when they play the fourth seed from the Western division, Christian Brothers University. “This would be one of the better teams that we’ve coached,” Kiley Hill, VSU head coach, said. “These kids have played together and ...

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Blazers eye championship

Southaven, Miss- The VSU Blazers will enter the GSC tournament as the second seed from the East Division, despite tying for the division title. The Blazers were given the second seed after losing a deciding coin toss to Alabama-Huntsville, who ended the Blazers 15-game winning streak on Feb. 20. As the second seed, the Blazers will play Arkansas-Monticello, the third ...

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Reaping the rewards

Sophomore shortstop Marti Littlefield has proven herself worthy of many honors in the game of softball. Following the VSU women’s softball team first-place victory at the Eckerd Triton Spring Invitational two weekends ago, the Gulf South Conference named Littlefield the GSC Player of the Week in the East Division. Littlefield was also the best freshman softball player of all time ...

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VSU wraps up at home

VALDOSTA-For the first time since Dec. 15, the VSU Blazers will head into a game following a loss, as the Blazers had their 15-game winning streak snapped last weekend by Alabama-Huntsville, 89-71. “It is one of those things where you’re disappointed to lose the game but I think it really refocuses you,” Nick Gast, VSU assistant head coach, said. “I ...

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Heinz on familiar ground

Starting in fall 2011, Valdosta State will be welcoming a women’s soccer team to the school. Leading the way will be head coach Melissa Heinz. Heinz comes over from Winthrop University, where she was named NCAA Division I Coach of the Year for first-year coaches. She received the honor after compiling a 7-12-1 record. Heinz has been a head coach ...

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Athlete joins the SGA

It’s not hard to notice Demario Jones, senior defensive tackle, in SGA meetings as the only athlete on the senate, but many don’t know Jones’ leadership thrives on and off the field. Jones’ imposing presence is noticed by visitors and his fellow senators alike. As of now, Jones is the only athlete in the SGA. Jones is a second semester ...

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The Blazers’ Spark, a look at Blazer guard Kevin Harris

It is not hard to find Tonya Wilkerson, the mother of Blazer guard Kevin Harris, and the Kevin Harris fan club when attending a basketball game at the VSU Complex. They sit courtside sporting their red t-shirts that mostly read “It’s been a long time coming,” which is most commonly followed by a picture of Harris on the front. “I ...

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Clark carries baseball team

The VSU baseball team posted an impressive 4-0 record this past week with some key batting from center fielder Antonio Clark. Clark hit .688 (11-16) over the four-game stretch as he drove in four runs while scoring eight runs and stealing three bases.

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Basketball heads to UWA and UAH

The VSU basketball teams are set to complete their final road trips of the regular season as they take on West Alabama tonight and Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday night. The games at Alabama-Huntsville will be the first games back for either UAH team, as a shooting on campus forced a campus shutdown that halted athletic play. “Anytime you play on the ...

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