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1977: The Year  of The Blaze

1977: The Year of The Blaze

For New York City and the rest of the world, 1977 was a year of firsts. It was the year of record-breaking athletes like Carol Blazejowski, standout stars like John Travolta, adva ...

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Blaze Shoots and Scores: Breaking Down the Record for Most Points in a Game in Iconic Madison Square Garden

Blaze Shoots and Scores: Breaking Down the Record for Most Points in a Game in Iconic Madison Square Garden

The date was March 6, 1977, a day that was scheduled for the first ever double header for Women’s college basketball at Madison Square Garden. The first of the matches would be th ...

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Blaze for the Gold, and the Olympic Boycott of 1980

Blaze for the Gold, and the Olympic Boycott of 1980

With a record-setting career in women’s basketball, making history at Madison Square Garden, and being the lead scorer at world championship games, it was inevitable for Carol Bla ...

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Women’s Basketball Fends Off Westfield State, Moves onto Second Round

Women’s Basketball Fends Off Westfield State, Moves onto Second Round

The Montclair State women's basketball team can finally catch their breath. For 40 minutes, the Red Hawks fended off a style of play completely foreign to them. Westfield State Un ...

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Women’s College Basketball During the Blaze Era

Women’s College Basketball During the Blaze Era

In the 1970s women’s college basketball was a very different game than what it is today. Modern-day viewers are used to big time programs from big time conferences dominating the ...

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A Look at Blaze Within These Pages

A Look at Blaze Within These Pages

Carol Blazejowski’s career started here as a freshman “Squaw” playing for Montclair State College. Being a freshman meant that Blaze was held to very high standards on the court. ...

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Carol Blazejowski: A  Montclair State Legend

Carol Blazejowski: A Montclair State Legend

“She’s a pioneer in women’s athletics.” In the words of Dr. Jean Ficke, the dean of the Graduate School and a former coach of hers, Carol Blazejowski is revolutionary when speakin ...

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Banana Boats and Basketball: An End of a Journey

Banana Boats and Basketball: An End of a Journey

In the dead of winter and nearly 1600 miles away from home, the Montclair State women's basketball team was surrounded by Caribbean waters and were far removed from New Jersey sub ...

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Jovanni Chatham:  Leader on the Court

Jovanni Chatham: Leader on the Court

As the basketball season at Montclair State University continues to roll into the final stages of the regular season, there is one name who is looking to excel in the last few wee ...

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Women’s Basketball Clinches Another NJAC Regular-Season Title

Women’s Basketball Clinches Another NJAC Regular-Season Title

Another year, another New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) reguar-season title for Montclair State's women's basketball team. The Red Hawks defeated New Jersey City University (N ...

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