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Women’s basketball playing for postseason positioning

The VSU women’s basketball team will be looking to improve their postseason positioning in their upcoming two-game home stand. Perched just outside the top 25, the Lady Blazers (19-4, 14-2 GSC) have already clinched a spot in the GSC tournament and have secured home field advantage for the quarterfinal round. Still, there is much more to play for. The Lady ...

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Lady Blazers bounce back big time against West Florida

The Lady Blazers (15-4) dominated the paint at home to beat Gulf South Conference rivals West Florida (14-5) 81-54. Coming into the game, the Lady Blazers had dropped their previous two games on the road by just four points combined. Prior to that, they had won 12 of their last 13 games and were 14-2. So, the Lady Blazers had ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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Lady Blazers Split in Trip to Tennessee

The No. 16 Lady Blazers went 1-1 in a two-game road trip to TN, routing Christian Brothers 101-62 and falling to No. 15 Union 59-56. The win over Christian Brothers also gave head coach Deandra Schirmer her 50th win in just her third year at VSU. She is the fourth-fastest Lady Blazer head coach to reach that milestone, doing so ...

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Defense shines for Lady Blazers in back-to-back home conference wins

The VSU Lady Blazers defended the Complex this week, winning a pair of GSC home games to improve to 13-2, and 8-1 in Gulf South Conference play. While their 13-2 overall record is tied for the best in the conference, Union is unbeaten in conference play, the last remaining unbeaten team in the conference, so they hold the top spot. ...

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VSU women’s basketball wins two in a row

The No. 15 Lady Blazers beat Palm Beach Atlantic 72-40 on Nov. 12, following that up with a 65-58 victory against Benedict on Nov. 13 in the South Regional Crossover held at the Complex. VSU will be back at home to face Georgia College (1-1) on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. The Lady Blazers outscored PBA 22-4 in the ...

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Lady Blazers basketball starts the season off strong

The VSU Lady Blazers basketball team has started the season at 8-1—their best start since 2007. The Lady Blazers opened the season with a win against West Georgia on Dec. 12 and proceeded to win 6 games straight. The 8-1 Lady Blazers were predicted to finish fourth in the GSC eastern division, behind Lee (first), Montevallo (second) and West Georgia ...

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VSU women’s basketball team resumes practice

The Valdosta State women’s basketball team has started practicing once again as they gear up for what will be a unique season. The upcoming season will be profoundly different from any other season in recent memory, thanks in large part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Nov. 17, the Gulf South Conference announced that both the men and women’s basketball ...

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Football season cancelled; soccer and volleyball seasons modified

On Tuesday, the Gulf South Conference announced that every sport except football will be returning in the spring. According to the GSC’s announcement, “there will not be a spring conference schedule for football. Institutions will have the discretion to schedule events on their own.” The announcement came as no surprise to VSU Head Coach Gary Goff. “We’ve known about that ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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