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Blazers seek to go wolf hunting

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Blazers are going to have an opportunity to rebound in a big way. VSU takes the road for what will be a can’t-miss matchup with the No. 2 ranked West Georgia Wolves. The Blazers stomped the Wolves 40-6 in their regular season meeting a year ago, but VSU’s 2014 season was ended by ...

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Blazers get mauled by the Lions in first conference game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers’ first conference game did not play out as the team had hoped. The team’s defense could not find ways to get off the field in a 34-12 loss to the North Alabama Lions. The Lions (4-0, 3-0) protected their unblemished record with an impressive offensive showing. The team racked ...

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Memorable home opener for Blazers

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Blazers had a memorable home opener that will forever be entrenched in the school’s record books. The Blazers’ record-setting day resulted in a 56-22 win over Cumberland at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on Saturday. In the 2nd quarter of play, quarterback EJ Hilliard rolled out to the right and hit D’Amonte Ridley for ...

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Making a Dent in the Valdosta Community

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer A football field for some people is just a 120 yards of green grass. But for others, like VSU wide receiver Greg Dent, it’s a sanctuary— a sacred place where he can block out the entire outside world and be happy. The Florida State transfer is a new addition to the VSU football family. Dent ...

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VSU looks to dog it out: Blazers return home after a winning streak on the road

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer After coming off a dominant 31-3 victory against the Winston-Salem University football team, the Valdosta State Blazers are set to face off against the Cumberland University Bulldogs this Saturday. The Blazers are coming in at a perfect record of 2-0 while the Bulldogs stand at a record of 1-2. Defense has been a key ...

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Blazer football faces Winston-Salem next

Written by Gabe Burns, Staff Writer Valdosta State head coach David Dean said his team will lean on their defense and tough run game in the 2015 season. That philosophy held true in the Blazers 21-13 road win over Albany State on Saturday. The Blazers (1-0) started fast with preseason all-conference running back, Cedric O’Neal, scoring a rushing touchdown 4:05 ...

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Previous NFL star defends VSU

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The VSU football team made some changes to the coaching staff this offseason that is headlined by the signing of new defensive coordinator Chad Williams from Blazers rival West Georgia. Williams will be the third defensive coordinator at Valdosta State in three years after coach Bubba Walker left this offseason for a position at Colquitt ...

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Football springs into new season

by Chris Webb With winter looking to be well behind us Valdosta State football is wrapping up their 2015 spring practices with Thursday’s Spring Game at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff the annual inner-squad scrimmage between the offense and defense provides fans and students their first opportunity of the year to come out and get an idea ...

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Steven Nelson: Nelson Strives to go pro add something

by Zenobia Harris “Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there,” these are the famous words of retired baseball and football player, Bo Jackson, and what seems to be the mode of operation for Oregon State cornerback, Steven Nelson. After years of hard work and dedication to football, his dreams of becoming a pro athlete may come ...

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VSU plays West Georgia in third round of D-2 playoffs

Written by: Alex Tostado   The No. 21 Valdosta State football team returns home for the third round of the Division-II playoffs. The Blazers will face No. 25 West Georgia Wolves, a Gulf South Conference opponent on Saturday at noon. VSU tamed the wolves fairly easily in October with a commanding 40-6 home victory. VSU had 586 offensive yards compared ...

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