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Column: When the sporting world stopped

With the widespread shut down of sports at all levels, including all spring sports at VSU, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re left reeling as a society with no level of salvation. So, what’s next? My nightly routine typically involves dinner, some homeworkand the NBA action of that night. On March 11, we had the Utah Jazz on the road ...

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Valdosta State football cancels pro day, NFL pulls scouts

Valdosta State football announced via Twitter that a pro day scheduled for tomorrow, March 13, will be canceled. The decision was made after some NFL teams pulled scouts from traveling due to the new coronavirus. According to the Associated Press, the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets have ordered all scouts and assistant coaches to ...

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Versatility key as Blazers advance to semifinals

Valdosta State knew the top seed in the tournament came with expectations. Montevallo gave it their all, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the Blazers in their final home game of the season. After a slow start, the Blazers found themselves down 11-4 early against the Falcons, a team VSU beat by 31 two weeks earlier. After the media ...

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Blazers sweep Rollins, win seventh in a row

Valdosta State Blazers recorded their second consecutive sweep this season against Rollins College, capping the weekend with a 7-3 win. The Blazers are 4-1 in the conference, putting them at second place with the third best overall record in the conference at 11-3. The offense has been a huge factor, scoring four runs or more in each of the last ...

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Lady Blazers knock off Montevallo in crucial conference matchup

When taking on the Falcons, the Lady Blazers knew they had to attack the paint.  VSU won against Montevallo 97-87 Thursday night as junior Kayla Bonilla finished the game with the accomplishment of scoring her 1,000th career point during the fourth quarter.  Bonilla and Cheray Saunders helped lead the way as the Lady Blazers took a first quarter lead, but ...

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Blazers coast to 14th straight victory 105-74

Head coach Mike Helfer doesn’t want to talk about the streak, but 14 in a row was never in doubt. After a late first half run, no. 12 Valdosta State coasted to their 14th consecutive victory 105-74 over Montevallo. The win puts the Blazers four wins away from the longest winning streak in school history, which was 18 in 2018. ...

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Red Hots: The overlooked champions of Titletown

VSU is home to numerous championship programs, but their successful dance team has gone under the radar. VSU’s Red Hots dance team has won the National Dance Association championship the last three years, and five of the last ten. Head coach Kelli Fields is one of the longest tenured coaches at VSU. going on her 14 season. She has instilled ...

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Remembering Kobe: Everyone has a little bit of No. 24

Everyone has done it. Wadded up a paper ball (possibly homework or something) and aimed at the nearest trashcan. We would get into our stance, feet aligned perfectly and let out a subtle leap into the air. As the wad flew threw the air, we would extend our shooting arm, leaving the flick of the wrist. We all would yell ...

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