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Guilliams enters new season with high hopes

  It’s the middle of winter. Christmas trees are back in the attic, 2010 is in the rearview mirror, and the New Year and semester are starting to stretch their legs.  That can only mean one thing, Blazer baseball is back.  For VSU head baseball Coach Greg Guilliams, it means trying to build upon last year’s success with an almost entirely ...

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Lady Blazers notch first road win

 The Lady Blazers basketball team notched their first conference victory last week and on Saturday, followed it up by getting their first road win by defeating Lambuth 57-49.  The win is much more than a road victory, though. The win puts the Blazers at 2-1 in conference and that will be crucial during conference tournament time.  “For us, it’s about ...

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Blazers seventh in first regional rankings

The first regional basketball rankings of the season are out. The Blazers are ranked seventh. Tampa University is ranked first with a 12-1 division II record. Alabama-Huntsville is ranked second with a 17-2 division II record, which includes a double-overtime victory over the Blazers earlier this month. Two more Gulf South Conference schools made the rankings ahead of VSU, as ...

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Teague to play for the Lunkers

The Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers of the Northwoods League announced today that Kyle Teague of Valdosta State, Charlie Henderson of Regis University and Matt Florer of Loyola-Marymount have signed contracts to play for the Lunkers this summer according to general manager Dustin Anaas. All three played for the Lunkers during the 2010 season. Teague, a right-handed junior from Oxford, Mich., ...

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Fearless 2011 predictions

 With spring sports officially beginning practice last week, I thought it would be appropriate to give my predictions for the teams that will be competing for the famed red and black this upcoming spring.  Baseball: Although the Blazers lost a ton of talented players from last year’s team, including sluggers Brandon Decker, who was drafted by the LA Angels, and ...

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Lady Blazers seek to end road woes

 Earlier in the season, VSU head coach Kiley Hill said college basketball is a marathon, not a sprint.  With that said, Hill and his Lady Blazers have paced themselves to a 7-8 record to this point, which includes a .500 record in conference play.  Now with heart of conference play facing the Lady Blazers, Hill and his team know this ...

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Blazers riding two-game losing skid

 The Blazers played a breathtaking double overtime game last Saturday against the ninth-ranked Alabama-Huntsville Chargers in the VSU Complex. The game resulted in an 81-77 loss in this top 25 showdown and an overall 14-4 record.  After going all the way to the Elite Eight in the Division II NCAA Tournament last season, VSU graduated seven seniors and left head ...

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Blazers host Loop Pizza Grill Classic this weekend

From staff reports  The VSU men’s basketball team stands with an overall 5-2 record after downing Albany State and Columbus State last week. The Blazers will host the Loop Pizza Grill Classic this weekend at the P.E. Complex.   They will host Lynn on Friday night and Nova Southeastern on Saturday night. Both games are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ...

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Road struggles continue for Lady Blazers

  In college basketball, it is common that young, inexperienced teams initially have problems playing on the road. So far this season, that is true for the VSU Lady Blazers.    The Lady Blazers started the season with an 0-2 record on the road, averaging just 43 points per game.  And on Wednesday night, the Lady Blazers early season road woes ...

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Dykes closes chapter at VSU

There are not many things left in Frank Dykes’ office. There is a half empty coke bottle and a few VSU football t-shirts, but besides that, the office that sits in the corner of the football field house is pretty bare and empty.

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