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VSU football looking for its first title in five years

The last time the Valdosta State football was ranked No.1 heading into the NCAA Super Region II playoffs, the Blazers came away with a national championship. Five years later they’re hoping to do what they did last time they graced the number one spot. “Hopefully we can repeat that,” David Dean, head coach, said. “It doesn’t mean anything if you ...

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The black swarm is ready to be champs

It feels really good to be number one. Really. The Blazers have passed every test this season and with an 8-2 overall record, they have earned their number one ranking in their region for the 2012 NCAA Division II playoffs. VSU (8-2, 4-1 GSC) survived a close game against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas on senior night by a score of ...

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The black swarm hosts Javelinas tonight

Valdosta may be cooling down for winter, but the Blazer football team looks to continue their hot streak. After a 37-6 win in Rome, Ga last Thursday versus Shorter, the Blazers (7-2, 4-1 GSC) set their sights on the Javelinas of Texas A&M- Kingsville. Javelinas are also known as peccaries or “skunk-pigs” and are related to hippopotamuses. The Blazers are ...

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Blazers must finish on a high note

Let’s give the Blazers a round of applause. The “six-game schedule” that the Blazers geared themselves to following the loss to West Alabama refocused their attention for the second half of the season. VSU has won four straight games since and been picked fourth in the Division II Super Region 2 rankings. After dropping two games in the first four, ...

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New rival Shorter hosts VSU tonight

After the performance last Saturday, the Blazers are looking to continue their high-scoring against Gulf South Conference newcomer Shorter College tonight in Rome, Ga. The Blazers (6-2, 3-1 GSC) are coming off an impressive 59-41 victory against rival Delta State (3-4, 1-2 GSC) on Homecoming weekend in a game that can be classified as a “good old fashioned shootout.” Quarterback ...

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Irony of the week

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger helped hand the South Carolina Gamecocks its first loss of the year this past weekend 23-21.   The Oconee County graduate is used to taking rough hits as did in last Saturday’s victory but no hit compares to the one he had right here in Valdosta. Watkinsville, Ga. native Mettenberger chose to enroll at University of ...

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Blazers look to tame Lions

The Blazers may have won the Peach Basket against West Georgia with a 42-7 drubbing last weekend, but if they do not beat North Alabama, VSU will not be flying high anymore.   The win improves the Blazers to 4-2 and 1-1 in the Gulf South while UWG falls to 0-2 in the conference and 2-3 overall.  The Blazers put ...

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Blazers’ backs against the wall

Unsuccessful trips to Gulf South conference rival territories these upcoming two weeks could steer the Blazers towards missing the playoff for the second consecutive year for the first time since 1999. The VSU football team suits up every season with one goal in mind which is at seasons end becoming national champions. High expectations are not surprising in title town ...

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VSU Football No Room For Error

 The VSU football team is ready to rebound from their 39-28 loss to No. 19 West Alabama last Saturday and could use a confidence boosting win over Edward Waters this weekend before they start the rest of their tough schedule.   Although the following four games after Saturday are against Gulf South Conference teams, the game is expected to be ...

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VSU soccer prepared to host top ranked UNA

A 5-0 undefeated Lady Blazer squad faces off against Gulf South Conference defending champion North Alabama Friday at 5 p.m. This will be one of the Lady Blazers toughest games of the season as North Alabama was voted to repeat as Conference Champions and are ranked 22nd in the country. The Lions will enter Friday’s game coming off a loss ...

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