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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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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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Van Auken wins two weekly pitching awards

Fast-pitching may be the Blazers best asset. At the start of the season, VSU sophomore pitcher Caylie Van Auken sparked a blazing-hot trail for the softball team when she received the titles Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week and Fastpitch News National Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12.   This is Van Auken’s first GSC weekly honor. Senior ...

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Townsend’s defense extends off the court

Crystal Townsend is a late bloomer to the game of basketball. Ranking No. 9 in the Gulf South Conference in rebounds with 7.4 and 11 points per game, Townsend got her start in high school. Townsend graduated from Cape Coral High School in Cape Coral, Florida, where she was a key piece in leading her team to a 24-6 overall ...

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Intramural sports has begun for spring semester

VSU intramural sports kicked off its spring 2019 semester on Jan. 28. For Director of Campus Recreation Shawn Phippen, it begins another semester of “a great tradition” of intramural sports at VSU. That tradition dates back to 2014, when VSU won the first of three straight flag football national championships. “Many students love the opportunity to build relationships with others ...

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Report: Lee Stalker will join VSU as defensive coordinator

Another former walk-on could potentially roam the sidelines of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. According to Football Scoop, a website that breaks football stories from all over the country, Tiffin’s Lee Stalker will join Gary Goff as the new defensive coordinator for the Blazers. Stalker served as the defensive line coach, run game coordinator and special teams coordinator for the Dragons last season. ...

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Column: Is Goff the right fit for VSU?

There’s a tall ladder to climb for VSU’s next head football coach. Coming off an undefeated season and a national championship win, Kerwin Bell left the Blazers in elite form. It’s now up to Gary Goff to continue the success. For those who yawn at Goff being the new head coach, he may actually be a good hire for the ...

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Blazer Softball picked second in conference preseason poll

VSU softball will open the 2019 season at No. 2 in the Gulf South Conference. The selection was announced Thursday by the league office. All GSC head coaches voted on the preseason poll, with teams receiving 12 points for first-place votes, 11 for second-place votes, etc.  They were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Below is the full list: ...

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Head Coach Goff Introductory press conference set for Tuesday

From walk-on to head coach, newly hired Gary Goff comes full circle in Valdosta. VSU will formally introduce Goff Tuesday, Jan. 29 at an introductory press conference at 11 a.m. The conference will be held at The Complex. The press conference is open to the public Goff, a VSU graduate of 1996, comes to back to VSU from NCAA Division ...

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Intensity could get the Blazers back on track

The Blazers have lost their fire. After starting the season 9-0, the Blazers have registered a 4-4 record over their last eight games. It isn’t a huge nose dive, but it certainly isn’t normal from one of the Gulf South Conference’s best teams. The term that could sum it all up – intensity. It’s definitely left the Complex, and players ...

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