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Blazers hope to keep up streak

by Stuart Price It was a Blazer’s total take down, but now they hope to regain that confidence against Shorter University tonight. The Blazers defeated the conference-leading Chargers on Jan. 22 against the University of Alabama-Huntsville. With a late three-pointer from Josh Lemons, sophomore guard, and a key block from Colin Cook, senior forward/center, the Blazers were able to maintain ...

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Blazers bested by North Alabama team

by Shane West North Alabama (8-11, 5-8 Gulf South Conference) flexed their muscle on the glass and in the paint en route to a 95-79 win over the VSU Blazers (9-10, 4-9 Gulf South Conference) on Saturday night. The Blazers came out flat against a motivated North Alabama team trying to escape the bottom of the GSC standings. UNA dominated ...

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Sophomore Josh Lemons Aids Blazers in Win Against UAH

by Kristin Whitman Sophomore Josh Lemons’ go-ahead jumper with 16.2 seconds remaining lifted the Blazers (9-9, 4-8 GSC) over Alabama-Huntsville (13-5, 8-4 GSC) 67-66 Thursday night. The Chargers had two more cracks to win as senior guard Ronnie Mack’s drive to the basket was blocked by Colin Cook with eight seconds remaining. On the final possession, Blazers forward James Spencer ...

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VSU Brings in its Hall of Fame

by Lia Armistead Bring on the stars for the VSU Hall of Fame Inductions. The VSU 19th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday at noon in the Student Union Ballroom. Tickets for this limited space ceremony are 25 dollars a person. The ceremony will celebrate seven class members, including alumni athletes and boosters. “Re-connecting with ...

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VSU plays West Georgia in third round of D-2 playoffs

Written by: Alex Tostado   The No. 21 Valdosta State football team returns home for the third round of the Division-II playoffs. The Blazers will face No. 25 West Georgia Wolves, a Gulf South Conference opponent on Saturday at noon. VSU tamed the wolves fairly easily in October with a commanding 40-6 home victory. VSU had 586 offensive yards compared ...

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Pride of VSU: Organization helps recruit football players

Written by: Allison Thorpe Football. America’s most loved sport. But all the tailgating, touchdowns, and tears hinge on one of the most tedious and thought-out processes of the game: recruiting. What many fans aren’t aware of is how a player chooses a school. Not only do coaches hunt for the best of the best to play for their team, but ...

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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at bay throughout, withstanding numerous Blazer ...

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VSU begins D-2 playoffs against UNA

Written By: Chris Webb Two months ago, No. 21 Valdosta State (8-2, 5-2) was coming off a demoralizing loss to No. 12 University of North Alabama (9-1, 6-1). Today, the Blazers are preparing for their first-round rematch against the Lions. With their backs against the wall, VSU proved all doubters wrong, finishing the season on a six-game winning streak, earning ...

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VSU reaches NCAA tourney for first time in school history

Written By: Neil Frawley People like to say that when in Rome you’re supposed to eat cake. But when the Valdosta State Volleyball team went to Rome, Georgia, they were saying, “When in Rome…let’s be Gulf South Conference Champions for the first time in school history.” The Blazers proved they belonged in the conference’s elite as they dominated their competition, ...

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