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Blazer Athletics Hall of Fame is one for the books

The 27th annual Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame induction took place this past Saturday, and it was filled with many esteemed individuals. It was a room filled to the brim with Blazer legends, such as softball’s Thomas Macera to baseball’s Tommy Thomas. Some of the names that highlighted this year’s class were current Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II, ...

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VSU inducts seven into Athletic Hall of Fame

VSU inducted seven new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 as part of the 25th annual ceremony. Five former players were inducted: football players, Cedric Jones and Edmund Kugbila, women’s basketball player, Candice Ferrell Bryant, softball player Courtney Albritton Carter and women’s tennis player Raphaelle Durante. In addition, current softball head coach, Thomas Macera, and basketball ...

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Jones gave ‘maximum effort’ on the court

The only way out was death. Through 1983-1987, forward Leon Jones was the heart and soul of Blazers basketball. At six feet and six inches tall, the Watkinsville, Georgia, native was a football player before finding his love in hoops. A love that made him an unstoppable force, as he holds the record for the best career field goal percentage ...

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Class of eight enshrined at VSU Hall of Fame

On Feb. 16, six former student-athletes, one longtime contributor to VSU athletics and one national champion football team stood before their peers one last time. This time, it was to give their acceptance into the VSU Hall of Fame. President Richard Carvajal opened the induction ceremony, setting the record for the main purpose of the event. “The reason we are ...

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Allen inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Every student athlete hopes to one day have their name in their institution’s Hall of Fame. For Ramon Allen, a “ground and pound” running back for the Blazers in the late ’80s and early ’90s, that dream came true when he was inducted this past weekend along with a number of other VSU greats. Allen reflected on the feeling of ...

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2018 Hall of Fame class announced

The 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class has been announced. The official ceremony will be held on January 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. This will be the 22nd class that is inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The class will consist of: Ken Ferrell, Contributer, 1968-99 Ferrell is a former employee that has contributed ...

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