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Three keys to victory versus Florida Tech

Florida Tech is coming to town for Blazer homecoming football. The top ranked VSU Blazers are rolling to start the season, going 6-0 and dominating each game from kick-off. The Blazers have a margin of victory of over 27 points per game. It’s been a complete effort for VSU, as the team ranks in the top 20 in both offense ...

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Born to run: Cipriani rewriting VSU cross country history books

Angie Cipriani has her sights set on rewriting the VSU record book. The Blazer cross country team’s MVP last season has reached new heights in 2019, running the second fastest time in Blazer women’s cross country history, an 18:43 5K.  (According to Head Coach Todd Smoot, team records date back to 1999.) She credits her prowess to a newfound drive ...

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Blazers baseball set to have exhibition versus Polk State College

Blazer bats are back for the new season. VSU baseball will open its 2020 season on Nov. 1. The Blazers have an exhibition game against Polk State that will be at home on Billy Grant Field. It’s a return after a strong 2019 season for the Blazers, who reached the GSC Championship game before losing to Delta State, then losing ...

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New Leader: Guillozet embraces new role with Blazers

For the first time in his three years at VSU, Clay Guillozet is the guy. Guillozet was overshadowed primarily by the three-point tandem of Beau Justice and Winston Morgan, who have both since graduated last season. He has received respect from the Gulf South Conference, receiving All-Conference first team honors. It was unexpected. “I was a little surprised,” Guillozet said ...

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Finding niches: Men’s basketball regroups with new talent

The Blazers basketball team began the start to the upcoming season with their first official practice in the VSU Complex on Tuesday evening. Head Coach Mike Helfer enters his 17th season at the helm and will continue to operate under the run-and-gun system that has made the Blazers feared in the Gulf South Conference. But there’s one caveat. There are ...

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It’s all about the players with VSU strength and conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning team at VSU have an underrated section within the athletic department. Unnoticed. They help student-athletes thrive on the field any ever sport. They are trained to help students with speed and strength development, agility training, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, agility training, plyometric training, flexibility training, and nutrition. The strength and conditioning team are led by Coach ...

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No. 1 Blazers extend winning streak to 20 games, rout Choctaws

VSU Blazers running back Jamar Thompkins does not breathe. It’s like he laces up the cleats, throws on all the padding and lines up in the backfield week in and week out. The Blazers needed all 149 rushing yards from Thompkins, as he shouldered the team to a 42-17 victory over the Mississippi College Choctaws on Oct. 5 at Bazemore-Hyder ...

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Here’s 10 facts ahead of Blazers versus Choctaws

Before the Blazers (4-0) and Mississippi College (2-2) kick off at 2 p.m at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, here are 10 notes to be aware of: In the all-time series between the Blazers and Choctaws, VSU leads 10-8-1. The Blazers currently ride a nine-game win streak heading into today’s matchup, most recently defeating the Choctaws in Clinton, Mississippi 63-42 on September 29, ...

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Column: Blazers conclude regular season with perfection

Blazer Nation awaits a true competition. Through the first four games, the Blazers are unbeaten, and don’t seem like they’ll give in any time soon. Also, riding an NCAA Division II 19-game win streak, expect that amount to increase in the coming weeks. Here are my predictions of the last six weeks of the regular season. Oct. 5 Vs. Mississippi ...

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Everlasting Love: Blazer’s Hall remains attached to soccer

Sports are sometimes taken too far. It’s true, they bring together a school, a community and pride to a university. The stress can get to players, having them lose their love for the sport. For VSU soccer junior Lexie Hall, the joy of the game has never been loss, even with the increased accolades and attention on her game. The ...

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