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Blazers rank second in initial NCAA rankings, seventh in AFCA Poll

This season, the undefeated Blazer football team has racked up a boatload of accolades and individual honors. Now, they sit second in the initial NCAA Division II Super Region Two rankings, released Monday afternoon by the NCAA.  The West Georgia Wildcats lead the first of three public rankings. Although the Blazers are unblemished on the season, West Georgia is posting ...

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No. 1 Barry dominate, No. 22 VSU still has work to do

At the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Resort, No. 1 Barry University continued its pattern of dominance, winning its third tournament in as many appearances, this time by 24 shots over host West Florida. VSU showed us some of what had its supporters excited at the start of the season, but its 13th place finish also made known that the ...

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Bobcat Invitational gets Blazers’ strong effort

Just when it was time to deliver, the Blazers did – as a collective. Both men’s and women’s cross country squads had an energetic performance at the 2018 Bobcat Invitational Saturday morning, hosted by Georgia College, in Milledgeville, Ga. Among Division II schools that attended the meet, both VSU teams finished in the top ten as the men ranked No. ...

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Lewis breaking records in route to victory over Union

Junior Ashley Lewis is having a legendary season for Lady Blazers’ soccer, and it has lifted the squad to new heights. Friday evening, Lewis scored her sixth game winning goal of the season, breaking the Valdosta State single-season goals record and the single-season points record in a 3-1 victory over the winless Union Bulldogs at the VSU Soccer Complex. The ...

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Coach Peacock Serves as Inspiration to Blazer Football

The VSU Blazers football team has seen a multitude of success on the field this season, but on the sidelines, they have to endure a life battle of one of their coaches. Back in September, Tight End/Full Back Coach John Peacock was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors went to remove the tumor, but they found that it had spread and an ...

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Trading Places: Jegede anchoring the ‘Black Swarm’

Instead of facilitating on the basketball court, the Nigerian juggernaut is now orchestrating the defense on the turf. VSU Blazers Senior Defensive End, Iseoluwapo Jegede, is the current team sack leader with 4.5. Iseoluwapo Jegede hails from Lagos, Nigeria. The 6’6,” 280 lbs. mammoth of a man arrived in the U.S. in 2013 when he was 19 years old to ...

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Lady Blazers open season at No. 2

After a long grind and hard-fought run to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen in 2017-18, the Valdosta State women’s basketball team was picked second in the Gulf South Conference in the GSC Preseason Women’s Basketball Poll, released by the league office on Thursday. The Bulldogs of Union University, who made a run to the Elite Eight, was picked to ...

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VSU Men’s basketball favored as GSC’s best

The best team in the GSC last year is not taking a backseat to any team in the GSC, rather they are switching to the driver’s seat to start this season. After a stellar overall record of 26-5 on the season and an 18-2 record in GSC play, the Valdosta State men’s basketball team was picked to be the last ...

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Should Quarterbacks sit their Rookie Season?

It has always been a tradition for teams to draft quarterbacks and sit them their rookie season with a plan of letting them learn from the transition guy playing at the starter spot. The question has been rekindled in lieu of the ascendance of second year Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes sat until Week 17 of his rookie ...

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Column: Golf Postseason changes long overdue

The season is far from over and the rankings are subject to change, but undeniable evidence suggests this: The current Division II Golf postseason format is rigged against southern teams and does more harm than good. The issue above all is the NCAA’s concept of “regionalization.” It’s the idea that all regions in the country should have equal representation in ...

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