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VSU men’s basketball team enters pivotal two-game home stand

It’s either now or never for the VSU men’s basketball team. At 11-12 overall and 7-9 in GSC play, the Blazers are in a must-win position should they wish to defend their GSC tournament crown. With four games left in the regular season, the Blazers are currently a game and a half back from the eighth and final seed in ...

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VSU softball suffers setbacks in Embry Riddle Tournament

The VSU softball team suffered their first losses of the season in Daytona Beach, Florida, going 2-2 in the Embry Riddle Tournament, which was held on Feb. 11 and 12. The Embry Riddle Tournament comes on the heels of the Gulf Shores Invitational, where the Lady Blazers went 4-0 over two days, including two wins over top five teams. Their ...

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Men’s basketball team split in second half of home stand

The VSU men’s basketball team finished off their three-game home stand with a 2-1 record, beating Alabama Huntsville 87-71 on Feb. 3 and falling to West Alabama 59-57 on Feb. 5. In their first matchup against Alabama Huntsville since their historic GSC tournament title win over the Mustangs, this rematch was a game defined by big scoring runs. Early in ...

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VSU tennis teams split against Georgia College

The VSU tennis teams opened their spring slates with matches against Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, on Feb. 1. The No. 5 VSU men’s tennis team triumphed over the Bobcats 6-1, while the women’s tennis team lost to the No. 49 Lady Bobcats, falling 4-3. The men’s tennis team picked up where they left off last season, a season that ...

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VSU hoops wins thriller against West Florida

The VSU men’s basketball team (10-9, 6-6 GSC) rebounded from a tough road trip, hanging on to beat West Florida (15-5, 9-4 GSC) 84-81 at home on Jan. 29. The Blazers had a fast start, making six of their first eight shots, including three 3-pointers, to build an early 15-6 lead. However, a 17-0 run by the Argonauts swung all ...

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Opinion: The dawn of free agency in college football

Since its inception in Oct. 2018, the NCAA transfer portal has taken college sports, especially college football, by storm. Players have had the opportunity to transfer from one school to another for a while. The transfer portal merely gave coaches and players a hub to make their intentions known and to make getting recruited by another school easier than ever. ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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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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