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Blazer football coach reaches new milestone

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor When the Valdosta State Blazers defeated West Alabama last Saturday, it meant more than just another conference win. The victory was the 76th of head coach David Dean’s career, tying him with Chris Hatcher for the most in program history. Hatcher, now the coach at Samford, developed VSU into a division two powerhouse. ...

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Blazers take on Delta State to keep streak alive

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Writer Coming off a huge home victory against West Alabama, the 6-2 Valdosta State Blazers will now go on the road to face off against the 5-4 Delta State Statesmen. The win on Saturday marked head coach David Dean’s 76th victory as the Blazers coach, making him tied as the winningest head coach in VSU ...

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Blazers remain playoff contenders after GSC win over UWA Tigers

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis,  Staff Writer The Valdosta State Football team kicked Halloween off the right way and seemed to be too much for the West Alabama tigers to handle as they defeated them, 55-28 on Saturday. The big Gulf South Conference rival win helped ensure that the Blazers remain as contenders in the playoff as well as making Head ...

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Soccer takes a loss before last home game of the season

Written by Julia Rodriguez, Staff Writer VSU’s Women’s Soccer suffered a loss against West Florida with a score of 0-3  at home on Wednesday. The Lady Blazers overall record changed to (4-10-2) as a result of the Gulf South Conference loss. The West Florida Argonauts are one of VSU’s biggest rivals and it was expected to be a tough match. ...

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Volleyball looks to carry on streak

Written by Kyle Dawson, Circulation Manager The Valdosta State volleyball team is riding a three game winning streak into the weekend where they will face Lee University on Friday and Shorter University on Saturday, in Valdosta. Lee University is also coming off of a three game win streak as they prepare to face the Blazers, but VSU head coach Mike Swan ...

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No. 5 VSU matches up with the No. 4 UWA for another GSC game

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor The Valdosta State Blazers (5-2, 2-2) are presented an opportunity to move above .500 in conference play on Saturday when the team hosts the West Alabama Tigers (6-2, 2-2). The game is as pivotal as they come for both schools. The winner keeps pace with West Georgia, North Alabama and Florida Tech in ...

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College athletes in long time battle

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer College athletes have recently been granted the opportunity to be awarded a limited share of the revenues generated from the use of their names, images, and likenesses in addition to full grants in aid. Former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and 19 other players sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association claiming that antitrust laws ...

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VSU Volleyball records 20th consecutive home win

Written by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Volleyball team recorded their 20th consecutive home win over the University of West Florida with a nail biting 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. A record 443 spectators, which is the biggest crown in VSU volleyball history, rallied behind the home team to help them secure the big win. It was a ...

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#WinningFast: Blazers hope evolution in style brings wins

Written by Shane Thomas, Staff Writer In basketball, slow and steady no longer wins the race. The game has morphed into a more athletic, free-flowing style where positions serve as mere placeholders and versatility, depth and perimeter shooting now rule the day. The Valdosta State Blazers are in the process of a makeover, a look they’ve dubbed “#WinningFast”. A mantra ...

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