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Blazers take on Virginia Union on Family Weekend

The No. 2 VSU football team (1-0), coming off a physical 36-21 win over No. 7 Keiser of the NAIA, now turn their attention towards Virginia Union (1-0). The game will take place on Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium as part of Family Weekend. Though the Blazers beat Virginia Union 51-7 last season, head coach Tremaine Jackson ...

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Strong second half leads Blazers past Keiser

The No. 2 ranked VSU football team (1-0) kicked off the Tremaine Jackson era with a 36-21 win over the No. 7 ranked Keiser Seahawks (1-1) of the NAIA. Though finding themselves in a tight battle throughout the game, Jackson believes this game will be a good thing for the Blazers in the long run. “It was good for us ...

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Blazers set to face Keiser in season opener

The No. 2 VSU football team is set to host the No. 7 Keiser Seahawks (1-0) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for their season opener for a rare Thursday night game in Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Though there has been a changing of the guard in head coach from last year’s Blazer squad, ...

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Blazers volleyball struggles in 5-game road trip

The VSU women’s volleyball team opened their season with a five-game road trip spanning from Aug. 25-27, including a four-game stint in the Sandy Hoffman Memorial Tournament, going 1-4. The Lady Blazers, despite losing four of five to open the season, showed some signs of resiliency from what is a young squad. Of the 14 members on the team, 12 ...

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The Scrum for Glory: VSU’s rugby club sets their sights on the SCRC

The VSU rugby club entered a new chapter in the short but successful history of the team. The rugby club has moved conferences, leaving the Georgia Rugby Union, which the Blazers have been members of since the club was founded in 2010, to the SEC’s rugby league, the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference. Additionally, the club started a women’s team in ...

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OPINION: Big Ten expansion brings uncertainty for college athletics

On June 30, the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) made a seismic decision to leave behind their longtime conference, the Pac-12, for the Big Ten in 2024. This move is easily the most surprising in the latest round of conference realignment in college athletics. However, it has since been widely seen as one ...

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Red Hots haul home trophy

Every year, starting with football season and continuing through basketball season, VSU’s Red Hots celebrate and support the teams while entertaining the droves of students and local supporters. All the while, all 19 members of VSU’s renowned dance team are working hard behind the scenes, practicing and lifting multiple days a week for hours to perfect their craft. All for ...

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Opinion: Conference USA legal battle paints dark cloud over conference realignment

In the world of college athletics, it’s common to see schools move from conference to conference and division to division in an effort to find the perfect fit for them. Many factors are considered when a university decides to relocate to compete in a new conference, such as conference prestige, recruiting, traveling costs, annual revenue and more. Conference realignment is ...

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Lady Blazers bounce back big time against West Florida

The Lady Blazers (15-4) dominated the paint at home to beat Gulf South Conference rivals West Florida (14-5) 81-54. Coming into the game, the Lady Blazers had dropped their previous two games on the road by just four points combined. Prior to that, they had won 12 of their last 13 games and were 14-2. So, the Lady Blazers had ...

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Zach Blankenship triumphs through COVID-19

He steps up to the pitcher’s mound. The world around him goes silent. He tunes out all the cheers and jeers from the stands. His mind goes almost completely blank. Even as an applied mathematics major, he isn’t thinking about numbers or probabilities as they pertain to baseball. All he is thinking about is making sure he slings a fastball ...

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