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Deandra Schirmer to coach Lady Blazers basketball

The Lady Blazers rebound nicely. VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced May 4 of the hiring of Deandra Schirmer as the next women’s basketball coach at VSU. Schirmer replaces former head coach Carley Kuhns, who recently took the vacant head coaching position at Division I Samford University. For the last five years, Schirmer has been an assistant coach at Eckerd ...

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VSU begins Four Person Golf Scramble

VSU Campus Recreation is getting ready to tee-off with itsannual Four Person Golf Scramble tournament. The tournament dates back as far as 1997 and has been played every year since then. This year’s tournament will take place on May 23 at Stone Creek golf course. “Four Person Scramble” is not structured like any regular game of golf because it’s played ...

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As NFL Draft approaches, Gauthney’s stock is uncertain

The football career of LaVonne Gauthney has seen its fair share of oddity. After graduating from Reynoldsburg High School in 2012, Gauthney took a brief stop at a military academy, had several position changes, competed at VSU and, ultimately, won a national championship. He hugged former VSU head coach Kerwin Bell with an enormous smile. As the confetti fell and ...

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Next Level: Jegede boosting stock in private workouts

Sleepers. There will be lots of them in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Valdosta State defensive lineman Iseoluwapo Jegede has garnered the label. The projected day-3 pick, on some NFL mock drafts, has gradually climbed up draft boards. The ascension has come from a few workouts this offseason, where Jegede has made scouts take notice. “I had a visit with ...

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Blazers’ first scrimmage set for April 13

The Blazers will hold its first scrimmage on April 13 at the VSU practice fields at 8 a.m. With seven practices finished, the scrimmage will allow students and the public to see the new-look Blazers. Gary Goff, newly hired head coach, will have all eyes on him. Goff replaced Kerwin Bell after the Blazers won their fourth national championship. Below ...

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Blazers fight back to defeat Auburn-Montgomery 4-3

The wheels continue to turn for VSU men’s tennis. After a 4-3 comeback win at No. 30 Auburn Montgomery on April 11, the Blazers (9-3) pushed their win streak to nine matches. The Blazers are 7-0 in Gulf South Conference play with three matches left. VSU holds a one-game lead over the West Florida Argonauts (6-1). The Warhawks used Jose ...

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Denmark continues to rise on NFL Draft boards

It has been six years since the VSU namesake was called at the NFL Draft, thanks to Edmund Kugbila. Kugbila, former offensive guard for the Blazers, is the highest drafted player to ever play for VSU. The Carolina Panthers took a chance on the Ghana native in the fourth round. This offseason, Stephen Denmark has made a lot of noise ...

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Column: The interest will be high for Helfer

Bent down, usually at the end of the Blazers’ bench, is an observant. Observing the screens, cuts and movements of his team, head coach Mike Helfer is a student of the game. For 14 years, Helfer has coached the Blazers, averaging 20 wins a season. Since 2017, the Blazers have made an appearance in the NCAA tournament. In the Gulf ...

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Done deal: Kuhns accepts head coaching spot at Samford

It’s official: The Carley Kuhns era is over at VSU. VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced on April 10, Kuhns will not return as the VSU Lady Blazers basketball head coach. Kuhns has accepted the head coaching position at Samford University, coaching the Lady Bulldogs. Samford is a NCAA Division I member of the Southern Conference. The Lady Bulldogs had ...

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Report: Kuhns leaving VSU for Samford

The VSU Lady Blazers will go into next season without Head Coach Carley Kuhns. According to a news release by the Valdosta Daily Times, Kuhns will leave her alma mater to coach the Samford Lady Bulldogs. On March 18, Samford’s head coaching position opened as coach Mike Morris retired. Morris coached the Lady Bulldogs for 17 seasons, amassing 279 wins. ...

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