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Opinion: The dawn of free agency in college football

Since its inception in Oct. 2018, the NCAA transfer portal has taken college sports, especially college football, by storm. Players have had the opportunity to transfer from one school to another for a while. The transfer portal merely gave coaches and players a hub to make their intentions known and to make getting recruited by another school easier than ever. ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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Tremaine Jackson named new Blazer football head coach

Herb Reinhard, VSU’s athletic director, announced the new head football coach for the Blazer’s on Monday Jan. 3: Tremaine Jackson. Jackson is VSU’s first ever Black head football coach, and the 11th head coach overall. He will inherit a Blazer program with high expectations fresh off a loss in the Division II National Championship.  The Blazers have won four previous championships, most recently winning in 2018 against Ferris State, 49-47. The Blazers have won those four championships with three different coaches.   Jackson comes from NCAA Division II, Colorado ...

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Blazers rout West Georgia, advance to quarterfinals

The No. 5 Blazers (10-1) started their playoff run with a bang, routing No. 13 West Georgia (9-3) 66-35 while racking up a school-record 719 yards. The Blazers will host No. 10 Bowie State (12-1) on Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. After trading punts to open the game, the Blazers got a fourth down stop in West Georgia territory. Two ...

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A conversation with Bill Connelly of ESPN

Bill Connelly is a sportswriter and analyst at ESPN who covers college football. He attended college at the University of Missouri and still lives in Columbia, Missouri, today. Early in his career, Connelly started out as a sports blogger writing for Football Outsiders. In 2011, he began writing fulltime with SB Nation. Finally, Connelly was brought on by ESPN in ...

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VSU suffers setback against West Florida

No. 2 VSU (9-1, 6-1 GSC) suffered their first loss of the season, falling to No. 3 West Florida (9-1, 6-1 GSC) 61-42 in Pensacola, Florida. It was the regular season finale for both teams. VSU was put behind early and often. For the second consecutive week, VSU was shutout 7-0 in the first quarter. West Florida added a field ...

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Blazers beat Crusaders for homecoming win

The No. 2 Blazers (9-0, 6-0 GSC) overcame a slow start and pulled away from the North Greenville Crusaders (4-6, 1-5 GSC) in the second half to win 31-21 on homecoming weekend. The win puts VSU in prime position to secure a first-round bye in the Division II playoffs. VSU currently holds the top spot in Super Region Two. The ...

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Blazers remain unbeaten with rout of Mississippi College

No. 2 VSU continued its undefeated season, steamrolling Mississippi College 41-14 on the road. The ground game was electric, as junior running back Seth McGill, junior quarterback Ivory Durham, redshirt junior running back Jamar Thompkins, redshirt freshman running back James Chaney and redshirt freshman running back Isaiah Flowers combined for a total of 379 yards and five touchdowns. VSU received ...

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VSU shuts out Delta State in the Pink Out Game

No. 4 VSU (5-0) rolls to another victory, shutting out Delta State (2-4) 55-0 in the Pink Out game. The win sets up a top ten showdown with West Alabama (6-0) in Livingston that will take place on Oct. 16. VSU got the scoring started on the opening kickoff on a trick play. Redshirt junior Jamar Thompkins received the kickoff ...

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