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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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VSU men’s basketball wins home stand on Hall of Fame weekend

The VSU men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough loss against West Florida with two comeback home wins on Hall of Fame weekend to move to 9-7 on the season. “To win on Hall of Fame weekend is always important,” Mike Helfer, the men’s basketball head coach, said. “It’s a great weekend for our athletic department and for everybody who ...

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Blazers rout West Georgia, advance to quarterfinals

The No. 5 Blazers (10-1) started their playoff run with a bang, routing No. 13 West Georgia (9-3) 66-35 while racking up a school-record 719 yards. The Blazers will host No. 10 Bowie State (12-1) on Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. After trading punts to open the game, the Blazers got a fourth down stop in West Georgia territory. Two ...

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A conversation with Bill Connelly of ESPN

Bill Connelly is a sportswriter and analyst at ESPN who covers college football. He attended college at the University of Missouri and still lives in Columbia, Missouri, today. Early in his career, Connelly started out as a sports blogger writing for Football Outsiders. In 2011, he began writing fulltime with SB Nation. Finally, Connelly was brought on by ESPN in ...

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VSU suffers setback against West Florida

No. 2 VSU (9-1, 6-1 GSC) suffered their first loss of the season, falling to No. 3 West Florida (9-1, 6-1 GSC) 61-42 in Pensacola, Florida. It was the regular season finale for both teams. VSU was put behind early and often. For the second consecutive week, VSU was shutout 7-0 in the first quarter. West Florida added a field ...

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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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Blazers beat Crusaders for homecoming win

The No. 2 Blazers (9-0, 6-0 GSC) overcame a slow start and pulled away from the North Greenville Crusaders (4-6, 1-5 GSC) in the second half to win 31-21 on homecoming weekend. The win puts VSU in prime position to secure a first-round bye in the Division II playoffs. VSU currently holds the top spot in Super Region Two. The ...

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McGill relishes star role on football team

VSU fourth-year junior running back Seth McGill brings the passion and energy every time he’s on the field, whether it’s carrying the ball as a rusher or returning kicks on special teams. McGill, a native of Miami, Fla., knows he must take advantage of every opportunity presented before him. After all, it is how he got into football. “Before I ...

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Four Directions brings awareness to Native American culture

The organization, led by president Diana Hernandez, aims at to bringing together students and Indigenous people, concepts and events. Native American culture has become an increasingly more discussed topic in recent years as part of a cultural shift to be more inclusive in society. While the organization was put in place when VSU first started the Native American and Indigenous ...

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