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Blazer still stayin’ alive

   The Valdosta State Blazers and Lady Blazers continued their longest winning streaks of the season this past week as both teams defeated West Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville.  The Lady Blazers rolled to a convincing win against the West Alabama Tigers when they met at the Complex on Jan. 21 for a Gulf South Conference showdown. The Lady Blazers had strong ...

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Soccer coach to be announced

 The Valdosta State athletic department is set to introduce the newest coach to VSU today in a press conference at 11 a.m. Athletic Director Herb Reinhard has made his decision on who will be the first ever coach of the newly added women’s    soccer team, which is set to begin play in 2011.  The process has been a long one, ...

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All-GSC teams heavey with Blazers

 The Valdosta State Blazers baseball team has been picked to win the 2010 Gulf South Conference Eastern Division by the GSC coaches, while the Lady Blazers softball team has been picked to finish second in the East Division according to an announcement by the GSC office earlier this week. The Blazers won the 2008 GSC East Division, however finished third ...

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Blazers prepare for a new season

 Greg Guilliams, head coach for the Blazer Baseball team, has major preseason goals to prepare for the 2010 season.  He admits that during his three years at VSU “getting used to the level of competition” has been a slight challenge but feels that preparing players for the challenge is the first step.  This can be considered a challenge in itself ...

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Helfer: VSU’s trail blazer

With a 15-2 record, the VSU men’s basketball program is rolling along as they continue through the 2009-2010 season. When Head Coach Mike Helfer came to VSU from Southern Polytechnic University four years ago, few people knew what to expect in Blazer nation; however some knew there was a winner sitting at the helm of the program. Senior leadership, chemistry ...

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Blazers heating up

 Over winter break, while normal college students were at home hanging out with their friends and family, the Valdosta State basketball teams were busy in action.  The 11th ranked Blazers were in action six times over winter break as they posted an impressive 5-1 record as their only loss came on the road against Tampa, the day after finals were ...

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No. 3 Blazers off to hot start

The basketball season is in full swing. The Blazers are hot, while the Lady Blazers are struggling to put together a complete game. Lady Blazers: Since Nov. 19, the Lady Blazers have recorded a record of 1-3 (not including Wednesday night’s contest). The Lady Blazers got started off right with a win over Eckerd; however the Lady Blazers hit the ...

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David Dean looks back

If hindsight is twenty-twenty than Head football coach David Dean has perfect a view of the topsy-turvy 09 football season. It required him to lead a team that broke records for better and worse and had more controvery then any coach would care to live through. However, Dean  survived the good times and the bad and found a little time ...

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The better, the improving, and the sentimental

The fall semester is coming to its seemingly long overdue close and, call me sentimental, it is just about time to look back at all the things that have made fall ’09 memorable. For starters, the Lady Blazers reached the conference playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Although the team met an early exit at the hands of ...

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McShepard becoming an instant star at VSU

After watching Billy McShepard, #33 on the Blazer basketball team, play forward on the basketball court, one might be a little hesitant to walk up and start a conversation with this Blazer newcomer. After all, McShepard stands at an impressive 6’10” and was not too nice to the GSW Hurricanes when on the court this past Monday night. But in ...

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