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Blazers control own destiny

 The scenario for the Valdosta State football team is simple – win the four remaining games on the schedule and win at least a share of the Gulf South Conference championship.   This comes after the Blazers knocked off then third ranked North Alabama 5-0 a week ago and after the Harding Bison upset the Delta State Statesman this past ...

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Blazers look to redeem`09 loss at UNA tonight

 Nobody likes to lose to a rival.  That is especially true when it is in the form of a 62-27 beatdown on national television.  That was the case last season, when the Valdosta State Blazers faced the then No. 1 ranked North Alabama Lions.  The 2009 loss, in which UNA racked up 518 yards of offense, was the sixth worst ...

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VSU eyes Winnersville Classic

Cross-town rivals Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools will battle in their annual Winnersville Classic at Valdosta’s Bazemore-Hyder Stadium tomorrow night. This heated rivalry brings hatred and intensity, but it is also a haven for great football talent. Each year the immense amount of talent brings college coaches from all over the country to South Georgia to recruit prospects. It is ...

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Blazers benefit from bye week

 This Saturday the Valdosta State Blazers will enjoy a much needed off week while the rest of the Gulf South Conference battles it out on the field, including VSU’s next opponent third ranked North Alabama.  And VSU is using the extra week of preparation to their advantage, by resting some players who are suffering from injury and working on the ...

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VSU quarterbacks under fire

 So it seems our quarterbacks have had a string of bad luck.    It’s just our luck that our potential starting quarterback, Russ Callaway, tears his ACL during a preseason scrimmage and right before the “quarterback face-off.”  Next, shortly following the second game, Jimmy Coy quits.  No injury, just a result of his whining and ultimately punking out after being benched ...

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Pivotal game awaits Blazers

The VSU Blazers are 3-1. So are the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. And this Saturday the two teams will meet at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for what will be a make or break game in the Gulf South Conference.

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QB bows out early

VALDOSTA— Week one starting quarterback Jimmy Coy has quit the VSU football team.  The decision came less than a week after the 5-foot-10-inch quarterback was passed up on the VSU depth chart by redshirt freshman Brett Whitmire.  Coy informed head coach David Dean earlier this week that he was leaving the team and  withdrawing from his classes.  According to Dean, ...

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Callaway takes on new role

Prior to Valdosta State’s first scrimmage of the pre-season on Aug. 15, Russ Callaway’s name sat at the top of the quarterback depth chart.

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Blazers host Delta State

 Every member of the VSU football has one thing in common.  None of them have beaten Gulf South Conference rival Delta State.  Their head coach David Dean is even 0-3 against his Mississippi rival since taking over as the head guy of the VSU program before the start of the 2007 season.  In fact, the Blazers haven’t beaten their hated ...

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