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Blazers sweep Rollins, win seventh in a row

Valdosta State Blazers recorded their second consecutive sweep this season against Rollins College, capping the weekend with a 7-3 win. The Blazers are 4-1 in the conference, putting them at second place with the third best overall record in the conference at 11-3. The offense has been a huge factor, scoring four runs or more in each of the last ...

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Blazers basketball team starts the season on a high note

The VSU men’s basketball team has started the 2020-21 season off at 6-2. The season began on Dec. 12 with an away game at West Georgia, and the Blazers remained without a loss through Jan. 12 when they defeated West Florida. According to Head Coach Mike Helfer, getting ready for the season this year has looked a little different in ...

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Lady Blazers basketball starts the season off strong

The VSU Lady Blazers basketball team has started the season at 8-1—their best start since 2007. The Lady Blazers opened the season with a win against West Georgia on Dec. 12 and proceeded to win 6 games straight. The 8-1 Lady Blazers were predicted to finish fourth in the GSC eastern division, behind Lee (first), Montevallo (second) and West Georgia ...

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Blazers basketball head coach Mike Helfer back with team after bout with COVID-19

Mike Helfer, the VSU men’s basketball head coach, tested positive for COVID-19 in Dec., resulting in the cancelation of two home games. “It’s not anyone’s fault, especially in sports, it’s not anyone’s fault if you get it,” Coach Helfer said. “But, it’s real. It’s very real and we have to respect that it is and be careful.” Helfer said there ...

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Intramural flag football has returned to VSU

Registration has begun for the 2021 intramural flag football season at VSU. Players need to have their teams registered before registration ends on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Although COVID-19 is still present and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, the Competitive Sports staff at the Rec Center is planning to move forward with the return of ...

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Gallimore tries to take changes in stride

Lio’undre Gallimore is a wide receiver at VSU who has overcome a lot, but football has been there for him through life’s difficulties. The first time Gallimore stepped on a football field was in Miami, Florida, the coach put him at quarterback, but he hated it. Gallimore wanted to be a running back and wanted the ball in his hands ...

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Georgia back in the ‘red zone’ and holiday travel

On Nov. 12, Valdosta Daily Times announced that Georgia was back in the COVID-19 ‘red zone,’ which could be an outcome of holiday travel and COVID-19 fatigue. The White House Coronavirus Task Force reported that 25% of Georgia counties have high levels of community transmission. As of Dec. 1, Lowndes County has had 384 positive COVID-19 cases in the last ...

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VSU women’s basketball team resumes practice

The Valdosta State women’s basketball team has started practicing once again as they gear up for what will be a unique season. The upcoming season will be profoundly different from any other season in recent memory, thanks in large part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Nov. 17, the Gulf South Conference announced that both the men and women’s basketball ...

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The Blazers return to Bazemore-Hyder for a high-scoring scrimmage

The VSU football team—split into two teams: Red and Black—returned to the field on Saturday, Nov. 14, in a high-scoring scrimmage that the Red team won by one point. The Red team was up as the Black team was set to tie the game, but they wouldn’t have gone into overtime if the Black team had kicked the extra point ...

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Football season cancelled; soccer and volleyball seasons modified

On Tuesday, the Gulf South Conference announced that every sport except football will be returning in the spring. According to the GSC’s announcement, “there will not be a spring conference schedule for football. Institutions will have the discretion to schedule events on their own.” The announcement came as no surprise to VSU Head Coach Gary Goff. “We’ve known about that ...

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More history to be made as The 2020 Masters plays out in Augusta

The 2020 Masters Tournament is underway in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters is one of the four major championships in golf. It is usually the first major of the year and, unlike the other three, it is always held in the same location. This year’s tournament will be the 84th edition of The Masters. Originally scheduled to be played on April ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!