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People Poll: Good advice to start the semester off strong

Ty James, sophomore, biology major “Don’t procrastinate.  It’s ok to party, but don’t’ do it all the time; your work must come first. You should prioritize and maybe even get a planner.” Daniel Sloan, sophomore, music education major “If you did poorly last semester, you should really buckle down for this semester and hit the books; you should get all ...

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Lady Blazers Knock Off Auburn Montgomery 77-51 at Hall of Fame Weekend

Fast and efficient. The Lady Blazers quick start led to a dominating performance over Auburn Montgomery, as they won 77-51. It was a much-needed win for the Lady Blazers, as they won their second in a row after going on a three game losing streak. They now have a 14-5 record on the season. VSU was scintillating to start the ...

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Goff credits players for winning GSC Coach of the Year

When Gary Goff arrived at VSU, the expectations seemed insurmountable. But he still found a way to achieve those expectations, and that is why the Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year award he received is well warranted. The Blazers football team was coming off of an undefeated, national championship season. With a lot of returning talent, 2018 head coach ...

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People Poll: What are you wearing this fall?

  Hot Girl Summer is over ladies and gentlemen, fall has arrived. It is time to break out your hoodies, jean jackets, plaid pants, sweaters and, of course, your pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. This year’s fashion consists of lots of layering, overalls, animal prints, mellow relaxed fall colors, and camouflage. Here are how a few VSU students feel about ...

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Remembering John “Pops” Witherspoon

On Oct. 29, iconic actor and comedian John “Pops” Witherspoon passed away at the age of 77. He died in his home in Sherman Oaks, California due to cardiac arrest. Born in Detroit, Michigan on Jan. 27, 1942, Witherspoon was one of eleven siblings. As a child, Witherspoon occasionally worked as a model. He and his older brother, William, took ...

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GSC All-conference teams announced, 13 Blazers named

Blazers junior quarterback Rogan Wells was named Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season, while first-year head coach Gary Goff was named Co-Coach of the Year, league offices announced Nov. 20. Thirteen Blazers appeared in the all-conference teams, leading the entire GSC.  FIRST TEAM ALL-GSC // OFFENSE POS. PLAYER SCHOOL YEAR HOMETOWN QB Rogan Wells ...

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VSU student Diamond makes others shine

Being a full-time college student is no easy feat. Most students find it nearly impossible to maintain going to school and keeping a job. Running a successful business and frequently traveling seems to be out of the question. Diamond Champion rises to that challenge. Champion, a junior Communications/PR major, is a professional makeup artist and the owner of Diamond Pearle ...

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Once more: VSU wins GSC crown, avoids Argos comeback

In the nippy November air, the VSU Blazers held onto the ball for the last three-and-a-half minutes to secure the 26-21 victory and the Gulf South Conference championship for back-to-back seasons against the West Florida Argonauts. Both teams entered the game undefeated in conference play, so whoever left Bazemore-Hyder Stadium with a victory would also hoist the illustrious trophy It ...

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Blazers exhaust free throws, romp Golden Rams

Forty-minutes is the new eternity. Every millisecond was clocked to decide the Blazers and Albany State, as VSU came out on top, defeating the Golden Rams 93-87 on Nov. 9 at the VSU Complex. The primary reason for the extremely long matchup was due to VSU’s constant visit to the foul line. The Blazers shot 27-30 (90 percent) on free ...

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Lady Blazers’ bench, Frey shines in win over Albany State

Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer is smiling somewhere. Maybe the starting five, as well, for much of the day off. The bench unit had quite the Saturday afternoon, crushing winless Albany State (0-2) 87-56 at the VSU Complex. The VSU second unit registered 54 points, nearly tying the Lady Rams game total. With this, Schirmer can look down on ...

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