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Column: Student-athletes finally receive freedom from NCAA

The NCAA is trying to use its get-out-of-jail-free card. Over the years, the topic of pay to play has been one of the most controversial and often discussed stories that surrounds college sports. Now, after bills were proposed in many states to put the practice in place legally, the NCAA has ruled that it will allow college athletes to profit ...

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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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Once more: VSU wins GSC crown, avoids Argos comeback

In the nippy November air, the VSU Blazers held onto the ball for the last three-and-a-half minutes to secure the 26-21 victory and the Gulf South Conference championship for back-to-back seasons against the West Florida Argonauts. Both teams entered the game undefeated in conference play, so whoever left Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a victory would also hoist the illustrious trophy It ...

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Blazers exhaust free throws, romp Golden Rams

Forty-minutes is the new eternity. Every millisecond was clocked to decide the Blazers and Albany State, as VSU came out on top, defeating the Golden Rams 93-87 on Nov. 9 at the VSU Complex. The primary reason for the extremely long matchup was due to VSU’s constant visit to the foul line. The Blazers shot 27-30 (90 percent) on free ...

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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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Questions & Answers: Deandra Schirmer

Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer is entering her first season at the helm of the Lady Blazers. Here are a few questions from Kyle Grondin, staff writer, as he interviewed Schirmer: When did you start playing basketball? “I was always very energetic child, playing every sport. You know and my family was a football family and then a lot ...

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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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Three keys to victory versus Florida Tech

Florida Tech is coming to town for Blazer homecoming football. The top ranked VSU Blazers are rolling to start the season, going 6-0 and dominating each game from kick-off. The Blazers have a margin of victory of over 27 points per game. It’s been a complete effort for VSU, as the team ranks in the top 20 in both offense ...

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Born to run: Cipriani rewriting VSU cross country history books

Angie Cipriani has her sights set on rewriting the VSU record book. The Blazer cross country team’s MVP last season has reached new heights in 2019, running the second fastest time in Blazer women’s cross country history, an 18:43 5K.  (According to Head Coach Todd Smoot, team records date back to 1999.) She credits her prowess to a newfound drive ...

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Blazers baseball set to have exhibition versus Polk State College

Blazer bats are back for the new season. VSU baseball will open its 2020 season on Nov. 1. The Blazers have an exhibition game against Polk State that will be at home on Billy Grant Field. It’s a return after a strong 2019 season for the Blazers, who reached the GSC Championship game before losing to Delta State, then losing ...

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