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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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Column: This generation yearned for Tiger Woods

I was born in ’95, too young to remember Tiger’s record-breaking performance in ’97, not quite old enough to fully appreciate his dominance at Pebble three years later. Still, I had grown up in the “Tiger Era,” an environment where it was Tiger vs. the field, red Nike shirts, and a tiger head cover over my driver. Having a PGA ...

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Mas continues to juggle tennis and culture

Jordi Mas always looks cool on the court. Why wouldn’t he? The No. 8 ranked singles player in the country has developed incredibly during his senior year, having VSU thinking about another conference championship. Mas already has two under his belt. Mas’ demeanor on the court stands out. Always on the front foot, looking to crash the net and hoping ...

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Blazers finish No. 2 in GSC championship

VSU came into Crossings in need of a stout performance to ensure a postseason appearance. They came in second place with the help of an all-time turnaround that occurred on Monday. Three Blazers arrived on the grounds in the top 10 after Sunday, but two-time All-GSC performer Matt Anderson wasn’t one of them. After an opening round 77, a session ...

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Coaches and players respond to first scrimmage of 2019

The Blazers capped off their first two weeks of practicing by holding their first scrimmage game on April 13. Gearing up for the regular season, with five new coaches on the coaching staff, the Blazers will face an adjustment period to newly hired Head Coach and VSU alum, Gary Goff. Saturday was the first chapter, implementing the new system. “We’ve ...

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Franklin leaves VSU with opportunities

Focused on the future, VSU has presented senior Sonya Franklin a lot of options. The third leading scorer on the Lady Blazers team, Franklin averaged 10 points and 4.3 rebounds a game during her senior year. Now, she is prepared to finish her degree with a Health Science Bachelor’s. “It was a life-changing experience here at VSU,” Franklin said. “While ...

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‘Like a Dream’: Aaron and softball

As the softball season continues, all eyes are on Dream Aaron. The 5’ll power-hitter hails from Chicago, Illinois and has kicked off her first semester at VSU as a stellar softball player. Apart from her statuesque frame, the first thing that stands out about Aaron is her unique name. “It was always my mom’s dream to have a girl as ...

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Takeaways from the Blazers’ first scrimmage

The 2018 national champion Valdosta State Blazers took the practice field this morning for their first team scrimmage and after a hot hour and a half of playing, three things stood out to me from the defending champs. The Air Raid The air raid offense is a scheme Head Coach Gary Goff is very fond of and is implementing it ...

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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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