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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at bay throughout, withstanding numerous Blazer ...

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Lady Blazers pick up first win of season

This story was written by Austin Wells.  The Lady Blazers bounced back from a season-opening loss to defeat the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats 81-71 at the complex. After only scoring 59 in their opener, the Lady Blazers bounced back on offense, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor. The scoring was led by April Thomas, who scored 22 points along ...

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Blazers beat Albany State at home

This story was written by Shane Thomas. The Valdosta State Blazers’ stifling defense forced 21 turnovers and defeated the Albany State Golden Rams (0-2) 90-77 Saturday night. Leading by as many as 23 points in the game, the Blazers (2-0) turned their defense into transition offense as the Blazers earned 24 free throws in the second half. The Blazers used ...

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Lady Blazers fall to Titons in season opener

This story was written by Austin Wells.  The Lady Blazers fell on their home court Friday night to the Eckerd Tritons 76-59. Despite only being down by four at halftime, the team was outscored by 13 in the second half and began its season with a loss. The first half was competitive, with the largest lead only being six points. ...

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VSU student struck by car near Rec Center

  This story was written by Alex Tostado.  A current Valdosta State student was struck by a car on Monday night around 6:30 p.m. at the crosswalk on Sustella Ave. by the Student Rec Center. The student is a former basketball player for the Lady Blazers but her identity has not been released. The student was taken on a stretcher to the ...

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Volleyball sweeps MC, UWA on way to undefeated home record

This story was written by LaMarcus Wilkerson. The Blazers had back-to-back wins to remain undefeated at The Complex. This weekend, VSU (21-7, 16-4) did not drop a single game while defeating Mississippi College (5-25, 0-20) on Friday and West Alabama (9-21, 7-13) on Saturday. Coming into the weekend, head coach Mike Swan and his team had three straight Gulf South ...

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Volleyball rides undefeated home streak into weekend for GSC weekend

This story was written by Neil Frawley. The Valdosta State volleyball team has just four more home games left to complete the season with an undefeated home record. After going 1-3 in the South Region Crossover— a tournament VSU played in Lakeland, Florida—the Blazers bounced back to defeat No. 22 West Florida 3-1 Tuesday night. With the win against UWF, ...

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VSU soccer clinches GSC playoff berth

This story was written by Kristin Whitman. Blazers soccer heated up Tuesday night against University of West Georgia with a 3-0 win. The Blazers improved to 7-1-1 in the Gulf South Conference and knocked the Wolves to a 2-6-0 record. VSU currently holds the second best record in the conference. The Blazers scored all three of their goals right off ...

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VSU welcomes Kel Mitchell last weekend

This story was written by Adrienne Fry. Acting, faith, family and orange soda—VSU students got a blast from the past Friday night when ‘90s Nickelodeon actor Kel Mitchell took the stage for a Q-and-A.  SGA, the African American Studies Department and the Office of Social Equity teamed up to sponsor this informative Q-and-A-style lecture featuring comedian and actor/director Kel Mitchell. ...

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