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Trading Places: Jegede anchoring the ‘Black Swarm’

Instead of facilitating on the basketball court, the Nigerian juggernaut is now orchestrating the defense on the turf. VSU Blazers Senior Defensive End, Iseoluwapo Jegede, is the current team sack leader with 4.5. Iseoluwapo Jegede hails from Lagos, Nigeria. The 6’6,” 280 lbs. mammoth of a man arrived in the U.S. in 2013 when he was 19 years old to ...

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Lady Blazers open season at No. 2

After a long grind and hard-fought run to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen in 2017-18, the Valdosta State women’s basketball team was picked second in the Gulf South Conference in the GSC Preseason Women’s Basketball Poll, released by the league office on Thursday. The Bulldogs of Union University, who made a run to the Elite Eight, was picked to ...

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VSU Men’s basketball favored as GSC’s best

The best team in the GSC last year is not taking a backseat to any team in the GSC, rather they are switching to the driver’s seat to start this season. After a stellar overall record of 26-5 on the season and an 18-2 record in GSC play, the Valdosta State men’s basketball team was picked to be the last ...

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VSU Football Notebook: Running the table

No matter how much they win by or how high they climb up the rankings, it seems like nobody realizes that VSU is about to run the table. The Blazers have been steamrolling through their season with a perfect 5-0 record, and it’s hard to think that they won’t continue to do the same as they have their sights set ...

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Blazers Duo grab GSC honors

Arguably the best one-two punch in the Gulf South Conference, sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells and redshirt freshman running back Jamar Thompkins were named GSC Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively. Wells has won the award three times so far this season, but Thompkins is a newbie to the honor. A Fort Mill, S.C. native, Wells tossed for a ...

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Five takeaways from the unblemished five weeks

The VSU Blazers football team has gotten off to a hot start this season, posting an undefeated 5-0 record, cleaning their way through the month of September. The Blazers rank number five in total offense in NCAA Division II. They look poised and are on a revenge tour after going 5-4 a season ago. These are my five takeaways from ...

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Low scoring affair, Blazers defeat Chargers

After combatting a 30-minute lighting delay, Valdosta State Women’s Soccer team took on even more adversity on the pitch Friday night. Having the game go into overtime, the Blazers overcame it, coming out victorious over division rival Alabama-Huntsville to the score of 1-0. Both teams struggled to find any headway during regulation – tight defense was the tune throughout the ...

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Widera gets defensive, takes home weekly honor

VSU Junior Middle Blocker Kayla Widera was recently named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Oct.2, by the conference office. Widera and the Blazers had a stellar week grabbing two home wins over Mississippi College and West Alabama last weekend. The Trinity, Florida native helped lead the Blazers to their first conference weekend sweep in with ...

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Blazers continue ascension in AFCA poll

After a 63-42 win against the Mississippi College Choctaws last Saturday, the VSU football team moves up three places to 10th in the newest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top 25 poll announced Monday afternoon. This new ranking is rarefied air as this is the first time the Blazers have been ranked in the top 10 of the polls since ...

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Preview: Blazers hoping to stop rushing attack against Choctaws

After a blistering 4-0 start to the season, the VSU Blazers are looking to the west. Saturday, Sept. 29, the Blazers will embark on their longest road-trip of the season, an eight-hour jaunt to face the Choctaws of Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. The Choctaws are 2-1 (with one cancelled game), winning their first two games but losing their conference ...

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