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Defense, special teams lift Blazers over Falcons

Book the tickets to Texas. Valdosta State defeated Notre Dame of Ohio in the Division II playoffs semifinal 30-24 to advance to the national championship. In the most grueling offensive game yet the Blazers found a way to rise once again. The Falcons forced the Blazers to tally a season low 329-yards of total offense as the Blazers were disrupted ...

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Blazers need ‘Black Swarm’ to best Falcons

Let’s take a walk through history. A team goes undefeated in the most vaunted football conference in the nation. Breaks the single season scoring record in that conference and is the nation’s top scoring offense. In post season action they outscore opponents by a margin of 127-37 and the team still hasn’t played their best football yet. At least not ...

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What’s Your Take: The ‘Bama of Division II

Midway through the season I predicted that the 5-0 Blazers would run the table and finish the regular season undefeated. I was right, but if you watched the team, you’d know that my Running the Table column was just stating the foreseeable future. Now Valdosta State is preparing to light up the scoreboard again when they face Notre Dame of Ohio ...

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Blazer football ‘can’t be stopped’

What many thought would be a nail biting shootout turned out to be another run of the mill game for the undefeated Valdosta State Blazers. VSU advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals after their 66-16 victory over the Bowie State Bulldogs. The first quarter was a slow one as VSU seemed to have just rolled out of bed, still ...

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Column: Blazers have ‘championship style’ win over Argos

When asked to describe his team’s play style during his inaugural season, Head Coach Kerwin Bell often used the phrase championship style. Now, nearly two years later, he may have a team fitting of that description. This Saturday the Blazers have a date with the West Georgia Wolves to determine who will be the Gulf South Conference Champion. Ahead of ...

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Thompkins, Blazers Smash the Rams

The Blazers tamed the Golden Rams after trampling them 45-14 on Saturday night. It was the first game of the new season and the Blazers came out with some explosion. “For two years, we had to increase our team speed, especially at the running back position and some of our skill guys on offense,” Head Coach Kerwin Bell said. “We’ve ...

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Column: Team of the Year

Josh: For my pick for VSU’s Team of the Year, I’m predicting which team will reap in the most success this coming year. I’ve got the reigning Gulf South Conference Softball Champions as my VSU Team of the Year. The Lady Blazers will be following up on a 42-13 season and are the defending the Gulf South Conference champions. Over ...

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Column: Most Valuable Blazer

Josh: After plenty of pondering, I’ve decided that my pick for Most Valuable Blazer this year will be VSU Shooting Guard Beau Justice. Throughout his career at VSU, Justice has improved year after year and is coming off a sensational junior season. The thing about my pick is that I don’t have to do much reasoning—just look at his body ...

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Preview: Blazers will lean on young stars for rival game

It’s that time of the year everybody, so get ready for some football! Saturday night opens the Blazers’ season and they’ll be looking to set it off after an unexpected 5-4 season campaign in 2017. The Albany State Golden Rams will be coming to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium looking for another win against the Blazers. In their last meeting ASU upset VSU ...

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Former VSU star returns during ‘Dine with the Blazers’

On Wednesday, VSU athletics held their annual “Dine in the Blazers” at the Blazer Sports Grille. This allows VSU students to get up close and personal with the Blazer athletes as seasons are beginning to creep up. The VSU football team was the main attraction of the event as they are preparing for their season opener against rival, Albany State ...

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