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Back in red and black

Written by Dowling Payne   Valdosta State this past season was an especially exceptional one as they brought the National Championship title back home to Titletown. Not only will the team be coming back strong to keep the title, but also will have the addition of two previous players who were out last season. Both stand out players, Griffin Roelle ...

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Public ring sale angers players

Written by Eric Jackson   A business partnership between the VSU athletic department and Jostens Inc. has left many members of the recently crowned national champion football team feeling bitter. VSU Athletics and Jostens Inc. are offering the public the opportunity to purchase several different memorabilia jewelry items, including an authentic Division II national championship ring. The ring available to ...

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Remember the Wildcats

Written by James Washington   Never underestimate the heart of a champion. Football is a key component of Georgia heritage, and much of that credit is due to Valdosta. In their storied history, Valdosta High School’s football program has won 41 regional, 23 state, and six national championships. No successful run comes without a few obstacles to overcome. From 1968 ...

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Chambers may move to Statesboro

Written by Eric Jackson   VSU co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach, Earl Chambers, could be leaving Valdosta for Georgia Southern University after interviewing for the same position Tuesday afternoon in Statesboro.   According to footballscoop.com Twitter feed, “Georgia Southern, sources close tell us [them] Earl Chambers is strong candidate; but decision is not final.”   GSU is looking to ...

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When dreams finally turn to realities

Written by Eric Jackson   Growing up in the tropical climate of Ghana in West Africa, he always was fond of soccer; his eventual love for football seemed unfathomable at the time. This adoration for the game now is only obvious as his lifelong dream is finally becoming a reality. Edmund Kugbila everyday receives praise from his supporters all over ...

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Football team welcomes 25 signees

The first Wednesday of February isn’t like any other hump day in the world of college football. National Signing Day always is exciting at the Division I level as the most-sought after recruits in the nation make their public announcement where they’ll be playing collegially next year. Division II may not have as much anticipation or thrill but Valdosta State ...

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Blazers National Champions once more

Florence, Ala.-The Valdosta State Blazers (12-2) are bringing another title back to title town. The Blazers crowned themselves 2012 Division II national champions after beating Winston Salem State (14-1) 35-7 in the championship game Saturday afternoon.

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And Then There Were Two

And then there were two. Winston-Salem State (14-0) faces Valdosta State (11-2) Saturday at 1 p.m. eastern in the NCAA Division II national championships at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Ala. The Blazers will fight for their second title in five years while the Rams look to make history becoming the first Historically Black College to win a NCAA D-II ...

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Blazers advance to chilly playoffs

They’re four quarters away from playing for a national championship. After pulling off a convincing 48-26 victory over Carson-Newman this past weekend,ValdostaState(10-2) is one of the final four teams in the nation still playing football. The second round attendance more than doubled at the quarterfinals game nevertheless it wasn’t enough to keep this week’s contest inValdosta. With the NCAA deciding ...

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VSU Blazers plan to keep season alive Saturday

The No.17 Valdosta State football team (9-2) is two games shy from returning to the Division II national championship game. The Blazers didn’t win the Gulf South Conference yet no one is fazed because they have a bigger fish to fry. That fish being a national championship title has become clearer in their sights after the 49-21 win over the ...

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