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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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Blazers open conference play against improved Shorter

The No. 13 VSU football team (2-1) kicks off Gulf South Conference play with a trip to Shorter (2-1) for their second leg of their three-game road trip. This game will be the first of two meetings between the Blazers and the Hawks. Shorter will visit the Blazers on Nov. 12 as part of the GSC Playoff Preview. Although Shorter ...

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Blazers look to bounce back against Miles College

The No. 15 VSU football team (1-1) hits the road for the first time this season as they try to rebound from their first loss of the season, facing winless Miles College (0-2). Though the Blazers are still licking their wounds following last week’s upset loss to Virginia Union, head coach Tremaine Jackson has said that the team is looking ...

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Blazers’ comeback bid falls short as Virginia Union stuns VSU

The Virginia Union Panthers (2-0) marched into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and walked out with a stunning upset of No. 2 VSU (1-1), winning 45-40 on Family Weekend. The game featured the return of many of the same mistakes that plagued the Blazers during their run to the national title game last season, particularly their run defense. The Blazers were gashed repeatedly ...

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Blazers take on Virginia Union on Family Weekend

The No. 2 VSU football team (1-0), coming off a physical 36-21 win over No. 7 Keiser of the NAIA, now turn their attention towards Virginia Union (1-0). The game will take place on Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium as part of Family Weekend. Though the Blazers beat Virginia Union 51-7 last season, head coach Tremaine Jackson ...

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Strong second half leads Blazers past Keiser

The No. 2 ranked VSU football team (1-0) kicked off the Tremaine Jackson era with a 36-21 win over the No. 7 ranked Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the NAIA. Though finding themselves in a tight battle throughout the game, Jackson believes this game will be a good thing for the Blazers in the long run. “It was good for us ...

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Blazers set to face Keiser in season opener

The No. 2 VSU football team is set to host the No. 7 Keiser Seahawks (1-0) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for their season opener for a rare Thursday night game in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Though there has been a changing of the guard in head coach from last year’s Blazer squad, ...

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Blazers volleyball struggles in 5-game road trip

The VSU women’s volleyball team opened their season with a five-game road trip spanning from Aug. 25-27, including a four-game stint in the Sandy Hoffman Memorial Tournament, going 1-4. The Lady Blazers, despite losing four of five to open the season, showed some signs of resiliency from what is a young squad. Of the 14 members on the team, 12 ...

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The Scrum for Glory: VSU’s rugby club sets their sights on the SCRC

The VSU rugby club entered a new chapter in the short but successful history of the team. The rugby club has moved conferences, leaving the Georgia Rugby Union, which the Blazers have been members of since the club was founded in 2010, to the SEC’s rugby league, the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. Additionally, the club started a women’s team in ...

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OPINION: Big Ten expansion brings uncertainty for college athletics

On June 30, the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) made a seismic decision to leave behind their longtime conference, the Pac-12, for the Big Ten in 2024. This move is easily the most surprising in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics. However, it has since been widely seen as one ...

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