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David Dean looks back

If hindsight is twenty-twenty than Head football coach David Dean has perfect a view of the topsy-turvy 09 football season. It required him to lead a team that broke records for better and worse and had more controvery then any coach would care to live through. However, Dean  survived the good times and the bad and found a little time ...

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The better, the improving, and the sentimental

The fall semester is coming to its seemingly long overdue close and, call me sentimental, it is just about time to look back at all the things that have made fall ’09 memorable. For starters, the Lady Blazers reached the conference playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Although the team met an early exit at the hands of ...

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McShepard becoming an instant star at VSU

After watching Billy McShepard, #33 on the Blazer basketball team, play forward on the basketball court, one might be a little hesitant to walk up and start a conversation with this Blazer newcomer. After all, McShepard stands at an impressive 6’10” and was not too nice to the GSW Hurricanes when on the court this past Monday night. But in ...

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Lady Blazers off to a slow start; Jones stepping up

The Lady Blazers’ season has not started out as many people would have liked. They currently stand with a 2-4 record (as of Wednesday afternoon) and are riding a three-game losing streak. However, there are some bright spots for the Lady Blazers. One of those bright spots has been the play of freshman guard Alli Jones in the last two ...

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Blazer basketball underway

The 2009-2010 Valdosta State University basketball  seasons began this past week  as both the Lady Blazers and Blazers were in action at The P.E. Complex. Lady Blazers: Week in review: Nov. 15, Lander: The Lady Blazers tipped off their season on Sunday afternoon when  they hosted Lander. The Lady Blazers started off with a  disappointment as the Lander Lady Bearcats ...

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The sky was falling on Carver

A peculiar thing happened  in the P.E. Complex on Monday night; it rained. Well not literally, but if you ask the players from Carver Bible’s basketball team the balls were definitely falling from everywhere. The Valdosta Blazers hit 17 three pointers   in 40 minutes of play and won  the game 122-79. Surprising it didn’t break  the record for threes in ...

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Blazers put first things first, meet fans

 The Valdosta State Blazers and Lady Blazers basketball programs hosted Meet the Blazers on Sunday at the P.E. Complex.  Meet the Blazers is a way for the Valdosta State faithful to meet the teams that will take the court this season. The Blazers and Lady Blazers also host a  basketball clinic for children from the ages of 5-13 years old. ...

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Basketball set to tipoff

 The Valdosta State Blazers and Lady Blazers basketball teams are set to begin their 2009-2010 seasons this upcoming week.  The Lady Blazers will begin on Sunday afternoon when they take on Lander at 2 p.m. in the P.E. Complex. The Men will   begin on Monday when they take on Carver Bible following the Lady Blazers game on Monday against Edward ...

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Lady Blazers honored

 Three Lady Blazers (15-12, 4-6) were named to the GSC all-conference team yesterday after a strong season and a conference tournament berth.  Irene Hannan and Ruthie King, both junior outside hitters, became the first Lady Blazers named to the all-conference first team since Laura Lee Atkinson in 2006. Hannan had a solid year leading the Blazers with 327 kills and ...

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Passion wanted, no experience necessary

It was brought to my attention a few days ago that I have been fairly disrespectful to the VSU athletic department in recent weeks. In fact, a member of the cross-country team approached me to explain his unrest to me while I was walking by Hopper Hall. It was a chance encounter but the conversation was not wasted.  To start ...

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