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Do D-1 Athletes Deserve Wages? You decide

PRO- Written by: Austin Wells Paying student-athletes is difficult to argue, but we must hear the different opinions. However, money talks and when you look at the revenue that schools make from athletics, it’s hard to say that the student-athletes competing and helping to bring that money in shouldn’t be a part of that revenue. According to Forbes, the University of ...

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VSU Rugby Club To Hold Car Wash Fundraiser

Written by: Lia Armistead. The Valdosta State Rugby Club is having a car wash Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. in the Lucky’s parking lot off Baytree Rd. to raise money for their spring season. According to Max Mundel, the team has been very successful in raising money from the car wash in the past. Last semester the club rose between ...

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New Coach Ready To Open Season

Written By: Kristin Whitman. Valdosta State University women’s soccer team opens their season at North Georgia College Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. The team is looking to continue their success after their 10-0 win over South Georgia State College in their scrimmage on Wednesday, Aug. 27. First year head coach, Rebecca Nolin, was all smiles after the scrimmage and ...

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Volleyball Opens Season Against Lady Rams, Flyers

Written by: Neil Frawley. On Friday, six Blazers will begin their final season as collegiate athletes. But before we delve into the sentimental aspects of everything in their past, there are still 28 regular season matches and a post season to do what no other Lady Blazer volleyball team as done before: win a Gulf South Conference title. While head ...

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Blazers Set To Light Up The Night Against Golden Rams

Written By: Chris Webb September in Valdosta means one thing: football. After going 6-4, losing three of their last four games and missing the Division II football playoffs, Valdosta State is ready for a new season. “We aren’t really thinking back on last year,” Head Coach David Dean said about his team’s attitude entering the season. “We look at this ...

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Soccer Has New Coach, Same High Expectations

Written by: Kristin Whitman VSU’s women’s soccer team warms up to new head coach, Rebecca Nolin, with extremely high hopes for the upcoming season. Nolin played soccer at the collegiate and professional level and spent four years as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State. With her level of experience, it was time to take the next step and become the ...

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Student Life offers new ways for students, faculty and staff to support the Blazers

Written By: Lia Armistead Valdosta State is adding a student tailgating section for the upcoming football season, designating a specific area for pregame festivities in close proximity to the stadium. This area reserved for pregame events is located on the north side of the University Center neighboring Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Blazers will be playing at home four times this season ...

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‘Meet the Blazers’ draws crowd despite heat

Written By: Shane Thomas Despite stifling heat and weather dangers, fans braved the conditions to “Meet the Blazers” on Sunday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The VSU Blazers football team, the Red Hots dance team and cheerleading squad conducted clinics and signed autographs for fans. “Meet the Blazers goes back a long way—way before I got here,” Ric Sisler, VSU director of ...

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Volleyball Ready To Serve Up Big Season

Written By: Neil Frawley There are 56 banners hanging in the PE Complex and not one is for volleyball. But when 2013 Gulf South Conference volleyball Coach of the Year, Mike Swan, and his revamped Lady Blazers break in the complex’s new paint job on Sept. 6 against Albany State, adding a 57th banner will be of top importance. On ...

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Tennis freshman earns F.O.Y. honors

Another freshman on the 2014 tennis team attracts the attention of coaches and players from the entire division, shedding light on the Lady Blazer tennis program for the second time in the last three years. Sabrina Schmidt showed her strength throughout the entire season and her hard work paid off with the accomplishment of being named Gulf South Conference Freshman-of-the-year. ...

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