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New equipment aids in hand-eye coordination

   VSU’s Athletic Department has a new approach to aid its players in hand-eye coordination on the field.  CogniSens Athletics, a Canadian-based company, has donated two of their NeuroTracker devices with 3D-MOT (Multiple Object Tracking) to VSU to assist with the development and training of its athletes.   Mark Powell, a VSU alum and Vice President of Collegiate Development for CogniSens ...

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Blazers look to redeem`09 loss at UNA tonight

 Nobody likes to lose to a rival.  That is especially true when it is in the form of a 62-27 beatdown on national television.  That was the case last season, when the Valdosta State Blazers faced the then No. 1 ranked North Alabama Lions.  The 2009 loss, in which UNA racked up 518 yards of offense, was the sixth worst ...

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Blazer hoops has new look

   In 2009, VSU’s men’s basketball team posted the best season in school history. The Blazers won 27 games—15 of which came in a row—and they earned the school’s first ever trip to the NCAA Division II Elite 8 in Springfield, Mass.  However, what happened last season doesn’t matter this season. After all, the Blazers return just three players, Christian ...

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Lady Blazers defeat UNA

 The VSU Lady Blazers volleyball team storm into this weekend’s Wingate by Wyndham Crossover Classic riding a six-match winning streak. The momentum couldn’t come at a better time, as the squad will host the tournament right here at the VSU Complex.  Since the 0-3 outing at the Lynn Invitational to start the season, in which the ladies didn’t win a ...

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VSU Golfers return from off-season

Back from their off-season, the VSU Men’s Blazer golf team is as confident as ever with a look of determination in their eyes and a “drive” to make it to the Nationals. After being named one of the top five teams of the decade by the Gulf South Conference and setting the standard for excellence in athleticism, the Blazers are ...

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Hill looks ahead to new season

   The year 2010 has been kind to the Lady Blazers basketball team. After all, they have lost just twice in the calendar year and this past summer their head coach, Kiley Hill, was named the conferences Coach of the Decade.  Unfortunately for VSU, both of their losses in 2010 have came against rival Delta State—once in the Gulf South ...

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Program helps athletes find jobs

 For the second year, a program is in place to help VSU’s athletes find jobs after their college playing days are over.  The program is called Career Assistance for Athletes and is run by Career Athletes, a Kansas-based company that serves more than 1,200 colleges and universities nationwide.  “It starts them before their graduation and prepares them while they’re in ...

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VSU eyes Winnersville Classic

Cross-town rivals Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools will battle in their annual Winnersville Classic at Valdosta’s Bazemore-Hyder Stadium tomorrow night. This heated rivalry brings hatred and intensity, but it is also a haven for great football talent. Each year the immense amount of talent brings college coaches from all over the country to South Georgia to recruit prospects. It is ...

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Blazers benefit from bye week

 This Saturday the Valdosta State Blazers will enjoy a much needed off week while the rest of the Gulf South Conference battles it out on the field, including VSU’s next opponent third ranked North Alabama.  And VSU is using the extra week of preparation to their advantage, by resting some players who are suffering from injury and working on the ...

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VSU quarterbacks under fire

 So it seems our quarterbacks have had a string of bad luck.    It’s just our luck that our potential starting quarterback, Russ Callaway, tears his ACL during a preseason scrimmage and right before the “quarterback face-off.”  Next, shortly following the second game, Jimmy Coy quits.  No injury, just a result of his whining and ultimately punking out after being benched ...

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