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Andrew, Lady Blazers’ system to hold form in 2019

Preparations for the 2019 season have cast a promising light on the VSU Lady Blazers soccer team. The Blazers finished the 2018 season 11-7 and 9-4 in the Gulf South Conference under second-year head coach Stephen Andrew. The Lady Blazers lost four seniors on offense: Carley Montgomery, Suvi Savolainen, Mallory McDaniel and Taylor Snell. Fortunately, the Lady Blazers have such ...

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Football deepens the rivalry with VSU, Albany State

The rivalry of VSU and Albany State football runs deep to the bone. The dictionary describes a rivalry quite literally, as “competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.” But in sports, typically we see a multitude of factors that create a rivalry. For VSU fans, the idea of rival has typically referred to regional factors, ...

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Blazers voted No. 1 in AFCA poll for fourth time

The VSU Blazers football team was voted No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Preseason Division II Top 25, announced Aug. 26. After a historic, perfect 14-0 season and a 49-47 victory over Ferris State in the national championship game in McKinney, Texas, the Blazers moved to first among Division II coaches.   VSU received 29 of 32 first ...

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Giving back: Blazers host scrimmage, drills for community

As fall sports creeps upon much of America, the Blazers’ football team decided to give back to the community before the season begins. On Aug. 24, students and the community were able to watch the defending national champions as they scrimmaged in their annual Meet the Blazers event. All who attended met their favorite student-athletes following the live scrimmage. Redshirt-sophomore ...

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Blazers’ XC 5K Race set for Aug. 24

The VSU Blazer Cross Country 5k Road Race will take place Aug. 24 at 7:30 a.m. An email was sent to students by Alice Smoot, a VSU Library Assistant, regarding the road race 5k course: The course will start near the corner of Azalea Drive and College Street at the VECA School. Travels Azalea Drive to a left turn on ...

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Blazers’ football to host Student Night scrimmage Wednesday

VSU football will have its second scrimmage of the fall preseason on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m at the Athletic Fieldhouse practice fields.  The scrimmage is free to all students, as it is one of many events of VSU’s Fall Explosion 2019, which stretches from Aug. 17-31 to begin the 2019-2020 academic school year.   Students will have an early opportunity to ...

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“Compete like crazy”: Zoucha, Blazers plan for important 2019

April 2, 2018. This was the day Kaleigh Zoucha was officially introduced as the new VSU Blazers volleyball head coach. After a 15-18 season of growth, Zoucha, entering her second season, said she wants battle through early contests. “I think we definitely have put ourselves in a pretty good position where we are playing some really tough teams early on,” ...

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Column: Through first five weeks, Blazers go unbeaten

No one ever said it was an issue to look into the future. Here, I decided to do as such and give my predictions for the first five weeks of the 2019-2020 season for the VSU Blazers football team. Where are my manners? I meant to say, the defending champions. Sept. 7 At Albany State: 34-7 This game, much like last season’s, ...

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Ex-Blazer Longoria signs pro basketball deal

Former VSU Blazer guard Chris Longoria has signed with Pro Team Galitos-Barreiro out of the Portugal Basketball League, announced by the team on Wednesday. The contract is a one-year deal with the team. The amount has not been announced. Longoria credits the deal to his agent Andre Ajipa of AGV Illicit Sports. “I’ve played pro for 3 years and with ...

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Column: Respect comes in the offseason for the Blazers

It took a perfect 14-0 season, a couple shattered records and a frenzied national title victory for the VSU Blazers to garner respect. Well, it comes with the territory.  The Gulf South Conference football coaches recently unanimously selected the Blazers as the conference favorite in the 2019 preseason poll. The defending champs will return a full arsenal offensive weapons from ...

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