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Class of eight enshrined at VSU Hall of Fame

On Feb. 16, six former student-athletes, one longtime contributor to VSU athletics and one national champion football team stood before their peers one last time. This time, it was to give their acceptance into the VSU Hall of Fame. President Richard Carvajal opened the induction ceremony, setting the record for the main purpose of the event. “The reason we are ...

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Van Auken wins two weekly pitching awards

Fast-pitching may be the Blazers best asset. At the start of the season, VSU sophomore pitcher Caylie Van Auken sparked a blazing-hot trail for the softball team when she received the titles Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week and Fastpitch News National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12.   This is Van Auken’s first GSC weekly honor. Senior ...

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Looking at Softball’s hot start to 2019

Before the VSU Lady Blazers could shutout all the competition in the NFCA Leadoff Classic, Tampa University stole a 2-1 victory, snapping VSU’s eight-game win streak. Despite the reality check, VSU shutout the other four teams it faced in the tournament, three of which were ranked in the Top 25. The Blazers finished 4-1 on the week and are now ...

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Hathcock, Blazers coast by Albany State

VSU continued its scorching start to the season, defeating Albany State 11-4. Ignited by a six-run first inning, the Blazers never looked back as Albany State struggled to find the strike zone early and often, walking four batters, hitting two and throwing one wild pitch in the first. These plays helped contribute to the big start for VSU. The team ...

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Blazer Athletics to reveal championship grove

VSU doesn’t only plant seeds in students’ futures but also in honor of their achievements. On Feb. 14, VSU will celebrate earning its seventh Tree Campus USA acknowledgement. Tree Campus USA is a national program established in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. Its goal is to honor colleges with effectual forest management to captivate university community members. This honor ...

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Townsend’s defense extends off the court

Crystal Townsend is a late bloomer to the game of basketball. Ranking No. 9 in the Gulf South Conference in rebounds with 7.4 and 11 points per game, Townsend got her start in high school. Townsend graduated from Cape Coral High School in Cape Coral, Florida, where she was a key piece in leading her team to a 24-6 overall ...

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Lady Blazers bend the early learning curve

Just four games into the season, VSU’s Lady Blazers softball team has already scored 25 runs and has maintained an unblemished record throughout. The season opened on Feb. 2 with the Gulf Shores Invitational in Alabama. VSU entered the year with 13 new players and just seven returning. This is the first time head coach Thomas Macera has been in ...

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Blazers look to go low at Lone Palm

Blazers look to go low at Lone Palm Matt Anderson, Wesley Hanson, and the trio of freshman will play in their first event of the spring season Monday, taking on Lone Palm Golf Club and a field that features the Coaches Poll’s top 6 teams. Located in Lakeland, Florida, this par 72 is just under 7,100 yards in length, a ...

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VSU students get career experience with Groundhog Shadow Day

Navigating the course load of your major is stressful enough, but then there is also the future job search to contend with. VSU’s Career Opportunities helps students alleviate these issues in several ways, including their annual Groundhog Shadow Day. Since 2015, this event has helped students gain successful career exploration by shadowing local professionals. “It’s a pun,” Phenix Culbertson, Career ...

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What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

“I’m going to stay home with my single friends and watch romance movies,” Brianna Todd, a junior health sciences major, said. “I also am taking the day to study.” “I will be participating in the Women’s Appreciation Dinner hosted by Collegiate Men,” Kevin Cambronne, a junior accounting major, said. “We are honoring women and treating them how they are supposed ...

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