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Franklin leaves VSU with opportunities

Focused on the future, VSU has presented senior Sonya Franklin a lot of options. The third leading scorer on the Lady Blazers team, Franklin averaged 10 points and 4.3 rebounds a game during her senior year. Now, she is prepared to finish her degree with a Health Science Bachelor’s. “It was a life-changing experience here at VSU,” Franklin said. “While ...

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Air time is on the Blazers’ radar

The 7-0 Blazers are one of, if not, the most athletic teams in the Gulf South Conference, but they want to go much higher. Their plans to become the best show in the GSC will come by splash plays and sending the crowd into a frenzy. At the Complex, that is the norm. Whether it’s Desmond DeRamus speeding down the ...

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Lady Blazers avoid third consecutive loss, down Lady Bucs

Three times the charm. After falling in three straight games, the Lady Blazers came away with a 67-53 victory against Gulf South Conference opponent, the Christian Brothers Lady Buccaneers. The Lady Blazers and Lady Bucs got off to a competitive game, ending the first quarter with VSU up 16-14. Once the second quarter begun, the Lady Blazers began to blow ...

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Blazers’ versatility defeat Dieball’s Bucs

Bribing the Blazers isn’t the way to go. On Saturday, the Blazers (7-0) got into their stances and suffocated the Bucs (5-2) from tip off, leading to an 84-71 win. Christian Brothers could not buy a basket as every shot was contested heavily. The Blazers covered every centimeter of the floor as they flew around defensively. The Bucs’ trademark Princeton-style ...

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Paint Party: Jones break out game, Blazers 6-0

No napkins needed. The Blazers began Gulf South Conference play on Thursday night as they defeated the Union Bulldogs 91-80. The paint was the center of attention, yet it was messy. Darrell Jones came up big for VSU, posting season-highs with 19 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. At 250-pounds, Jones showcased his versatility by stepping outside to drain two ...

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Lady Blazers drop out of top 25, lose to Union

No revenge this time. The Lady Blazers basketball team suffered another loss against the Union College Lady Bulldogs. A season ago, the Lady Blazers were eliminated by the Lady Bulldogs in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. But the biggest question is: What is going on with the Lady Blazers? Since being ranked No. 23 in the WBCA preseason ...

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‘We can score in bunches’: VSU playing beyond the arc

Winston Morgan speeds down the floor awaiting the outlet pass from Goree Venable in the third quarter. There’s only one defender trailing him to the empty lane for a layup, yet Morgan had other plans. With no hesitation, Morgan dribbles once and steps into a dagger three-point basket. He wipes the sweat from his face and celebrates with one of ...

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Wells named finalist for Harlon Hill Trophy

VSU sophomore quarterback Rogan Wells has put together a historic season for the undefeated Blazers, and he could top it off with an illustrious trophy. Wells was named one of nine finalists for the 2018 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year, announced Wednesday Nov 18, by the Great American Conference. The award is widely ...

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Ingram, bench spark huge run to down Albany State

VSU’s Keshawn Ingram is no stranger to shooting three-pointers, and last night, he showed us why. “It was all preparation, honestly,” Ingram said. “Coach always wants me to shoot the ball when I get it, so I just make sure my feet are ready.” As Ingram’s season-high 20 points led the way for the bench unit, the Blazers demolished the ...

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Home, sweet home: Blazers hold off Tuskegee

Even when Beau Justice has a slow start, teams still haven’t taken advantage. The VSU men’s basketball team overcame a second-half explosion from Tuskegee University to come away with a 93-81 victory at home Tuesday night. The Blazers were led by Justice, the reigning Gulf South Conference Player of the Year. Justice scored a game-high 30 points, while flirting with ...

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