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“Bear Trap” gets best of Blazers, finish 16th at PGA National

The Blazers fell into the “Bear Trap” this week at PGA National, and despite improvement in the final round Tuesday, were unable to crawl back into contention. VSU played that stretch of holes 15-17 at 25 over par, significant considering that’s just three holes, and that the tournament’s winner No. 4 Saint Leo posted a 22 over par total in ...

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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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Blazer Golf faces tour site PGA National, Intimidating Bear Trap

The No. 22 ranked VSU Blazer golf team will look to build off their debut performance this Monday and Tuesday at PGA National’s The Champion course, home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic and “The Bear Trap,” arguably golf’s most challenging set of holes. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, this scenic tour layout will be one of the toughest ...

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Scorers galore: Blazers post season-high versus Choctaws

Posting a season-high of 63 points and 614 yards, the No. 13 VSU football team posted a 63-42 victory at Mississippi College Saturday evening.  VSU Sophomore Signal Caller Rogan Wells threw a career-high six touchdown passes in the game, giving him 19 on the season. The game saw a combined 1,129 yards of offense and 15 touchdowns. Along with the ...

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Blazers Spark a Flame, Send Message in Cougar Invitational

The Blazers came into Tuesday with a one-shot lead, and after Jordan Long tallied three straight birdies to start his round, it appeared as though the Blazers were in the process of starting their season with a victory. “I just got hot early. Had an easy up-and-down on 1, I had a kick in (tap in) on holes two and ...

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Cross Country improve in Gainesville

Lots of running took place Saturday morning, with a splash of new personal bests from the Blazers. The Valdosta State men’s and women’s cross-country squad maintain a solid 2018 season with a scorching hot performance at their Saturday morning meet at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. VSU men’s placed sixth with 177 points as senior Jaison Morning finished No. ...

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VSU Golf Prepares for Country Club of Columbus

The Country Club of Columbus measures only 6,515 yards long, but the course will play more difficult and the stakes will be much bigger as Matt Anderson, Jordan Long and a trio of freshman take on this venue and a quality field Monday to tee off the 2018 season. Established in 1909, this well-maintained Donald Ross design has stood the ...

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Preview: Blazers eyeing fourth straight victory

The VSU Blazers have feasted on their first three opponents, but this week’s game looks more like an appetizer. After an upset win over West Alabama last week, the Blazers find themselves in great position for another early Gulf South Conference victory, facing the troubled Shorter University Hawks. Last season, the Blazers shut out the Hawks 52-0 on Nov. 11. ...

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Column: Team of the Year

Josh: For my pick for VSU’s Team of the Year, I’m predicting which team will reap in the most success this coming year. I’ve got the reigning Gulf South Conference Softball Champions as my VSU Team of the Year. The Lady Blazers will be following up on a 42-13 season and are the defending the Gulf South Conference champions. Over ...

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Former VSU star returns during ‘Dine with the Blazers’

On Wednesday, VSU athletics held their annual “Dine in the Blazers” at the Blazer Sports Grille. This allows VSU students to get up close and personal with the Blazer athletes as seasons are beginning to creep up. The VSU football team was the main attraction of the event as they are preparing for their season opener against rival, Albany State ...

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