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Unforgettable: Justice caps off Blazers’ career

Beau knows basketball. As his senior year comes to a close, he begins preparations for a new life away from VSU. A native of Peebles, Ohio, Justice graduated in three years, and decided to take a higher education Masters program in order to complete his eligibility as a student athlete. Justice made his mark his senior season, cementing himself as ...

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Goff completes coaching staff, four new hires

Four new coaches will work alongside newly hired Valdosta State football head coach Gary Goff for the 2019 season. Ex-Tiffin University defensive coordinator Lee Stalker and offensive line coach Ryan Allgood will follow Goff. Goff coached at Tiffin since 2011. Stalker spent the last five seasons with Goff, where he coached defensive line, special teams and was the run-game coordinator ...

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Denmark to workout for Saints, Browns

Ex-Blazers cornerback Stephen Denmark fits the bill for a legitimate shutdown corner in the NFL; at least that’s what the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns believe. According to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Saints have plans to host Denmark for a private workout very soon, following a Browns workout. The date for the workouts ...

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VSU Tennis continues win streak, defeats ranked opponents

Gulf South Conference tennis has been put on red alert, as VSU continues to take out some their strongest opponents. The red hot Blazers tennis team continues its winning streak, defeating back to back ranked opponents in no. 15 University of West Alabama and no. 8 University of West Florida. That is now eight straight victories, improving their record to ...

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Top freshman withdraws, Blazers finish 14th in Eatonton

The Blazers came in 14th of 15 teams this week at the Bobcat Invitational, after posting the highest team total in Round 3, when their low man in Monday’s first two rounds withdrew a half an hour prior to his scheduled tee time. “I withdrew due to a wrist injury,” Healy said.  “I went to bed with my wrist just ...

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Blazer blow chance at postseason bid at Kinderlou

I got on Baytree Road, continuing to drive, taking a left on Melody Lane, another at St. Augustine, making a the turn at West Hill Avenue. From there, I stayed on Highway 84 some six and a half to seven miles, eventually completing a 17 minute drive to Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, where the Blazers moved in all sorts of ...

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Blazers earn key region victories in first spring event

The Blazers scored better than No. 3-ranked Florida Tech, No. 4 St. Leo, and No. 18 Rollins College at the Matlock Collegiate Classic Monday and Tuesday, making a potential move up the Region ladder with a 9th place finish. “We still have a long way to go, but this is a nice start to the spring,” Coach Jared Purvis said. ...

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Blazers drop two of three in weekend series

VSU baseball’s hot start to the season was put on hold by Lee University, as they dropped two of three on the road. The Blazers opened the series with a 5-0 win on Feb. 15, as they surrendered only three hits, and took advantage of four Lee errors to score four unearned runs. After sitting second in the Gulf South ...

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Van Auken shines, Lady Blazers prevail versus Lee

The Lady Blazers are coming home from a road test, winning two of three in a weekend series against Lee University to open Gulf South Conference play. They won the first game on Feb. 15 9-1, then split the double header on Feb.16 by scores of 4-8 and winning 7-1. This improves the team’s overall record to 10-2 on the ...

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Lady Statesmen escape VSU with gritty win

The story of the Lady Blazers’ 70-66 loss against the Delta State Lady Statesmen tells of turnovers and crunch time. This matchup was as even as their last one, when the Lady Blazers edged the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws 69-60 on Feb. 14. Turnovers made it hard for the Lady Blazers to run away with the Feb. 16 game, giving ...

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