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  • VSU still searching for Wallace’s replacement

    Replacing coaches is nothing new for Valdosta State and head football coach David Dean.
    However, the Blazers do face a little tougher issue in replacing defensive coordinator Seth Wallace who left 18 days ago to be recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Iowa.
    “You never want to lose coaches, but when you lose them in the summer especially after you’ve gone through spring practice, it’s always very difficult,” Dean said this past week. “We’ll find good coaches, that’s not going to be a problem.”
    The process for finding Wallace’s replacement is still ongoing Dean said, adding that his search is for a secondary coach, not necessarily for a defensive coordinator.

    June 23, 2014

  • VSU_CBU softball2a.jpg Remaining in the game

    When Valdosta State fell short of its bid for a second national championship in three years last month, Brianna Hancock thought her softball career was over.
    Then she heard from an old high school teammate a couple weeks ago and now the former VSU star is leaving Thursday for the Netherlands.

    June 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • DeMasi, Dom.JPG VSU’s DeMasi signs with Cleveland

    Dominic DeMasi bypasses final year with Blazers to begin professional baseball career

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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