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Ex-Blazer Longoria signs pro basketball deal

Former VSU Blazer guard Chris Longoria has signed with Pro Team Galitos-Barreiro out of the Portugal Basketball League, announced by the team on Wednesday. The contract is a one-year deal with the team. The amount has not been announced. Longoria credits the deal to his agent Andre Ajipa of AGV Illicit Sports. “I’ve played pro for 3 years and with ...

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Column: Respect comes in the offseason for the Blazers

It took a perfect 14-0 season, a couple shattered records and a frenzied national title victory for the VSU Blazers to garner respect. Well, it comes with the territory.  The Gulf South Conference football coaches recently unanimously selected the Blazers as the conference favorite in the 2019 preseason poll. The defending champs will return a full arsenal offensive weapons from ...

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Blazers’ August camp schedule, players report Thursday

Albany State remains the focal point for the VSU Blazers, as the two will square off on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Before the matchup, however, the Blazers have preparations. Preseason ones, at that. The defending national champions recently announced their August preseason schedule, with players reporting to campus on Aug. 8. They will have 20 practices leading up to ...

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Solid start: Blazers’ picked fifth, Hall named to preseason All-GSC

VSU women’s soccer was picked fifth in the 2019 Gulf South Conference Preseason Poll, the league office announced Aug. 6. West Florida, who won the GSC title in 2018, was picked as the league favorite with 12 of 14 first place votes and 168 points.  The Blazers finished the 2018 season 11-7 and 9-4 in the GSC under second-year head ...

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Fall Meet the Blazers set for Aug. 22

Fall Meet the Blazers is set to begin in just two weeks. The two day event will allow Blazers’ fans, students and the Valdosta community to get to know the student-athletes. Volleyball will begin Aug 22 at 6 p.m at The Complex, located on 401 Baytree Rd. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m Intersquad Scrimmage begins at 7 p.m. The defending ...

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Curiosity killed the student

The cat isn’t the only one getting punished for being naturally inquisitive. Beginning as early as birth, curiosity drives infants and young children to build knowledge by developing their own way of learning. But it doesn’t last long. Children move into the education system around age 5, and instead of having the system meet their individual learning needs, they are ...

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Metal straws cut down waste in Valdosta

As the Metal Straw Movement sweeps the nation in an effort to reduce plastic waste, many companies are joining in. Now, Red Owl Coffee Company is one of them. Red Owl is a local coffee shop that began its story in Valdosta in 2017. Since then, Red Owl has made its mission to provide a sense of home to customers ...

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Young Valdostans losing interest in agriculture

As young Valdostans’ interest in agriculture and farming decreases, economic issues within the food industry increase. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association website archives show low member numbers for new applicants. For the past couple years, the NCBA has tried to boost its membership numbers. The association hopes to gain more members to expand its numbers and encourages members to recruit ...

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Art Walk going down in Downtown Valdosta

Throughout the year, the City Center Art District brings Valdosta’s community together through the Downtown Valdosta Art Walk. The Art Walk draws attention to the Art District by promoting an art-centered community and increasing exposure and revenue for local businesses. While the kickoff for this year was initially scheduled for March 15, inclement weather moved the date to March 22. ...

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