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Blazer loss leads to QB competition ahead of UWF

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Last Saturday, Blazer football fell to the University of North Alabama 44-19 in the team’s first conference game. The stats were not indicative of the final score. The Blazers had 433 total yards while UNA only had 369. The Blazers also won the possession battle and scored five of the six times that they ...

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VSU football pulls out a victory over Albany State in a low scoring affair

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor The VSU Blazers football team beat Albany State Saturday 16 to 7 during a shaky performance that head coach Kerwin Bell called the worst that the team could have played. “We played about as bad as I could have imagined we’d play, but there’s something about a good football team that finds a way ...

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New Era, Same Tradition

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer There is a new era upon Valdosta State football, the Kerwin Bell Era. In January, Coach Bell was named new head football coach for VSU. Being the new coach has come with many obstacles. “You can’t have a bunch of individuals,” Bell said. “You try to get everybody on board and get the train ...

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Week One: VSU opens versus ASU with Rivers at the helm

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief The highly anticipated Kerwin Bell era kicks off at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday. VSU hosts Albany State in its season opener. It’s the third straight year the Blazers open against the Golden Rams, with the previous two resulting in victories. But the fanfare is stronger than usual with Bell at the helm. “We’re going to call it ...

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Kenny Moore is ready for Saturdays in Valdosta

Written by Ray Pack, Staff Writer From the concession stand to becoming an NFL Draft prospect, Kenny Moore is set to lead the VSU Football Blazers to a playoff berth. Before Moore’s senior year of high school, he played soccer, basketball and track and field. During the football season, Moore worked in the concession stand with his coach until he ...

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Defense shines in the VSU spring game

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer There was a sense of urgency on Saturday at VSU football’s spring game. This team seems to have what it takes to win it all. On the field it seemed like a battle of two championship-caliber teams. One was the defense, which was relentless and had multiple pick sixes. The secondary was not to ...

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The NFL should acknowledge CTE

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor As Jamaal Charles finds a gap, he explodes 20 yards into the open field until tackled by Raiders defenders. Just a “football play,” as it’s so often described by fans. But each one of those plays is much bigger than what the spectators see. According to Boston University, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is ...

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Blazers looking to exceed expectations

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer VSU football is still grinding. The Blazers started spring practice about a month ago and the players are starting to get on the same page with the new coaching staff and what is expected of them. “It is going good,” Sharmaine Washington, senior linebacker, said. “Everybody is getting to know each other and figure ...

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Tuggle maintains place at VSU’s greatest athlete

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated by the Editor-in-Chief. Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer With spring football practice upon us, today is a good time for a reminder of the best player to ever come through this program. That legend is Jessie Tuggle. A long-time Atlanta Falcon out of Griffin, GA, Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle is a member ...

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Commentary: A message to Atlanta Braves fans

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer For the first 10 years of my life, the Atlanta Braves couldn’t lose. The 10 years after have not been so pretty. But be brave, Brave fans—the future is bright. Very bright. So this is what you can do to keep the fan base’s future just as bright: be supportive, be present and be ...

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