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Goff credits players for winning GSC Coach of the Year

When Gary Goff arrived at VSU, the expectations seemed insurmountable. But he still found a way to achieve those expectations, and that is why the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year award he received is well warranted. The Blazers football team was coming off of an undefeated, national championship season. With a lot of returning talent, 2018 head coach ...

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Refined: Blazers’ forward trims ‘about 20 pounds’ in offseason

If you attended either of the Blazers first two games this season, you probably had to do a double-take at Darrell Jones. Don’t worry, you saw correctly. Jones, a senior forward, trimmed down some weight in the offseason, which has unlocked new dimensions in his game. “I lost about 20 pounds,” Jones said of his weight-loss. “I was eating better. ...

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Lady Blazers’ bench, Frey shines in win over Albany State

Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer is smiling somewhere. Maybe the starting five, as well, for much of the day off. The bench unit had quite the Saturday afternoon, crushing winless Albany State (0-2) 87-56 at the VSU Complex. The VSU second unit registered 54 points, nearly tying the Lady Rams game total. With this, Schirmer can look down on ...

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Blazers cross country eyes NCAA South Regional

VSU Blazers cross country teams are set to travel to Lakeland, Florida this weekend to compete in the NCAA South Regional, hosted by Florida Southern.  The women will compete in a 6k race, while the men will run a 10k.  The VSU men finished No. 8 at the Gulf South Conference Championships in their last time out. Sophomore Brishen House ...

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Preview: Lady Blazers plan to ‘settle in’ against Wildcats

The Lady Blazers are ready to tip-off the opening season. VSU opens their regular season in the Surcheros Lady Blazers GSC/SIAC Basketball Challenge. They’ll play Fort Valley State on Friday and Albany State on Saturday. It will be the first competitive games for Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer. They wrapped up their preseason going on the road to play ...

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Tennant’s Hat Trick leads VSU over Union

Senior Riley Tennant illustrated a hat trick to propel the Lady Blazers soccer team 6-0 victory against Union University Nov. 3. VSU improved to 9-6 overall and 7-4 in Gulf South Conference play.  The Lady Blazers have won three consecutive matchups.  Tennant finished the game with a career-high three goals on six shots and four on frame and one assist in ...

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Ground and Pound: Blazers backfield duo on record pace

Blazers sophomore running backs Jamar Thompkins Seth McGill, seem to be running up the charts with their season rushing yards. Jamar has a solid 678 rushing yards throughout this season while Seth McGill has 524.   Both players have a real shot at getting close to 1,000 rushing yards each before the end of the season and Head Coach Gary ...

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Buying in: Lady Blazers embracing changes

The Valdosta State Women’s basketball team have lofty expectations for the upcoming season. Despite losing to Lee University 81-73 in the Gulf South Conference championship game last season, the Lady Blazers believe that this season is theirs for the taking. The voters don’t think so. The Lady Blazers are projected to finish No. 5 in the GSC, in the latest ...

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Saunds breaks program record, adds trust factor

Halfway through the football season, the Blazers have no intentions of slowing down. Neither does junior wide receiver Brian Saunds. Saunds had a jaw dropping performance setting a new career-high and school record with 246 receiving yards against Florida Tech on Oct. 19, winning 55-28 at home. He was named Gulf South Conference Player of the week. Head Coach Gary ...

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Blazers freshman has practice to remember under Helfer

There’s a high chance that guard Zach Sinclair will spend much of his freshman season buried on the edge of the Blazers bench on game days. If the team gets a big enough lead late in games, Sinclair could come in during garbage time. That would be sweet, much like his jumper that he so eloquently demonstrates in practice. None ...

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