Road trips to Jacksonville, Fla. have been a nightmare for the Georgia Southern Eagles this season.
BECKLEY, W.Va. – Georgia Southern (19-13) and Marshall (11-18) got underway and the Eagles got off to a quick 1-0 lead on Friday night, but 39 hours would pass before the two teams played again. Game one resumed on Sunday with Georgia Southern taking the 9-2 game one win. The Eagles were unable to pull off the doubleheader sweep after the Thundering Herd held off a ninth-inning Georgia Southern rally to win game two 5-3. Game three of the series was canceled.
On Saturday, the Georgia Southern Eagles had their final scrimmage before next Friday's Blue and White game, and while the quarterbacks wore red jerseys and avoided contact (mostly) and most of the offensive plays were run from the shotgun, there were certainly some folks that stood out on offense.
The numbers thin today when Georgia Southern has its second spring scrimmage at Paulson Stadium.
BECKLEY, W.Va. - Rain and lightning in the area delayed the first game of the series between Georgia Southern (18-12) and Marshall (10-17) until today.
Georgia Southern resumes Southern Conference softball play on the road this weekend against Elon.
The Eagles needed some good news after the last mid-week game.
Carson Hill was arguably the most - if not only - consistency about the Georgia Southern Eagles between 2006 and 2010.
Garren Palmer broke up a no hitter in the fifth with a single and hit his first-career homer in the seventh, and that was about it for Georgia Southern.
After two seasons at Western Kentucky, Korentheus Bailey decided he wanted to be closer to home.
It will be a couple of weeks before Georgia Southern plays another Southern Conference series, but there's not time to rest.
If you followed Georgia Southern at all last week, chances are you saw something crazy.
Victor Roache (Ypsilanti, Mich.) came up big again hitting two more home runs to spark Georgia Southern (18-11, 9-3) to a come-from-behind 11-9 win and a series sweep of The Citadel (10-18, 5-10) on Sunday, April 3rd. Roache launched his sixth home run of the week just a day after sending three over the wall and moved into second place in the NCAA rankings with 12, closely trailing behind Jake Lowery of James Madison.
Jerick McKinnon had a busy morning on Saturday.
Victor Roache made himself at home in the cleanup spot.
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.