Posts Tagged ‘ Shane Thomas ’

Blazer basketball takes down GSC foe

Dec 11th, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas. The VSU Blazers (6-3, 1-2) rode the play of their seniors en route to a 75-70 victory over Lee University (6-2, 1-2) Wednesday night. The Blazers tied a season-high in field-goal percentage, shooting 50 percent overall in the win. Blazers head coach Mike Helfer pointed to his team’s
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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

Dec 4th, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have
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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

Nov 22nd, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at
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VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners,
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Blazers beat Albany State at home

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

This story was written by Shane Thomas. The Valdosta State Blazers’ stifling defense forced 21 turnovers and defeated the Albany State Golden Rams (0-2) 90-77 Saturday night. Leading by as many as 23 points in the game, the Blazers (2-0) turned their defense into transition offense as the Blazers earned 24 free throws in the
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Justice, VSU ready for new season

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Blazer basketball begins its 60th season Friday night against the Lane College Dragons. With the preseason coming to a close, the Blazers are eager to see a different opponent than themselves. “It’s gotten to the point now where you’re tired of going against each other over and over again,” junior guard Blake Justice said. “It’s
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Ich bin ein Blazer: Dejworek brings Euro-style to VSU

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shane Thomas This season, Blazer basketball has the keys to a German import. His name is Nils Dejworek, a 6-foot-10 freshman forward from Ulm, Germany. Dejworek spent last season at Furtah Prep in Acworth, Georgia, where he helped lead the Falcons to a Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state championship. With that
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VSU basketball holds first official practice

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shane Thomas  The late Rodney Dangerfield said it best: “No respect, no respect at all.” On Monday, the Valdosta State Blazers men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the Gulf South Conference in the league coaches’ poll, a spot lower than last season. The Blazers went 16-12 last season but finished
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NFL suspends Rice due to scandal

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written by: Shane Thomas Video of former Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of an Atlantic City, New Jersey elevator was good for a two-game suspension. The knockdown leading to the drag-out got him banned indefinitely. On Monday, the now-infamous video surfaced showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in
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Do D-1 Athletes Deserve Wages? You decide

Sep 4th, 2014 | By ,

PRO- Written by: Austin Wells Paying student-athletes is difficult to argue, but we must hear the different opinions. However, money talks and when you look at the revenue that schools make from athletics, it’s hard to say that the student-athletes competing and helping to bring that money in shouldn’t be a part of that revenue. According
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