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VSU waves goodbye to three hoop stars

On May 5, VSU’s Madi Mitchell, Kenya Samone’ Dixon and Taylor Buie will be walking across the stage as their final days as a student athletes wind down. Their accomplishments in the classroom and on the hardwood will not be forgotten as they become alumnae of VSU. “It is a great place, and I will walk around bragging to anybody ...

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Helfer’s cardinal criteria

Mike Helfer’s success as Valdosta State’s head coach is predicated on more than just talented athletes and what plays he draws up on a white board. Coach Helfer has lead the Blazers to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and has turned Valdosta into a basketball powerhouse in the Gulf South Conference Helfer’s style of play is fast and to constantly apply ...

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VSU Spec’ Sports Spring Update

VSU athletics has had a strong spring semester on the courts and the diamonds, but as the end nears, the foundation is set for the future in several sports. Here’s a round-up of VSU’s spring teams to this point in the season: MEN’S BASKETBALL The men’s basketball team had its best season in recent memory. The team finished their season ...

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Zoucha announced as new Volleyball Head Coach

VSU Volleyball will go into the 2018 season with a new face, as Kaleigh Zoucha has been named the new head coach for the Lady Blazers. Zoucha will take over for recently retired head coach, Mike Swan. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Zoucha brings a winning spirit and philosophy to the program. She played libero and held an assistant coaching ...

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Blazers better equipped for postseason this go round

Despite the departure of star guard Jeremiah Hill, the Blazers are better equipped to make a tourney run this time around. At 26-3, the Valdosta State Blazers are currently ranked No. 14 in the NABC Coaches Poll and find themselves ranked No. 3 in the South region.  The ranking, as well as the national perception of the team, seems to ...

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Softball swinging ahead of double header

It’s early but the hits keep coming. Blazer Softball blazed through their first week of games with a record of 3-1. “I think it was a decent start,” Taylor Hartenbach said. “There are always room to improve, we need to be sharper on defense, we also didn’t hit like Valdosta is known to do. Compared to others it’s still good, ...

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Baseball takes on Golden Rams

Blazer Baseball debuted opened their season on the right swing after winning the first series of the season against Embry-Riddle. The baseball team finished their weekend 2-1, but only hit a .219 batting average in the three games. “I think it was nice to win, and win the first series,” head coach Greg Guilliams said. “I think when it’s all ...

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Baseball is on deck

Blazers baseball is just around the corner and coming fast. The team is getting back a great offensive weapon and needed to replace a few key arms. Last year proved to be a solid season, but did not end in the team advancing past the Gulf South Conference tournament. “Inconsistency at the plate was tough,” said Head Coach Greg Guilliams. ...

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Morgan flashes confidence, leadership for Blazers

Athleticism is a very profound ability to have as an individual today, but for Winston Morgan, he has much more to offer. Morgan, a junior guard for the VSU Men’s Basketball team, grew up in Manchester, Connecticut which is about a 15-minute drive from Hartford. He grew up with Jamaican parents who have been married for over 30 years, and ...

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2018 Hall of Fame class announced

The 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class has been announced. The official ceremony will be held on January 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. This will be the 22nd class that is inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The class will consist of: Ken Ferrell, Contributer, 1968-99 Ferrell is a former employee that has contributed ...

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