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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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Intensity could get the Blazers back on track

The Blazers have lost their fire. After starting the season 9-0, the Blazers have registered a 4-4 record over their last eight games. It isn’t a huge nose dive, but it certainly isn’t normal from one of the Gulf South Conference’s best teams. The term that could sum it all up – intensity. It’s definitely left the Complex, and players ...

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New Academic Support Center opens, library renovations finish

With a new semester comes new features, and the Academic Support Center has given no less. After half a year of renovations, the ASC officially opened its doors to VSU on Jan. 14. Students both on and off campus have already begun to take advantage of the restored VSU feature. Student employees Alanna Lewis and Candelario Calderon shared excitement after ...

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Campus carry bill: A one year later review

A year ago, the controversial bill known as “Campus Carry,” or HB 280, passed. Many students on college campuses throughout the state of Georgia held differing opinions on the matter. Last year, HB 280 passed through the state senate, making its way to former Gov. Nathan Deal, who signed the legislation therein allowing firearms to be carried on college campuses ...

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‘We suck right now’: Blazers lose in frustration to Wolves

In less than a week, the Blazers have endured some growing pains. On Thursday, the Blazers (13-4) suffered their second straight loss as the West Georgia Wolves (11-5) held on to an 87-86 win at the P.E. Complex. This is the first time the Blazers have lost back to back games this season. They aren’t accustomed to losing, especially not ...

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VSU’s Justice and Wolves’ Smith go head-to-head

Beau Justice versus Marquill Smith could be an instant classic. On Jan 17, the Blazers (13-3) will face the West Georgia Wolves (10-5) at the Complex. The VSU faithful will be welcomed with the No. 1 and No. 2 scorers in the Gulf South Conference, with Smith averaging a bit under 25 points per game for the Wolves and Justice ...

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What’s next for the Blazers?

The Blazers find themselves in limbo following their Division II National Championship against Ferris State. Three of the coaches leading the team in VSU’s first undefeated football season have pursued careers elsewhere. Head Coach Kerwin Bell took an offensive coordinator position at the University of South Florida. Offensive Line Coach Jeremy Darveau followed and will now coach the Bulls’ front ...

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Lady Blazers could follow last year’s pattern – maybe

The Lady Blazers are going through a bit of déjà vu. Through the first 16 games of this season, the Lady Blazers hold an 11-5 record, which is the exact record they had last season. It would be quite the stretch to think the Lady Blazers could match last season’s ending of 23-9 and the fourth slot in the Gulf ...

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Globetrotters Take TitleTown

A world-renowned basketball team will make a stop on VSU’s campus today when the Harlem Globetrotters take over TitleTown, one of the many stops for the latest world tour. Called the “Fan Powered World Tour,” it caters to fans across all regions of the globe and spans three continents and 13 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. Abe ...

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Three-and-out: Bell leaves Blazers for Bulls

After a three year stint as head coach of Valdosta State Football, Kerwin Bell is moving on. Reports that Bell met with University of South Florida coach Charlie Strong began last week and it will be announced that Bell is joining the program soon. The decision to leave VSU comes on the heels of Bell’s first national championship with the ...

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Unnecessary Roughness: Blazers’ Play of the Year

Josh Miller – The Quarterback Connection The Blazers play of the year happened in their biggest game and this may be the top play of the year in the nation. In the Division II National Championship game against the Ferris State Bulldogs, VSU dialed up a play that we haven’t seen all year. It was 2nd-and-7 with the ball on ...

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