Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the trip up north to watch Georgia Southern's quarterfinal win over Wofford Saturday.
As the Georgia Southern football team won three-straight playoff games in the past three weeks, second-year GSU men's basketball coach Charlton Young paid attention.
After nearly a full month of road games and a week of final exams, the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles have one more task away from home.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Four Georgia Southern Eagles didn't get to walk in Friday's Georgia Southern University commencement ceremonies.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carson Hill said this has been the best year of his life since his senior year at Baldwin County High School.
Everything that Demario Black did, Eric Ferguson and Georgia Southern were just a bit better.
Wofford quarterback Mitch Allen is only a junior, but he has gained plenty of experience in dealing with adversity.
Since the opening tip of the 2010-11 basketball season, nothing has come easily for Georgia Southern.
If all triple-option offenses were created equal, Georgia Southern wouldn't have much to worry about.
Brent Russell is the glamour boy of the Georgia Southern defense.
When spring camp was just getting started all the way back in March, it drew a lot of attention from former Georgia Southern players, who came by Beautiful Eagle Creek to watch the triple-option offense being installed.
When you have the leading punter and one of the leading place kickers in the conference, there are a lot of different things that have to mesh.
Ever since Wofford's historic 14-7 win over Georgia Southern at Paulson Stadium in 2002, the teams have been evenly matched.
A different interpretation of NCAA rules by the Georgia Southern athletic department cost the Eagles a chance at a home game Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Just 52 yards on five completions - and one of them was from the punter to the long snapper on a fake field goal.
As Brian VanGorder learned in 2006 during his year as Georgia Southern's head coach - Eagle Nation doesn't like its traditions messed with.
With 10 days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.
On August 30, N.C. State, Georgia Southern's opening game opponent, will likely start 6-foot-4, 235-pound quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who transferred to the Wolfpack from Florida after the 2012 season and sat out last year.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald.
The Georgia Southern Eagles spent the last scrimmage of fall camp at Paulson Stadium simulating gameday scenarios on Saturday morning - crowd noise pumped over the speaker system included - and left the hundreds of fans in attendance, the coaching staff and the players feeling pretty good overall.
The Georgia Southern volleyball team finished its first full week of practice with an intrasquad scrimmage Friday, and head coach Dustin Wood is happy with the progress so far this preseason.
On Thursday at the 2014 Fall Coaches Luncheon luncheon, attended by local businesses, fans and friends of the Georgia Southern athletics department, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore made it official with a proclamation - it's a new era for Georgia Southern athletics.
The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.
Georgia Southern men's soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.
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It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot.
During Jeff Monken's four years as Georgia Southern's head coach, the Eagles didn't shy away from contact in practice.
Once toe meets leather and the Georgia Southern Eagles play N.C. State on Aug. 30, one of the more interesting storylines to follow will be who trots out there to play defensive line.