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Column: Most Valuable Blazer

Josh: After plenty of pondering, I’ve decided that my pick for Most Valuable Blazer this year will be VSU Shooting Guard Beau Justice. Throughout his career at VSU, Justice has improved year after year and is coming off a sensational junior season. The thing about my pick is that I don’t have to do much reasoning—just look at his body ...

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The Blaze at Baze’

We did it, Blazers. A cold November evening and 10,588 people later, Blazer football held up their side of the bargain, snatching the Gulf South Conference crown and the Peach Basket from the stiff competition in West Georgia. Believe or not, the players noticed your support. The type of support I saw from the audience at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is something ...

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The Peach Basket returns to undefeated VSU

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Valdosta State saw a rise in attendance at the VSU versus West Georgia game with over ten thousand fans and winning the Peach Basket was just the cherry on top. “It means a lot with this being the conference championship, bringing the peach basket back and being the only undefeated team in the conference,” Kenny Benjamin ...

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Column: Is West Georgia’s success flawed?

Entering Week 11, five undefeated teams make up the top spots in the NCAA DII AFAC Coaches Poll. Two of those juggernauts are from the Gulf South Conference with the West Georgia Wolves at #3 and the Valdosta State Blazers two spots down at #5. On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the top two teams in the GSC and ...

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Column: Blazers building a dynasty?

With people just now hopping on the Blazer bandwagon, it’s clear that fans are finally catching on to how good this Valdosta State football team is. Well what if I told you that this is more than just a good team? That this good team is the root of a blossoming dynasty? I’m not sure how many people can wrap ...

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VSU’s forged fandom

The VSU student body has finally gotten behind the Blazers football team this season.  It only took 70 days, nine games, and an undefeated record for students to generate excitement for their fellow Blazers. Since coming to VSU in 2016, I have always observed a flaw: The student support and attendance have been low on Saturday nights. No one is ...

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Wells named finalist for Blanchard-Rogers award

Blazers Redshirt-Sophomore Quarterback Rogan Wells has been named as a finalist for the Blanchard-Rogers Award. The award is given out to the most outstanding collegiate player of the year who has ties to South Carolina. Wells, a native of Fort Mill, South Carolina, is one of 20 football players from all divisions to be named finalists after over 200 players ...

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Stay vigilant: What you can do to prevent theft at VSU

On October 23rd, VSU lay witness to one of the most high-volume days of bike theft in the university’s history. At 11:30 a.m., a student reported that their bike had been stolen from Langdale Residence Hall. A little over an hour later, and only a few hundred feet away, another student reported their bike stolen from Reade Hall. For now, ...

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SGA preps for Saturday’s game, discusses IT updates

With Election Day on Tuesday and the Battle of the Peach Basket on Saturday, students are in for an eventful week here on campus. SGA, along with The Fire Pit, is encouraging all students to attend VSU’s biggest game this season as the Blazers face off against rival West Georgia. The two undefeated squads are playing for the Gulf South ...

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Blazers fueled for the regular season

Last year, the Valdosta State Men’s Basketball team ended their season in heartbreak, but they still boasted a shattered record with 18 wins and just two losses in Gulf South Conference play. Head Coach Mike Helfer wants to carry this dominance into the 2018-19 season with a roster full of seven returning senior players. “It’s really exciting,” Coach Helfer said. ...

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VSU Students, Faculty and Staff to Visit Legacy Museum

On Saturday, Nov. 17, The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Housing and Residence Life and the African American Studies program is sponsoring a trip to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. According to the Legacy Museum’s website, “The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequality and ...

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