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Blazers name Goff as new head coach

Valdosta State Athletics has announced Gary Goff as the new head coach of VSU Football after reports of Goff’s hiring circulated on Thursday afternoon. Goff is a VSU alum who helped carry the team to a 1996 Gulf South Conference championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation during the 1996 regular season. He has been the coach of ...

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VSU to celebrate national championship win

Finally. Your National Champions, the VSU Blazers, will be celebrating their historic season this evening in The Complex. All students and fans not enrolled at VSU will be able to attend the celebration of the first undefeated team in school history for free. It’ll start with the Blazers being escorted by VSU’s police department up to the bridge on North ...

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Preview: VSU goes on the road to Montevallo

Women’s: The Lady Blazers will attempt to continue their success against Montevallo’s Lady Falcons on Thursday Jan 24. The Lady Falcons were not able to gain a win against the Lady Blazers last season, losing by a combined 36 points. The Lady Blazers sit at 12-6 while the Lady Falcons are 10-7. Thursday’s game will determine who will take the ...

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What’s Your Take: Bell’s departure leaves gaping hole in TitleTown

Valdosta State Football is in a unique situation but not an unfamiliar one. The Blazers have been operating without a head coach for two weeks officially but almost a month if you count when the reports of Kerwin Bell’s departure originated. Just three short years ago the program found themselves in a situation just like this. A coach that grew ...

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Mark Williams says goodbye to VSU

After 20 years as the Assistant Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Mark Williams has decided to call it a career. VSU will hold a ceremony to celebrate his work on Friday. Along his journey to retirement, Williams has helped create a supportive culture in the Counseling Center and has made a lasting impact on his friends and colleagues. ...

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Editorial: Library renovations worth the wait

After 191 days of construction and limited access to the building, this spring semester finally unveiled the renovations of Odum Library, and the wait was well worth it. The front entrance portion of the second floor has upgraded into a sleek and modernized study space that invites students to come in and be productive. Refurbished study rooms now have glass ...

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Jones kindles the Blazers off the bench, flames Hawks

The hero for the Blazers is usually guard Beau Justice, but forward Darrell Jones took the job against Shorter. Jones led the Blazers to a 93-82 victory over the Hawks behind a 22-point and 8-rebound stat line. Justice shot 7-15 but went blank from three, shooting 0-6, something he hasn’t done in seven games. The team struggled from three, shooting ...

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Franklin, Townsend down Shorter

Two twenty-point scorers weren’t enough to take down the Lady Blazers. Despite Shorter’s Jamilla Harrison and Jasmine Gaines each scoring twenty points, the Lady Blazers still held on for a 72-65 win. Sonya Franklin and Crystal Townsend each led the Lady Blazers with 15 points. The game opened with the Lady Blazers facing mild struggles, shooting 38 percent from the ...

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Intensity could get the Blazers back on track

The Blazers have lost their fire. After starting the season 9-0, the Blazers have registered a 4-4 record over their last eight games. It isn’t a huge nose dive, but it certainly isn’t normal from one of the Gulf South Conference’s best teams. The term that could sum it all up – intensity. It’s definitely left the Complex, and players ...

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‘We suck right now’: Blazers lose in frustration to Wolves

In less than a week, the Blazers have endured some growing pains. On Thursday, the Blazers (13-4) suffered their second straight loss as the West Georgia Wolves (11-5) held on to an 87-86 win at the P.E. Complex. This is the first time the Blazers have lost back to back games this season. They aren’t accustomed to losing, especially not ...

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