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Spectator Spotlight: Reed Burkett

VSU Spectator Spotlight shines on Reed Burkett

By: Zenobia Harris Reed Burkett, one of VSU’s own mass media alumni, hopes he never wakes up. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, fulfilling his childhood dream of being an actor, Burkett spent his early years in Alma, Georgia, where he first discovered his passion for comedy, film and improv. “I grew up running around with a video camcorder in ...

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VSU plays West Georgia in third round of D-2 playoffs

Written by: Alex Tostado   The No. 21 Valdosta State football team returns home for the third round of the Division-II playoffs. The Blazers will face No. 25 West Georgia Wolves, a Gulf South Conference opponent on Saturday at noon. VSU tamed the wolves fairly easily in October with a commanding 40-6 home victory. VSU had 586 offensive yards compared ...

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Pride of VSU: Organization helps recruit football players


Written by: Allison Thorpe Football. America’s most loved sport. But all the tailgating, touchdowns, and tears hinge on one of the most tedious and thought-out processes of the game: recruiting. What many fans aren’t aware of is how a player chooses a school. Not only do coaches hunt for the best of the best to play for their team, but ...

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Students deserve academic forgiveness

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Please forgive us. For many students, college is a big adjustment that comes with even bigger mistakes. Unfortunately, some of those mistakes include getting bad grades that will haunt us for the rest of our collegiate careers. The Academic Forgiveness Policy that SGA passed will allow student records to reflect only the highest grade that a student receives in a ...

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VSU to host events to liven holiday spirits


    Written by: Lia Armistead The holiday season is upon us and VSU is hosting many events in the next week to help students, faculty and staff get in the holiday spirit while finishing the semester. VSU community members have an opportunity to help a child in need this holiday season by becoming a Holiday Helper. “For a child ...

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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at bay throughout, withstanding numerous Blazer ...

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VSU begins D-2 playoffs against UNA

Written By: Chris Webb Two months ago, No. 21 Valdosta State (8-2, 5-2) was coming off a demoralizing loss to No. 12 University of North Alabama (9-1, 6-1). Today, the Blazers are preparing for their first-round rematch against the Lions. With their backs against the wall, VSU proved all doubters wrong, finishing the season on a six-game winning streak, earning ...

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VSU reaches NCAA tourney for first time in school history

Written By: Neil Frawley People like to say that when in Rome you’re supposed to eat cake. But when the Valdosta State Volleyball team went to Rome, Georgia, they were saying, “When in Rome…let’s be Gulf South Conference Champions for the first time in school history.” The Blazers proved they belonged in the conference’s elite as they dominated their competition, ...

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VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners, good athletes, point guard play,” ...

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