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  • vsu_champs_Hatcher.jpg Hall of Fame Hatcher

    The “Hatch Attack” led the Valdosta State Blazers to the 2004 NCAA Division II national championship.
    Now it has carried its architect — along with his own stellar playing career — into the inaugural class of the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame. Hatcher was announced as one of the 10 members of the initial class by the conference Monday morning.

    June 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU_Dom.jpg Cleveland drafts VSU’s DeMasi in 31st round

    Blazer right-hander waiting to talk to Indians, family to decide future after draft dream realized

    June 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Two wins from glory

    In a city with a rich sports tradition the Valdosta State Club Rugby team badly wants to make a name for itself in TitleTown — on Saturday morning in Aston, Penn., the Blazers' burning desire was on display. VSU cruised to a 3-0 record in pool play of the National Small College Rugby 7s National Tournament with a combined score of 85-17 to secure a spot in today's semifinals.

    June 1, 2014

  • VSUcamp.jpg Back to Basics

    Beginning Tuesday, David Dean, the head coach of the Valdosta State Blazer football team, and other members of his staff came together to host the annual "David Dean Youth Camp.” The general idea of the camp has been around since 2002 and allows younger children to get hands-on fundamentals about football in addition to meeting some of their favorite Blazers.

    May 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU_Nolin.jpg Nolin named Valdosta State’s women’s soccer coach

    Rebecca Nolin to replace Melissa Heinz at helm of Blazers' soccer program

    May 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Courtney mug.jpg Four Blazers named GSC All-Academic

    Valdosta State softball's Courtney Albritton, Brianna Hancock and Fran Johnson as well as tennis' Michelle Fischer honored for work in the classroom

    May 29, 2014 4 Photos

  • VSU_strick.jpg Edged at the finish

    Top-ranked West Texas A&M beats Valdosta State 3-2 in NCAA Division II national championship with both teams scoring only in the seventh inning

    May 27, 2014 2 Photos 1 Story

  • VSU_Brianna.jpg VSU places four on all-tourney team

    Valdosta State's Courtney Albritton, Shelby Altman, Brianna Hancock and Fran Johnson all recognized for play at national tournament

    May 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Playing for the title

    Momentum was gone. Valdosta State's once-commanding lead was on the verge of evaporation as well. Next? Perhaps, the Blazers' berth in the Division II national championship game.

    May 26, 2014

  • VSU_Rugby1.jpg Eyes on the prize

    The softball team aren't the only Blazers with national championship aspirations this summer. The Valdosta State club rugby team will play in the National Small College Rugby Organization's 7s national tournament in Philadelphia on Saturday.
    Unlike the softball team, a national championship isn't the only thing the VSU club rugby team is playing for; the club rugby team is also playing to cement its future at the university.
    Despite experiencing overwhelming success in its short existence, the VSU club rugby team hasn't received the same type of recognition or support as its more well-known counterparts.
    Established in 2010 as a club sport at Valdosta State, the club rugby team has traveled to — and won — various tournaments in the Southeast, even hosting the Blazin' 7s Tournament on North Campus the past four years.

    May 25, 2014 2 Photos

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