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Senior Blazers have big decisions to make

With VSU’s 2020-2021 men’s basketball season in the books, a lot will change between now and next fall as key players have decisions to make on their futures. The season was unprecedented and historic for several reasons. Despite playing through a pandemic, VSU was able to break through and win their first-ever Gulf South Conference tournament title. However, VSU’s run ...

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VSU makes history with first-ever GSC tournament title

VSU made history with a victory over Alabama-Huntsville in the Gulf South Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game on Sunday to earn the program its first-ever conference tournament title. The game took place at the University of Montevallo. The score was tight throughout most of the game. The No. 17 Blazers (17-4) held off a late surge from the No. ...

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Get to know Senior basketball star Imoras Agee

Skilled. Tough. Leader. Crunch time. These are a few words head coach Mike Helfer used to describe Imoras Agee, a senior basketball player at VSU. Agee is an Alabama native currently playing in his second season for the VSU men’s basketball team. Agee started playing basketball in seventh grade, but he grew up playing football. “I grew up as a ...

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Blazers basketball team starts the season on a high note

The VSU men’s basketball team has started the 2020-21 season off at 6-2. The season began on Dec. 12 with an away game at West Georgia, and the Blazers remained without a loss through Jan. 12 when they defeated West Florida. According to Head Coach Mike Helfer, getting ready for the season this year has looked a little different in ...

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Blazers basketball head coach Mike Helfer back with team after bout with COVID-19

Mike Helfer, the VSU men’s basketball head coach, tested positive for COVID-19 in Dec., resulting in the cancelation of two home games. “It’s not anyone’s fault, especially in sports, it’s not anyone’s fault if you get it,” Coach Helfer said. “But, it’s real. It’s very real and we have to respect that it is and be careful.” Helfer said there ...

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VSU women’s basketball team resumes practice

The Valdosta State women’s basketball team has started practicing once again as they gear up for what will be a unique season. The upcoming season will be profoundly different from any other season in recent memory, thanks in large part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Nov. 17, the Gulf South Conference announced that both the men and women’s basketball ...

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Former VSU hoopster now pro in Kazakhstan

Many students here at VSU probably couldn’t tell you where Kazakhstan is on the map, but one former Blazer, in particular, is in the beginning of his professional career there. Jeremiah Hill had an excellent career with the Valdosta State University Men’s Basketball team, winning several awards. Now, he finds himself thousands of miles away from home, signed to a ...

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Lady Blazers basketball team makes statement against injustice

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Head Coach Deandra Schirmer and her Lady Blazers basketball team released a video in honor of Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and George Floyd—all African American people who were unarmed and killed by police. “This summer, our players and staff came together to discuss the racial and social issues ...

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Versatility key as Blazers advance to semifinals

Valdosta State knew the top seed in the tournament came with expectations. Montevallo gave it their all, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the Blazers in their final home game of the season. After a slow start, the Blazers found themselves down 11-4 early against the Falcons, a team VSU beat by 31 two weeks earlier. After the media ...

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Blazers coast to 14th straight victory 105-74

Head coach Mike Helfer doesn’t want to talk about the streak, but 14 in a row was never in doubt. After a late first half run, no. 12 Valdosta State coasted to their 14th consecutive victory 105-74 over Montevallo. The win puts the Blazers four wins away from the longest winning streak in school history, which was 18 in 2018. ...

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