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Men’s tennis wins, women’s tennis comes up short in trip to Montevallo

The VSU tennis teams continued their lengthy road trip away from Valdosta with matches against Gulf South Conference foe Montevallo on April 8. The men’s team (11-4, 7-1 GSC) defeated the Falcons (6-9, 3-3 GSC) 7-0, while Montevallo’s women’s team (8-6, 5-2 GSC) defeated the Lady Blazers (7-10, 6-3 GSC) 5-2. For the men’s team, the win was the fifth ...

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Lady Blazers sink Lady Buccaneers in series sweep

The VSU softball team got back to their usual ways following a setback in Clinton, Mississippi, last weekend, sweeping Christian Brothers from the friendly confines of the VSU Softball Complex. The sweep was their fifth of the season. The series sweep also keeps the Lady Blazers (24-5, 16-1 GSC) two games ahead of Auburn Montgomery for the conference lead. Game ...

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A Look at the Historical Figures Behind Controversial Buildings on VSU’s Campus

Buildings on VSU's campus named after problematic historical figures

Ashley Cinemas Ashley Cinema, established in 1979, was named after the Ashley Street, also named after William Ashley, who was a physician and slaveholder. This was not the first to request this name change. Citizens of Valdosta have proposed changing the name because of Ashley’s position as an enslaver of at least 17 African Americans during his lifetime. There is ...

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Lady Blazers take series, fall in finale against Mississippi College

The No. 3 VSU softball team traveled to Clinton, Mississippi, to face the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws for a three-game series over the weekend. The Lady Blazers (21-5, 13-1 GSC) took games one and two, 8-4 and 11-4, before falling in extra innings in game three, 2-1. Game 1: 8-4 Game one started out slow for both squads, with each ...

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Men’s tennis team prevails, women’s tennis team falls against Lynn

The VSU tennis teams squared off against Lynn in nonconference action on March 25 at the VSU Tennis Courts. The No. 6 men’s team (7-4) defeated the No. 14 Fighting Knights (10-1) 4-1, while the women’s team (4-8) fell to the No. 12 Lady Fighting Knights (10-3) 0-4. Men’s Match The Blazers started the match off with a win in ...

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VSU softball dominates Shorter, remains red hot in conference play

The No. 3 VSU softball team (19-4, 11-0 GSC) remained perfect in conference play over the weekend, sweeping the Shorter Lady Hawks (4-24, 1-13 GSC). It was a dominating all-round performance for the Lady Blazers, who outscored Shorter 25-1 over three games. Additionally, all three games were run-ruled. Game 1: 9-1 The Lady Blazers started off the series, hitting four ...

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Four must-watch second weekend NCAA tournament games

March Madness is in full swing in the NCAA Tournament, with upsets happening on a nightly basis. Teams such as Saint Peter’s and Richmond have made their presence known, busting millions of brackets in one game. The field in down to just 16 teams, and with that, the games become more important as teams fight for survival. With the remaining ...

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Lady Blazers to face Western Washington in Elite Eight

It’s been 38 years since the Lady Blazers’ last appearance in the Elite Eight. However, while they’ve made history in their stunning run through the NCAA South Region Tournament, the Lady Blazers know there is much more at stake when they travel to Birmingham, Alabama. On March 15, it was announced that the Lady Blazers will be the 4-seed in ...

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Four must-watch games for the first week of the NCAA Tournament

Springtime is right around the corner, and you know what that means for fans of collegiate sports: It’s March Madness. It’s time for the NCAA tournament, brackets, upsets and Cinderella stories. The official bracket for the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament was released Sunday, and here are four must-watch potential matchups for the first two rounds of the tournament. ...

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