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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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Lady Blazers Knock Off Auburn Montgomery 77-51 at Hall of Fame Weekend

Fast and efficient. The Lady Blazers quick start led to a dominating performance over Auburn Montgomery, as they won 77-51. It was a much-needed win for the Lady Blazers, as they won their second in a row after going on a three game losing streak. They now have a 14-5 record on the season. VSU was scintillating to start the ...

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Column: NFL has tainted process for hiring black coaches

I was driving back from Jacksonville a couple weeks ago, as I spent some time at the beach for my 21st birthday. Typically when I take road trips, I like to reflect. No music, no radio. Just thoughts. The drive was about a shade under two hours, considering the traffic that caught up with me at the Florida-Georgia line. I ...

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Weekend roadtrip offers opportunity for Lady Blazers Basketball

It’s been a good start for the Lady Blazers, but after a tough schedule to start the season, first year Head Coach DeandraSchirmer sees this roadtrip as an opportunity to make up some ground. Just after the halfway point of the season, VSU sits at 12-4, but all four losses have come in Gulf South Conference play. That puts them ...

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Column: Student-athletes finally receive freedom from NCAA

The NCAA is trying to use its get-out-of-jail-free card. Over the years, the topic of pay to play has been one of the most controversial and often discussed stories that surrounds college sports. Now, after bills were proposed in many states to put the practice in place legally, the NCAA has ruled that it will allow college athletes to profit ...

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Refined: Blazers’ forward trims ‘about 20 pounds’ in offseason

If you attended either of the Blazers first two games this season, you probably had to do a double-take at Darrell Jones. Don’t worry, you saw correctly. Jones, a senior forward, trimmed down some weight in the offseason, which has unlocked new dimensions in his game. “I lost about 20 pounds,” Jones said of his weight-loss. “I was eating better. ...

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