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QB bows out early

VALDOSTA— Week one starting quarterback Jimmy Coy has quit the VSU football team.  The decision came less than a week after the 5-foot-10-inch quarterback was passed up on the VSU depth chart by redshirt freshman Brett Whitmire.  Coy informed head coach David Dean earlier this week that he was leaving the team and  withdrawing from his classes.  According to Dean, ...

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Bobby Stiner: Blazer Athletic Advocate

 Every day at VSU, athletes from various sports are constantly on the grind, but students rarely get a chance to meet the driving force behind the team.  Working as a graduate assistant here at VSU is no easy task, but it is something that Bobby Stiner has a passion for.  “I love my job here and the opportunity I have ...

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Callaway takes on new role

Prior to Valdosta State’s first scrimmage of the pre-season on Aug. 15, Russ Callaway’s name sat at the top of the quarterback depth chart.

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Blazers host Delta State

 Every member of the VSU football has one thing in common.  None of them have beaten Gulf South Conference rival Delta State.  Their head coach David Dean is even 0-3 against his Mississippi rival since taking over as the head guy of the VSU program before the start of the 2007 season.  In fact, the Blazers haven’t beaten their hated ...

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Lady Blazers win home-opener

 Valdosta State fell behind early to Armstrong Atlantic Tuesday night, but bounced back to win the second set. After dropping the third set, VSU gained its composure and won sets four and five for the win (20-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 15-10) and to move to 5-3 on the season.  The home crowd was behind the Lady Blazers throughout all five ...

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Blazers befriend a child with autism

 VSU football players are known to be great athletes, but Kyle Fox and Lance Helton are better known to be great people.  Fox and Helton have been mentoring Cade Greenway, a child with autism, through a volunteer program provided by Coach Robbie Brown, offensive coordinator and community service director for the team, since this past summer. Not only have they ...

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Kaiser shows love for Blazer Nation

 Marc Kaiser, junior Marking major, considers himself a “super fan” and plans to play a vital role in this year’s Blazer Athletics.  Starting his freshman year, Kaiser has been loving the support and love from VSU’s student body.  “One thing that’s great about Titletown and Blazer Nation is that it’s not just the students, it’s a community,” Kaiser said.  Kaiser ...

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Lady Blazers hope to bounce back

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Lady Blazers volleyball team dropped all three of their matches this weekend in the Lynn Invitational. Lynn, Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Lewis swept VSU, winning all three sets in each match respectively. Although they fell short in every encounter, VSU’s first two outings of the tournament were moderately close. Against Lynn, the Lady Blazers ...

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Blazers unique duo hits field

Every season there are at least a couple of players who are considered the “old guys” of the team. These players are sometimes fifth year seniors or just older seniors. These experienced players normally have some of the most passion on the field. This season’s “old guys” are Schneider Cineus and Doug Cain—both of whom served in the United States ...

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Blazer Zone a success

The tailgate in Drexel Park last Saturday before the opening game against Wingate was a success according to Director of Marketing of Athletics Tom Hughes. Despite the success, many feel that VSU students can still do more to be involved and show team spirit. “The hamburgers provided by SGA were great, and the environment was fun and friendly, but I ...

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