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History in Thirty

Scoring usually leads to wins. Now it leads to history. This Saturday, the Blazers will play Lenoir-Rhyne in the NCAA Quarterfinals. If the Blazers score 30 points, they will become the highest scoring team in Gulf South Conference football history. That’s a small “if,” as the Blazers have built a season long resume that could ensure that making history won’t ...

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Blazers look to down Bears in quarterfinals

Sixty-six points later. After obliterating Amir Hall and the Bowie State Bulldogs, the Blazers are ready to face the next opponent who stands in the way of their championship hopes in the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. The Blazers are averaging 53.5 points per game and rely on a balanced yet big play-oriented offense. Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year Rogan ...

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Column: Will the Blazers’ fire be extinguished?

Leading up to the last two games for the Blazers, it seemed that they had all the cards stacked against them. It took the Blazers to actually beat West Georgia for them to jump them in the NCAA Division II rankings, despite proving they were the better team statistically. The Blazers showed up and showed out on a national platform ...

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The Blazers ride is far from over

They did it like I said they would. 10-0. GSC Champions. The Valdosta State Blazers ran the table after their monumental victory against West Georgia, where over 10,000 fans watched the 47-31 thriller. However, their mission is far from complete. “We still haven’t hit our peak! I hope you know that,” Head Coach Kerwin Bell told his players right after ...

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No. 5 Blazers nab top seed, first round bye

In the wake of their dominating 47-31 victory against No. 3 West Georgia on Saturday night, the No. 3 Valdosta State Blazers football team learned their fate going forward. The Blazers will be the top seed in NCAA Super Region 2 and will receive a first-round bye in the upcoming NCAA Division II Football Championship, the selection show announced Sunday. ...

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The Blaze at Baze’

We did it, Blazers. A cold November evening and 10,588 people later, Blazer football held up their side of the bargain, snatching the Gulf South Conference crown and the Peach Basket from the stiff competition in West Georgia. Believe or not, the players noticed your support. The type of support I saw from the audience at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is something ...

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The Peach Basket returns to undefeated VSU

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Valdosta State saw a rise in attendance at the VSU versus West Georgia game with over ten thousand fans and winning the Peach Basket was just the cherry on top. “It means a lot with this being the conference championship, bringing the peach basket back and being the only undefeated team in the conference,” Kenny Benjamin ...

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Column: Is West Georgia’s success flawed?

Entering Week 11, five undefeated teams make up the top spots in the NCAA DII AFAC Coaches Poll. Two of those juggernauts are from the Gulf South Conference with the West Georgia Wolves at #3 and the Valdosta State Blazers two spots down at #5. On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the top two teams in the GSC and ...

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Column: Blazers building a dynasty?

With people just now hopping on the Blazer bandwagon, it’s clear that fans are finally catching on to how good this Valdosta State football team is. Well what if I told you that this is more than just a good team? That this good team is the root of a blossoming dynasty? I’m not sure how many people can wrap ...

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VSU’s forged fandom

The VSU student body has finally gotten behind the Blazers football team this season.  It only took 70 days, nine games, and an undefeated record for students to generate excitement for their fellow Blazers. Since coming to VSU in 2016, I have always observed a flaw: The student support and attendance have been low on Saturday nights. No one is ...

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