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VSU hoops wins thriller against West Florida

The VSU men’s basketball team (10-9, 6-6 GSC) rebounded from a tough road trip, hanging on to beat West Florida (15-5, 9-4 GSC) 84-81 at home on Jan. 29. The Blazers had a fast start, making six of their first eight shots, including three 3-pointers, to build an early 15-6 lead. However, a 17-0 run by the Argonauts swung all ...

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Blazers Slip on Road Trip, Fall Back to .500

The VSU Blazers dropped a pair of road games in TN this past week in GSC competition.   First, on Thursday they were in Memphis, TN playing Christian Brothers, and ultimately falling 81-74 despite a late attempt at a comeback.   The Blazers played at Union on Saturday, and that game was never close as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 52-40 ...

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VSU men’s basketball wins home stand on Hall of Fame weekend

The VSU men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough loss against West Florida with two comeback home wins on Hall of Fame weekend to move to 9-7 on the season. “To win on Hall of Fame weekend is always important,” Mike Helfer, the men’s basketball head coach, said. “It’s a great weekend for our athletic department and for everybody who ...

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It’s a bit overdue, but college athletes can be paid now

As of July 1, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has ruled that athletes are now able to make money off of their name, image and likeness. It’s about time. Every American has the right to make money when their NIL is used. With this in mind, it seems clear that college athletes would be entitled to some of the ...

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Senior Blazers have big decisions to make

With VSU’s 2020-2021 men’s basketball season in the books, a lot will change between now and next fall as key players have decisions to make on their futures. The season was unprecedented and historic for several reasons. Despite playing through a pandemic, VSU was able to break through and win their first-ever Gulf South Conference tournament title. However, VSU’s run ...

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VSU makes history with first-ever GSC tournament title

VSU made history with a victory over Alabama-Huntsville in the Gulf South Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game on Sunday to earn the program its first-ever conference tournament title. The game took place at the University of Montevallo. The score was tight throughout most of the game. The No. 17 Blazers (17-4) held off a late surge from the No. ...

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Get to know Senior basketball star Imoras Agee

Skilled. Tough. Leader. Crunch time. These are a few words head coach Mike Helfer used to describe Imoras Agee, a senior basketball player at VSU. Agee is an Alabama native currently playing in his second season for the VSU men’s basketball team. Agee started playing basketball in seventh grade, but he grew up playing football. “I grew up as a ...

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Blazers basketball team starts the season on a high note

The VSU men’s basketball team has started the 2020-21 season off at 6-2. The season began on Dec. 12 with an away game at West Georgia, and the Blazers remained without a loss through Jan. 12 when they defeated West Florida. According to Head Coach Mike Helfer, getting ready for the season this year has looked a little different in ...

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Blazers basketball head coach Mike Helfer back with team after bout with COVID-19

Mike Helfer, the VSU men’s basketball head coach, tested positive for COVID-19 in Dec., resulting in the cancelation of two home games. “It’s not anyone’s fault, especially in sports, it’s not anyone’s fault if you get it,” Coach Helfer said. “But, it’s real. It’s very real and we have to respect that it is and be careful.” Helfer said there ...

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Football season cancelled; soccer and volleyball seasons modified

On Tuesday, the Gulf South Conference announced that every sport except football will be returning in the spring. According to the GSC’s announcement, “there will not be a spring conference schedule for football. Institutions will have the discretion to schedule events on their own.” The announcement came as no surprise to VSU Head Coach Gary Goff. “We’ve known about that ...

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