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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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“Stranger Things” review: back into the Upside Down

“Stranger Things” is back, and with it came a new cast of characters and a twisted dark side. Season four picks up with a time jump to January 1986, a few months after the closing events of season three. In season four, the Hawkins gang has officially begun their freshman year at Hawkins High School. Despite their close bonds in ...

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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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Blazers pick up pivotal series win over West Florida

The Blazers needed a win or two. With the Gulf South Conference tournament quickly approaching, the Blazers closed their conference schedule with a weekend series against West Florida down in Pensacola, Florida. With seeding and positioning on the bracket at stake, the Blazers were able to vanquish the Argonauts 2-1 in the series. Game 1: 6-4 Blazers In the only ...

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Progress in the eyes of a Lady Blazer

Written by Grace Beyer, Special to the Spectator. Photo courtesy of Grace Beyer. As I jog out of the locker room, around the corner and out toward the gymnasium, I look around. In front of me, a couple of my teammates line up by a big sign that reads “Nease High School Women’s Basketball Game at 6 p.m.!” My coach ...

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Blazer baseball gets back on track with series win over Auburn Montgomery

After dropping their last two weekend series against Gulf South Conference foes and having fallen out of the national rankings, the Valdosta State Blazers needed a series win to build some momentum for the stretch run. Luckily, they found that against the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks, winning two of the three games to take the series. Game 1: 7-4 Warhawks Game ...

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VSU softball drops 2 of 3 in top ten showdown against Auburn Montgomery

The No. 3 VSU softball team (28-7, 20-3 GSC) ran into a major roadblock over the weekend, dropping two of three against No. 6 Auburn Montgomery (32-7, 20-4 GSC). For the Lady Blazers, the series loss was their first of the season. The Lady Warhawks also handed VSU their first home losses of the season. Additionally, both of the Lady ...

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Production continues on “Young Royals” season two

In the wake of Netflix releasing the trailer for their upcoming show “Heartstopper,” fans of another popular show are awaiting an announcement of their own. On Feb. 25, Netflix Nordic, one of the streaming service’s international affiliations, announced on social media that production had begun for the second season of “Young Royals.” The show tells the story of Prince Wilhelm ...

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Aniston Gano’s leads Lady Blazers through passion and team chemistry

Aniston Gano has been a key to the VSU softball team’s success this season and has made it clear she is the player to watch. The Lady Blazers are currently 27-5 and 19-1 in Gulf South Conference play with the team being on a six-game winning streak. Gano, a sophomore from Lakeland, Georgia, is second on the team in batting ...

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