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Blazers’ versatility defeat Dieball’s Bucs

Bribing the Blazers isn’t the way to go. On Saturday, the Blazers (7-0) got into their stances and suffocated the Bucs (5-2) from tip off, leading to an 84-71 win. Christian Brothers could not buy a basket as every shot was contested heavily. The Blazers covered every centimeter of the floor as they flew around defensively. The Bucs’ trademark Princeton-style ...

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History in Thirty

Scoring usually leads to wins. Now it leads to history. This Saturday, the Blazers will play Lenoir-Rhyne in the NCAA Quarterfinals. If the Blazers score 30 points, they will become the highest scoring team in Gulf South Conference football history. That’s a small “if,” as the Blazers have built a season long resume that could ensure that making history won’t ...

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Paint Party: Jones break out game, Blazers 6-0

No napkins needed. The Blazers began Gulf South Conference play on Thursday night as they defeated the Union Bulldogs 91-80. The paint was the center of attention, yet it was messy. Darrell Jones came up big for VSU, posting season-highs with 19 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. At 250-pounds, Jones showcased his versatility by stepping outside to drain two ...

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Lady Blazers drop out of top 25, lose to Union

No revenge this time. The Lady Blazers basketball team suffered another loss against the Union College Lady Bulldogs. A season ago, the Lady Blazers were eliminated by the Lady Bulldogs in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. But the biggest question is: What is going on with the Lady Blazers? Since being ranked No. 23 in the WBCA preseason ...

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D2 and Bruther: Boys, Blazers, Roommates

Davis Smith grew up in the northwest Georgia town of Dalton, the Carpet Capital of the World. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountain Valley, the mountains are the only geographic barrier between him and LaFayette, a place closer to Chattanooga than Atlanta, where Gage Smith had lived his entire life. The 30 minutes that separated the two growing up just ...

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Blazers look to down Bears in quarterfinals

Sixty-six points later. After obliterating Amir Hall and the Bowie State Bulldogs, the Blazers are ready to face the next opponent who stands in the way of their championship hopes in the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. The Blazers are averaging 53.5 points per game and rely on a balanced yet big play-oriented offense. Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year Rogan ...

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‘We can score in bunches’: VSU playing beyond the arc

Winston Morgan speeds down the floor awaiting the outlet pass from Goree Venable in the third quarter. There’s only one defender trailing him to the empty lane for a layup, yet Morgan had other plans. With no hesitation, Morgan dribbles once and steps into a dagger three-point basket. He wipes the sweat from his face and celebrates with one of ...

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Wells named finalist for Harlon Hill Trophy

VSU sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells has put together a historic season for the undefeated Blazers, and he could top it off with an illustrious trophy. Wells was named one of nine finalists for the 2018 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year, announced Wednesday Nov 18, by the Great American Conference. The award is widely ...

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Column: Will the Blazers’ fire be extinguished?

Leading up to the last two games for the Blazers, it seemed that they had all the cards stacked against them. It took the Blazers to actually beat West Georgia for them to jump them in the NCAA Division II rankings, despite proving they were the better team statistically. The Blazers showed up and showed out on a national platform ...

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The Blazers ride is far from over

They did it like I said they would. 10-0. GSC Champions. The Valdosta State Blazers ran the table after their monumental victory against West Georgia, where over 10,000 fans watched the 47-31 thriller. However, their mission is far from complete. “We still haven’t hit our peak! I hope you know that,” Head Coach Kerwin Bell told his players right after ...

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