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GSC All-conference teams announced, 13 Blazers named

Blazers junior quarterback Rogan Wells was named Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season, while first-year head coach Gary Goff was named Co-Coach of the Year, league offices announced Nov. 20. Thirteen Blazers appeared in the all-conference teams, leading the entire GSC.  FIRST TEAM ALL-GSC // OFFENSE POS. PLAYER SCHOOL YEAR HOMETOWN QB Rogan Wells ...

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Column: Student-athletes finally receive freedom from NCAA

The NCAA is trying to use its get-out-of-jail-free card. Over the years, the topic of pay to play has been one of the most controversial and often discussed stories that surrounds college sports. Now, after bills were proposed in many states to put the practice in place legally, the NCAA has ruled that it will allow college athletes to profit ...

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Jones’ triple-double, Blazers defeat Barons for third straight victory

So it continues. The Blazers (3-0) remain undefeated, as they dominated against Brewton Parker 100-68 at the VSU Complex on Nov. 12. Darrell Jones notched his first triple-double of the season with 11 points and career-highs with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Going into the second half, he already had five points, five rebounds, and nine assists. Eleven of those ...

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Refined: Blazers’ forward trims ‘about 20 pounds’ in offseason

If you attended either of the Blazers first two games this season, you probably had to do a double-take at Darrell Jones. Don’t worry, you saw correctly. Jones, a senior forward, trimmed down some weight in the offseason, which has unlocked new dimensions in his game. “I lost about 20 pounds,” Jones said of his weight-loss. “I was eating better. ...

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Once more: VSU wins GSC crown, avoids Argos comeback

In the nippy November air, the VSU Blazers held onto the ball for the last three-and-a-half minutes to secure the 26-21 victory and the Gulf South Conference championship for back-to-back seasons against the West Florida Argonauts. Both teams entered the game undefeated in conference play, so whoever left Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a victory would also hoist the illustrious trophy It ...

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Blazers exhaust free throws, romp Golden Rams

Forty-minutes is the new eternity. Every millisecond was clocked to decide the Blazers and Albany State, as VSU came out on top, defeating the Golden Rams 93-87 on Nov. 9 at the VSU Complex. The primary reason for the extremely long matchup was due to VSU’s constant visit to the foul line. The Blazers shot 27-30 (90 percent) on free ...

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Lady Blazers’ bench, Frey shines in win over Albany State

Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer is smiling somewhere. Maybe the starting five, as well, for much of the day off. The bench unit had quite the Saturday afternoon, crushing winless Albany State (0-2) 87-56 at the VSU Complex. The VSU second unit registered 54 points, nearly tying the Lady Rams game total. With this, Schirmer can look down on ...

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Blazers cross country eyes NCAA South Regional

VSU Blazers cross country teams are set to travel to Lakeland, Florida this weekend to compete in the NCAA South Regional, hosted by Florida Southern.  The women will compete in a 6k race, while the men will run a 10k.  The VSU men finished No. 8 at the Gulf South Conference Championships in their last time out. Sophomore Brishen House ...

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Report: Blazers used an ‘ineligible transfer player’, GSC says

Valdosta State’s undefeated Blazer football team has been given punishment from the Gulf South Conference. According to the press release from the GSC, the Blazers were found to have been playing with a potentially ineligible transfer player. VSU was given notice in early October of the player’s ineligibility. The issue in question is a discrepancy between rules for Division I ...

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Preview: Lady Blazers plan to ‘settle in’ against Wildcats

The Lady Blazers are ready to tip-off the opening season. VSU opens their regular season in the Surcheros Lady Blazers GSC/SIAC Basketball Challenge. They’ll play Fort Valley State on Friday and Albany State on Saturday. It will be the first competitive games for Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer. They wrapped up their preseason going on the road to play ...

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