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Blazers ready to hit the road against Delta State

After a victory over Coker last week, the Lady Blazers soccer team has a tough test with a long road trip ahead and the added pressure of the first conference game against Delta State on Friday. Last year, the Blazers escaped with a 1-0 victory over Delta State. However, they had home field advantage in a mid-season game.  This year ...

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Club team spotlight: Rugby

The VSU rugby team hopes to put its club on the map this season, beginning with its first game against Georgia College on Saturday at 2 p.m. When facing Division I schools, team captain, coach, and rugby club founder Derick Howard has been leading the club since fall 2010. “We’re in our second full fall season, and our second matrix ...

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Freshmen duo sparks VSU

A little freshmen firepower might just be what the Lady Blazer volleyball team needs to jump into the discussion as legitimate contenders to win the Gulf South Conference. True freshmen Nikki McDaniel and Kelsey Kovar have made the list of the conference’s top newcomers and will grace the opportunity to prove themselves through the course of the long season. McDaniel ...

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Soccer kicks off at home Fri.

The Lady Blazer soccer team had a great first season, but now with most of the players returning from last year’s squad and some key newcomers, their sights are set high. Coach Melissa Heinz was positive when comparing this year’s team to the 2011 team. “More experience and a better understanding of what we want to achieve,” Coach Heinz, said. ...

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Men’s club soccer get the ball rolling in September

 VSU is finally going Division I, at least for the men’s soccer club.   As a Division II college, VSU’s varsity teams don’t play against schools outside of their Division. Club sports are allowed to play against any school that plays in their conference which may include Division I schools.  The club will be playing against colleges such as Florida ...

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On the road to Michigan

 The Blazer offense will face its first test Saturday on the road against Saginaw Valley State as All-American Grant Caserta leads a scrappy Cardinal defense. � Blazers Head Coach David Dean is confident in his early decision to name quarterback Cayden Cochran as the starter expecting him to flourish starting Saturday night.  “Cochran has looked very solid through camp,” Dean ...

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Home Sweet Home

The Valdosta State football team is looking to get back to national prominence this season with some help from its newest playmaker. VSU cornerback and former Parade All-American at Florida State, Greg Reid, was dismissed from the Seminoles’ program earlier this month for “violation of team rules.” The dismissal happened after Reid’s involvement in several previous mishaps, leading to his ...

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Lady Blazers hold high hopes for new season

 Coming off of a dissatisfying but promising 2011 season, the VSU Women’s volleyball team is suiting up to host their first game of the season on August 31st.      VSU is hosting the Fairfield Inn and Suites Azalea Classic that will be held in the PE complex with the first one beginning at 9a.m. and the last one beginning at 7 ...

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Students make predictions on NBA playoffs, MVP candidates

 As the regular season concludes, a hot topic amongst NBA fans these days is who going to win the regular season’s most valuable player award and what team could potentially take it all.   The debate about the MVP award has become a two man race between Kevin Durant and LeBron James.     Both guys are very important part to their teams ...

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VSU football players give back

 Two offensive linemen from the Valdosta State Blazer football team gave a helping hand at raising autism awareness as they volunteered their time to help autistic kids in the community. � Autism is a brain disorder that causes social awkwardness, the inability to communicate and odd behavior patterns, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Cameron Short, ...

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