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Blazers gear up for pivotal showdown against Choctaws on Homecoming

Homecoming seems to always define the Blazers’ season. This year, Homecoming could help the Blazers (3-3, 1-2 GSC) right the ship as the Mississippi College Choctaws (3-3, 2-1 GSC) come to town Saturday at 3 p.m. Conversely, it could also send the Blazers’ season into a nosedive. Head coach Tremaine Jackson understands just how important Homecoming is. “I always talk ...

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Top Homecoming games of the last decade

One of the biggest traditions VSU has to offer will be back as Homecoming week has returned. Though some are interested in the various activities during Homecoming week, others are interested in the capper of Homecoming week: the VSU football team’s annual Homecoming game. While Homecoming is meant to be a time where current and former alumni return to campus ...

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Luca Mack aims for glory in ITA Cup

Junior men’s tennis star Luca Mack finds himself in a familiar position as he’s set to compete in the ITA Cup, taking place on Oct. 13-16 in Rome, Georgia. It was only last year when he and fellow junior Rodrigo Carvalho advanced to the event in doubles before finishing as runners-up. Now, Mack will be competing in singles as he ...

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Miscues, penalties doom Blazers against West Alabama

The Blazers’ disappointing start under first-year head coach Tremaine Jackson continued on Pink Out. Despite jumping out to an early 14-0 lead against West Alabama (4-2, 2-1 GSC), the Blazers (3-3, 1-2 GSC) found themselves on the short end of the stick for the second straight week, falling 34-31. “We started really fast, [so] we had that positive going for ...

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Opinion: Keep the faith in Jackson

The VSU football team’s latest performance, a 70-31 defeat at the hands of No. 25 Delta State, has fans clamoring for first-year head coach Tremaine Jackson to be fired. Blazer fans have expressed their disappointment in the Blazers’ 3-2 start to the season via social media. Some have even gone as far as playing the “woke” card, referring to Jackson ...

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Blazers travel to Delta State for top 25 showdown

The No. 16 VSU football team (3-1, 1-0 Gulf South Conference) travel to Cleveland, Mississippi, to face No. 21 Delta State (4-0, 1-0 GSC) in a big early-season conference matchup. The Blazers enter this game coming off a thrilling comeback win against Shorter. Despite the Blazers trailing the Hawks 17-0 at one point, head coach Tremaine Jackson had no doubt ...

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Blazers rally to beat Shorter in conference opener

In a series that has been lopsided since Shorter (2-2, 0-1 GSC) joined the Gulf South Conference in 2012, Saturday’s showdown between VSU (3-1, 1-0 GSC) and the Hawks in Rome, Georgia, was one for the books. The Hawks gave the No. 13 Blazers all they could handle, jumping out to a 17-0 lead. However, it was the Blazers who ...

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Blazers open conference play against improved Shorter

The No. 13 VSU football team (2-1) kicks off Gulf South Conference play with a trip to Shorter (2-1) for their second leg of their three-game road trip. This game will be the first of two meetings between the Blazers and the Hawks. Shorter will visit the Blazers on Nov. 12 as part of the GSC Playoff Preview. Although Shorter ...

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People Poll: How do students feel about losing the game during family weekend?

Morgan Ledbetter, a sophomore ASL interpretation major, said, “Although I wasn’t there for the game, my mom called because she’s very invested in the games, and we were both shocked and upset. I think we all expected more after the last game.” Gracie Roberson, a senior biology major and chemistry and psychology minor, said, “I was a little surprised they ...

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