Georgia Southern's two matchups against Southeastern Conference teams - Georgia and Alabama, got away in the second half, but for a team that's young in the post, a lot of growing pains have been worked out.
Georgia Southern closed the gap to five with four with less than three minutes to go, but Alabama ended the game on a 9-2 run to take down the Lady Eagles 65-55 Friday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
LATE BREAKING: Furman head coach Bobby Lamb will coach one last game Saturday, and will resign effective after the Georgia Southern game, FU director of athletics Gary Clark announced Friday.
The Georgia Southern Eagles once again saw a team from a lower division give them all they wanted, but took control in the final six minutes as the Eagles held off Reinhardt, of the NAIA, 101-84 Thursday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
After Tuesday's uplifting 71-52 win against Mercer, in which the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles shot 44.7 percent from the floor and a lights-out 40.7 percent from behind the 3-point line, it's time to get back into the SEC.
One thing's for sure – if Georgia Southern wants to make the playoffs, it needs to beat Furman Saturday. On the road.
If Saturday's game at Furman is E.J. Webb's final college football game, he can deal with it.
It's no surprise that through two games, the Georgia Southern Eagles have been led by freshmen.
Georgia Southern keeps asking more from Jamie Navarro, and she keeps delivering.
Just one more week of regular season remains, and there are four Southern Conference teams left - Appalachian State, Chattanooga, Georgia Southern and Wofford - with a chance to punch a ticket to the 2010 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Although the Georgia Southern Eagles never trailed, Carver College never seemed to go away.
The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles lost six combined years of in-game experience with the graduation of forwards J'Lisia Ogburn and Jessica Geiger, but they still have their secret weapon.
The word "playoffs" has been thrown around a lot since Georgia Southern knocked off Appalachian State at homecoming.
The excitement of the triple-option offense and its return to Georgia Southern has been almost tangible this season, but much of the Eagles' success this season can be chalked up to one thing - scoring defense.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - When Georgia Southern defensive end Dion DuBose went down early in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Western Carolina with a dislocated left knee, he stayed down.
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.