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Blazers face Golden Rams in home opener Sept. 17

The Women’s Volleyball team opens the 2019 home slate against Albany State today at 6 p.m. at The Complex. Albany State has a record of 2-4 and has dropped their past four matches at a tournament hosted by Augusta University. Over the weekend, the Blazers competed in the Nova Southeastern Shark II Invitational, bagging three wins to make their record ...

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Three takeaways from Blazers versus Panthers

There was Albany State. Then, there was Ohio Dominican. Both couldn’t stand a chance versus the Blazers. Ohio Dominican just happened to be the latest victim, losing 48-21 at the hands of the Blazers firework show. The Blazers amassed 587 toal yards through the air and 260 yards on the ground. Passing was the sentence, running was the exclamation point. ...

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Dangerous: Blazer’s ground game, home victory against Panthers

Beware. Actually, witness. The No. 1 VSU Blazers (2-0) have steamrolled through their competition for a school-record 17 consecutive wins, last losing to West Alabama on Nov. 4, 2017. The Ohio Dominican Panthers (1-1) were the victims on Saturday night, losing 48-14 to the reigning defending champion Blazers in their home opener. The company which powers Bazemore-Hyder Stadium must’ve took ...

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Five takeaways from Blazers’ first 2019 showing

VSU opened the 2019 season as road warriors, defeating Albany State 38-3. The Blazers delivered a complete performance in their opening win. They had more yards passing, rushing and won the turnover battle in week one over the Golden Rams. For VSU, it was a necessary start to the Gary Goff era, continuing the Blazers winning streak to 16 in ...

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Blazers, Goff start season 1-0 with victory at Albany State

VSU opened their title defense by battering the Albany State Golden Rams by a score of 38-3 Saturday night. The victory was the first of the Gary Goff era at VSU The Blazers, who start the season as the no. 1 team in the country, set the tone early in the game, going up 14-0 in the first four drives ...

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Albany State’s new bag policy ahead of VSU matchup

The highly-anticipated season opener of VSU versus Albany State will come with a small caveat for those traveling to ASU’s campus. ASU has implemented a clear bag policy for their home games this season. The policy was implemented in the interest of enhancing security measures at games, regulating the size and type of bags that may be carried into the ...

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Goff’s background sets stage at VSU

Gary Goff has a rich history with Valdosta State. As a player, he was the team captain and wide receiver, helping the Blazers to their first playoff appearances in 1994 and 1996. During that time, he also learned the framework to a successful coaching career: the air raid offense. Under the tutelage of some of the best coaches in college ...

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Andrew, Lady Blazers’ system to hold form in 2019

Preparations for the 2019 season have cast a promising light on the VSU Lady Blazers soccer team. The Blazers finished the 2018 season 11-7 and 9-4 in the Gulf South Conference under second-year head coach Stephen Andrew. The Lady Blazers lost four seniors on offense: Carley Montgomery, Suvi Savolainen, Mallory McDaniel and Taylor Snell. Fortunately, the Lady Blazers have such ...

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Football deepens the rivalry with VSU, Albany State

The rivalry of VSU and Albany State football runs deep to the bone. The dictionary describes a rivalry quite literally, as “competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.” But in sports, typically we see a multitude of factors that create a rivalry. For VSU fans, the idea of rival has typically referred to regional factors, ...

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Blazers voted No. 1 in AFCA poll for fourth time

The VSU Blazers football team was voted No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Preseason Division II Top 25, announced Aug. 26. After a historic, perfect 14-0 season and a 49-47 victory over Ferris State in the national championship game in McKinney, Texas, the Blazers moved to first among Division II coaches.   VSU received 29 of 32 first ...

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