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‘We’re doing our jobs’: The Spectator nets five awards

The Spectator staff made their presence felt at the Georgia College Press Association Press Institute on Feb. 15, 2019. It’s evident in the awards they brought home and the board positions they filled. The Spectator’s staff netted three staff awards and two individual awards. Most notably, The Spectator was named as first place winners for the category “Best Website.” Editor-in-Chief ...

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Lady Statesmen escape VSU with gritty win

The story of the Lady Blazers’ 70-66 loss against the Delta State Lady Statesmen tells of turnovers and crunch time. This matchup was as even as their last one, when the Lady Blazers edged the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws 69-60 on Feb. 14. Turnovers made it hard for the Lady Blazers to run away with the Feb. 16 game, giving ...

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Blazer Athletics to reveal championship grove

VSU doesn’t only plant seeds in students’ futures but also in honor of their achievements. On Feb. 14, VSU will celebrate earning its seventh Tree Campus USA acknowledgement. Tree Campus USA is a national program established in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation. Its goal is to honor colleges with effectual forest management to captivate university community members. This honor ...

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Blazers bounce back versus Montevallo

The Blazers were out looking for revenge on Thursday. After falling to Montevallo on Jan. 24, the Blazers evened the score, winning an intense 75-70 battle. Guard Beau Justice led the Blazers in scoring, posting 19 points and knocking down four three-pointers. Justice caught his stride after going into halftime with only three points on the board on 1-4 shooting. ...

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Blazers set expectations for new head coach

The Blazers have found their new head coach. Tiffin University’s head coach, Gary Goff has accepted the job for the head coach vacancy at VSU. With the Blazers coming off an undefeated, national championship season, expectations are high for Goff to come in and continue the winning culture at VSU. Wide receiver Kenny Benjamin believes that the new coach should ...

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Preview: VSU goes on the road to Montevallo

Women’s: The Lady Blazers will attempt to continue their success against Montevallo’s Lady Falcons on Thursday Jan 24. The Lady Falcons were not able to gain a win against the Lady Blazers last season, losing by a combined 36 points. The Lady Blazers sit at 12-6 while the Lady Falcons are 10-7. Thursday’s game will determine who will take the ...

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Jones kindles the Blazers off the bench, flames Hawks

The hero for the Blazers is usually guard Beau Justice, but forward Darrell Jones took the job against Shorter. Jones led the Blazers to a 93-82 victory over the Hawks behind a 22-point and 8-rebound stat line. Justice shot 7-15 but went blank from three, shooting 0-6, something he hasn’t done in seven games. The team struggled from three, shooting ...

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Franklin, Townsend down Shorter

Two twenty-point scorers weren’t enough to take down the Lady Blazers. Despite Shorter’s Jamilla Harrison and Jasmine Gaines each scoring twenty points, the Lady Blazers still held on for a 72-65 win. Sonya Franklin and Crystal Townsend each led the Lady Blazers with 15 points. The game opened with the Lady Blazers facing mild struggles, shooting 38 percent from the ...

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What’s next for the Blazers?

The Blazers find themselves in limbo following their Division II National Championship against Ferris State. Three of the coaches leading the team in VSU’s first undefeated football season have pursued careers elsewhere. Head Coach Kerwin Bell took an offensive coordinator position at the University of South Florida. Offensive Line Coach Jeremy Darveau followed and will now coach the Bulls’ front ...

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Globetrotters Take TitleTown

A world-renowned basketball team will make a stop on VSU’s campus today when the Harlem Globetrotters take over TitleTown, one of the many stops for the latest world tour. Called the “Fan Powered World Tour,” it caters to fans across all regions of the globe and spans three continents and 13 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. Abe ...

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