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Lady Wolves hot shooting doom VSU

There just wasn’t enough time. Following a slow start, the Lady Blazers fell to the West Georgia Lady Wolves 70-65 on Thursday night, after a late rally in the fourth. Neither team could put together a run in the first five minutes of play as both were held to five points each. The first half ultimately started rough for VSU, ...

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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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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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Column: Consistency can give Blazers advantage in post-season

In sports, some teams are one dimensional, lacking the ability to produce in a variety of areas. This season, the Blazers, ranked atop the Gulf South Conference, have proven to be multi-dimensional. The first dimension is the most evident: scoring. The Blazers have done an excellent job of putting the ball through the net at a high volume. The Blazers ...

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Blazers claim regular season crown, top seed going into playoffs

With one game left in the regular season for the Blazers, no time was wasted when it came to be declared the Gulf South Conference regular season champions for the second straight year. Junior guard Beau Justice reflected on the feeling after realizing the achievement. “It does not hit you until you’re cutting down the net and putting it in ...

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People Poll: How did you feel about Fergie’s National Anthem?

“I thought it was funny and I felt that our country deserved it,” Sonte’ Davis, a sophomore sociology major, said. “I don’t think I ever heard anything like that before in my life. It was terrible,” Jacob Styles, a sophomore communications major, said. “It was horrible. The players were even laughing at her. It was just a bad experience for ...

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Bonilla budding for Lady Blazers

Being a freshman starter for the conference champions might be intimidating for some but not Kayla Bonilla. Bonilla is from Columbus, Georgia and has two brothers and a sister. She is a first-year student working towards a degree in biology to become a nurse anesthetist. Bonilla graduated from Shaw High School, where she played point guard for the Raiders. She ...

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Helping Hands: Helfer’s experience extends beyond the court

Mike Helfer’s fiery passion and cool confidence make him one of the most respected coaches in the country but his success never came overnight. Helfer was born in Newark, Ohio, where he attended Newark Catholic High School. During his teenage years, Helfer was heavily involved with athletics. He was a tri-sport star, receiving All-State honors in basketball and football, while ...

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Preview: Blazers set to test streak against Hawks

This season the VSU Men’s Basketball team has seen a huge amount of success with just minimum failure. The Blazers currently hold the No.1 spot in the Gulf South Conference standings with a 19-2 record. This past week, the Blazers went on the road to face Alabama-Huntsville University and North Alabama University. In the first road game of last week, ...

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Blazers offense helps defeat Tuskegee

Tuesday night, the No. 22 ranked VSU Men’s Basketball team cruised into a 107-81 win over the Tuskegee Tigers in a non-conference matchup at The Complex. Coming off their first loss last week to West Florida, the squad came back in dominant form to get their seventh win of the season. The Blazers were vicious on both ends of the ...

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