Georgia Southern picked a good day to put it all together.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern's Juan Melian Puigventos has been named Southern Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year as announced Tuesday by the league office.
Amazingly enough, despite injuries to five probable defensive starters and two offensive starters before or during spring camp, it looks like we'll have a pretty good idea who will be out there for the Georgia Southern Eagles when the 2011 season kicks off.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Georgia Southern (22-15, 11-4) survived a high-scoring 16-13 affair for the series victory over Western Carolina (14-19-1, 5-13) on Sunday, April 17th. Three home runs, four multi-hit performances and 16 hits provided the offense for the Eagles to score their 16 runs.
FLORENCE, S.C – Playing in his first Southern Conference Championship, junior Lewis Gruber looked quite at home, firing a 4-under 68 to finish in a first-place tie in the individual standings after day one. Gruber's performance, coupled with three Eagles playing inside the top-25 individual standings, guided Georgia Southern to a three-way tie for first place after the first round of the 75th SoCon Golf Championship.
Georgia Southern received a pair of great pitching performances from Brianna Streetmon and Allie Miles Saturday afternoon on the softball diamond.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Georgia Southern opened up an early 5-0 lead but had to hold to a one-run lead in the final two innings to split the series with Western Carolina with an 8-7 victory on Saturday.
The Georgia Southern Golf team, coming off a two-week break from competition, travels to Florence, S.C., for the 2011 Southern Conference Golf Championships beginning today.
It was all White in the first half of Friday night's Georgia Southern Blue/White game at Paulson Stadium, but things got so interesting at the end, the fourth quarter's running clock was turned back into a normal game clock so things could play out.
Cullowhee, NC. - On a day when Victor Roache hit home run number 16, Western Carolina (14-17-1, 5-11) took the series opener from Georgia Southern (20-15, 9-4) 12-3 on Friday, April 15th. Roache moved to within one of the Division I leader, Jake Lowery (James Madison), for the moment. GSU and WCU will continue the series today at 3 p.m. with the finale slated for 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Is it a practice? A scrimmage? An exhibition?
Georgia Southern is heading back into its comfort zone.
North Florida small-balled its way to four runs in the first three innings, and that was enough to get the job done in Georgia Southern's 7-3 loss Wednesday in J.I. Clements Stadium.
It was just another monster night for Victor Roache.
Josh Rowe is blunt about sitting out spring camp with an injury and watching his teammates out on the field hitting and tackling - he hates it.
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.
Note: "Jerick's journey into the NFL" will run each Sunday during the preseason in the Statesboro Herald. This series is brought to you by Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company.
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.