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The NFL is doing more harm than good with this decision

In an effort to promote social justice, the NFL has announced that the Black National Anthem, or “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” will be played before every game during the 2021-2022 season. Why? How will equality be achieved by implementing something that is specific to a certain race? The National Anthem is an anthem that represents every man, woman and ...

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It’s a bit overdue, but college athletes can be paid now

As of July 1, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has ruled that athletes are now able to make money off of their name, image and likeness. It’s about time. Every American has the right to make money when their NIL is used. With this in mind, it seems clear that college athletes would be entitled to some of the ...

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Blazers football need not fear the future

Hello, Blazers. My name is Zach Edmondson and I am the sports editor for The Spectator at VSU. I have started a sports column entitled “The Bench” and this is the first column of many. The name was inspired by a place where people sit and talk about sports: the bench on the sidelines, in the dugout, on the court, ...

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VSU Legend: Jessie Tuggle’s story (Extended version)

Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle wasn’t the biggest kid coming out of high school. Even after being voted MVP of his Griffin High School football team that he led to the state semi-finals his senior year, Division I recruiters thought he was too small to compete at their level. In fact, at only 5’10 and 180 pounds, most Division II schools ...

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VSU QB Rogan Wells transfers to Tusculum College

VSU star quarterback and national champion Rogan Wells has transferred to Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. Wells has graduated from VSU, but still has a year of eligibility left because of COVID-19’s season-ending effect on college football in 2020. Throughout his career, Wells went 28-3 as a starter and threw for 7,130 yards and 69 touchdowns with 1,932 rushing yards ...

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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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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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