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Column: Most Valuable Blazer

Josh: After plenty of pondering, I’ve decided that my pick for Most Valuable Blazer this year will be VSU Shooting Guard Beau Justice. Throughout his career at VSU, Justice has improved year after year and is coming off a sensational junior season. The thing about my pick is that I don’t have to do much reasoning—just look at his body ...

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“Compete like crazy”: Zoucha, Blazers plan for important 2019

April 2, 2018. This was the day Kaleigh Zoucha was officially introduced as the new VSU Blazers volleyball head coach. After a 15-18 season of growth, Zoucha, entering her second season, said she wants battle through early contests. “I think we definitely have put ourselves in a pretty good position where we are playing some really tough teams early on,” ...

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Column: Through first five weeks, Blazers go unbeaten

No one ever said it was an issue to look into the future. Here, I decided to do as such and give my predictions for the first five weeks of the 2019-2020 season for the VSU Blazers football team. Where are my manners? I meant to say, the defending champions. Sept. 7 At Albany State: 34-7 This game, much like last season’s, ...

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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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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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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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Blazers’ Golf set for Super Regional at Mission Inn

The best teams, the best players, and, according to Golf Advisor, the best golf course in Florida will all collide on March 9-11 for what will be, without question, Division II Golf’s strongest Super Regional. Present at Mission Inn Resort & Club’s El Campeón will be the nation’s top three ranked teams in Barry, Lynn, and West Florida,  No. 6 ...

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VSU Bringing the Heat to Wild Adventures with New Ride

The VSU and Wild Adventures co-branding has gone so well that the park decided to introduce a VSU-themed ride among its other attractions. Wild Adventures welcomed students and guests to the ride’s ribbon-burning ceremony on April 26. Previously known as “The Firecracker,” the double-action space tower ride has been renamed the “Blazer Blast Off” in homage to VSU’s football team. ...

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