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Blazers looking to exceed expectations

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer VSU football is still grinding. The Blazers started spring practice about a month ago and the players are starting to get on the same page with the new coaching staff and what is expected of them. “It is going good,” Sharmaine Washington, senior linebacker, said. “Everybody is getting to know each other and figure ...

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Tuggle maintains place at VSU’s greatest athlete

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated by the Editor-in-Chief. Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer With spring football practice upon us, today is a good time for a reminder of the best player to ever come through this program. That legend is Jessie Tuggle. A long-time Atlanta Falcon out of Griffin, GA, Jessie “The Hammer” Tuggle is a member ...

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Softball looks to build off of sweep of UWA

Written by Aldean Star, Staff Writer The No. 20 Valdosta State Blazers softball team is more than halfway through the regular season and it is ready to take it up a notch. Through 24 games this season, the Blazers have tallied up a 17-6-1 record. VSU opened the year gaining 11 wins against their first 13 opponents this season. Although ...

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Senior shooting guard Justice reserves spot in VSU history

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Justice is originally from Peebles, Ohio. While there, he broke the scoring and league record of Peebles High School. Before becoming a Blazer, Justice played collegiate basketball at Akron University. Injuries prompted Justice to transfer, where connections then came into play. “I dealt with a little injury problems coming out of high school and ...

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VSU to honor greats this Saturday: Eight school legends will be inducted in athletic Hall of Fame

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is hosting its 20th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Brunch. Valdosta State is welcoming eight inductees into the Hall of Fame. The inductees this year include the 2007 Valdosta State football team, Hal Mumme, Leos Jelinek, Brandon Decker, Kristina Ely, Dominique Ross, Bob Hagan and Coretta Bloom. The 2007 ...

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VSU baseball opens the season winning two of three

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State baseball team has started the season winning two of three heading into this Saturday’s match-up with Wingate. The Blazers started the season on the road last Saturday afternoon against the #15 North Georgia Nighthawks at Bob Stein Stadium in Dahlonega, Georgia. The two teams played a double-header and split the match-ups. ...

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Mitchell lighting it up for the red-hot Lady Blazers

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Lady Blazers basketball team needed to fill a significant scoring voide to have any chance at a title. It did just that and more by finding found a gem this past offseason in forward Madi Mitchell. Mitchell is a 6’1” sophomore from Warwick, Georgia who transferred to VSU from Mercer University. ...

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Savoie appointed Dean of Honors College

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Recently, VSU and the Honors College took a huge step forward by officially naming longtime Interim Dean Michael Savoie as the Dean of Honors College. The Honors College gives their honor students the opportunity to take enriched courses and participate in different types of activities. It is designed for different majors and the Honors ...

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Blazers have an amazing come from behind victory against the Eagles

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer On a record setting day at Bazemore-Hyder stadium, the Valdosta State Blazers football team gave their 2315 fans and viewers in attendance a treat with an amazing comeback performance last Saturday. The No.17 Valdosta State Blazers went to battle against the No.22 Carson Newman Eagles and the two teams showed why they were ranked ...

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