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Blazers move into NCAA South Regional as No. 4 seed

After losing in the Gulf South Conference semifinals, the Blazers were selected to compete in the NCAA tournament, announced March 10 by the NCAA. For the season, VSU is 26-4. The Blazers have won three straight GSC regular season titles, sharing the title with West Alabama. VSU and UWA tied for a 16-4 record in conference matchups. The Blazers defeated ...

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Cone’s approach from the mound

From Soperton, Georgia to Valdosta, the left-handed pitcher Tristan Cone has always had one goal in mind, playing baseball. Since a young age, Cone has always studied the game of baseball with his father, Derek Cone. With the help of technology, this made the two’s observations easier over the years. While observing and playing, Cone learned mental aspects that would ...

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Smith, second-half run boosts Blazers to semifinals

After igniting for 20 points in the final seven minutes the VSU Blazers survived their quarterfinal battle at home against the Union Bulldogs in a 92-76 victory on Tuesday, March 6. That win advanced the Blazers to the Gulf South Conference tournament semifinals, where they’ll face Delta State in Birmingham, Alabama. As soon as the game tipped off VSU was ...

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Blazers face nation’s best in significant Southeastern Collegiate

Five of the top six ranked teams in the latest Coaches Poll will arrive at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club Sunday for an event that will play a major role in where VSU should sit in the South Region Rankings at the end of the season. Playing in their only home tournament of the year, the Blazers will bring with them ...

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Union’s late woes, advantage for VSU

The Bulldogs could find themselves in a dog fight. On March 5, the Blazers will host No. 8-seed Union at The Complex in the quarterfinal round. The Blazers won a share of its third-straight Gulf South Conference regular season title and the top-seed in the 2019 GSC tourney. With a 23-5 overall record, the Blazers went 16-4 in conference play ...

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Intramurals: Basketball championship

Now that the stage is set, VSU teams can take the spotlight as they compete against one another in the 2019 intramural basketball championships. Championship Night, hosted by Campus Recreation, will be an opportunity for students to compete in activities and contests, including a three-point shootout, slam dunk contest and half-court shot competitions. A DJ will be present as well. ...

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The Blazers’ changes could help versus Bulldogs

VSU baseball has another Gulf South Conference obstacle ahead of them, as they face Union on March 3. The Blazer’s hold a season record of 10-6, while the Bulldogs  have a record of 6-7 coming into the matchup. NCBWA’s National Pitcher of the Week Cooper Cain, a right-handed pitcher, said the team will use the differing records to their advantage ...

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Column: Underestimating the Blazers

I was wrong. Coming into 2019 season, I had the Blazers ranked in the top-three of teams in the Gulf South Conference. My No. 1 was not the Blazers. Jimmy Kodet, Justin McBride and KJ James were lost to graduation. Also, the Blazers had just suffered one of the most disappointing loses I had ever witnessed at the hands of ...

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Blazers’ senior night ends with cutting down the net

Bring out the scissors. The Blazers ended their night cutting down the nets after clinching a share of the Gulf South Conference regular season championship with Thursday’s 101-84 win over the Warhawks of Auburn Montgomery. The Blazers came out the gate stagnant, falling behind 12-2 early in the first half. Head Coach Helfer then substituted four of the five starters ...

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Blazers football announce 2019 schedule

It’s time to hit the reset button for the Blazers football team. In 2018, the Blazers capped off an undefeated 15-0 season by winning the NCAA Division II Football National Championship. The Blazers defeated Ferris State 49-47 to win their fourth title. VSU hired former Blazer Gary Goff as football coach No. 10 in program history on Jan. 29. Goff ...

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