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The Scrum for Glory: VSU’s rugby club sets their sights on the SCRC

The VSU rugby club entered a new chapter in the short but successful history of the team. The rugby club has moved conferences, leaving the Georgia Rugby Union, which the Blazers have been members of since the club was founded in 2010, to the SEC’s rugby league, the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. Additionally, the club started a women’s team in ...

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OPINION: Big Ten expansion brings uncertainty for college athletics

On June 30, the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) made a seismic decision to leave behind their longtime conference, the Pac-12, for the Big Ten in 2024. This move is easily the most surprising in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics. However, it has since been widely seen as one ...

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Red Hots haul home trophy

Every year, starting with football season and continuing through basketball season, VSU’s Red Hots celebrate and support the teams while entertaining the droves of students and local supporters. All the while, all 19 members of VSU’s renowned dance team are working hard behind the scenes, practicing and lifting multiple days a week for hours to perfect their craft. All for ...

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Opinion: Conference USA legal battle paints dark cloud over conference realignment

In the world of college athletics, it’s common to see schools move from conference to conference and division to division in an effort to find the perfect fit for them. Many factors are considered when a university decides to relocate to compete in a new conference, such as conference prestige, recruiting, traveling costs, annual revenue and more. Conference realignment is ...

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Lady Blazers bounce back big time against West Florida

The Lady Blazers (15-4) dominated the paint at home to beat Gulf South Conference rivals West Florida (14-5) 81-54. Coming into the game, the Lady Blazers had dropped their previous two games on the road by just four points combined. Prior to that, they had won 12 of their last 13 games and were 14-2. So, the Lady Blazers had ...

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Zach Blankenship triumphs through COVID-19

He steps up to the pitcher’s mound. The world around him goes silent. He tunes out all the cheers and jeers from the stands. His mind goes almost completely blank. Even as an applied mathematics major, he isn’t thinking about numbers or probabilities as they pertain to baseball. All he is thinking about is making sure he slings a fastball ...

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Gallimore tries to take changes in stride

Lio’undre Gallimore is a wide receiver at VSU who has overcome a lot, but football has been there for him through life’s difficulties. The first time Gallimore stepped on a football field was in Miami, Florida, the coach put him at quarterback, but he hated it. Gallimore wanted to be a running back and wanted the ball in his hands ...

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One Team Coalition and VSU athletics get student-athletes involved in the 2020 election

The One Team Coalition, created by Valdosta State’s women’s volleyball head coach Kaleigh Zoucha, Associate Athletic Director Jennifer Grubbs and several student leaders within the athletic department, are using a variety of resources to encourage student-athletes to vote. Taj Taylor, a redshirt junior on the football team, is one of the student-athletes who was selected to be a leader within ...

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Hiking opportunities for VSU students

This fall, all sports at VSU were cancelled except for cross country and golf. Instead of participating in or spectating at team sporting events, students can get involved in hiking, since it only requires one person to do the activity. There are plenty of locations throughout Georgia where students can travel to hike. Some popular hiking locations—almost all are around ...

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Fall 2020 intramural sports schedule is live

Most fall sports have been canceled this semester, but students still have the opportunity to compete in intramural sports. “After realizing there is still a huge need for competition on our campus, our team of Graduate Assistants wanted to offer a face-to-face program that students could still come to participate in and enjoy, using our facilities safely, of course,” Matthew ...

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