VSU senior finishes at Nationals for first time since 1978

Dec 12th, 2014 | By

Written by Lia Armistead.  Valdosta State University was represented in the NCAA Cross Country Championship last Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, by senior Jesse Prince, who placed 169th. Prince was the first person from VSU since 1978 to participate in nationals and completed the 10K course in a time of 33:17. “It took a little bit
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Blazer basketball takes down GSC foe

Dec 11th, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas. The VSU Blazers (6-3, 1-2) rode the play of their seniors en route to a 75-70 victory over Lee University (6-2, 1-2) Wednesday night. The Blazers tied a season-high in field-goal percentage, shooting 50 percent overall in the win. Blazers head coach Mike Helfer pointed to his team’s
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VSU plays West Georgia in third round of D-2 playoffs

Dec 4th, 2014 | By

Written by: Alex Tostado   The No. 21 Valdosta State football team returns home for the third round of the Division-II playoffs. The Blazers will face No. 25 West Georgia Wolves, a Gulf South Conference opponent on Saturday at noon. VSU tamed the wolves fairly easily in October with a commanding 40-6 home victory. VSU
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Pride of VSU: Organization helps recruit football players

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Allison Thorpe Football. America’s most loved sport. But all the tailgating, touchdowns, and tears hinge on one of the most tedious and thought-out processes of the game: recruiting. What many fans aren’t aware of is how a player chooses a school. Not only do coaches hunt for the best of the best to
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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

Dec 4th, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have
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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

Nov 22nd, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at
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VSU begins D-2 playoffs against UNA

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Chris Webb Two months ago, No. 21 Valdosta State (8-2, 5-2) was coming off a demoralizing loss to No. 12 University of North Alabama (9-1, 6-1). Today, the Blazers are preparing for their first-round rematch against the Lions. With their backs against the wall, VSU proved all doubters wrong, finishing the season on
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VSU reaches NCAA tourney for first time in school history

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Neil Frawley People like to say that when in Rome you’re supposed to eat cake. But when the Valdosta State Volleyball team went to Rome, Georgia, they were saying, “When in Rome…let’s be Gulf South Conference Champions for the first time in school history.” The Blazers proved they belonged in the conference’s elite
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VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners,
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Lady Blazers pick up first win of season

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

This story was written by Austin Wells.  The Lady Blazers bounced back from a season-opening loss to defeat the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats 81-71 at the complex. After only scoring 59 in their opener, the Lady Blazers bounced back on offense, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor. The scoring was led by April Thomas,
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