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Ex-Blazer Longoria signs pro basketball deal

Former VSU Blazer guard Chris Longoria has signed with Pro Team Galitos-Barreiro out of the Portugal Basketball League, announced by the team on Wednesday. The contract is a one-year deal with the team. The amount has not been announced. Longoria credits the deal to his agent Andre Ajipa of AGV Illicit Sports. “I’ve played pro for 3 years and with ...

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Column: Respect comes in the offseason for the Blazers

It took a perfect 14-0 season, a couple shattered records and a frenzied national title victory for the VSU Blazers to garner respect. Well, it comes with the territory.  The Gulf South Conference football coaches recently unanimously selected the Blazers as the conference favorite in the 2019 preseason poll. The defending champs will return a full arsenal offensive weapons from ...

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Blazers’ August camp schedule, players report Thursday

Albany State remains the focal point for the VSU Blazers, as the two will square off on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Before the matchup, however, the Blazers have preparations. Preseason ones, at that. The defending national champions recently announced their August preseason schedule, with players reporting to campus on Aug. 8. They will have 20 practices leading up to ...

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Solid start: Blazers’ picked fifth, Hall named to preseason All-GSC

VSU women’s soccer was picked fifth in the 2019 Gulf South Conference Preseason Poll, the league office announced Aug. 6. West Florida, who won the GSC title in 2018, was picked as the league favorite with 12 of 14 first place votes and 168 points.  The Blazers finished the 2018 season 11-7 and 9-4 in the GSC under second-year head ...

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Fall Meet the Blazers set for Aug. 22

Fall Meet the Blazers is set to begin in just two weeks. The two day event will allow Blazers’ fans, students and the Valdosta community to get to know the student-athletes. Volleyball will begin Aug 22 at 6 p.m at The Complex, located on 401 Baytree Rd. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m Intersquad Scrimmage begins at 7 p.m. The defending ...

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Curiosity killed the student

The cat isn’t the only one getting punished for being naturally inquisitive. Beginning as early as birth, curiosity drives infants and young children to build knowledge by developing their own way of learning. But it doesn’t last long. Children move into the education system around age 5, and instead of having the system meet their individual learning needs, they are ...

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Metal straws cut down waste in Valdosta

As the Metal Straw Movement sweeps the nation in an effort to reduce plastic waste, many companies are joining in. Now, Red Owl Coffee Company is one of them. Red Owl is a local coffee shop that began its story in Valdosta in 2017. Since then, Red Owl has made its mission to provide a sense of home to customers ...

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Young Valdostans losing interest in agriculture

As young Valdostans’ interest in agriculture and farming decreases, economic issues within the food industry increase. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association website archives show low member numbers for new applicants. For the past couple years, the NCBA has tried to boost its membership numbers. The association hopes to gain more members to expand its numbers and encourages members to recruit ...

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Art Walk going down in Downtown Valdosta

Throughout the year, the City Center Art District brings Valdosta’s community together through the Downtown Valdosta Art Walk. The Art Walk draws attention to the Art District by promoting an art-centered community and increasing exposure and revenue for local businesses. While the kickoff for this year was initially scheduled for March 15, inclement weather moved the date to March 22. ...

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Blazers’ Golf set for Super Regional at Mission Inn

The best teams, the best players, and, according to Golf Advisor, the best golf course in Florida will all collide on March 9-11 for what will be, without question, Division II Golf’s strongest Super Regional. Present at Mission Inn Resort & Club’s El Campeón will be the nation’s top three ranked teams in Barry, Lynn, and West Florida,  No. 6 ...

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VSU Bringing the Heat to Wild Adventures with New Ride

The VSU and Wild Adventures co-branding has gone so well that the park decided to introduce a VSU-themed ride among its other attractions. Wild Adventures welcomed students and guests to the ride’s ribbon-burning ceremony on April 26. Previously known as “The Firecracker,” the double-action space tower ride has been renamed the “Blazer Blast Off” in homage to VSU’s football team. ...

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People Poll: What’s Your Favorite Restaurant?

Briasia Young, a freshman nursing major “My favorite place [to eat] is Cook Out because it’s cheap and it has a variety of food. You’ll spend $5, and you can get stuff like burgers, fries and a shake.” Cook Out is located at 990 N St Augustine Rd.   Tierra Lewis, a senior early childhood education major “I love [to ...

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Deandra Schirmer to coach Lady Blazers basketball

The Lady Blazers rebound nicely. VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced May 4 of the hiring of Deandra Schirmer as the next women’s basketball coach at VSU. Schirmer replaces former head coach Carley Kuhns, who recently took the vacant head coaching position at Division I Samford University. For the last five years, Schirmer has been an assistant coach at Eckerd ...

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VSU begins Four Person Golf Scramble

VSU Campus Recreation is getting ready to tee-off with itsannual Four Person Golf Scramble tournament. The tournament dates back as far as 1997 and has been played every year since then. This year’s tournament will take place on May 23 at Stone Creek golf course. “Four Person Scramble” is not structured like any regular game of golf because it’s played ...

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