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Flame extinguished: Blazers fall to Choctaws on Homecoming

The Blazers’ defensive woes in the ground game reached a head at the worst possible time: on Homecoming. The Blazers (3-4, 1-3 Gulf South Conference) had no answer for the Mississippi State Choctaws (4-3, 3-1 GSC) and their triple option attack, falling 49-40 Saturday afternoon. The loss is the Blazers’ third straight, marking the first time since 2013 that VSU ...

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Blazers gear up for pivotal showdown against Choctaws on Homecoming

Homecoming seems to always define the Blazers’ season. This year, Homecoming could help the Blazers (3-3, 1-2 GSC) right the ship as the Mississippi College Choctaws (3-3, 2-1 GSC) come to town Saturday at 3 p.m. Conversely, it could also send the Blazers’ season into a nosedive. Head coach Tremaine Jackson understands just how important Homecoming is. “I always talk ...

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Blazer volleyball fights through difficult midseason stretch

Facing the same team within five days is unconventional for most volleyball teams. For the Lady Blazers, facing the Lee University Flames on Oct. 4 at home after a heartbreaking loss to them last Friday meant two things: a challenge and an opportunity. Prior to the game, head coach Kaleigh Zoucha reflected on her team’s performance, obstacles and potential. “There ...

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Top Homecoming games of the last decade

One of the biggest traditions VSU has to offer will be back as Homecoming week has returned. Though some are interested in the various activities during Homecoming week, others are interested in the capper of Homecoming week: the VSU football team’s annual Homecoming game. While Homecoming is meant to be a time where current and former alumni return to campus ...

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Luca Mack aims for glory in ITA Cup

Junior men’s tennis star Luca Mack finds himself in a familiar position as he’s set to compete in the ITA Cup, taking place on Oct. 13-16 in Rome, Georgia. It was only last year when he and fellow junior Rodrigo Carvalho advanced to the event in doubles before finishing as runners-up. Now, Mack will be competing in singles as he ...

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Miscues, penalties doom Blazers against West Alabama

The Blazers’ disappointing start under first-year head coach Tremaine Jackson continued on Pink Out. Despite jumping out to an early 14-0 lead against West Alabama (4-2, 2-1 GSC), the Blazers (3-3, 1-2 GSC) found themselves on the short end of the stick for the second straight week, falling 34-31. “We started really fast, [so] we had that positive going for ...

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Opinion: Keep the faith in Jackson

The VSU football team’s latest performance, a 70-31 defeat at the hands of No. 25 Delta State, has fans clamoring for first-year head coach Tremaine Jackson to be fired. Blazer fans have expressed their disappointment in the Blazers’ 3-2 start to the season via social media. Some have even gone as far as playing the “woke” card, referring to Jackson ...

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Blazers travel to Delta State for top 25 showdown

The No. 16 VSU football team (3-1, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) travel to Cleveland, Mississippi, to face No. 21 Delta State (4-0, 1-0 GSC) in a big early-season conference matchup. The Blazers enter this game coming off a thrilling comeback win against Shorter. Despite the Blazers trailing the Hawks 17-0 at one point, head coach Tremaine Jackson had no doubt ...

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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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