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Column: Final Destination McKinney

No sleep ‘til Texas. VSU football is headed to the national championship after winning a 30-24 slugfest against No. 11 Notre Dame College. I now see why the Falcons of Notre Dame were undefeated coming into this game. They pulled out all the stops to win this game, but still fell short. Falcons’ Freshman running back Jaleel McLaughlin proved that ...

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Defense, special teams lift Blazers over Falcons

Book the tickets to Texas. Valdosta State defeated Notre Dame of Ohio in the Division II playoffs semifinal 30-24 to advance to the national championship. In the most grueling offensive game yet the Blazers found a way to rise once again. The Falcons forced the Blazers to tally a season low 329-yards of total offense as the Blazers were disrupted ...

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Blazers need ‘Black Swarm’ to best Falcons

Let’s take a walk through history. A team goes undefeated in the most vaunted football conference in the nation. Breaks the single season scoring record in that conference and is the nation’s top scoring offense. In post season action they outscore opponents by a margin of 127-37 and the team still hasn’t played their best football yet. At least not ...

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Blazers ready to punch ticket to Texas

This Saturday marks the NCAA Semifinal matchup between Valdosta State and Notre Dame of Ohio. The Blazers are favored to beat the Falcons and move on to the Championship game in Texas. However, the Falcons will come into Valdosta with hopes of upsetting the best team in the nation or putting up a fight at least. The Blazers put on ...

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What’s Your Take: The ‘Bama of Division II

Midway through the season I predicted that the 5-0 Blazers would run the table and finish the regular season undefeated. I was right, but if you watched the team, you’d know that my Running the Table column was just stating the foreseeable future. Now Valdosta State is preparing to light up the scoreboard again when they face Notre Dame of Ohio ...

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Blazers blast bears, advance to semifinals

The Blazers are one more win away from punching their ticket to the national championship after torching Lenoir-Rhyne 61-21 in the NCAA quarterfinals. It was arguably the most dominant performance by Valdosta State all year long as they poured in 34 points before the half while the Bears could only squeeze seven points. Offensively, the Blazers looked like the greatest ...

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Blazer football ‘can’t be stopped’

What many thought would be a nail biting shootout turned out to be another run of the mill game for the undefeated Valdosta State Blazers. VSU advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals after their 66-16 victory over the Bowie State Bulldogs. The first quarter was a slow one as VSU seemed to have just rolled out of bed, still ...

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Editorial: An advocation for diversification

Dear VSU Administration, You have a representation problem, and the numbers don’t lie. In a recent study by the University of South California’s Race and Equity Center VSU received an equity report card. In most categories VSU did well but when it came to black student to faculty ratio we received an “F.” Students and faculty alike offered their opinions ...

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Column: Blazers have ‘championship style’ win over Argos

When asked to describe his team’s play style during his inaugural season, Head Coach Kerwin Bell often used the phrase championship style. Now, nearly two years later, he may have a team fitting of that description. This Saturday the Blazers have a date with the West Georgia Wolves to determine who will be the Gulf South Conference Champion. Ahead of ...

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Letter to the Editor: Turn on the light and vote

On May 25th, 1787, after an eleven day wait to reach quorum, the most important and best-known men in our country’s history sat down and began the long, tedious process of putting pen to paper and drafting what would become a constitution for a fledgling nation that had just defeated the greatest military force in the world. What followed were ...

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