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VSU moves one step closer to the playoffs after ousting Delta State

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor It is common mantra in sports to say that good teams find a way to win close games. Saturday, in Cleveland, Mississippi, the Valdosta State Blazers did just that. The Blazers pulled out all the stops in a 40-34 triple overtime victory over Delta State. This season has not been short on record-setting ...

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Blazer football coach reaches new milestone

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor When the Valdosta State Blazers defeated West Alabama last Saturday, it meant more than just another conference win. The victory was the 76th of head coach David Dean’s career, tying him with Chris Hatcher for the most in program history. Hatcher, now the coach at Samford, developed VSU into a division two powerhouse. ...

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Blazers take on Delta State to keep streak alive

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer Coming off a huge home victory against West Alabama, the 6-2 Valdosta State Blazers will now go on the road to face off against the 5-4 Delta State Statesmen. The win on Saturday marked head coach David Dean’s 76th victory as the Blazers coach, making him tied as the winningest head coach in VSU ...

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Blazers remain playoff contenders after GSC win over UWA Tigers

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis,  Staff Writer The Valdosta State Football team kicked Halloween off the right way and seemed to be too much for the West Alabama tigers to handle as they defeated them, 55-28 on Saturday. The big Gulf South Conference rival win helped ensure that the Blazers remain as contenders in the playoff as well as making Head ...

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No. 5 VSU matches up with the No. 4 UWA for another GSC game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers (5-2, 2-2) are presented an opportunity to move above .500 in conference play on Saturday when the team hosts the West Alabama Tigers (6-2, 2-2). The game is as pivotal as they come for both schools. The winner keeps pace with West Georgia, North Alabama and Florida Tech in ...

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Another GSC win for the Blazers

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer Rushing yards were in great supply Thursday night as the VSU Blazers’ huge 4th quarter carried them to a 37-22 victory over the Shorter Hawks. Despite allowing a total of 520 yards, 466 of them rushing, the Blazers were still able to defeat Shorter with a strong rushing attack on their own, gaining 438 ...

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Blazers play in the GSC game of the week

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer After their first win in the Gulf South Conference last week against Mississippi College (2-4, 0-3 GSC), Valdosta State looks to even out their conference record tonight against the in-state foe Shorter University. Shorter has had trouble holding onto the ball in their past games, which can be the Blazer’s advantage. The Hawks coughed ...

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Rivers leads VSU in first GSC win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor and Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers are on the board in Gulf South Conference play. After losing its first two conference games in somewhat staggering fashion, VSU rebounded with a 34-7 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws. The Blazers dominant performance gave them their fourth victory. After forcing a punt ...

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Blazers host MC in search of first conference win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor For the Valdosta State Blazers, Saturday’s Gulf South Conference matchup with Mississippi College is close to a must-win. The teams are each 0-2 in conference play, and both the Choctaws and Blazers share a loss to North Alabama. VSU is coming off a 49-28 road loss to West Georgia, whereas Mississippi College was ...

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Blazer football drops to 0-2 in conference play

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor A game that had the look of a back-and-forth affair turned into a blowout, as the West Georgia Wolves defeated the Valdosta State Blazers 49-28 in Carrollton on Saturday. VSU moved to 3-2 on the season after their second straight loss, and is now 0-2 in conference play. UWG  is 6-0 and 2-0 ...

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