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Women’s soccer kicking its way into VSU in 2011

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu  Silly boys, kicks are for girls. That is the case, anyway, for the Valdosta State University Athletics program.  VSU’s President Patrick Schloss and Herb Reinhard, athletic director, announced the addition of women’s soccer to the athletic program at a press conference Wednesday in the UC theatre.   The team will be the 12 VSU athletics team ...

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SGA discusses new women’s sports

Kenny Bush & Jasmine Hicks jshicks@valdosta.edu The SGA met on Monday to discuss future plans for two new women’s sport teams and a new sports complex, as well as address future elections. At the beginning of the meeting, it was announced by Morgan Alexander, comptroller for the SGA, that VSU was in violation of Title IX of the Equal Opportunity ...

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Blazers on the road for first time in `09

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu The Valdosta State Blazers are back to work this week after their commanding 32-7 win over Southern Arkansas on Saturday night.  The win on Saturday night was one of the most impressive defensive games in school history; the Blazers held Southern Arkansas to only 39 yards of total offense. However, the Blazers face a much ...

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Blazers have bad case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu The Valdosta football Blazers have developed an early season case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They started the season with an ugly loss at home to Newberry and then put together one of the more complete games of total domination when Southern Arkansas University rode into Titletown.  The proof is in how they found ...

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Week off helps Blazers get refocused

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu For the first time since 2004, the Valdosta State Blazers head into their second game of the season with an 0-1 record as they host Southern Arkansas (0-1 overall, 0-1 GSC) on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  With the game on Saturday night, the Blazers kick off their quest for their first Gulf South Conference ...

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Coach Poyer has the Lady Blazers ready

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu The Lady Blazers have entered the season on what could best be called a mission. With a 7-2 record to start the season, Head Coach Sia Poyer may have just figured out that special ingredients needed to propel this team past mediocrity. The team has not lost back-to-back games yet this season, which has been ...

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The Blazers loss forces Dean to reevaluate the rest of the season

Michael Wilson Sports Editor mhwilson@valdosta.edu The season did not start the way it was supposed to, or at least I’m sure that is how Coach David Dean and his players feel. Newberry probably has a slightly different opinion on it.  The fact is that this is Dean’s first home opening loss, and more importantly it is his first loss to ...

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Blazers give new meaning to running by committee

 Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu  On most football teams across America, offenses generally use only one or two main running backs. This is not the case for the Valdosta State Blazers.  In their season opening loss to Newberry College, the Blazers featured four running backs, David Arnold, Ronnye Nelson, Derrick Harris and Michael Brown. The four combined to rush for ...

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Accomplishments abound for decorated reciever despite loss

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu Although the Valdosta State Blazers lost on Saturday night to Newberry College, some history was made at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium that was positive.  Senior wide receiver Cedric Jones moved up in the VSU record books on Saturday night with his four catches and his one touchdown reception. The four catches moved Jones into third on VSU’s ...

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