You might say Thomas Sharkey is a fish out of water.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Georgia Southern Eagles fell to Samford for the second-straight day, 9-2 at Joe Lee Griffin Field and dropped its first series to the Bulldogs since they entered the Southern Conference.
Auburn picked up right where it left off.
Georgia Southern has had its ups, downs and rough patches on the golf course this season.
After stranding runners on second and third in the top of the ninth of Tuesday's 4-3 loss at No. 22 Georgia Tech, the Georgia Southern Eagles gave up eight runs in the second inning Wednesday to drop the series in a 12-3 contest Wednesday.
Former Georgia Southern sports information director Tom McClelland, who now holds a similar position at East Carolina, was not a golfer.
ATLANTA - No. 22 Georgia Tech pounded out eight runs in the second inning and knocked off Georgia Southern 12-3 Wednesday to take the season series 3-1.
Georgia Southern coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel announced the addition of former Belmont Abbey and Coker College head coach Robert Lane as assistant coach of the Lady Eagles.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech capitalized on two Georgia Southern errors to score a pair of unearned runs and take the first of two games in Atlanta between the two teams Tuesday for a 4-3 win.
Random thoughts from the wide world of sports collected while watching Georgia Southern sweep three from Furman over the weekend.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Former Georgia Southern pitcher and current Kansas City Royals prospect Everett Teaford was optioned to the Royals' Triple-A affiliate last week.
Georgia Southern is returning the favor.
Furman struck first after plating the game's leadoff runner, but after a five spot in the third inning, Georgia Southern put it on cruise control.
There wasn't any hangover after Tuesday's win over No. 1 Florida.
Georgia Southern beat the No. 1 Florida Gators 7-0 on Tuesday.
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.
Edwin Jackson, Georgia Southern's leading tackler in 2013, was named preseason second-team, All-Sun Belt and its a good thing, because he's really the only linebacker in the mix that played a lot of football last year.
If the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted to, they could start a senior at each position on the offensive line.
Every coach at the Sun Belt Football Media Day last week in New Orleans said pretty much the same thing about winning in the conference - you need a good quarterback and a good defense.
It was all business when the Georgia Southern Eagles took to the Beautiful Eagle Creek practice fields on Thursday morning for the first day of fall camp.
The NCAA has made things a lot easier for a first-year head football coach to install his system.