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Road struggles continue for Lady Blazers

  In college basketball, it is common that young, inexperienced teams initially have problems playing on the road. So far this season, that is true for the VSU Lady Blazers.    The Lady Blazers started the season with an 0-2 record on the road, averaging just 43 points per game.  And on Wednesday night, the Lady Blazers early season road woes ...

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Dykes closes chapter at VSU

There are not many things left in Frank Dykes’ office. There is a half empty coke bottle and a few VSU football t-shirts, but besides that, the office that sits in the corner of the football field house is pretty bare and empty.

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Kuech ­gains family in tennis

 VSU finished second last year at the NCAA tournament (Michael would tell you that they should have won), and the chance for redeeming that loss will elude him as he prepares to graduate in December.   Michael Kuech–‘Meeshy’ to teammates and close friends– is in his last semester at VSU and thus can’t help the highly-ranked Blazer tennis team compete ...

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VSU, UNA meet in first round of playoffs.

This Saturday, the VSU Blazers begin their push for their third national championship since 2004, when they host Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

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New Blazer Gilbert stands above the competition

  This season the VSU basketball team has an asset not many others can call their own.   A man that can stand eye to eye with Shaquille O’Neil.  Reginald Gilbert, a junior criminal justice major, stands at 7 feet and only an inch below Shaq’s listed height of 7 foot-1-inch.  Gilbert transferred to VSU from Daytona State College after playing ...

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VSU contemplates implementing another women’s sports program

  The Athletic Department has been working to bring more women’s sports teams to VSU. “Our goal is to test VSU against other institutions,” President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss said. “VSU is 63 percent female. We don’t share the same ratio of female opportunities in sports.”  Dr. Schloss and VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhardt have been working to give male and ...

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Blazers excel with 3-pointers

 Last season, the VSU men’s basketball team mastered all kinds of ways to win basketball games. So far this season, the new-look Blazers are relying heavily on 3-point shooting to get them wins.  After falling to Saint Leo last Friday night in their season opener, the Blazers put together wins on Saturday and Tuesday night over No. 17 Rollins College, ...

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Lady Blazers hold on for first victory of the season

  The Lady Blazers basketball team opened the season Saturday in the Complex with a 60-53 victory over Edward Waters. Despite a late charge by Edward Waters, the Lady Blazers held on for their first victory of the season. Leading the way was Western Carolina transfer Brittany Ferguson, who finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Valdosta native Alisha Crawford, a ...

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Blazers look to tackle Williams, Tigers

When the season begins, every team has the same goal: win the conference and win a national championship.   For the No. 7 VSU Blazers, one of those goals has already been accomplished, as the famed red and black earned at least a share of the Gulf South Conference championship with a 31-13 victory over the West Georgia Wolves this ...

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Lady Blazers head to tournament

  The Lady Blazers Volleyball team wrapped up their regular season schedule this week with both a win and a loss. The team now will prepare for their second consecutive trip to the Gulf South Conference Tournament, where they will look to make a push to win the title.   The first of their two matches last week came against Saint ...

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