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Blazers cruise to blowout win over Albany State

This story was written by Chris Webb. Valdosta State looked sharp to start out the season defeating Albany State 38-10 in front of a crowd of 8,403 at Bazemore-Hyder stadium on Saturday night. Things didn’t start out so sharp for VSU though, going three and out on their first two possessions of the night. “The start was frustrating, we are ...

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Blazers Set To Light Up The Night Against Golden Rams

Written By: Chris Webb September in Valdosta means one thing: football. After going 6-4, losing three of their last four games and missing the Division II football playoffs, Valdosta State is ready for a new season. “We aren’t really thinking back on last year,” Head Coach David Dean said about his team’s attitude entering the season. “We look at this ...

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Student Life offers new ways for students, faculty and staff to support the Blazers

Written By: Lia Armistead Valdosta State is adding a student tailgating section for the upcoming football season, designating a specific area for pregame festivities in close proximity to the stadium. This area reserved for pregame events is located on the north side of the University Center neighboring Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Blazers will be playing at home four times this season ...

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‘Meet the Blazers’ draws crowd despite heat

Written By: Shane Thomas Despite stifling heat and weather dangers, fans braved the conditions to “Meet the Blazers” on Sunday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The VSU Blazers football team, the Red Hots dance team and cheerleading squad conducted clinics and signed autographs for fans. “Meet the Blazers goes back a long way—way before I got here,” Ric Sisler, VSU director of ...

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Blazing QB battle

UPDATE: Page has been edited for accuracy Jake Medlock Height: 6’3” Weight: 220 lbs. Previous school: Florida Atlantic Spring game stats: 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns Medlock undoubtedly has the experience to be the next starter. He started 23 games for the Panthers. Medlock comes into a battle after leaving a quarterback battle at FIU, ...

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Column: Injury bug ruins repeat chances

Written by: Eric Jackson These days it’s tough being a Blazer football fan. It’s even tougher to be a Blazer quarterback. Cayden Cochran again had a perplexed look on his face after Saturday’s loss – the same defeated expression he’s worn the last five weeks. He stood there on his ginger right ankle solemnly holding himself upright with the help ...

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North Alabama to visit Saturday

written by: Eric Jackson Still elated from last week’s comeback rally however the Blazers know they must execute early if they expect to tame the streaking Lions. No. 11 VSU looks to build upon its 35-30 victory over West Georgia when they welcome conference foe, North Alabama, this Saturday. This is the 37th all-time meeting between two of Division II’s ...

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Blazer football team ready for Homecoming

The top ranked Blazers (3-0) host new Gulf South Conference opponent, Florida Tech (1-3) Saturday. This will be the first ever match-up between the two programs. This is Florida Tech’s first season in the program’s history. The Panthers have gotten off to a rocky start in their inaugural season, losing their opening two GSC match-ups against West Alabama and Delta ...

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Blazers spend for new helmets

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State athletic department has gone a step further in its awareness of player safety by spending nearly $10,200 on at least 20 additional Riddell and Schutt football helmets to enhance player safety. According to a 2012 study by the CDC, athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. “Concussions, unfortunately, have ...

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Blazers to host Rams

by: Chris Kessler No.1 Valdosta State football team (2-0) will have a tough time following up their 41-0 rout over Shorter last Saturday. Coming off the program’s first shut-out since 2011, the defense looks to keep up their hard-hitting and physical play when Angelo State (1-2) comes to town, but Head Coach David Dean is still looking for improvement. “The ...

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