Earlier this month, the NCAA handed down sanctions to Georgia Southern's football program stemming from two separate incidents of academic impropriety during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
The NCAA announced Thursday an investigation into Georgia Southern football found several violations relating to academics.
In football, kickers can often feel like the loneliest players on the field - even when surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Standing on the sidelines for much of the game, kickers can become a hero or a goat in an instant and often get just one chance to make a decisive impact on a game.
With 50 days still remaining before playing its first game in franchise history, Tormenta FC-Statesboro's affiliate in the Premier Development League - continues to make some impressive waves.
The last time the Georgia Southern football team was seen in action, the Eagles were celebrating at midfield. It was the Dec. 23 GoDaddy Bowl and the Eagles had just unleashed a 58-27 pasting of the Mid-American Conference champions from Bowling Green in front of a national audience.
At the moment, the field at Paulson Stadium - usually a lush green pasture - looks better suited to hosting a motocross rally or a monster truck show than a Georgia Southern football game.
For nearly half a year, Tormenta FC has existed solely in the realm of press releases, new conferences, and front office announcements.
Throughout Georgia Southern's journey from a storied FCS program to an FBS school looking to make its mark on the college football landscape, the message has been clear that the Eagles want to grow and develop as a school and program while staying true to what has made them successful.
Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers is set to become Georgia Southern University's next head football coach.
Attention, all Georgia Southern fans.
BELLVILLE - The Bulloch Academy charged into its annual rivalry game with Pinewood Christian thinking about pulling an upset, but a late first half miscue came back to haunt the Gators and Pinewood rolled in the second half as the Patriots claimed a 41-28 victory Friday night at Lowell Coley Field.
Nearly three months ago it was announced that a new Premier Development League franchise was scheduled to begin play in Statesboro for the 2016 season.
BROOKLET - For the second consecutive season, the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch are sub-region champions.
Reunions - whether they're of the class or family variety - are always great for rekindling cherished friendships and reliving the good old days.
If this column is late in getting to you, it's only because it was such a long jog to get here from what had be the worst case scenario for Georgia Southern's season opener.