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Spec’ Sports Weekend Recap Photos

Blazer athletics had a big opening weekend in Titletown, USA. Soccer brought home a 3-1 victory over Clayton State. Men’s Cross Country placed third in the Border Clash race on Friday while Women’s Cross Country placed fifth. Football lost their opening game to Albany State 29-12. Our photographers were there to capture some of the moments.     Football photos by ...

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Blazers looking to scorch the Rams

  The Blazers will look to keep their season opening streak against Albany State going with a victory on opening day. In December, the 2016 Blazers were eliminated in the first round of the Division II playoffs. Head coach Kerwin Bell is entering his sophomore season at VSU and is looking to improve on the early exit from last season. ...

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All about the Benjamin’s

The reign of Kenny isn’t over for VSU Football. With the departure of star cornerback Kenny Moore to the New England Patriots, a new face has risen in the ranks. Kenny Benjamin, a freshman wide receiver from Fort Myles, Florida, performed well during the spring and fall football camps. He previously played for Dunbar High School under coach Sammy Brown, ...

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Intramural sports bring new opportunity

VSU offers plenty of clubs and organizations for students to join. Like most organizations, intramural sports is a great way to meet new people, reconnect with friends or stay in shape. VSU offers 12 different types of intramural sports for the fall semester. Drew Devore, Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Risk Management, is in charge of making sure all sports ...

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People Poll: Do students plan on attending games?

By virtue of being a VSU student, you can attend any sporting event on campus for free. In recent years, many students haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity. The Spec Sports desk took to campus to see if some of the underclassmen will break the trend. Nia Parker, Sophomore “I ran track in high school, so I’m really looking forward ...

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Volleyball spikes through preseason rankings

Coming off a mediocre season, the Blazer Volleyball team hopes to dig deep this time around. Last season, the Blazers were below .500 with a 13-18 overall record. They went 9-11 in conference competition which resulted in them placing sixth in the conference. That record and corresponding ranking resulted in them facing North Alabama, who eventually went on to win ...

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Cross Country is blazing for glory

Following a progressive offseason, the VSU cross-country team is ready to come out of the gate strong. This season, VSU’s cross-country team will have the luxury of returning runners making up most of the men and women rosters. The teams will feature a total of 14 familiar faces under head coach Todd Smoot, including both of his team captains from ...

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Get in the know: VSU sports staff changes

Staff changes were not in short supply over the summer. Here’s a recap of what you might have missed. Jennifer Grubbs, former assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, transitioned into a new role with Blazer Athletics. Grubbs accepted the Director of Student-Athlete Development and has been working in that position since July. Grubbs is one of the longest tenured ...

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Hamilton signs with Dodgers

Above:  Blazers pitcher, Austin Hamilton, who led the the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts with 103.  Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University. Written by Juston Lewis, Sports Editor. VSU Baseball’s Austin Hamilton is heading west after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-handed pitcher joined the organization as an undrafted free-agent on Wednesday. Hamilton appeared in 17 games for ...

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Titletown football is campin’

Above: University of Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, in his famous khakis and crewneck outfit at the ‘Night of Champions’ camp hosted by VSU Football Written By Joshua Miller, Contributor / Photos by Seth Willard, Media Editor VSU football kicked off the summer camp season on June 4 with khakis and a crewneck. More than 700 high school student-athletes attended VSU’s ...

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