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Column: Blazers’ success married to Beau’s endurance

The Blazers need Beau Justice to shine in the second half of their season. This season, VSU men’s basketball entered the year as the favorited team in the Gulf South Conference and the No. 11 team in the nation. They clawed their way to No. 5 in the nation before falling completely out of the top 25. The Blazers opened ...

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Blazers name Goff as new head coach

Valdosta State Athletics has announced Gary Goff as the new head coach of VSU Football after reports of Goff’s hiring circulated on Thursday afternoon. Goff is a VSU alum who helped carry the team to a 1996 Gulf South Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the 1996 regular season. He has been the coach of ...

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What’s Your Take: Bell’s departure leaves gaping hole in TitleTown

Valdosta State Football is in a unique situation but not an unfamiliar one. The Blazers have been operating without a head coach for two weeks officially but almost a month if you count when the reports of Kerwin Bell’s departure originated. Just three short years ago the program found themselves in a situation just like this. A coach that grew ...

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Unnecessary Roughness: Blazers’ Play of the Year

Josh Miller – The Quarterback Connection The Blazers play of the year happened in their biggest game and this may be the top play of the year in the nation. In the Division II National Championship game against the Ferris State Bulldogs, VSU dialed up a play that we haven’t seen all year. It was 2nd-and-7 with the ball on ...

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What’s Your Take: How VSU became the best in the nation

The Valdosta State Blazers are now national champions and the kings of Division II football after Head Coach Kerwin Bell’s third season. This football program seemed to have transformed into a powerhouse overnight following a floundering 5-4 finish in 2017, and to their credit, they kind of did. At the end 2017, Bell knew a few things: Rogan Wells was ...

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Notebook: Blazers top performances of championship run

Kerwin Bell’s Blazers set fire to the football field this season. Going undefeated for the first time in program history –they torched teams on both sides of the ball during this national championship run. It’s hard to say that one performance holds more weight than another when a team goes undefeated but these were the games that made the Blazers season ...

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Wells powers Blazers to fourth title, first undefeated season in history

In just his third year as head coach of Valdosta State Football, Kerwin Bell has provided the program’s fourth championship and first undefeated season ever after defeating Ferris State 49-47 in McKinney, Texas on Saturday. The contest broke many records and went wire-to-wire with a champion not being decided until the final minute of the game. Of the records broken, ...

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Flying under the radar: Black Swarm has one more test

There is an old adage that states “The best defense is a good offense” but in VSU’s case, they have both. The Blazers offense has ascended to ranks that few teams ever achieve. They average 52.2 points per game through 13 games which makes them the highest scoring offense in the nation. They broke the record for highest scoring team ...

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Blazers prepare to face Bulldogs for the title

Valdosta State’s football team is getting ready to play on the grandest stage in Division II Football and potentially end their historic season with a national championship. Only one more team stands in between them and glory and that’s the Ferris State Bulldogs. Ferris State is undefeated as well and is powered by their Harlon Hill finalist quarterback, Jayru Campbell. ...

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Defense, special teams lift Blazers over Falcons

Book the tickets to Texas. Valdosta State defeated Notre Dame of Ohio in the Division II playoffs semifinal 30-24 to advance to the national championship. In the most grueling offensive game yet the Blazers found a way to rise once again. The Falcons forced the Blazers to tally a season low 329-yards of total offense as the Blazers were disrupted ...

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