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Column: Final Destination McKinney

No sleep ‘til Texas. VSU football is headed to the national championship after winning a 30-24 slugfest against No. 11 Notre Dame College. I now see why the Falcons of Notre Dame were undefeated coming into this game. They pulled out all the stops to win this game, but still fell short. Falcons’ Freshman running back Jaleel McLaughlin proved that ...

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Lady Blazers avoid third consecutive loss, down Lady Bucs

Three times the charm. After falling in three straight games, the Lady Blazers came away with a 67-53 victory against Gulf South Conference opponent, the Christian Brothers Lady Buccaneers. The Lady Blazers and Lady Bucs got off to a competitive game, ending the first quarter with VSU up 16-14. Once the second quarter begun, the Lady Blazers began to blow ...

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Lady Blazers drop out of top 25, lose to Union

No revenge this time. The Lady Blazers basketball team suffered another loss against the Union College Lady Bulldogs. A season ago, the Lady Blazers were eliminated by the Lady Bulldogs in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. But the biggest question is: What is going on with the Lady Blazers? Since being ranked No. 23 in the WBCA preseason ...

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Blazers look to down Bears in quarterfinals

Sixty-six points later. After obliterating Amir Hall and the Bowie State Bulldogs, the Blazers are ready to face the next opponent who stands in the way of their championship hopes in the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. The Blazers are averaging 53.5 points per game and rely on a balanced yet big play-oriented offense. Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year Rogan ...

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Column: Will the Blazers’ fire be extinguished?

Leading up to the last two games for the Blazers, it seemed that they had all the cards stacked against them. It took the Blazers to actually beat West Georgia for them to jump them in the NCAA Division II rankings, despite proving they were the better team statistically. The Blazers showed up and showed out on a national platform ...

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The Blaze at Baze’

We did it, Blazers. A cold November evening and 10,588 people later, Blazer football held up their side of the bargain, snatching the Gulf South Conference crown and the Peach Basket from the stiff competition in West Georgia. Believe or not, the players noticed your support. The type of support I saw from the audience at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is something ...

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VSU’s forged fandom

The VSU student body has finally gotten behind the Blazers football team this season.  It only took 70 days, nine games, and an undefeated record for students to generate excitement for their fellow Blazers. Since coming to VSU in 2016, I have always observed a flaw: The student support and attendance have been low on Saturday nights. No one is ...

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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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Should Quarterbacks sit their Rookie Season?

It has always been a tradition for teams to draft quarterbacks and sit them their rookie season with a plan of letting them learn from the transition guy playing at the starter spot. The question has been rekindled in lieu of the ascendance of second year Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes sat until Week 17 of his rookie ...

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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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