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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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‘Meet the Blazers’ draws crowd despite heat

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

Written By: Shane Thomas Despite stifling heat and weather dangers, fans braved the conditions to “Meet the Blazers” on Sunday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The VSU Blazers football team, the Red Hots dance team and cheerleading squad conducted clinics and signed autographs for fans. “Meet the Blazers goes back a long way—way before I got here,”
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VSU star approaches home run title

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Three years, two-time Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, 57 career home runs, and one national championship−Valdosta State softball sensation Courtney Albritton has put together quite the career. Only a junior, Albritton made history in the fifth inning of the Blazers’ 7-1 win over West Georgia. Her 21st blast of the season staked her
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VSU aims to build on so-so season

Mar 13th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Shane Thomas A 16-12 season certainly will not be remembered as one of head coach Mike Helfer’s greatest seasons. Following another season of roster renovations, this season represents a transition period for the veteran head coach that may propel the Blazers back to prominence next season. On the surface, the Blazers were a
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VSU geared up for first-round of tourney

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas No. 7 Valdosta State (15-11) takes on No. 2 West Alabama (14-6) in Game A of the Gulf South Conference tournament Thursday. Reminiscent of last season, the Blazers enter the conference tournament having lost their last two regular season games. VSU lost to Christian Brothers 90-73 in the regular season finale.
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The little man that plays like a giant

Feb 27th, 2014 | By
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written by: Shane Thomas When the Valdosta State men’s basketball team took the floor Nov. 11 for its season opener, there were several new players for fans to become acquainted with. The Blazers were victorious that night led by one of their newcomers, an undersized yet speedy point guard named Larry Stone. Generously listed at
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Blazers attempt to sweep Wolves

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas Valdosta State (13-9) look to improve their standing in the Gulf South Conference when they welcome in-state rival West Georgia (16-9) Thursday night. The Blazers defeated UWG 72-64 in Carrollton, Ga. on Jan. 16. Blazer guard Blake Justice led the team with 25 points and VSU held UWG’s leading scorer Deonta
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Blazers outlast conference foe Union

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas Valdosta State used several key defensive stops down the stretch to grind out a 66-63 victory over Union Saturday night. After VSU built a 53-43 lead with 15:34 remaining in the second half on a layup from junior Colin Cook, the Bulldogs stormed back behind the play of freshman Ashanti Day.
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