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Tennis looks to stay atop of polls in young season

The VSU’s men’s tennis team has recently emerged as a dominant force in collegiate tennis, securing the top spot in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association College Tennis Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point. This remarkable achievement has sparked a wave of excitement and anticipation among players, coaches, and fans. As the team gears up for the upcoming season, they are preparing for ...

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Lady Blazers survive upset bid from West Florida

The Lady Blazers made it rain in the Sunshine State as they survived an upset bid from their rival, the West Florida Lady Argonauts. The Lady Blazers came into this matchup ranked No. 3 in the country after knocking off the Union Lady Bulldogs last week. VSU’s 18-game win streak looked to be in jeopardy early on as West Florida ...

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Kalifa Ford’s journey as a student-athlete-mom

Kalifa Ford is a 22-year-old from Bono, Arkansas, managing three different lifestyles while aiming for one goal: a comfortable life for herself and her family. Ford is a junior guard forward for VSU’s women’s basketball, an accounting major and a full-time mother to her 10-month-old daughter, Elleauna. After playing three seasons at her previous school, Oklahoma Baptist University, she realized ...

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Flames out burn Blazers on Hall of Fame Weekend

The VSU Blazers’ free fall continues as they lose a tight one to the Lee University Flames 68-61 on VSU Hall of Fame weekend. The Flames had 4 players in double digits in points. Flames’ graduate guard-forward Beyuan Hendricks led the way with 13 points. The Blazers were led by graduate guard LaTrell Tate who had a game high 24 ...

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Schirmer’s 100th win avenges loss to Flames

The Lady Blazers win their 13th straight game on Saturday as head coach Deandra Schirmer notches her 100th victory as head coach in Titletown. The Lady Blazers took on conference opponent Lee as the second act of Hall of Fame weekend on campus; a game that Lady Blazers fans have had circled since late November. The last time the Lady ...

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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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Blazers and Lady Blazers recap of Alabama trip

The Lady Blazers extend their winning streak to 11 while the Blazers drop two more on the road. Both squads traveled to Huntsville, Ala. last Thursday, Jan. 11 to take on the University of Alabama Huntsville. The Lady Blazers came out of the gates strong at the end of the first half leading 29-16. However, in the second half, points ...

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Blazers storm back to knock off the Argos, snap three-game skid

The Blazers came back from a 15-point deficit to defeat the West Florida Argonauts 82-73 in the Blazers’ first game of 2024. The Blazers had four double-digit players as junior forward Caden Boser had a game-high 19 points while shooting a perfect 7 for 7 from the field and 3 for 3 from the three-point line to go along with ...

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Lady Blazers set to double down their defense against Auburn Montgomery

The Lady Blazers (10-2, 7-1 Gulf South Conference) are on a seven-game winning streak as they enter the second half of their conference season and are focusing primarily on building their defense before stepping on the court with the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks (7-6, 5-4 GSC) this Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Complex. Head coach Deandra Schirmer is preparing the ...

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Blazers aim for spot in semifinals against Lenoir-Rhyne

The VSU football team didn’t know if they’d get another game at home in the playoffs following the first round of the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs. However, an upset in their bracket has gifted the No. 3-seed Blazers (12-1) an opportunity to punch their ticket to the semifinals Saturday at home against the No. 4-seed Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (12-1). “I ...

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