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New Blazer Gilbert stands above the competition

  This season the VSU basketball team has an asset not many others can call their own.   A man that can stand eye to eye with Shaquille O’Neil.  Reginald Gilbert, a junior criminal justice major, stands at 7 feet and only an inch below Shaq’s listed height of 7 foot-1-inch.  Gilbert transferred to VSU from Daytona State College after playing ...

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Blazers excel with 3-pointers

 Last season, the VSU men’s basketball team mastered all kinds of ways to win basketball games. So far this season, the new-look Blazers are relying heavily on 3-point shooting to get them wins.  After falling to Saint Leo last Friday night in their season opener, the Blazers put together wins on Saturday and Tuesday night over No. 17 Rollins College, ...

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New look Blazers start season with three returners

  The South Region’s best men’s basketball team from last season will hit the court Friday night for the start of a new basketball era at VSU.   The new look VSU Blazers will open up their quest for prominence when they welcome Saint Leo to the VSU Complex.  “I don’t think you ever change your goals,” Mike Helfer, head basketball ...

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VSU basketball season set to start soon

 Beginning Nov. 12, the Blazers will start the season off by playing Saint Leo at 8 p.m.   I am extremely excited for the beginning of the season because VSU school spirit is at its finest.  The students pack the Complex with their red and black attire, while the basketball teams feel the presence of the students as they yell ...

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Blazer hoops has new look

   In 2009, VSU’s men’s basketball team posted the best season in school history. The Blazers won 27 games—15 of which came in a row—and they earned the school’s first ever trip to the NCAA Division II Elite 8 in Springfield, Mass.  However, what happened last season doesn’t matter this season. After all, the Blazers return just three players, Christian ...

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The best of Blazer basketball

It has been one week since the Valdosta State basketball team saw their season come to a close in the Elite 8 round of the Division II NCAA tournament when they fell to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Despite two players, Tyrone Curnell and B.J. Dibble, being dismissed from the team hours before the Elite 8 round game, Valdosta State posted ...

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End of the Road

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—Just hours before the Valdosta State Blazers saw the best season in school history come to an end with an 80-64 loss to Indiana University (PA), two players were dismissed from the team. The call to dismiss the two players, All-American Tyrone Curnell and Marvin “BJ” Dibble, came from head coach Mike Helfer and VSU athletic director Herb Reinhard ...

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Former Blazer succeeds on court

Ernest Scott, a standout basketball player, walked off VSU’s campus after graduation in 2005 and boarded the proverbial plane for his future. His destination would be the NBA, but it would not be a nonstop flight nor would it be turbulence-free. Scott arrived at VSU in the summer after his senior year at Marietta High School to attend open tryouts ...

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VSU Blazers set for March Madness

Saturday afternoon in the VSU men’s basketball team will take the court for the first time since their 57-48 loss to Arkansas Tech in the Gulf South Conference tournament semi-finals. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed for the South region tournament, which makes up the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II tournament, which is set to begin ...

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VSU to play in South tourney

While many VSU students are enjoying the spring break vacation, the VSU men’s and women’s basketball teams will be competing in the NCAA South region tournament, which will be held in Russellville, Ark. starting Friday. The Blazers were tabbed the fourth seed on the men’s side, while the Lady Blazers were tabbed the sixth seed. “I feel great about it,” ...

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