Charlton Young likes fast-paced basketball.
On a night when the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles had two starters out with injury, somebody had to step in and fill the void.
ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern was unable to handle Elon's size on Saturday night, falling 84-62 to the Phoenix at Alumni Gym. The defeat closed the Eagles' tour of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad. GSU was led by Jelani Hewitt, who scored 18 points. Senior forward Rory Spencer had a career-high 13 rebounds to lead all players.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Georgia Southern recorded its first road conference halftime lead, but fell 58-50 to Furman Saturday afternoon at Timmons Arena.
There's good news, and there's bad news.
Elon still remembers its 98-88 loss to Georgia Southern last year.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Georgia Southern Men's Basketball team recorded 12 steals on the night but could not steal the victory on Thursday night, January 20th, at UNC Greensboro, falling 87-75. Freshman Eric Ferguson (Statesboro, Ga.) returned to form with 24 points with a pair of blocks and thunderous dunks. Junior Ben Drayton III (St. Marys, Ga.) chipped in 17 points and had eight assists as he narrowly missed his first double-double of the season.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern took two shots in the final four seconds but fell to the College of Charleston, 40-39. The Lady Eagles scored less than 40 points for just the second time this season and were led by Meredyth Frye's 12 points.
UNC Greensboro has finally started to see the fruits of its efforts having an effect, and Georgia Southern is hoping for similar results against the Spartans.
The Georgia Southern Baseball Dugout Club will host "An Evening with the All-Stars" Friday, Feb. 4, in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom on campus.
On the surface, the biggest difference between a win and a loss for Georgia Southern this season has been where the game was played.
Like the old "duck" metaphor - above the surface there's not much going on, but underneath the water its legs are kicking furiously and there's a frenzy of action - it's a busy time for Georgia Southern football.
Once again, Georgia Southern dug out of a huge halftime hole, but once again couldn't pull out an elusive Southern Conference win.
The bad news in Wednesday's 74-65 loss to Wofford was that Noah Dahlman went 10 for 10 from the floor on the way to 26 points.
Western Carolina put Georgia Southern through a free-throw boot camp, but the Lady Eagles fought through it to capture the 600th overall win in the program's history.
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.
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.