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Ashley Lewis brings her offensive prowess to VSU

If there’s one thing Ashley Lewis knows how to do on a soccer field, it’s put the ball in the net. Lewis, a sophomore forward on the up-and-coming 2017 Blazers squad, did it 95 times during her outstanding high school career and hasn’t wavered since arriving at VSU. Lewis, who turned 20 on Oct. 3, was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, ...

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Volleyball aims to finish strong

Halfway through the 2017 Gulf South Conference volleyball season, the VSU Blazers have seen some success but still have considerable room to grow. VSU’s volleyball squad currently holds a 9-7 overall record. In the GSC, the Blazers are 4-3 and sit in eighth place, looking up. On a positive note, the team has won two of its last three games. ...

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Transfer athletes find redemption at VSU

Redemption sometimes comes in the most unexpected forms. For these two transfer athletes, VSU has provided a second chance at their first love. VSU’s soccer program has been thriving this year under the new head coach Stephen Andrews. Andrews, who was able to do a little recruiting after arriving to VSU in the spring, brought on junior communication sciences and ...

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What’s Your Take: Superteams too superior?

The trend of superteams is running rampant in the National Basketball Association. Teams across the league are seeking that star free agent to pair up with their current star or looking for trades to bring another star to the team. Many fans say that this is ruining the league and causing the competitiveness to deteriorate in the NBA, but I ...

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What’s Your Take: Kaepernick’s imprint still in the NFL

When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem prior to a game last season, he shook the NFL for the better. Even as a free agent, Colin Kaepernick is still affecting the NFL. His explanation was that he would not stand for a country that oppresses people of color. Kaepernick was named National Football League Players Association Community MVP after ...

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LaMelo Balling Elsewhere?

On August 31, LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand released the “MeloBall 1.” The shoe is inspired and designed by LaMelo Ball, the 16-year old basketball prodigy from Chino Hills, California. Why is this amazing? He becomes the first high school player ever to have his own signature shoe. Previously, the brand released the first professional model, the ZO2, ...

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What’s Your Take: Should walk-on athletes receive stipends

On any given college campus, there are plenty of athletic opportunities for students. Intramural and recreation leagues allow students to compete in a relaxed and social environment. Collegiate sports allow students to step into the spotlight with their performances. Joining an intramural sport is as simple as creating a team. To play collegiate sports, often times you must be recruited ...

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Irma disrupts VSU Athletics

In expectation of poor weather from Hurricane Irma, the football and soccer matches for Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled. Originally, VSU Football was slated to compete in the Okefenokee on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Waycross against Fort Valley State University. Kickoff time was changed to 3 p.m. in hopes of salvaging the contest. However, it was announced on ...

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Spec’ Sports Weekend Recap Photos

Blazer athletics had a big opening weekend in Titletown, USA. Soccer brought home a 3-1 victory over Clayton State. Men’s Cross Country placed third in the Border Clash race on Friday while Women’s Cross Country placed fifth. Football lost their opening game to Albany State 29-12. Our photographers were there to capture some of the moments.     Football photos by ...

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