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Black Swarm shuts down Crusaders in GSC opener

Though much of the focus was on the Blazers’ offense prior to their conference opener, it was the defense that made the biggest statement. The Black Swarm stifled the North Greenville Crusaders (2-2, 1-1 Gulf South Conference) to help lead the Blazers (4-0, 1-0 GSC) to a 28-3 win on Family Weekend. “We play defense now at Valdosta State,” head ...

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Blazers look to continue hot start into GSC opener

The Blazers (3-0) will be looking to remain undefeated on the young season when the North Greenville Crusaders (2-1, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) come to town. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and is part of Family Weekend for VSU. In their most recent game, the Blazers capped off their nonconference schedule with a 49-25 win over National Athletic ...

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Austin’s Angles: Has conference realignment gone too far? 

I’m sure every college sports fan at this point is well aware of the ongoing massive wave of conference realignment that’s sweeping the nation.   While college athletics is no stranger to realignment, this wave is unlike any that have been seen before.   Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on whether conferences have gone too far in their quests for power, ...

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Blazers look to replicate last year’s result as Keiser returns to the Baze

The Blazers (2-0) will welcome a familiar foe back into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday when the Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) make their second consecutive trip to Valdosta. The Blazers and Seahawks faced off in last year’s season opener for Valdosta State University, with the Blazers earning a hard-fought 36-21 win. Much like last year, ...

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Blazers brace for first road test against Albany State

Fresh off their 63-10 win over the Point Skyhawks last week, the Blazers (1-0) will hit the road for the first time this season when they face the Albany State Golden Rams (0-1) on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in Albany, Georgia. Though they already have one game under their belt, this week marks the first “normal” week for the ...

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History is made as Blazers rout Skyhawks to open 2023 campaign

Even with there being no power in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, there were plenty of electric plays to be had on the field Saturday as the Blazers blasted National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) foe Point University (0-2) 63-10. Caught up in the scoring barrage was a historic moment for Valdosta State University football as redshirt freshman kicker McCall Bennett became the first ...

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Blazers squad upbeat for new season

The Valdosta State University Blazers Volleyball team looks to start off their 2023 season strong as the Blazers look to improve off of their 2022 campaign. After finishing last season with a 14-19 record, Head Volleyball Coach Kaleigh Zoucha said her team’s main goal for this season is to improve every week. “Our goal is just to get a little ...

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Austin’s Angles: Do preseason polls matter?

Hello, everyone. My name is Austin Bruce and I am the Co-Editor in Chief of The Spectator. I have started a sports column titled “Austin’s Angles” to give a fresh take on the sports world at large. Everyone has their own angles or views on topics they care deeply about, and this series is aimed to highlight some of my ...

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A day in the life of a college athlete

Written by Grace Beyer, Special to The Spectator. Photo courtesy of Grace Beyer. Painting an accurate picture of a student-athlete’s day is no easy task. With changing practice times depending on the day of the week/revolving around my team’s classes, long stretches of some weeks with road trips, and home games and events, our schedule is not something that we, ...

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No Ties This Time: Red Team outlasts Black Team in VSU spring game

The VSU football team wrapped up its spring season on April 21 with its annual spring game, and unlike last year, there was no tie. “We weren’t gonna have a tie,” head coach Tremaine Jackson jokingly said. “We’d be out here all night.” The Red Team scored the go-ahead touchdown via an 11-yard pass from junior quarterback Sammy Edwards to ...

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