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Hill looks ahead to new season

   The year 2010 has been kind to the Lady Blazers basketball team. After all, they have lost just twice in the calendar year and this past summer their head coach, Kiley Hill, was named the conferences Coach of the Decade.  Unfortunately for VSU, both of their losses in 2010 have came against rival Delta State—once in the Gulf South ...

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Program helps athletes find jobs

 For the second year, a program is in place to help VSU’s athletes find jobs after their college playing days are over.  The program is called Career Assistance for Athletes and is run by Career Athletes, a Kansas-based company that serves more than 1,200 colleges and universities nationwide.  “It starts them before their graduation and prepares them while they’re in ...

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VSU eyes Winnersville Classic

Cross-town rivals Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools will battle in their annual Winnersville Classic at Valdosta’s Bazemore-Hyder Stadium tomorrow night. This heated rivalry brings hatred and intensity, but it is also a haven for great football talent. Each year the immense amount of talent brings college coaches from all over the country to South Georgia to recruit prospects. It is ...

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Blazers benefit from bye week

 This Saturday the Valdosta State Blazers will enjoy a much needed off week while the rest of the Gulf South Conference battles it out on the field, including VSU’s next opponent third ranked North Alabama.  And VSU is using the extra week of preparation to their advantage, by resting some players who are suffering from injury and working on the ...

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VSU quarterbacks under fire

 So it seems our quarterbacks have had a string of bad luck.    It’s just our luck that our potential starting quarterback, Russ Callaway, tears his ACL during a preseason scrimmage and right before the “quarterback face-off.”  Next, shortly following the second game, Jimmy Coy quits.  No injury, just a result of his whining and ultimately punking out after being benched ...

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Pivotal game awaits Blazers

The VSU Blazers are 3-1. So are the Ouachita Baptist Tigers. And this Saturday the two teams will meet at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for what will be a make or break game in the Gulf South Conference.

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Lady Blazers earn Conference win

   Lady Blazers volleyball began in-Conference matches this past weekend. VSU traveled to Pensacola, Fla. for their Friday match against West Florida, only to immediately turn around for a Saturday contest against West Alabama in Livingston, Ala. The road trip consisted of over 800 miles of travel.  West Florida came out strong against VSU, sweeping the match in an easy ...

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Coach Doscher aims to help players

   Coach Michael Doscher, VSU’s strength and conditioning coach, spends countless hours during the week to make sure the athletes are reach their full athletic potential.  Originally from Westwood, N.J., Doscher displays so much emotion for what he does that it feeds off to players and coaches. Doscher, employed at VSU for 14 years, does training for all sports offered ...

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VSU sweeps ASU 3-0 Wednesday

From Staff Reports  VSU moved to 5-9 on Wednesday night when they won against Albany State.  With a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-9, 25-12), VSU’s Irene Hannan served 11 straight points in the first set.   Ruthie King and Hannan had 22 kills total, 11 each, in the match. Emelia Saulter and Hannan each had nine digs.  King led the team in ...

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Ruthie King digs up wins for Lady Blazers

 Ruthie King and the Lady Blazers volleyball team have been on fire since this season’s campaign has started.  After last weekend’s tournament at the invitational in Huntsville, Ala., the team sits at 7-4.  King, a proficient hitter and team leader, would love to see her team do well, as she takes the floor for her final year.  “I can see ...

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