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How to stay active during a pandemic

Although the coronavirus is hindering everyone’s daily lives, that doesn’t mean that your summer body needs to be punished as well. You can still take care of yourself while in isolation.There are many different options as to how you can get a full workout going. You can add a simple workout during your quarantine schedule, such as doing squats while ...

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NCAA grants additional year of eligibility for spring student-athletes

Some senior athletes have been given one more change to make their mark. The NCAA has given all spring sports student-athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation. The previous rule stated that all student-athletes have a five-year period of eligibility. The change applies to those athletes whose eligibility would be exhausted after this ...

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Column: When the sporting world stopped

With the widespread shut down of sports at all levels, including all spring sports at VSU, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re left reeling as a society with no level of salvation. So, what’s next? My nightly routine typically involves dinner, some homeworkand the NBA action of that night. On March 11, we had the Utah Jazz on the road ...

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Limited attendance ruled for Valdosta State games at NCAA Tournament

The NCAA earlier today released a statement closing the NCAA Tournament from student and fan attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance to the ruling, VSU was notified on Wednesday that the South Region of the Division II tournament has decided to limit attendance, only allowing family member’s of players to attend the tournament. In addition to fans no ...

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Versatility key as Blazers advance to semifinals

Valdosta State knew the top seed in the tournament came with expectations. Montevallo gave it their all, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the Blazers in their final home game of the season. After a slow start, the Blazers found themselves down 11-4 early against the Falcons, a team VSU beat by 31 two weeks earlier. After the media ...

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Blazers sweep Rollins, win seventh in a row

Valdosta State Blazers recorded their second consecutive sweep this season against Rollins College, capping the weekend with a 7-3 win. The Blazers are 4-1 in the conference, putting them at second place with the third best overall record in the conference at 11-3. The offense has been a huge factor, scoring four runs or more in each of the last ...

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Lady Blazers knock off Montevallo in crucial conference matchup

When taking on the Falcons, the Lady Blazers knew they had to attack the paint.  VSU won against Montevallo 97-87 Thursday night as junior Kayla Bonilla finished the game with the accomplishment of scoring her 1,000th career point during the fourth quarter.  Bonilla and Cheray Saunders helped lead the way as the Lady Blazers took a first quarter lead, but ...

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Blazers coast to 14th straight victory 105-74

Head coach Mike Helfer doesn’t want to talk about the streak, but 14 in a row was never in doubt. After a late first half run, no. 12 Valdosta State coasted to their 14th consecutive victory 105-74 over Montevallo. The win puts the Blazers four wins away from the longest winning streak in school history, which was 18 in 2018. ...

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Column: Is technology ruining sports?

Baseball in and of itself is relatively simple to play and watch. The complexity comes in when players toe the line of cheating with no questions asked. It becomes one of those things where when you see enough people do it, you pick it up without questioning it. Some of these rules include not bunting to break up a no-hitter, ...

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Making it rain: Delaney Bernard is changing the VSU offense

Junior Delaney Bernard is like any other great shooter. She has a great ability of shooting a three-pointer at nearly 40 percentefficiency. Unlike most great shooters who stick to trends and superstition, she’s used her opportunity at VSU to get out of her comfort zone. Bernard is now putting together her best season to date, her first at VSU after ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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