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Lady Blazers survive upset bid from West Florida

The Lady Blazers made it rain in the Sunshine State as they survived an upset bid from their rival, the West Florida Lady Argonauts. The Lady Blazers came into this matchup ranked No. 3 in the country after knocking off the Union Lady Bulldogs last week. VSU’s 18-game win streak looked to be in jeopardy early on as West Florida ...

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Lady Blazers upsets Union, again

The no. 8 ranked Lady Blazers defeated the Lady Bulldogs 74-56 on Saturday afternoon for their second win over Union this season. In a game that has many postseason stipulations, the Lady Blazers faced their toughest test of the season against the Lady Bulldogs. These two squads have played once prior, in which the Lady Blazers ran an offense that ...

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Kalifa Ford’s journey as a student-athlete-mom

Kalifa Ford is a 22-year-old from Bono, Arkansas, managing three different lifestyles while aiming for one goal: a comfortable life for herself and her family. Ford is a junior guard forward for VSU’s women’s basketball, an accounting major and a full-time mother to her 10-month-old daughter, Elleauna. After playing three seasons at her previous school, Oklahoma Baptist University, she realized ...

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Blazers and Lady Blazers recap of Alabama trip

The Lady Blazers extend their winning streak to 11 while the Blazers drop two more on the road. Both squads traveled to Huntsville, Ala. last Thursday, Jan. 11 to take on the University of Alabama Huntsville. The Lady Blazers came out of the gates strong at the end of the first half leading 29-16. However, in the second half, points ...

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Lady Blazers set to double down their defense against Auburn Montgomery

The Lady Blazers (10-2, 7-1 Gulf South Conference) are on a seven-game winning streak as they enter the second half of their conference season and are focusing primarily on building their defense before stepping on the court with the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks (7-6, 5-4 GSC) this Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Complex. Head coach Deandra Schirmer is preparing the ...

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Blazers and Lady Blazers Burn the Hawks

Both the Blazers and Lady Blazers picked up their first conference wins of the season after playing Shorter University on Monday night. The Lady Blazers came into Monday’s game after suffering a tough loss on Saturday to Lee University. Even being down their starting point guard, VSU played valiantly. They gave the flames all they could handle down the stretch ...

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A day in the life of a college athlete

Written by Grace Beyer, Special to The Spectator. Photo courtesy of Grace Beyer. Painting an accurate picture of a student-athlete’s day is no easy task. With changing practice times depending on the day of the week/revolving around my team’s classes, long stretches of some weeks with road trips, and home games and events, our schedule is not something that we, ...

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Opinion: The NCAA should transition away from the four-year transition rule

March Madness has come around once again. With conference tournaments well underway, many teams are hoping to make a magical run in their conference tournament to capture their conference’s bid to the Big Dance. That said, only a select-few 68 teams out of more than 360 teams will hear their name called on Selection Sunday (March 12 at 6 p.m. ...

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Strong second half propels Lady Blazers past Delta State

The Lady Blazers and their conference-leading scoring defense continue to cause opponents trouble. After cruising past Mississippi College (4-15, 3-13 Gulf South Conference) 82-31 on Jan. 19, the Lady Blazers (15-3, 14-2 GSC) stifled Delta State (7-13, 6-10 GSC) in the second half en route to a 59-40 win on Hall of Fame weekend. The Lady Blazers have now won ...

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