Fire up the grills and dust off the camping chairs, because this one's for real.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - An eighth inning rally returned the lead to Georgia Southern, but a two-run ninth sealed the series opening win, 5-4, for College of Charleston Friday night (April 2) at Patriots Point.
Starting pitching like that is hard to beat.
With all the changes going on around him, Georgia Southern's Dion DuBose feels pretty good about his situation.
The changes seen so far this spring by the Georgia Southern defense haven't all been on the other side of the line of scrimmage.
Chris Gray has seen it all.
It may go down in the books as a no decision, but anyone who was at J.I. Clements Stadium Tuesday evening knows the real story.
The Georgia Southern University club wrestling team attended the NCWA National Championships in Hampton, Virginia this past weekend, bringing home a 5th place finish as a team in the Division-II standings, its first All-American in over a decade, and first ever national champion. The field saw 79 teams from across the country; 25 at Division-I status and 54 at Division II. Georgia Southern took 5th as a team in D-II and 16th overall as a team in the entire tournament field.
Now that's a weekend pitching rotation.
There's a long way to go between now and the spring game on April 17, but that doesn't mean some guys haven't caught the coaches' attention.
Out of 95 plays, there were a couple of long passes, some chunks of yards on the ground, two touchdowns, two field goals and a whole bunch of turnovers.
Jaybo Shaw is a man without a team right now.
Another deep start out of Georgia Southern's pitching rotation got it done again.
Once again, Jake Brown found himself in a pitcher's duel.
It's easy to scout another team when you play a head-to-head matchup.
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.
Any time a new coach inherits a wide receiver coming off a 1,000-yard season, it's a good reason to be excited. When the entire team barely cracked 1,000 receiving yards, one might think it would be a cause for concern.