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Preview: VSU goes on the road to Montevallo

Women’s: The Lady Blazers will attempt to continue their success against Montevallo’s Lady Falcons on Thursday Jan 24. The Lady Falcons were not able to gain a win against the Lady Blazers last season, losing by a combined 36 points. The Lady Blazers sit at 12-6 while the Lady Falcons are 10-7. Thursday’s game will determine who will take the ...

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What’s Your Take: Bell’s departure leaves gaping hole in TitleTown

Valdosta State Football is in a unique situation but not an unfamiliar one. The Blazers have been operating without a head coach for two weeks officially but almost a month if you count when the reports of Kerwin Bell’s departure originated. Just three short years ago the program found themselves in a situation just like this. A coach that grew ...

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Jones kindles the Blazers off the bench, flames Hawks

The hero for the Blazers is usually guard Beau Justice, but forward Darrell Jones took the job against Shorter. Jones led the Blazers to a 93-82 victory over the Hawks behind a 22-point and 8-rebound stat line. Justice shot 7-15 but went blank from three, shooting 0-6, something he hasn’t done in seven games. The team struggled from three, shooting ...

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Franklin, Townsend down Shorter

Two twenty-point scorers weren’t enough to take down the Lady Blazers. Despite Shorter’s Jamilla Harrison and Jasmine Gaines each scoring twenty points, the Lady Blazers still held on for a 72-65 win. Sonya Franklin and Crystal Townsend each led the Lady Blazers with 15 points. The game opened with the Lady Blazers facing mild struggles, shooting 38 percent from the ...

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Intensity could get the Blazers back on track

The Blazers have lost their fire. After starting the season 9-0, the Blazers have registered a 4-4 record over their last eight games. It isn’t a huge nose dive, but it certainly isn’t normal from one of the Gulf South Conference’s best teams. The term that could sum it all up – intensity. It’s definitely left the Complex, and players ...

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Lady Wolves hot shooting doom VSU

There just wasn’t enough time. Following a slow start, the Lady Blazers fell to the West Georgia Lady Wolves 70-65 on Thursday night, after a late rally in the fourth. Neither team could put together a run in the first five minutes of play as both were held to five points each. The first half ultimately started rough for VSU, ...

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‘We suck right now’: Blazers lose in frustration to Wolves

In less than a week, the Blazers have endured some growing pains. On Thursday, the Blazers (13-4) suffered their second straight loss as the West Georgia Wolves (11-5) held on to an 87-86 win at the P.E. Complex. This is the first time the Blazers have lost back to back games this season. They aren’t accustomed to losing, especially not ...

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VSU’s Justice and Wolves’ Smith go head-to-head

Beau Justice versus Marquill Smith could be an instant classic. On Jan 17, the Blazers (13-3) will face the West Georgia Wolves (10-5) at the Complex. The VSU faithful will be welcomed with the No. 1 and No. 2 scorers in the Gulf South Conference, with Smith averaging a bit under 25 points per game for the Wolves and Justice ...

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What’s next for the Blazers?

The Blazers find themselves in limbo following their Division II National Championship against Ferris State. Three of the coaches leading the team in VSU’s first undefeated football season have pursued careers elsewhere. Head Coach Kerwin Bell took an offensive coordinator position at the University of South Florida. Offensive Line Coach Jeremy Darveau followed and will now coach the Bulls’ front ...

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Lady Blazers could follow last year’s pattern – maybe

The Lady Blazers are going through a bit of déjà vu. Through the first 16 games of this season, the Lady Blazers hold an 11-5 record, which is the exact record they had last season. It would be quite the stretch to think the Lady Blazers could match last season’s ending of 23-9 and the fourth slot in the Gulf ...

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