Both teams switched to the triple option during the offseason, but the reason was entirely different in each case.
Georgia Southern Athletics has announced the cancellation of the September 17, 2011 North Dakota State football game originally scheduled to be played in Fargo, N.D. The contest was added to the Eagles' schedule to fill an opening created when East Tennessee State dropped its football program. Presbyterian College will replace North Dakota State in a game to be played at Paulson Stadium on October 22nd, giving the Eagles six home games for the 2011 campaign.
No one is ready to hang the moniker of "Big Play J.J." on J.J. Wilcox quite yet, but the Georgia Southern slotback is beginning to emerge as one of the Eagles' key playmakers.
The No. 25 Furman Paladins have been a mystery on the defensive side of the ball - on the surface anyway.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010-11 Georgia Southern men's and women's basketball seasons.
It's that time of year again.
The win/loss column may not be where the Georgia Southern Eagles wanted it to be at this point before the season started, but with so many question marks entering the year on the offensive side of the ball, first-year coach Jeff Monken has a better feel for his team's capabilities six games in.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - It was all well and good at halftime, as Georgia Southern led Chattanooga 20-14, but early in the third quarter when the Mocs had the ball on 4th-and-21 from the 23-yard line, they had the No. 21 Eagles right where they wanted them.
In Jeff Monken's first stint at Georgia Southern, the Eagles were pretty much guaranteed of finishing no worse than third in the Southern Conference.
This isn't the same Chattanooga team Georgia Southern once defeated nine times in a row.
You can forgive Carson Hill and Darreion Robinson if they show more than a casual interest in NFL happenings on Sunday afternoons.
Despite remaining in the Top 25 since opening week, things haven't gotten off to the start Elon was hoping for.
The transition from the spread passing offense to the triple-option attack has been harder on some positions than it has on others, and that was especially evident in Georgia Southern's 33-31 loss Saturday at home against Wofford, as the offensive line appeared to take a step back after the 38-21 win over Elon on September 25.
Back in the day when this thing was rolling, it usually appeared that the only team that could beat Georgia Southern was Georgia Southern.
Well. That was a tough one.
Antwione Williams has a lot on his Georgia Southern resume.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Nick Neitzel held the Georgia Southern Eagles to four hits over six innings as the Davidson Wildcats took the three-game series with a 6-0 win at Wilson Field on Sunday.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Josh Wirsu tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out a team-best 13 batters as the Georgia Southern Eagles evened the three-game series with a 7-5 win over the Davidson Wildcats at Wilson Field on Saturday.
When first-year Georgia Southern offensive coordinator Doug Ruse talks about his football philosophy, it's easy to imagine the words coming from the lips of Jeff Monken, Paul Johnson, even Erk Russell.
This time last year, they were called "wide blockers."
DAVIDSON, N.C. - A five-run first inning lifted the Davidson Wildcats to a 5-2 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles in the Southern Conference series opener at Wilson Field.
Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.
Willie Fritz uses a voice recorder to take notes as he watches practice.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern Eagles scored five unanswered runs to rally within a run, but the North Florida Ospreys prevented the equalizer and won 8-7 at Harmon Stadium on Tuesday.
So far in his head coaching career, Willie Fritz has taken over three programs and turned them into national contenders within their division.
Every three or so years, Georgia Southern coach Rodney Hennon hits another career milestone.