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Lady Blazers recognized for talent

 For college basketball fans everywhere, this is when the madness begins. It is March. It is tournament time in the Gulf South Conference.  The Lady Blazers finished the season 14-12 and secured a No. 2 seed from the East. As a result, VSU will take on a very talented No. 3 seed from the West, 19-7 Ouachita Baptist.  Recently, the ...

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Blazers blast by ASU

 The 2011 season has been a frustrating one for the Blazers’ baseball team. After fifteen games, their record stands at a disappointing 5-10. However, there is one opponent the Blazers don’t let down against, Albany State (4-12). Tuesday night, the Blazers took the Rams by the horns and didn’t let go, crushing them 13-4.  Bobby Triglia added to his already ...

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Softball team wins home-opener 3-1, 5-0

The Lady Blazers softball team moved to 6-0 after taking down Georgia Southwestern, 3-1, 5-0 in their two games to start the season on Tuesday.  An unpredictable double play was the result of game one ending, while in game two, the Lady Blazers’ defense started strong and the offense  upped the score with runs. During the opening game, Ashley Steinhilber, ...

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Blazers recognize seniors

Senior night was a huge success for the VSU men’s basketball team, as the Blazers took down rival West Georgia in front of an electric crowd, 83-76.  Going in to Saturday night, VSU (19-7, 6-4 GSC) held the upper hand on West Georgia (14-10, 5-5 GSC) in overall records, but the two shared identical Conference records.  “[Saturday’s game] was very ...

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Blazers almost pull off upset of No. 3 Georgia College, fall short 3-1

Phonics 101 teaches that it takes three letters to spell the word “win.”  Last night it took three runs surrendered, a few mistakes and one controversial call for the Blazers (3-8) to spell the word “loss.”  The VSU baseball team gave up a nail-biter, 3-1, to No. 3 Georgia College and State (9-2), Wednesday night.  Right fielder, Antonio Clark, scored ...

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Lady Blazers to close season

The marathon that Coach Kiley Hill alluded to earlier in the season is winding down and his Lady Blazers are hitting their stride coming down the stretch. The Lady Blazers will travel to Pensacola, Fla. today to take on a 10-14 West Florida squad.

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Blazers excited about final home game

“Sense of urgency” was how VSU forward, Will Alston, described the team’s attitude during the yearly Pink Zone game vs. Lambuth (10-12) this past weekend, which resulted in a blowout 98-67 win.

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Blazers end losing streak, edge GSW 5-4

 In last night’s action, the Blazers baseball team took on Georgia Southwestern in Americus.  They avoided losing their fifth game in a row and squeaked by GSW 5-4, moving to a 2-5 record.  In this past weekend’s action, the Blazers were swept in a three-game series, at home, by the Florida Tech Panthers. In game one, eight runs weren’t enough ...

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Freshmen come up big for Lady Blazers

With the Lady Blazers bench consisting of only four girls, Coach Kiley Hill was desperate for some good minutes while starters rested. He got just that. After a slow start, the Blazers bench led the way to put together a dominating performance, ousting Concordia-Selma by a 57-24 score.   Leading the way for VSU were freshmen Alisha Crawford, who finished with ...

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NCAA changes regulations

 On Jan. 17, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II members and officials held their annual convention and approved a legislative proposal that will shorten the time allowed for preseason practices.  At last year’s convention, the “life in the balance” legislative initiative, which came from the Division II president and management council, was adopted. They agreed on the first phase, the ...

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