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Five takeaways from Blazers’ first 2019 showing

VSU opened the 2019 season as road warriors, defeating Albany State 38-3. The Blazers delivered a complete performance in their opening win. They had more yards passing, rushing and won the turnover battle in week one over the Golden Rams. For VSU, it was a necessary start to the Gary Goff era, continuing the Blazers winning streak to 16 in ...

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Blazers, Goff start season 1-0 with victory at Albany State

VSU opened their title defense by battering the Albany State Golden Rams by a score of 38-3 Saturday night. The victory was the first of the Gary Goff era at VSU The Blazers, who start the season as the no. 1 team in the country, set the tone early in the game, going up 14-0 in the first four drives ...

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Column: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had to pay Elliot

Ezekiel Elliott gets his wish from the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys star running back signed a six-year, $90 million contract extension with $50 million guaranteed and $16.35 million on a signing bonus, making him the highest paid running back in NFL history. He also reset the market for the position, eclipsing Los Angeles Rams’ star Todd Gurley at $57.5 ...

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Column: Colts’ Luck chose health over game

Andrew Luck, the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, announced his retirement from the NFL on Aug. 24. Luck faced major backlash from fans in the days following his announcement. While Luck’s retirement one week before the season’s start came as a shock to the fan base, they seem to not see the bigger picture when it comes to the health of ...

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Albany State’s new bag policy ahead of VSU matchup

The highly-anticipated season opener of VSU versus Albany State will come with a small caveat for those traveling to ASU’s campus. ASU has implemented a clear bag policy for their home games this season. The policy was implemented in the interest of enhancing security measures at games, regulating the size and type of bags that may be carried into the ...

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Goff’s background sets stage at VSU

Gary Goff has a rich history with Valdosta State. As a player, he was the team captain and wide receiver, helping the Blazers to their first playoff appearances in 1994 and 1996. During that time, he also learned the framework to a successful coaching career: the air raid offense. Under the tutelage of some of the best coaches in college ...

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Andrew, Lady Blazers’ system to hold form in 2019

Preparations for the 2019 season have cast a promising light on the VSU Lady Blazers soccer team. The Blazers finished the 2018 season 11-7 and 9-4 in the Gulf South Conference under second-year head coach Stephen Andrew. The Lady Blazers lost four seniors on offense: Carley Montgomery, Suvi Savolainen, Mallory McDaniel and Taylor Snell. Fortunately, the Lady Blazers have such ...

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Football deepens the rivalry with VSU, Albany State

The rivalry of VSU and Albany State football runs deep to the bone. The dictionary describes a rivalry quite literally, as “competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.” But in sports, typically we see a multitude of factors that create a rivalry. For VSU fans, the idea of rival has typically referred to regional factors, ...

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Blazers voted No. 1 in AFCA poll for fourth time

The VSU Blazers football team was voted No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Preseason Division II Top 25, announced Aug. 26. After a historic, perfect 14-0 season and a 49-47 victory over Ferris State in the national championship game in McKinney, Texas, the Blazers moved to first among Division II coaches.   VSU received 29 of 32 first ...

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Giving back: Blazers host scrimmage, drills for community

As fall sports creeps upon much of America, the Blazers’ football team decided to give back to the community before the season begins. On Aug. 24, students and the community were able to watch the defending national champions as they scrimmaged in their annual Meet the Blazers event. All who attended met their favorite student-athletes following the live scrimmage. Redshirt-sophomore ...

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